and it's making me so mad!!!!
around last july, i got this red blotchy rash on my torso, and around the same time, i started having panic attacks and feeling generally sick. i was put on medicine (lexapro) because my doctor thought i had an anxiety disorder. as for the rash, he said it was rosatia. after 6 months, the medicine stopped working and the panic attacks resumed. i was then put on celexa and ended up in the ER 4 days later because my limbs would feel like they were on fire and then they would go numb and i couldn't breathe. about 2 months ago, the panic attacks stopped but i am still sick. i don't feel like myself at all and i get horrible migraines where i can't walk. i feel dizzy, nauscious, brain feels like it's in a vice constantly. it never goes away. from time to time i still get the episodes where my limbs (mostly my legs) feel like they're burning or tingle and then go numb, and i also sometimes i wake up in the middle of the night internally shaking (scary). i would always feel worse after eating so i went on a no gluten/sugars/wheat/anything with yeast diet (basically the candida diet) and i only eat fruits, veggies, some fish and chicken. i also take wheat grass, fish oil, vitamin c, multivitamin supplements. i have noticed little improvement. my doctor said i have "an acute panic disorder with a food phobia". i don't think so.
recently it dawned on me that i still have this dang rash after 10 months and that it's probably related to why i'm sick. i googled it and found out it was tinea versicolor - it's caused by a fungus that is already present in your body and is fairly common, but most people who have it are perfectly healthy. however, i read that if you are sick, it means your body has some serious issues with this fungus, and you probably have a hormonal or immune disorder.
i had just gone to my doctor today about a bladder infection and the first thing he said to me was "i see you're in today for something REAL!" and it made so angry i almost cried. and even though he looked at my rash and said it IS tinea versicolor, he said it has nothing to do with how i'm sick, which is not "real", apparently.
has anyone had this rash before who was sick, or knows what i should be tested for? i've been sick for all of this year so far, and have been too sick to work full-time and i really need to start working because my rent is going to skyrocket since one of my roommates flaked out.... PLEASE HELP and THANK YOU SO MUCH!:p