7 yrs ago I was under financial and a lot of emotional stress and after 2 weeks without much sleep I experienced a psychotic episode (but I was not totally delusional & had moments where I knew there was something going wrong in my brain...so the psychiatrist said it was a "psychogenic psychosis"). At the time of the episode I experienced such intense emotional pain through my head and chest that it made me double up & I didn't know if i could live through it.
A psychiatrist prescribed an antipsychotic & arapax which slowly alleviated the symptoms - except for a feeling of pain in my head and sometimes in my chest. After 1 year I no longer needed the antipsychotic but I still suffered from pretty severe emotional lows and head pain.
My depression began to worsen so my doctor referred me to a different psychiatrist, who diagnosed "mild bipolar", said I don't have depression I have "pain"!
So now, 7 years on, I am taking venlafaxine, epilim and a low dose of seroquel (so i can sleep at night)....but almost every day, my eyes hurt (a little) and I am very sensitive to noise - and I STILL EXPERIENCE HEAD PAIN!
Lastly (and i hope I am not making this too complicated!!) my mother "burning heels", insomnia and anxiety - which I read can be a symptom of magnesium deficiency. I also have "burning heels" and I am wondering whether I have inherited some kind of genetic trait...that is tied up with some kind of mineral deficiency....that is not necessarily bipolar at all. I haven't mentioned this to my psychiatrist because I am resorting to doing some of my own research!
I am really frustrated. The psychiatrist is getting me to have another blood test (to test for zinc and copper deficiency) but I am wondering if anyone has any other suggestions for an aching/ sore head?!:confused:
I would really appreciate them...because I really want to be well!
ps. I just wanted to tell you that I don't think I experienced a sore head like this as a teenager (well, maybe if i cried a ***l of a lot one night)......I did feel "different" and did get miserable but there were times when I totally enjoyed myself ...now a days if I feel joy for a few minutes it's not long before wham - my head pain returns like a nasty reminder...