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cloudy mind

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  • Posted By: lalapalooza
  • November 17, 2007
  • 10:32 AM

hi there everyone, im a 1st time user and came across this website; looked interesting. let me cut to the chase.

these are some of the issues that im facing. i feel like im not thinking straight, i feel like im thinking too much and nothing seems to come naturally, most often im at a lack of things to talk about with friends and family, i feel like im not myself most of the time, and also i feel im not doing or saying what im supposed to... as you might have guessed already, im not too sure what the problem is.

about me, i dont do drugs and drink only occasionally. I have met with a psychiatrist and was diagnosed with anxiety and depression for which im on medication. nothing significant has changed though, been on medication for more than 3 yrs (lexapro and paxil), but the thing is i think have anxiety and depression becoz i feel like im not myself.

anyone with any insight? need answers real bad?
cheers

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  • First of all you should talk to your psychiatrist about this, if you haven't done it already. I would aslo ask him if changing the combination of meds might help. It could be that switching meds is all you need to get back on track. Kiera
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 17, 2007
    • 00:41 PM
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  • Dear cloudy mind... I had all of your symptoms and then some. The "brain" issues were the hardest for me to deal with. scary stuff. Please consider NAET or BioSET therapy as a way to cure anxiety and depression. I had both. Now I don't. No meds for me. These therapies get to the root of the problem so you will no longer need meds that are filled with chemicals...they destroy your liver and kidneys but the FDA isn't going to put that as a warning on the medicine you take. Please consider it. I was sick/dying. I am now well and back to work I will be a BioSET practicioner by the end of 08.This treatment is awesome! It's non-invasive and gave me back my health. It even changed by bloodwork. My doc is astounded! take care, mommy cat
    mommy cat 1654 Replies
    • November 17, 2007
    • 02:54 PM
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  • wow I have the same feeling. Like nothing is real? My mind is foggy/cloudy and I can't concentrate. My doctors say I'm depressed but I think there's more to it than that. I just want to feel normal again. Hope you're feeling better!:)
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 29, 2007
    • 09:23 PM
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  • I would like into physical causes as well, are you tired all the time or shaky? If you have any physical symptoms that'd help a lot. Also, are you stressed out? Like kiera said, you might consider asking your psychiatrist to switch medications. I've been on lexapro, and for me, it sucked.
    not a fifty five 34 Replies
    • November 29, 2007
    • 09:32 PM
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  • Thanks everyone for your input, i really appreciate it. i still have't switched my meds yet. If im to switch, any recommendations?
    lalapalooza 8 Replies
    • December 1, 2007
    • 05:59 PM
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  • I can relate - cloudy mind and getting progressively worse. I have a hard time finding the right words. I used to be proud of my use of language to express myself. Not anymore. General feeling of spacey-ness. Other symptoms too - headaches, dizziness, choking on food, falling down occasionally, poor hand-eye coordination, upper back and neck pain, blurry vision, many more. I was also diagnosed with depression and have been on Zoloft for a year. Topamax for migraines because triptans have never worked on my headaches (because they weren't migraines!). MRI discovered congenital brain defect - Chiari I malformation. I recently presented my Dr with Chiari diagnosis (it was missed on MRI results 5 yrs ago) - not sure she is convinced it causes my symptoms but we'll see. Have you ever had an MRI? Get a copy of your results and look up all the findings! Nobody ever told me what mine meant!
    dmelissa13 4 Replies
    • December 1, 2007
    • 07:43 PM
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    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 7, 2007
    • 10:54 AM
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  • Check into diabetes.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • December 8, 2007
    • 00:42 PM
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  • I was experiencing the same symptoms, and I thought I had some mental issues, which were affecting my work. ....I told someone about my cloudy thought - and they asked if I had considered hypothyroidism. I had every symptom associated with this, without even realizing. I went to my doctor, and it turns out, my cloudy thought was caused by a thyroid problem. Check this out: http://thyroid.about.com/cs/basics_starthere/a/hypochecklist.htm I wish you the very best with your situation!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 15, 2007
    • 09:45 PM
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  • hi MissZiggyWhite, Thanks for that information, but i have quick question, what are the chances of getting Hyperthyroidism for males under 30, and how do i get it diagnosed? Thanks
    lalapalooza 8 Replies
    • December 22, 2007
    • 02:47 AM
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  • I have being experiencing similar symptoms for about 3 years. I can't concentrate, sometimes I can't find the right words and letargy, tireness, sleep problems and the list goes on... After many doctors apointments... Just recently, the Dr. ordered an MRI. The results showed a small benigne tumor near the pituitary (craniopharyngioma). Based on my Dr, this is not that common, but it happens. This is probably causing the hormones imbalances that are triggering all these symptoms. I hope this help.http://www.healthline.com/adamcontent/craniopharyngioma#symptoms
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 31, 2008
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  • Hi Pito,Thanks for the info. Hopefully you'r feeling better now. Im hoping i don't have a tumor though. I've seen many doctors and they keep saying that it's depression and anxiety, and I need to be on medication and other treatments. With all respect to the doctors who have seen me before, I feel there has always been something else wrong with me, which keeps me from being myself. I did see a neurologist a month ago, and after a few question he said i don't have any neurological problems, but later decided to do a test ( I forget the name of the test, but it was like a bunch of wires plugged all over my head and face), which came all clear. Think im still doubtful if depression is the cause or sole cause of for how I feel.Im not sure what my next step should be, im thinkning of getting an MRI to be sure. If you or anyone else has any more thoughts on this matter, please post them on this thread or email me at variathg@gmail.comThanks and happy new year and may all your wishes come trueLalapalooza
    lalapalooza 8 Replies
    • January 2, 2009
    • 02:10 AM
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  • Hi PitaThanks for the info. Hopefully you'r feeling better now. Im hoping i don't have a tumor though. I've seen many doctors and they keep saying that it's depression and anxiety, and I need to be on medication and other treatments. With all respect to the doctors who have seen me before, I feel there has always been something else wrong with me, which keeps me from being myself. I did see a neurologist a month ago, and after a few question he said i don't have any neurological problems, but later decided to do a test ( I forget the name of the test, but it was like a bunch of wires plugged all over my head and face), which came all clear. Think im still doubtful if depression is the cause or sole cause of for how I feel.Im not sure what my next step should be, im thinkning of getting an MRI to be sure. If you or anyone else has any more thoughts on this matter, please post them on this thread or email me at variathg@gmail.comThanks and happy new year and may all your wishes come trueLalapalooza
    lalapalooza 8 Replies
    • January 2, 2009
    • 02:18 AM
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  • thank alot for the information.
    lalapalooza 8 Replies
    • January 2, 2009
    • 02:38 AM
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  • Hey Pita,Hope you are feeling much better now :)I'm hoping though that I don't have a tumor. I have seen many psychologist in the past, and most everyone came to the conclusion that it was going through depression and anxiety. Recently i did go see an neurologist, initially he dint want to test me and told me it was depression, but later he asked me to do a test (I forgot the name of the test, it was a test with many plugs all over my face and head) the test came all clear. I was thinking on my next move, until I read your post. I have always thought it was more than depression that made me feel the way I felt.After reading your post, I'm thinking of getting an MRI as well, but im not sure how go about doing it, in other words will I have to foot the bill. If you or anyone else would like share more information, please post them on this thread or email me at variathg@gmail.comThanks and have nice weekend.lalapalooza
    lalapalooza 8 Replies
    • January 2, 2009
    • 03:01 AM
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  • Both Lexapro and Paxil can cause confusion,and each drug has awarning to tell your psychiatrist if you're taking the other one so that there must be a drug reaction between the two.
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • January 2, 2009
    • 01:32 PM
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  • I just found that Lexapro and Paxil should not be taken together,they can cause ''serotonin syndrome.''And,each can cause confusion.
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • January 2, 2009
    • 01:50 PM
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  • Ive been having the same symptoms... it feels as if i can only think or access a box of my memories and have difficulty thinking further than that. I could operate normally but its the feeling that you had more access to things before. I also have the feeling of confusion.Its been happenning to me for the past 3 -5 years and I thought it was a problem with my vision or glasses that im wearing, changed monitors and even looked into what i was eating. (Eating McDonalds in CA makes my eyes turn like yellow-ish). My wife is having her pregnancy and was diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes. She has a nice looking toy that *****s and test her blood. The scale is 1 being low and 8 being high. Out of fun, I had myself tested and i got 10.8 which is high.I am guessing that it might be related to what im eating and its effects to my blood sugar. Ive also noticed that exercises - pumps the blood back to my brain and the effects of confusion dissapear. 5 years ago when i began my research - the net was zero when it came to this topic with some isolated hits pointing to insanity or alzheimer. Before you go out buying expensive drugs and medication - try exercises first that make you sweat - 1/2 hr would be enough and should contribute to overall wellbeing.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 28, 2009
    • 10:19 PM
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  • I have been having this exact problem, on most days I feel like I cant think clearly or as fast as I used to be able to. However, I'd say one day per week I feel normal again. I'm only 19, and on top of these cloudy unclear mind symptoms i've been getting, I also have been getting some physical symptoms as well, including occasional uncontrollable shaking, irregular bowel activity, and when i sit down on my bed I often get weird muscle spasms in my thighs and calves. Also, for the last month or so whenever I swallow I hear this weird clicking noise in both my ears. Does anyone have any idea what might be wrong with me?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 11, 2010
    • 01:24 AM
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  • i also have a cloudy mind tho its more noisy, like i have thousands of thoughts all at the same time, i can't concentrate and it really annoys me, also does anyone feel like the cloudyness/noisyness is like a shroud/wall cus to me it feels like its a dam stopping concentrated thoughts and also stopping me from having a quiet mind so what should i do cus im thinking about meditation but u need a quiet mind and well thats not possible please help?
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