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  • Posted By: darreng
  • March 25, 2008
  • 11:33 AM

Since november have been experiencing following symptoms which increase in strength daily. Been to doctors, most rule out as depression, which it clearly isnt, as I am currently taking lexapro as a last resort thing since 21st of this month and my body/brain feels worse. So I think I should probably stop the lexapro lest im worsten my condition.

Constant Head/brain and face pressure.(Or tension headache) Pressure is so great that I cannot do anything basically, so i just think about god most times. I feel like falling over or something, this feeling is from morning until night.
Severe Chronic fatigue
Weird passing out feelings- (unpredictable)
Unusual bowel movements, infrequent and small (wheres all the food going that im eating?)
Constant peeing (Have been like this for long time)
Liquid sound in ears when swallowing
Tight neck feels like unable to support head
other symptoms too
pressure in nasal area and face

The main thing is the unbelievable pressure in head, falling over feeling and the extreme fatigue and inability to not do anyting. This is not depression because all the things I enjoy in life would have healed that by now.

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  • are you a man or women? How old are you? Some possibilities: 1. thryoid: check FT3, FT4, TSH and definitely check the antibodies for autioimmune thryoid disease hashimotos and Graves disease. Hyperthyroid conditions can casue the speeding up of many bodily functions and casuse too much peeing and make all systems go haywire....any heart palpitatons or shaking hands? You DO see lots of fatigue with thryoid problems.2. Depression meds are not right one for you (there are MANY kinds and some work for some folks but not for other and you may need to try a few different ones).3. menopause/perimenopause4. possible inner ear problem (do you have any ringing? You DID speak of the liquid sound in ears...maybe sinus?)5. Have you had an MRI or spinal area and neck area?6. How much caffine do you have or dairly products (speeds up production of urine)
    Joan5555 316 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hey joan5555, sorry I should mention (my current state is affecting the thinking a bit, I didnt even mention age or gender)Im a male and 21 years old, um yea my heart does race fast often when i was in the first stages of having this annoying problem my heart would race fast and I would have energy rushes to my head and feel faint. but now the symptoms have strengthened and my brain body just feels like its seizing up, mostly in the headface area. Chest feels tight too, no shaky hands.I thought I didnt need those anti-depressants, It was just like Last resort-had enough-might as well try it kind of thing. Yes my ear is constantly ringing.I have had a Cat scan that was back in december, that came back clear.
    darreng 3 Replies Flag this Response
  • If you are sure you are not depressed, have no particular stress in your life or have not had severe stress since before this all began (think carefully) then here are a few ideas: 1. Inner ear disorders....Mineres Disease (sp) you might looking up about that..and other inner ear disorders...not uncommon.........can account for the dizziness...inability for the innerear to adjust....allergies and sinus problems also cross my mind...ear/nose/throat specialist may be able to help. 2. You may have orthostatic intollerance which is the blood pressure problem...my daughter has this...and it is basically the blood pressure does not adjust quickly enough when you stand or other times and you can feel faint and so forth...it may account also for some of your symptoms, fatigue and so forth (was my daughters case) 3. Another thought is the adrenals....cortisol. If you have Addison disease or cushing disease or even some milder form of adrenal issues, this may account for the fatigue and energy rushes to the head. You may have more than one thing going one so: 1. Just in terms of the urine problem: lots of peeing may be another problem...in men I think it is prostate...you are young for this but may be worth a check....caffine and dairy products, by the way, can speed up productin of urine....urologist 5. Bowel: not sure but may be prostate related (?) male stuff...urologist (?)for this and peeing may be a good place to start...and diet of course can pay a role here...are you eating your fiber and greens? Joan
    Joan5555 316 Replies Flag this Response
  • Have you seen a Neurologist? You could have inflamed vessels in your head, a nerve or severe sinus problem, etc. Medication can cause constipation, drink lots of water and try adding some fiber like Metamucil to your daily diet, but start with small amounts. If you don't get relief soon, you need to look into this further. Urinating more often than usual and constipation can be a sign of diabetes, have you had a fasting blood panel done lately? How is your blood pressure? Do you have food allergies? If you are not getting answers, try changing doctors. Some doctors make you think everything is in your head. You want a doctor that will work with you on finding answers.
    Beth56 272 Replies Flag this Response
  • Since november have been experiencing following symptoms which increase in strength daily. Been to doctors, most rule out as depression, which it clearly isnt, as I am currently taking lexapro as a last resort thing since 21st of this month and my body/brain feels worse. So I think I should probably stop the lexapro lest im worsten my condition.Constant Head/brain and face pressure.(Or tension headache) Pressure is so great that I cannot do anything basically, so i just think about god most times. I feel like falling over or something, this feeling is from morning until night.Severe Chronic fatigue Weird passing out feelings- (unpredictable)Unusual bowel movements, infrequent and small (wheres all the food going that im eating?)Constant peeing (Have been like this for long time)Liquid sound in ears when swallowingTight neck feels like unable to support headother symptoms toopressure in nasal area and face The main thing is the unbelievable pressure in head, falling over feeling and the extreme fatigue and inability to not do anyting. This is not depression because all the things I enjoy in life would have healed that by now.A B12 deficiency can cause the majority of these symptoms. Have you ever had your B12 checked? I joined this forum because after a few years, no doctor could diagnose me. I was dizzy and lightheaded all the time, I kept experiencing blackouts in my vision and seeing lines and spots all the time, I had tingles and numbness throughout my body, my neck is still so sore that I can't stand it and my sinuses give me so much trouble that it makes my head pound. These are just a few of my B12 symptoms. The deficiency was left untreated so long that it resulted in nerve damage (usually connected with the more serious signs). I would suggest that you check out the "B12 deficiency is commonly misdiagnosed" thread in this forum, it will give you all the information you need to know. A B12 deficiency can complicate or damage almost anything in your body. I just started methylB12 sublinguals a few weeks ago and I'm seeing a lot of improvement. I was getting injections for almost a year but they were the "bad" kind of B12 and didn't stop the nerve damage from progressing.Some common symptoms of a B12 deficiency are extreme fatigue, numbness/tingling in the arms/legs/face, confusion, memory loss, anxiety/depression, sinus trouble, heart palpitations, pounding heart, breathlessness, hard to regulate body temperature, etc.Any questions, please ask - but I think you should copy-and-paste your message to the B12 thread. Don't take your doctor's word for it that your B12 level is fine because in Canada (where I live) 168 is considered normal and I was bedridden for 3 months (it's considered very low in some other countries).
    sweeticeblue 352 Replies Flag this Response
  • If you are sure you are not depressed, have no particular stress in your life or have not had severe stress since before this all began (think carefully) then here are a few ideas: 1. Inner ear disorders....Mineres Disease (sp) you might looking up about that..and other inner ear disorders...not uncommon.........can account for the dizziness...inability for the innerear to adjust....allergies and sinus problems also cross my mind...ear/nose/throat specialist may be able to help. 2. You may have orthostatic intollerance which is the blood pressure problem...my daughter has this...and it is basically the blood pressure does not adjust quickly enough when you stand or other times and you can feel faint and so forth...it may account also for some of your symptoms, fatigue and so forth (was my daughters case) 3. Another thought is the adrenals....cortisol. If you have Addison disease or cushing disease or even some milder form of adrenal issues, this may account for the fatigue and energy rushes to the head. You may have more than one thing going one so: 1. Just in terms of the urine problem: lots of peeing may be another problem...in men I think it is prostate...you are young for this but may be worth a check....caffine and dairy products, by the way, can speed up productin of urine....urologist 5. Bowel: not sure but may be prostate related (?) male stuff...urologist (?)for this and peeing may be a good place to start...and diet of course can pay a role here...are you eating your fiber and greens? JoanI do have the everyday, common family biff, but this has never been able to throw me off into a physically inable state. Its basically the physical symptoms causing the stress. And there was one incident I had in November where i experimented with marajuana for the first and last time. Never touching the stuff again, My health has declined since then, but is it possible to be related?Ear disorder- High possibility, I think this could definitly be contributing to the problem my ears dont feel right, the doctors never ever take into consideration things beyond common general disorders and always refer to depression or something elseBlood pressure, possible though the doctors wouldve ruled that out all the times i saw themAnd The adrenals, I know too much cortisol is no good, i definitly havent experienced a relaxing care free chemical release in my body so thats possible tooWould be a good idea to see a urologist I suppose for the frequent peeingBowels, I am definitly concerned about, I just dont seem to be removing all the food that I eat as im pretty aware. I only have tiny soft poos everytime, So a urologist sorts these kinds of problems, bowels and urine. Thanks for all the advice. I was taking metamucal and some goodvitamin pills before I took the anti-depressants. do you think I should stop the anti-depressants and just use those pills again?Your either a doctor or highly experienced in this area, ill try to keep up the progress.Appreciate your help :)
    darreng 3 Replies Flag this Response
  • Thanks everyone for the immediate Help. I will use what you guys have told me And try to get in touch with specialists in the areas yous talk about, Ill try to keep up the progress.Really appreciate the help! :)
    darreng 3 Replies Flag this Response
  • for blood pressure problem I mentioned, orthostatic intollerance, you need to test more specifically your blood pressure than just the arm band that the doctors use. They do a tilt table test...you can look this up....at the very least they take pressure while you are lying down and then have you to stand and take it agian...or standing for a while...can't remember...anyway, keep that in mind that it is not just a simple measure the docs usually do. good luck, Joan
    Joan5555 316 Replies Flag this Response
  • A fungal infection ca cause these symptoms if it gets into the brain. I have a fungal infection ad it causes these symptoms plusepilepsy, cognitive failure, and a heart condition. I also have a tumor in my abdomal cavity and I have every symptom of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.You can test for a fungal infection by spitting into a glass of water as soon as you get up in the morning before you put anything in your mouth. If there is any of the saliva floating down in the water within an hour then you have a fungal infection. The faster the saliva begins to fall the worse the fungal infection is.When I first tested about 2 years ago mine started in about 2 seconds.I take DMSO and it is helping with all of my problems. Before I started taking the DMSO I was having multiple seizures every day, even though I was on medication, I did not even know my own name, the tumor in my abdominal cavity was the size of a bowling ball, the doctor said I would never get my mind back, and everyone thought I was going to die and my family was starting to talk about my funeral. I was only 22 at the time.My Dad found out about DMSO on the internet and bought a bottle at a health food store. I started taking 1 tsp a day miked in a glass of water and within 1 week the seizures were gone, I was getting my mind back, and I took myself off of the seizure medication. Within 2 months The tumor in my abdominal cavity shrunk 50%. I went back to work and had to cut way down on my dosage of the DMSO because it has a smell like garlic. After about six months the seizures came back, the tumor started growing again, and I started loosing my mind again. I finally had to quit my job in December.The seizures have greatly reduced again and my memory and cognintve abillities are rapidly geting better.You can find DMSO in some health food stores and you can order it in bulk from DMSO Marketing INC. 1800-367-6935You can find out more about DMSO from http://www.dmso.org/articles/information/muir.htmIf you have a fungal infection you want to get some Three Lack. It is the best thing I have found for fungal infections, but it is expensive. it costs about $50 a box and if you take the recommended dosage you need to buy 3 boxes a month. This is the only reason I do not take it any more I cannot aford it.When I was taking it for a few weeks I could tell that it was really working.I hope this helps you.Desiree Jordan
    desiree1984 4 Replies Flag this Response
  • You dont need to see an urologist to be checked for diabetes (which peeing a lot is a sign of). Your normal GP can do a diabetes test. One also dont see a urinologist for bowel problems.. the type of specialist who specialises in bowel issues, is called a Gastroenterologist. Infrequent and small bowel motions usually indicate constipation.. thou in that case they would usually be hard as well.. (like nuggets).
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies Flag this Response
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