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foggy head

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  • Posted By: BrandiJeane
  • April 7, 2011
  • 11:21 PM

I have been dealing with these symptoms since i was about 16 or so and im 25 now.. I constantly feel like im in a fog, like im high or something almost and I dont do drugs.. My vision is weird although upon exam my vision is perfect, Im emotionless, I dont feel emotions anymore. Im just blank.. Im always exhausted and could sleep all day if it wasnt for work.. Part of that just being able to escape feeling the way i do. My relationships are being effected and I just cant live like this anymore. The last couple weeks it has intensied and I just cant handle it anymore. I need answers. I dont have insurance and NEED to get this figured out.. Its time that something is done I CANT live my life like this but i just cant afford it. I have this constant pressure in my ears and the top of my head and the back of my neck towards my skull.. I feel this constant pressure on my head ALL the time! Ive been to the doctor in the past and its been chalked up to allergies.. its not allergies.. I dont have good days anymore.. Ive had a spinal tap and mris and they are all clear. Ive tried anti deppressants.. Im not depressed... they dont work.. i have anxiety over THIS! but thats about it! Ive tried diet, supplements... i have degenerative disk disease in my neck and have had alot of neck pain and pressure the last couple weeks and missed my period this month.. (Not pregnant) so maybe the horomonal imbalance from that has intensifed it the last couple weeks.. I dont know... I dont know what to do .. I just know I need this to go away and be a normal person again.. I cant function...I just need to figure out a way to fix this!! I see threads about this everywhere with people experiencing the same symptoms and have been to hundreds of doctors and never find out whats wrong or get relief and that terrifies me!! I willing to try anything I havent tried. Thank you so much!

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  • Hi Brandi, I understand your frustration with your symptoms. I'm almost 21 and have experienced very similar issues since I was 17. I too search forums and seek help anywhere I can find it. I wish I could tell you that I know exactly how to help you, but I don't. I've noticed many of my problems with a cloudy head and fatigue come straight after eating anything with sugar in it, particularly in the morning. Have you noticed any relation with food to the spaced-out feeling? Also, I get a very strong pressure in the lower-back part of my head after any physical exertion. This normally leads to dizziness for about a week for me. Does that sound similar to your condition?-thom
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  • Thanks for the reply, I cant pinpoint any foods that make it better or worse.. My appetite hasnt been the greatest lately with all this getting worse.. As for the pressure its been there 24/7 exertion or not! Very frustrating!
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  • Thanks for the reply, I cant pinpoint any foods that make it better or worse.. My appetite hasnt been the greatest lately with all this getting worse.. As for the pressure its been there 24/7 exertion or not! Very frustrating!Sorry I couldn't be more help :( At least you're already doing the most important thing when it comes to getting better which is doing the research to find out how. Sometimes just telling someone about you're problem is a comfort and helpful in the overall healing process.
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  • I'm in the same boat. Began 2 yrs ago as a lump above my left collar bone and swollen feeling under my tongue. Went to ER when night time breathing became difficult. The DR said lump was Virchow's Node and I probably had stomach cancer, the swelling under tongue was Globus from "stress". He ordered abdominal X-rays and full CBC, both normal. Days later, my primary care Dr ordered a full abdominal CT with and w/o contast and full cervical CT with and w/o contrast, found zero. Went to ENT, said "I'm not impressed", found zero. In a couple of days, noticed abdominal distention, went back to ER, they X-rayed and CBC again, found nothing, gave me laxative. In couple of days, started having muscular weakness and a ratchety, stuttering control of muscle in my back when I bent over an stood up. Back to the primary Dr, I asked him if I had something like AIDS or Bird Flu. He tested for Hep A thru Z, HIV, ANA, thyroid, liver panel. Nothing. In a couple of days I felt weaker, shakier and nauseous. Went to Urgent care, they repeated CBC, electrolytes and ferritin. The Urgent Care Dr delcared my ferritin was low. Back to my primary Dr, he said "ferritin schmerritin, has nothing to do with anything". He declared me as nuts, sent me to see psychiatrist. I paid $50 co-pay and sat for an hour listening to the shrink cry about his brain tumor. After that, I changed primary care Dr, went through same circus, no answers. Suddenly, a dull pain started in the left side of my neck which progressed in 2 days to shooting pains that shot from the base of my skull to my index finger every 3 - 5 seconds, 24/7. I couldn't sleep, in agony all day all night. Changed primary Dr laughed it of, gave me Ibuprophen. Went back in mortal agony, told him I was about to take the 19 cent solution to end my torment. Sent me for MRI of neck, but had to be hospitalized and doped up enough to lay still for 30 minutes for test. Found mild arthritis. Sent to pain specialist for epidurals. Sent to neurosurgeon who passed me off with a prescription for some stupid water bag / pulley neck puller. What bullschitt. Ate Oxtcontin and Neurontin like candy. Then after 7 agonizing weeks, it went away. Then bothersome tinnitus set in and a sunburn like sensation on my arms. Sent to neurologist and endocrinologist. They both made light of my condition. MRI of head showed "normal". HIAA and 24 hr urine catch showed nothing. Another blood test showed low Vit D. Frustrated, I changed primary Dr again. Went through same of bullschitt. One afternoon, I started feeling disoriented and a strange drunken feeling. Went back to ER, ran head CT and CBC, found nothing. Since then, I have have been plagued all day and all night with a dull pressure behind my eyes, headaches and a continuous half-drunk sensation. Changed primary Dr again. more CBC plus EBV plus CMV plus syphillis. Was told I have beginning Type II diabetes and have detected EBV antibodies. Told I probably have CFIDS and to prepare for life altering, endless struggle with it. Most Dr's totally ignore CFIDS and roll their eyes back when you mention it. No idea what to make of this. All I can figure is that the government accidentally or intentionally relased some agent designed to turn people into brainless minions, helpless to defend themselves. After all, 18 Dr's failed to uncover and cure the problem. What else could it be? Good luck to you all.
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  • I have been dealing with these symptoms since i was about 16 or so and im 25 now.. I constantly feel like im in a fog, like im high or something almost and I dont do drugs.. My vision is weird although upon exam my vision is perfect, Im emotionless, I dont feel emotions anymore. Im just blank.. Im always exhausted and could sleep all day if it wasnt for work.. Part of that just being able to escape feeling the way i do. My relationships are being effected and I just cant live like this anymore. The last couple weeks it has intensied and I just cant handle it anymore. I need answers. I dont have insurance and NEED to get this figured out.. Its time that something is done I CANT live my life like this but i just cant afford it. I have this constant pressure in my ears and the top of my head and the back of my neck towards my skull.. I feel this constant pressure on my head ALL the time! Ive been to the doctor in the past and its been chalked up to allergies.. its not allergies.. I dont have good days anymore.. Ive had a spinal tap and mris and they are all clear. Ive tried anti deppressants.. Im not depressed... they dont work.. i have anxiety over THIS! but thats about it! Ive tried diet, supplements... i have degenerative disk disease in my neck and have had alot of neck pain and pressure the last couple weeks and missed my period this month.. (Not pregnant) so maybe the horomonal imbalance from that has intensifed it the last couple weeks.. I dont know... I dont know what to do .. I just know I need this to go away and be a normal person again.. I cant function...I just need to figure out a way to fix this!! I see threads about this everywhere with people experiencing the same symptoms and have been to hundreds of doctors and never find out whats wrong or get relief and that terrifies me!! I willing to try anything I havent tried. Thank you so much!Check out candida. I had the same thing and have been back to my old self by following this anti candida diet. Basically it's a yeast build up in your gut that effects you in weird ways like foggy head, that's the thing that was killing me because I'm in sales and have to be sharp, not a tard. Anywho, the candida lives on sugar and refined carbs and alcohol, basically the American diet. I am posting on these threads because I know how it effects you and I want to help. Lemme know if this helps you.
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