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Metalic Taste, Brain Fog, Light sensitivity, indigestion and inability to excersize?

Posted In: Gastrointestinal conditions 6 Replies
  • Posted By: Robobob
  • April 5, 2010
  • 10:25 PM

Hi

I am looking for some help.

I have had a metallic taste for 6 months now, when it started I had been doing some excessive drinking on a stag party and during that period I was ill with a cold.

Since then I have had other symptoms, that have really put a hold on my life. I am semi professional cyclist and am no longer able to excersize.

Basically after having the metallic taste for a couple of months, I was in spin class and got a sudden bought of dizzieness and fealling faint, this feeling did not leave and I haven't felt 100% normal since. I now have an ongoing brain fog and sensitivty to light, the brain fog ranges from very slight and I almost feel normal to quite extreme and feeling like I could feint.

Eating food makes me feel better and due to me having an upper abdominal pain at the time, my gastro specialist has diagnosed me with Functional Dyspepsia as he feels food is a key factor and my inability to digest correctly.

I have had all sorts of tests including an endoscopy + gastrocopy + thryroid test and all have come back normal. I have also been for an ultrasound and apparently my liver and galbladder are all fine.

When I try and excersize, my symptoms increase = brain fog, shortness of breath; so I have had to put that on hold.

Whatever this is, has made me quite anxcious, which is not helping as apparently stress can be a major factor in this and causing a visious circle.

To break this i have been treated with:

Nexium - Esomeprazole 20MG - to help with my gastric function
Metoclopramide 10MG - For my feelings of unwell
Amitriptyline 10MG - To help me be less anxcious and try and break the cycle of stress.

Main symptoms:

Mettalic Taste
Brain Fogg
Light Sensitivity
Hypglycemic type symptoms of low blood sugar and hunger
Increased symptoms from eating the wrong thing

Other symptoms
Light headedness - especially when leaning over or sitting up quickly
Inability to excersize
Overall unwell feeling


Has anyone else had these symptoms together and is this typical functional digestive symptoms.

I am concerned because I have no more abdominal pain just mainly brain fog and the metallic taste.

Sorry for the essay, but unfortunately there is not one thing happening.

Thanks

RB

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  • Snap, even down to how it started! I assume my taste is just the taste of blood from minor gums issues. We should have a chat.
    danielbbb 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • Snap, even down to how it started! I assume my taste is just the taste of blood from minor gums issues. We should have a chat.Hi DanielbbbGlad to find I am not the only one, its been a real long 7 months thinking I am the only guy in the world with this thing.Doctors are now telling me that it is Anxiety, as nearly all my symptoms can be identified by this. I am not so sold as after trying all the relaxing techniques and taking anxiety medication, I am a now very relaxed ill person.Happy to have a chat about this.Cheers,Robert
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hi DanielbbbGlad to find I am not the only one, its been a real long 7 months thinking I am the only guy in the world with this thing.Doctors are now telling me that it is Anxiety, as nearly all my symptoms can be identified by this. I am not so sold as after trying all the relaxing techniques and taking anxiety medication, I am a now very relaxed ill person.Happy to have a chat about this.Cheers,RobertI think it actually causes anxiety which does make it worse, but i dont believe this is the cause.I now have tinnitus, i hope you dont get it, its horrible 24/7 noise, wrecks sleeping pattern and increases anxiety even more.I am unable to concentrate on anything becuase it increases the brain fog, its ridiculous.If you use hotmail add me mate.
    danielbb 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • Sometime I feel light sensitivity and metallic taste and it really makes me feel different and not to eat anything. Also sometime I feel little indigestion after every meal I take.I consult with the doctor but, he told me that I am facing some kind of gastric problem as, I left all the spicy food and junk food that I was eating before as it is not worth eating.Need some suggestions what can be the reason behind this.Thanks
    namratasnv 30 Replies Flag this Response
  • Try considering candida, mercury in teeth fillings?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hi Robobob. All of these ailments you are very similar to side effects of some medications. Tell me, do you drink vitamins or medicines at all times? If you drink, what?
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