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OCD plus ???? something else ???

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 23, 2006
  • 04:07 AM

After several years of dealing with doctors who feel I have depression and or OCD, I have reached a level of frustration with symptoms that are in a state of no improvement. I have been taking Effexor XR for OCD, but feel that is not the whole problem. Here are my symptoms:

-Difficulty speaking
Honestly, it is difficult for me to talk a lot because it tires me out. Certain words or sequences of words are challenging to enunciate properly and I find myself using shorter or easier words because they are easier to pronounce, take less energy, and will be better understood because I can enunciate them better than the word I would like to use.
-Foggy feeling in head- feels like all the brains sensors aren’t working
-Difficulty in receiving sensory information (visual- difficult to maintain a relaxed look at someone as they are speaking to me…feels like my eyes want to jump out of my head.
-I have to force emotion when it is not naturally there
-Difficulty seeing something specific I am looking for….example 1) I am a reader at church. One time, when I went to read, I could not find the specific reading on the page. It was there, but I looked right past it…..example 2) I got in a car accident 5 yrs ago…as I was trying to turn left, I missed seeing a van and turned out in front of it..
-Reading- sometimes my eyes feel jumpy and can’t relax enough to read
-Can't stay awake....any movie or TV show will put me to sleep very quickly. Unless I am up and about, this sitting still puts me right out.

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  • Have you had this all your life and do you have difficulty reading words? If so you may be dyslexic.You show signs more similar to Autism. Austism takes many forms, it is not just the stereotype child rocking on the floor staring into space in his own world. There has been a book or two written by autistic individauls who are very gifted in specific areas. Even the latest humane cattle chorrels I think they are called, and the freindly branding holder for cattle was designed by an autistic woman from her own experience of not liking confined places or being hugged and so forth, she related to the cattles fear and designed a fantastic set up. She only had to draw the design once as it was perfect. Look up as much as you can about Autism.You have not described any OCD or depression as far as I can see.All the bestAgape,searchingsam
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 23, 2006
    • 03:49 PM
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  • I think it is crucial for people to know if you have had this all your life or if it recently only happened. Also how old are you?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 27, 2006
    • 08:47 AM
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  • Thanks for the replies. I have not had this my entire life. The symptoms I am currently experiencing started after a bout with the flu. I woke up very dehydrated and dizzy. After getting some water and getting some more sleep, the dizziness was gone but the symptoms I am mentioning started. This was when I was 29. I am now 37. Thanks for the thoughts and suggestions.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 3, 2006
    • 00:58 PM
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