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:
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.