i am sort of a problem child. now at almost 21, i have had bad insomnia since very little (as long as i can remember back to age 4ish,i would sometimes go days without) i have also had depression of sorts my whole life but I only see it as having been clinical (and VERY bad) since age 15. I get sick a lot and i'm always tired, even when i do manage to sleep. i also get brain fog once a week or so, black out when i stand up or a little after (I think thats what is, the dots/lights in your vision/headrush?) occasional migraines (every single time im out in the cold or exercising for more than a minute), pretty bad far-sightedness since about 8 years old (my 3 siblings dont have vision issues), and allergy symptoms (congestion/badly stuffed nose, cough, etc.) all year, when its cold, from exercising, or the outdoors, but have tested negative for all allergies. i have bad digestion too, food takes days to move through my system and i pretty much always have either constipation or diarrhea and I gain weight very easily (but im careful, so i am still skinny, about 5'5 and 110). one year for 6 months (at 18 years old) i had severe facial edema where my lips and eyelids swelled drastically and i would have constant hives--they tapered off, always unexplained. I have always had low blood pressure (95/60ish) and low body temperature (97ish) and am much paler than the rest of my family. i have tested negative for thyroid problems and anemia, and the celexa i tried for depression made me very sick (high fever, uncontrollable + constant coughing, exhaustion, and feeling VERY out of it). I pretty much consider my symptoms a part of my person as they have always been present--or assume that they cause each other. if anyone has a clue that something could have/be causing everything though, i would absolutely love to hear it.
-i should add that while sleep aid doesnt help me sleep and cough /cold medicine doesnt do a thing for me, the most effective treatment as of yet is adderall. it keeps me awake, works for my depression, and even really helps my digestion - but i do not have insurance to acquire a prescription (though i do have a pysch referral). ritalin makes me exhausted, however.
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