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Eyes, ears, they switched......

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  • Posted By: Eyes, Ears
  • April 10, 2008
  • 03:50 AM

hi. i am looking for some insight or answers

i am a 27 year old male, and in july of 2000 i got into a car crash. i went off a road and landed in a ditch. i was tested for drugs ect. all negative.

but i never told anybody what had caused the crash. until it happened again 3 - 4 days ago.

i was in the supermarket, and everybody was loud and talking ect and then i lost my hearing! but then i started hearing the people talking that were right infront of me.

then i satrted getting these different colors projecting from objects mainly red and blue, but i also saw yellow green and purple, and they sorta mixed, like people would be infront of me talking and their face would look yellow then it would flicker purple. i had vision black outs, but could still hear.

i remember standing there, i was trying to move but couldnt? and i also remember people shouting into my ears (i drew on a crowd....). but i couldnt hear them. i was hearing with my eyes. but then after the attack i could not see or hear anything for about 50 seconds and then vision and hearing (in the ears) came back to normal.
this is what caused my accident in 2000.

i have other symptoms:

frequent nose bleeds

bad head aches/migraines (i had the worst one of my life during that "attack")

always thirsty

joint pains

bleeding tongue (the front has... blisters? or blood blisters)

a coating of white film (on my tongue)

massive leg pains (both legs)



i have had all these symptoms all these years, they are getting worse but i have only had one of those "attacks" twice. i fear that they may happen more and more and i will not be able to function properly anymore.

i am having a hard time going to the doctors. i know they will call me crazy.... i dont know what to do.

i told one person, my girl friend. she kinda laughed it off. i guess she tought i was joking or something.


anybody know what the heck is going on?!?!?!

thanks in advance,


EDIT: i didnt do a good job of explaining what the "attack" was like... so if anybody needs me to explain it further please tell me and i will

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  • i forgot to mention, this "attack" lasted for about 15mins thanks in advance,
    Eyes, Ears 24 Replies Flag this Response
  • Get checked for diabetes.
    aquila 1263 Replies Flag this Response
  • I agree with seeing your doctor and having a fasting blood test for diabetes. I would also see an opthamologist and have your eyes checked. Do not delay. If there is damage to your eyes, it could end up permanent if not attended to immediately. Some eye problems can be medical emergencies.
    Beth56 272 Replies Flag this Response
  • I agree with seeing your doctor and having a fasting blood test for diabetes. I would also see an opthamologist and have your eyes checked. Do not delay. If there is damage to your eyes, it could end up permanent if not attended to immediately. Some eye problems can be medical emergencies. thanks beth and aquila, i will go back to my doctor and an opthamologist ASAP. i had another one of these attacks this morning, and this time it lasted for around 20 mins. its like im paralyzed, i am trying to move. it feels like im moving... but im not?...... also this time i could not hear for the next 1 hour or so, and my vision was blurry after. before the attack i had a nose bleed. thanks for all replys, more ideas are always welcome :)
    Eyes, Ears 24 Replies Flag this Response
  • I think maybe you should go to emergency. I'm sorry to scare you, but you could be having mini strokes or something. I think you need immediate attention to be safe. Please let me know what you do and the diagnosis. I am very worried.Beth
    Beth56 272 Replies Flag this Response
  • I think maybe you should go to emergency. I'm sorry to scare you, but you could be having mini strokes or something. I think you need immediate attention to be safe. Please let me know what you do and the diagnosis. I am very worried. Beth no it doesn't scare me. i can deal with it... ill go to the ER asap, thanks so much for the support. ill post how its goes when i get home
    Eyes, Ears 24 Replies Flag this Response
  • That sounds neurological. Not to scare you, but both my mom and my ex-husband used to get nosebleeds and migraines. My mom's was so bad that she suffered a focal seizure and needed blood transfusions. Both of these people had a brain tumor. My ex's was from his cell phone. And cordless phones aren't any better. Go to the ER. Mobile Phones More Dangerous Than Smoking: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-wellbeing/health-news/mobile-phones-more-dangerous-than-smoking-or-asbestos-802602.html?r=RSS Cordless Phones and Malignant Brain Tumors: http://www.i-sis.org.uk/cordlessPhonesBrainTumours.php thanks, ill check out those links. i can accept if its a brain tumor, i always think.... if its not in my control its not my fault. so i just shouldn't worry about it, now lets talk about what happened when i went to the ER :mad::mad::mad::mad: so i was sitting there for hours. i finally get called. then i set in another waiting room for hours, then i sit in the doctors office for about an hour then he comes in looks at my chart and sits down then he says "hmmm hmm.... have you moved? anything special or stressful going on in your life" i said "yeah... i just moved last year" "AHA! the stress of moving can cause this, and anxiety" haha i was going to say that the thing where i hear with my eyes happened in 2000 as well, but he did a good job of making himself look stupid without my help. so now i called my family doctor and talked, im supposed to go to his office in 2 weeks. thanks for all ideas and suggestions, blaze ill check out those links now. any more ideas are always welcome, and ill update after i have another one of these "attacks"
    Eyes, Ears 24 Replies Flag this Response
  • What a sad state our health care system is in. That was so not appropriate of the doctor. No tests, no nothing. You are not the only one mad.:mad:Paralyzing attacks, nosebleeds, color aura's, loss of hearing and everything else you have experienced, does not seem stress related to me, especially when they caused you to crash your car. Your symptoms act like seizures. Where do they get these doctors? :eek:I hope you follow up with your own doctor. Be proactive in your care. Please write down everything you posted here regarding your symptoms and give it to your regular doctor. If he tells you it's all in your head, find another doctor. And please be careful if you drive. Beth
    Beth56 272 Replies Flag this Response
  • What a sad state our health care system is in. That was so not appropriate of the doctor. No tests, no nothing. You are not the only one mad.:mad: Paralyzing attacks, nosebleeds, color aura's, loss of hearing and everything else you have experienced, does not seem stress related to me, especially when they caused you to crash your car. Your symptoms act like seizures. Where do they get these doctors? :eek: I hope you follow up with your own doctor. Be proactive in your care. Please write down everything you posted here regarding your symptoms and give it to your regular doctor. If he tells you it's all in your head, find another doctor. And please be careful if you drive. Beth yeah our health care really sucks. and i agree, i dont know where these doctors coem from... becuase they are just terrible at their jobs. i had one of these attacks about id say 20 mins after my last post, only this time it lasted around 5 mins and it was worse than the others this time i was staring at my computer still. and my computer got this radiating purple light that covered the whole thing from the buttom right corner then it moved to the rest of the computer. then it got all these green flashing lights everywhere on it. followed by dripping streams of yellow gonig down the screen. in the background i could see all the walls flashing lights and colors, blue purple green yellow orange white ect. my heart raced and i seriuosly thought i was going to have a heart attack. i tried to put my hand on my chest but i couldnt, because of that paralyze thing. but then after that 5 mins or so my heart went straight back to normal. my vision is a little blurry soon and i still cant hear anything.
    Eyes, Ears 24 Replies Flag this Response
  • What part of the country do you live in if I may ask? I am in Los Angeles, California. I think you should see a neurologist in your area. I would be happy to assist in finding a doctor who is not a complete idiot! If that's possible. :(I wish you did not have to wait 2 weeks to see your doctor. Does anyone in your family know about this? My son is just a few years older than you. I would want to know if this was happening to him. Sometimes family problems just melt away when a loved one is in trouble.Beth
    Beth56 272 Replies Flag this Response
  • What part of the country do you live in if I may ask? I am in Los Angeles, California. I think you should see a neurologist in your area. I would be happy to assist in finding a doctor who is not a complete idiot! If that's possible. :( I wish you did not have to wait 2 weeks to see your doctor. Does anyone in your family know about this? My son is just a few years older than you. I would want to know if this was happening to him. Sometimes family problems just melt away when a loved one is in trouble. Beth oh you live in the US? i live in canada, haha i shouldn't assume everybody lives in the same country next time :D i live in toronto. and no, nobody in my family knows. just my girl friend and i asked her not to tell anybody, but she doesn't believe me anyway. thanks for the offer though, (about finding a good doctor) :)
    Eyes, Ears 24 Replies Flag this Response
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  • Sorry, I also assumed you lived in the US. Good luck. Beth
    Beth56 272 Replies Flag this Response
  • Sorry, I also assumed you lived in the US. Good luck. Beth no no it was my fault. i never said where i lived. i should have. i was the one that assumed you lived in canada lol also i got a call from my doctor saying that he is going to get me an MRI, so i am pretty happy right now :D
    Eyes, Ears 24 Replies Flag this Response
  • ok. something new happened. well i had another one of these attacks (which are getting worse and worse) and during it.... a stream of blood was coming out of my nose. i dont mean a bad nose bleed, this was like i had broken my nose 6 times of something. there was a puddle of blood on the ground and it was pretty much all on my shirt to my hands also went tingly during the attack and after the nose bleed. im so afraid to go to the ER now. i think im just gonna get told i have anxiety and its stress. anyway, any more ideas would be great guys. thank you very much :(:(
    Eyes, Ears 24 Replies Flag this Response
  • I hope you went back to emergency and demanded some tests. Do not let them run you around. This is not normal nor is it psychological.Please let us know how you are. :confused: Beth
    Beth56 272 Replies Flag this Response
  • I hope you went back to emergency and demanded some tests. Do not let them run you around. This is not normal nor is it psychological. Please let us know how you are. :confused: Beth thats actually what i did, i went to the ER and i caused a sence. i pretty much explained my symptoms in great detail infront of like 50 people and demanded to see a doctor who (quoting myself here lol:) "isnt a moron" i think that got me far because in 10 minutes i was admitted had an MRI today at about 11:40 then i was discharged at 12:30pm and told to come back when they call with results. one test, its not much.... but its something i guess. also i told them about the massive bleed i had from my nose, and they didn't do anything! shouldnt they have given me a blood transfusion or something? my hands are still numb from when it happened.
    Eyes, Ears 24 Replies Flag this Response
  • Good for you. Don't let them manage you, you manage them! I am so glad you got an MRI at least. Did they say when you might expect the results?I don't know the amount of blood you can lose before needing a transfusion. Do you think you lost more than a blood bank would take? How do you feel? You should drink some juice and eat something healthy. If you feel weak or faint, go back to ER. Ugh!I really hope you get some answers from this test. If nothing shows up, don't let them shrug you off. Tell them you need further testing.
    Beth56 272 Replies Flag this Response
  • Good for you. Don't let them manage you, you manage them! I am so glad you got an MRI at least. Did they say when you might expect the results? I don't know the amount of blood you can lose before needing a transfusion. Do you think you lost more than a blood bank would take? How do you feel? You should drink some juice and eat something healthy. If you feel weak or faint, go back to ER. Ugh! I really hope you get some answers from this test. If nothing shows up, don't let them shrug you off. Tell them you need further testing. they said they will call, so im guessing or hoping it will be not longer than a week. i have numb and tingly feet and hands, i do feel faint and weak. i ave had several major nose bleeds throughout the week. my last "attack" happened about 2 hours ago and i had another nose bleed during it. i have a bad headache and even after the attack i keep getting purple and green flashing lights on the very corner of my eye. ill go back to the ER if needed, thanks also blaze i looked at those links and sadly they seem to fit. if you could provide me with anymore links i would be greatful, also i am greatful for the support beth. i think i share some of your opinions about health care now, the doctors treat their patients like dirt and the only way to get about it is by managing THEM thanks in advance for any furhter replys
    Eyes, Ears 24 Replies Flag this Response
  • hi guys, i am getting the MRI results soon, and will update soon i have had a blood transfusion and the tingly and numbness went away. i have since had 5 of those 'attacks" and each time they become vivid and they are taking a tole on my life, if anybody could offer more ideas as to what this could be i would be so greatful
    Eyes, Ears 24 Replies Flag this Response
  • Just wondering if you got the results of your MRI yet?
    Beth56 272 Replies Flag this Response
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