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Help, I don't know what's wrong

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  • Posted By: sianybee
  • September 8, 2010
  • 10:24 AM

Hi there. I am a 28 year old female and I have been having some problems of which I don't know what they are and why I have them

It has happened about 10 times now. I had a particularly bad episode on Saturday night, not been that bad since I was 12.

I go exceedingly dizzy and feel quite faint. I then start to get blurry vision and all I can hear is what sounds like running water in my ears. I then lose all ability to hold myself up, I collapse on the floor and I can't hold myself up on my arms or legs. I try to get somewhere to lie down but I generally can't make it. I have fallen into a hedge in my mum's front garden before with these symptoms. I also become incontinent (which at 28 is embarrassing) and I can't call for help. I become bathed in sweat and go as white as a sheet. It does pass eventually but I can do nothing about it when it happens. I am prone to the feeling of numbness in my legs, like I can't walk or they feel heavy and tired.

It is starting to affect my work. At first I thought it was the medication I am on for my disorganised schizophrenia but having seen the doctor he says it's not a side effect, plus I was having these attacks many years before I was placed on this medication

My doctor is not very helpful and it is starting to worry me. It's terrifying when it happens.

Any suggestions would be grateful. I can then take them to the doctor and ask if they are the problem. He is the sort of GP who, if it can't be fixed with a weeks antibiotics he doesn't want to know.

Thanks peeps xxxxx

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  • Hi,Have you been tested for Multiple Sclerosis?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 8, 2010
    • 00:58 PM
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  • get your blood sugar levels checked cos diabetes explains most of your symptoms..pls let me know d result ...n are you married ? cos even pregnancy explains everything
    arjun4mb 80 Replies
    • September 8, 2010
    • 01:05 PM
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  • Hi, thanks for your replies I have not been tested for MS. I will get my blood sugar levels tested too. When my nan was alive she had type 2 diabetes. We used to play a game of who has the lowest blood sugar and I always won. I was always around 4-5, never any more than that. I have no idea if this is bad or not though. I live with my partner. I would have loved it to be because I was pregnant but I know I am not. When I have my results I will let you know. Thanks for caring! It means a lot to me :)
    sianybee 1 Replies
    • September 8, 2010
    • 01:17 PM
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  • tats ok .. its my duty to care for u :) m a medical student who`s obsessed about d diagnosis .. so u pls help me by telling ur test results :-)
    arjun4mb 80 Replies
    • September 14, 2010
    • 00:38 PM
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  • You doctor is wrong.. anti psychotics can worsen certain conditions which may cause your symptoms... so if you are worst with your faints since you have been on the drug.. it may not be helping and you may need to change it to another one I suggest to check out http://www.merck.com/mmpe/sec07/ch069/ch069d.html Syncope is the medical term for fainting. ..... arjun.. hang about this site for a while and you will learn a lot from patients themselves :) . i had to leave my medical studies due to my severe bad health, but just love working out diagnoses.
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies
    • September 14, 2010
    • 03:47 PM
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  • hi tania , really sorry to hear u discontinued ur medical education , at the same time happy to hear tat u r living ur dreams at least through this site :-) very good job :) n u mentioned bout "bad health" rite ? wat happened ?
    arjun4mb 80 Replies
    • September 28, 2010
    • 00:25 PM
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