I'm a 22 year old male and I've had short term memory and concentration difficulties for 4 months now (since last summer). Although it was much worse when it started, things are still not quite back to normal. I've had a complete blood count (but no urine tests), including STD and Lyme infection tests, and MRIs, all of which came back with no noteworthy results except (high eosinophil count), which the internist dismissed as possible allergy. I have absolutely no allergies as far as I know. I've had normal WBC count, and everything else was either normal or "familially normal".
I never drink or use any drugs, prescribed or otherwise, before what the MD prescribed for this. First, he prescribed Lexapro for anxiety and depression, but I've had those for a long time and the drug didn't really help with my new particular problem anyway. He later prescribed Adderall too to help with the memory and concentration problems, because I looked like I had ADD to him. I do not deny this diagnosis, and actually I agree with him after I've seen the difference with the medicine, but it's not whatever that started in the summer. Adderall now helps me speak more intelligently (I paused in mid-sentence and used wrong words a lot without it -- I was not like this, especially not the latter.)
Going back to the offset, I remember having very cloudy and smelly urine, plus strong false-negative urges to urinate as well as strange feelings around the pelvis area, ranging from tickling to inside "crawling" to, finally, hypersensitivity and twitches. Most of these subsided or decreased significantly by themselves, but the "upward push" feeling remained until I took the Lexapro, and now it's very minimal (upward pressure feeling easily comes back with a small dose of Adderall). Penile twitches (somewhat similar to ejaculatory twitches) still happen with acts as simple as lying on my stomach, but not always, which is very confusing to me. I've also had twitches in the arm around the time of the offset, but this has decreased significantly.
So finally the MD asked me to see either a neurologist or a psychiatrist. I know for a fact that this is not psychological, and I agreed with the internist that a neurologist would most likely be a waste of time because he already ruled out MS...etc, so I'm about to give up and try to convince myself I'm a hypochondriac (as well as everyone else who comments on my unusually bad memory/concentration/spelling...etc).
My only remaining question is whether my urinary symptoms - though mostly subsided, cognitive symptoms (unusual ST memory and concentration impairment), and unexplained high eosinophil count indicate a UT infection, and is it worth seeing a urologist even though the urinary symptoms are now minimal?
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