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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 1, 2011
  • 05:41 PM

Hi. I am sixteen years old and over the past few months I have been experiencing some things health wise that do not seem particularly normal for someone my age. I'm having a lot of short-term memory loss which is occurring every day. I'll walk into a room and forget what I'm doing there, I ask a question and receive an answer then a few minutes later ask it again, etc. At night I have terrible pain in my calves, not every night, but two to four times a week. Sometimes I also have muscle tics in my arms or eyes. I also have burning, itching, and electrical shock-like pains throughout my body that never have a cause. Most of this has been happening long enough that I didn't really think twice about it. But a few months ago I started having difficulties comprehending what people say or I try to describe something or come up with a word and I cannot do it no matter how hard I try. Sometimes I even have a slight stutter. I understand that all of these "symptoms" may have nothing to do with one another, but over the past few weeks I have become extremely dizzy on a daily basis and decided that it is possible there may be something wrong with me. The only reason I included so much is because all of the above happens so frequently.

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  • I personally think you should go and see a doctor as that could be too many different things and you should have tests etc done.
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hi. I am sixteen years old and over the past few months I have been experiencing some things health wise that do not seem particularly normal for someone my age. I'm having a lot of short-term memory loss which is occurring every day. I'll walk into a room and forget what I'm doing there, I ask a question and receive an answer then a few minutes later ask it again, etc. At night I have terrible pain in my calves, not every night, but two to four times a week. Sometimes I also have muscle tics in my arms or eyes. I also have burning, itching, and electrical shock-like pains throughout my body that never have a cause. Most of this has been happening long enough that I didn't really think twice about it. But a few months ago I started having difficulties comprehending what people say or I try to describe something or come up with a word and I cannot do it no matter how hard I try. Sometimes I even have a slight stutter. I understand that all of these "symptoms" may have nothing to do with one another, but over the past few weeks I have become extremely dizzy on a daily basis and decided that it is possible there may be something wrong with me. The only reason I included so much is because all of the above happens so frequently.This sounds like classic anxiety!! No known single deases causes all of this at once. Go see a doctor and I bet they will tell you GAD. generalized anxiety disorder.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • This sounds like classic anxiety!! No known single deases causes all of this at once. Go see a doctor and I bet they will tell you GAD. generalized anxiety disorder. Definitely go see a doctor. Especially if you have a family history of diabetes. Many of your symptoms could possibly be attributed to hypoglycemic episodes and peripheral neuropathies associated with onset of diabetes. It's definitely worth getting it checked out.
    gregtfish 67 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hi. I am sixteen years old and over the past few months I have been experiencing some things health wise that do not seem particularly normal for someone my age. I'm having a lot of short-term memory loss which is occurring every day. I'll walk into a room and forget what I'm doing there, I ask a question and receive an answer then a few minutes later ask it again, etc. At night I have terrible pain in my calves, not every night, but two to four times a week. Sometimes I also have muscle tics in my arms or eyes. I also have burning, itching, and electrical shock-like pains throughout my body that never have a cause. Most of this has been happening long enough that I didn't really think twice about it. But a few months ago I started having difficulties comprehending what people say or I try to describe something or come up with a word and I cannot do it no matter how hard I try. Sometimes I even have a slight stutter. I understand that all of these "symptoms" may have nothing to do with one another, but over the past few weeks I have become extremely dizzy on a daily basis and decided that it is possible there may be something wrong with me. The only reason I included so much is because all of the above happens so frequently.I agree, you should definitely see a doctor, but also I would recommend taking calcium and magnesium in the meantime, which can help with muscle relaxation, as well as taking a b-complex on a regular basis to help with the cognitive issues, and making sure that you have an otherwise healthy diet and good multi-vitamin and getting lots of hydration (soda and coffee actually dehydrate you even though they are liquids, because they are diuretics, which is basically just a fancy word for a substance that dehydrates you). You COULD just be suffering from extreme nutritional deficiencies as well as chronic dehydration, both easy things to fix. Also, if you're taking an antidepressant or other psychiatric drug, some of the symptoms you've cited can be side effects of those, so if you are, I would again suggest going to see a doctor and talk to them about weening off of the drugs because they're reacting against your body so heavily. But no matter what you do as far as nutrition is concerned, you should definitely go see a doctor. I hope this helps!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
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