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brain fog/ eye sensitivity cant get diagnosed..need insight please

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  • Posted By: james7777
  • August 15, 2011
  • 00:00 PM

I feel like everything is a really really foggy dream, and my eyes are very sensitive to light. I cant evrn watch tv anymore because my eyes have gotten to sensitive, and I've been really lighheaded, it is so bad I cant function. doctors dont seems to know whats causing it. I've had a ct scan and it was all clear. if someone could please just give me some advice please.

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  • I don't think the modern wide-available medical technologies could check what exactly goes on in your CNS. There are many possible causes, it's not necessary all of them are connected with nervous system directly. For example, similar symptoms could be noticed when brain has insufficient glucose feed due to abnormal glucose/insulin regulation. But it seems to me that possibly some part of your nervous tissue in your brain was affected by dystrophy (degeneration) process due to lack of blood in your brain (so-called cerebral vasoconstriction, the narrowing of blood vessels in the brain). This condition usually can not be observed by regular MRI imaging. Only special methods like angiography with contrast agent (MRA or CTA) could confirm abnormal blood vessels narrowing in the brain. Or it may be some kind of inflammation process in the brain, this case should be excluded by means of special tests. Did you visit neurologist? Any EEG test for encephalopathy check? Do you feel headaches/migraines? What's your BP?
    alltimatehelp 128 Replies
    • August 15, 2011
    • 06:29 PM
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  • I feel like everything is a really really foggy dream, and my eyes are very sensitive to light. I cant evrn watch tv anymore because my eyes have gotten to sensitive, and I've been really lighheaded, it is so bad I cant function. doctors dont seems to know whats causing it. I've had a ct scan and it was all clear. if someone could please just give me some advice please.Hi there:I don't know about the foggy dream part, but if your eyes are suddenly sensitive to light, you may be suffering from dry eyes. Make an appointment with an Opthamologist, who is a specialist in everything about the eyes. I was having problems with my eyes to the extent that working on my computer at work was making me so drowsy that I couldn't keep my eyes open. I went to see an Opthamologist, got the most thorough exam I've ever had, and was told that I had severe dry eyes and a condition called blepharitis, which is inflammation of the eyelids. My eyes had been very puffy, and when I went to a neurologist, I was told it was from my pain medication. I've also been told my severely dry mouth is from my medication.Go get an exam and see what happens.
    Michele54 4 Replies
    • August 15, 2011
    • 08:08 PM
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  • I don't think the modern wide-available medical technologies could check what exactly goes on in your CNS. There are many possible causes, it's not necessary all of them are connected with nervous system directly. For example, similar symptoms could be noticed when brain has insufficient glucose feed due to abnormal glucose/insulin regulation. But it seems to me that possibly some part of your nervous tissue in your brain was affected by dystrophy (degeneration) process due to lack of blood in your brain (so-called cerebral vasoconstriction, the narrowing of blood vessels in the brain). This condition usually can not be observed by regular MRI imaging. Only special methods like angiography with contrast agent (MRA or CTA) could confirm abnormal blood vessels narrowing in the brain. Or it may be some kind of inflammation process in the brain, this case should be excluded by means of special tests. Did you visit neurologist? Any EEG test for encephalopathy check? Do you feel headaches/migraines? What's your BP? The only test that I've had is a CT Scan. If what you say is the case, then does this been that I will be stuck this way for the rest of my life?a d nothing can be done. If so I can not live this way. I am 28 and this has ruined my whole life, I havnt seen a neurologist. please respond back A.S.A.P If I this is what happened , is there anything that can fix this, because I can't live this way.
    james7777 19 Replies
    • August 16, 2011
    • 05:35 AM
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  • Please note:This is only my preliminary assumption, I can not say definitely without my diagnostics. I just gave you several possible reasons that I frequently faced in my practice. Each person should be analysed individually and each case should be investigated separately in order to identify the real causes of diseases.- "The only test that I've had is a CT Scan." =Actually I think it's not enough. A comprehensive examination of your neurological status would be very helpful. I would recommend you to visit neurologist first.- "If what you say is the case, then does this been that I will be stuck this way for the rest of my life?" =Usually the nervous tissue distrophy in the brain is accompanied by headaches, seizures, vision/hearing abnormality and other symptoms. Single nerves dystrophy is possible too, but I didn't face it in CNS. Anyway, it's not fatal. Such conditions can be treated very well. I mean in many cases it's possible to stop dystrophy process in the brain and make it reverse. It's not a fast process of recovery, but in my practice I had cases of successful treatment of the serious brain pathologies. Most serious and chronic diseases of the CNS, except some special cases (for example, disorders caused by overgrowth of connective tissue in the brain, etc.) can be cured easily. It mainly depends on how much time it lasts and what's the current state. Prolonged developing of the pathology requires more time for the treatment and recovery.Don't panic, I suppose your case is not so complicated. I hope you'll get better. Wish you good health & good luck!
    alltimatehelp 128 Replies
    • August 16, 2011
    • 00:32 PM
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  • Please note:This is only my preliminary assumption, I can not say definitely without my diagnostics. I just gave you several possible reasons that I frequently faced in my practice. Each person should be analysed individually and each case should be investigated separately in order to identify the real causes of diseases. - "The only test that I've had is a CT Scan." =Actually I think it's not enough. A comprehensive examination of your neurological status would be very helpful. I would recommend you to visit neurologist first. - "If what you say is the case, then does this been that I will be stuck this way for the rest of my life?" =Usually the nervous tissue distrophy in the brain is accompanied by headaches, seizures, vision/hearing abnormality and other symptoms. Single nerves dystrophy is possible too, but I didn't face it in CNS. Anyway, it's not fatal. Such conditions can be treated very well. I mean in many cases it's possible to stop dystrophy process in the brain and make it reverse. It's not a fast process of recovery, but in my practice I had cases of successful treatment of the serious brain pathologies. Most serious and chronic diseases of the CNS, except some special cases (for example, disorders caused by overgrowth of connective tissue in the brain, etc.) can be cured easily. It mainly depends on how much time it lasts and what's the current state. Prolonged developing of the pathology requires more time for the treatment and recovery.Don't panic, I suppose your case is not so complicated. I hope you'll get better. Wish you good health & good luck! Is there any way that it could be anxiety causing this?
    james7777 19 Replies
    • August 20, 2011
    • 06:17 AM
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  • Is there any way that it could be anxiety causing this?Anxiety is not the cause, anxiety is the consequence.Any functional disorder is acompanied by psychological condition and vise versa. You should not distinguish one from another you should consider them together
    alltimatehelp 128 Replies
    • August 20, 2011
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  • Anxiety is not the cause, anxiety is the consequence.Any functional disorder is acompanied by psychological condition and vise versa. You should not distinguish one from another you should consider them togetherCould this be anxiety? I know I've had anxiety about 2 months prior to this and when this started it increased my anxiety, but I also have been having ear pressure and fullness also, could this be related?
    james7777 19 Replies
    • August 20, 2011
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    • August 21, 2011
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    • August 21, 2011
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    • August 21, 2011
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    • August 21, 2011
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    • August 21, 2011
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    • August 21, 2011
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  • Oook what's that all about?
    james7777 19 Replies
    • August 21, 2011
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  • Have you had your thyroid levels tested? I had similar symptoms, and the cause was Hashimoto's disease, causing low thyroid levels.
    Seeking Help 12 Replies
    • August 23, 2011
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  • I feel like everything is a really really foggy dream, and my eyes are very sensitive to light. I cant evrn watch tv anymore because my eyes have gotten to sensitive, and I've been really lighheaded, it is so bad I cant function. doctors dont seems to know whats causing it. I've had a ct scan and it was all clear. if someone could please just give me some advice please.Have you been bitten by a tick? these are two symptoms that I've encountered. I was ultimately diagnosed with Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Although my eye sensitivity is not nearly as extreme as you report. The bacteria seems to attack people in different ways. If you have been bitten or been in a tick infested area, then ask to be tested for all 3 tick borne bacteria.
    outdoor 4 Replies
    • August 23, 2011
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