I am a 23 year old male. I have never had any real health problems my entire life.
I was a top student in high school and I am currently doing engineering at
university. I am a bit of a ***d and spend some time infront of the pc every day
but I also do excercise and I am not overweight.
In mid march this year (2009) I started getting wierd symptoms. It wasn't easy to
realize at first but after a few days I knew something was wrong.
In order of severity:
-Brain fog. I am having SO MUCH trouble thinking. it feels asif I lost 20-30 IQ points
I feel "thick". I can't concentrate on anything. I have trouble reading and comprehending
words, sentences, paragraphs or pages as I use to. I use to be really clever,
now I feel like an idiot.
-Fatigue. I constantly feel tired.
-Weird Flickering Vision. My vision has a "flicker" to it. more on the outside of my
sight than the exact place i am looking at. its like watching a clear TV channel with
wight noise flickering in and out about 3-4 times a second.
-muscle weakness and shaking. ALL the muscles in my body feel significantly weaker. I
also have a light shakiness or tremor throughout my body, especially in my hands.
-I constantly want to breathe through my mouth asif im not getting enough oxygen. I
never use to do this and always thought people that did this were stupid.
Doctors (March -- July):
Went to GP. he did alot of blood tests for all the major things. everything was fine.
even thyroid. Put me on anti-depressants for 1.5 months which did nothing...
He referred me to a neurologist. She also asked alot of questions and could not find a
solution. Started me on ADD drugs. I've been escalating through these for months and
I am currently on Concerta which is like Ritalin but just a slower release. Not doing
(btw they did an MRI and an EEG with no results.)
I have also put my degree on hold. my social life is falling apart because people think
this is all in my head.
Please help me.
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