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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 30, 2008
  • 01:48 AM

I'm 72 years old. I take pills for diabetes, restless legs syndrome, high blood pressure, high cholesterol. For the past few months I feel things on my legs and the rest of my body. I even see insects, snakes, mice. I get very little sleep because these things keep getting on me. I bought a new mattress thinking this would help, but it didn't. I've had the extreminators out several times. I've been to my medical doctor. She sent me to a psychiatrist. My blood work looks good. Could some of my medicines be causing my problem? I'm getting desperate.

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  • Oftentimes, a pharmacy can input your prescriptions into a computer program to see if there might be some interactions.
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  • Has this started within a period of changing or adding a medication? Restless Leg Syndrome has been attributed to a magnesium deficiency maybe you should read this article:: http://www.mothernature.com/Library/Bookshelf/Books/10/100.cfm
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  • Hi!The only thing i could say is you may be very intoxicated to mercury. DO YOU HAVE AMALGAMS (GREY FILLINGS) OR DID YOU TAKE IT OFF WITHOUT PRECAUTIONS YEARS AGO? iT MUST AFFECT YOU VERY MUCH. oR lYME DISEASE CAN ALSO CAUSE MENTAL PROBLEM. i DONT THINK YOURE CRAZY, IN FACT I AM TOO NOW, BUT WITH PAIN AND A LOT OF THINGS. You must go see an environnemental health doctor who knows about heavy metals. Youre doctor don't know...Give me knews, i just discovred this site , im 24. Good luck, don't kill yourself and i won't too ok. XX
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  • its not lyme or microwave sickness. Go see a neurologist and have them do an MRI or atleast a cat scan to check the arteries in your brain. (Your age plays a role in this factor)If its just bothering you mostly on your legs and affecting your sleep, try looking up Restless Leg Syndrome- which can feel like bugs crawling all over you.If you find no relief there, go to a psychologist and ONLY a psychologist...they will actually listen to you before prescribing any medication to help with whatever is going on with you. it may be the early signs of something else. such as a mental illness
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  • One of the less common (rare!) causes for hallucinations can be something called hashimoto's encephalopathy. It is diagnosed by checking thyroid antibodies even if hormones are normal. The only difficulty in your situation is that a lot of older women have thyroid antibodies, so it might be difficult to decide if this is linked to your hallucinations. There are other causes of hallucinations, however- your doctors really need to get to the bottom of this.Best Wishes
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