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I'm 16 and could really use some help!

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  • Posted By: Stephanie Brockhaus
  • September 10, 2008
  • 04:09 PM

For almost a year now I've has these major head pains.
They drop me to my knees. I cry because it hurts so bad.

My symptoms tend to be
>dizzy
>sick
>always tired but can never get to sleep
>very shaky
>sharp pains in my chest
>whole body goes weak and I collapse
>been told i have major mood swings ~I don't see them~
>I'm always on edge
>i get irritable very easily and scream

The only pills i take are OrthoTriCyclen (birth control) and my Sertraline (for my adjustment disorder and anxiety)
I could not make it through a full say of school. I miss at least four to five months of school last year and this year i decided not to go because i didn't want to have to fight with it.
Each day it gets harder and harder to keep going.
My problems with the pain just makes me wanna give up on even living.
I went to at least four doctors. I had a MRI done and it came back with nothing. No one has been able to figure out whats wrong.
I have been diagnosed with adjustment disorder with anxiety. I have to see a psychologist and have a personal counselor.
Not a single person has been able to help me.
I'm 16 and can't live life as a normal teen.
The only people who are even trying to help is my mom and step-dad.
If any one can help i would greatly appreciate it!...
sincerely,
Stephanie Brockhaus

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  • When does your body go weak? Does anything in particular set it off??? always tired but can never get to sleep You need to be able to sleep.. lack of sleep can cause all kinds of issues including mood swings. I suggest to ask your doctor for some sleeping pills to take even if it isnt every night, so at least you can get some decent rest. You are in a vicious cycle there.. less you sleep, the more anxious and moody you will be... which could further affect your ability to sleep............... What symptom is causing you to miss school ..the tiredness?? all of the symptoms?
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies
    • September 10, 2008
    • 04:43 PM
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  • You should have your heart looked at. Ask to see a cardiologist. Best wishes.
    aquila 1263 Replies
    • September 10, 2008
    • 04:44 PM
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  • i'll be just fine one minute and within a second i can get sharp pains in my head then it hurts to breath. right about there my body goes weak and i just fall. i've tried sleeping pills they didn't work out to well. yes they helped me stay asleep but didn't get me to sleep anymore.I missed school because h\it hurt to move. my body gets weak and i collapse. I would actually fall asleep at random times. When this all first started about 2 months after the head pain started in fact. I couldnt sleep at all and then when i got to bed it was like i couldnt stop sleeping. i would wake up to use the bathroom and that was it. The pain went away for about maybe 2 weeks after that. but only came back stronger.
    Stephanie Brockhaus 2 Replies
    • September 10, 2008
    • 05:32 PM
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  • i'll be just fine one minute and within a second i can get sharp pains in my head then it hurts to breath. right about there my body goes weak and i just fall. i've tried sleeping pills they didn't work out to well. yes they helped me stay asleep but didn't get me to sleep anymore.I missed school because h\it hurt to move. my body gets weak and i collapse. I would actually fall asleep at random times. When this all first started about 2 months after the head pain started in fact. I couldnt sleep at all and then when i got to bed it was like i couldnt stop sleeping. i would wake up to use the bathroom and that was it. The pain went away for about maybe 2 weeks after that. but only came back stronger.I've been on multiple medicines to try and help but nothing works. And my doctor thinks im lying about it all. he says im healthy.
    Stephanie Brockhaus 2 Replies
    • September 10, 2008
    • 05:35 PM
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