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Odd symptoms: Headache, vision change, confusion, diarrhea

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  • Posted By: uninsuredkidd
  • June 7, 2009
  • 07:08 AM

Hello everyone. Earlier this afternoon, I started to feel lightheaded and thought maybe I was dehydrated. Since I live in the desert, this happens on occasion, so I drank plenty of fluids and thought nothing of it. However, my headache grew, I started to feel disoriented and confused, and the biggest mystery -- my urine was clear and plentiful (as opposed to dark and minimal as is typical for dehydration cases).

My next thought: That chili I ate for lunch was coming back to haunt me. I did have diarrhea, but that came about 3 hours after my other symptoms, which doesn't seem right. Also, I have no stomach cramping or pain and I haven't vomited.

While my disorientation/confusion seems to have gone away mostly, I have had a dizzy sensation for about 6 hours now. In the past hour or two my vision has changed slightly, tho I can't pinpoint exactly how. It's like my eyes are sensitive, yet I can look into light

I did a little research online and it says I could have brain infection. I know, hypochondriac... but I haven't seen a dentist in about 5 years, and I've probably had gingivitis for a while. My gums aren't fire engine red or anything, but they do bleed a little and the gums on my corner teeth, and now all of them, seem to be receding down to the root. Is it possible that such an infection has spread into my bloodstream and elsewhere in my body?

I'm planning to go the ER if my symptoms worsen, but of course I have no health insurance, so I'm trying to avoid that option and see a walk-in tomorrow A.M.

Could this all be just from food poisoning? Should I go to the ER now?! Any thoughts? Thanks!

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  • Sounds like a migrain, I would go and get that checked out if it persists. Because a sudden migrain in people who never have had a migrain could potentially be serious and life threatening. Try this see if your symptoms are elevated after sitting relaxed in a quite dark room it may help relax you and let that headache go away. Please do not be stressed and cause youself more harm. If you feel it is serious go see a doctor imediately. I am not a doctor but just trying to give helpful advice
    slsbtas 8 Replies Flag this Response
  • get yourself checked for any infection?since when are u having bleeding from gums?
    sainin12 27 Replies Flag this Response
  • Thanks for your replies! I went to the walk-in today and found out that my sinuses are severely inflamed, and there is fluid behind my ear drums. The doctor said this can cause all of my symptoms, and no to worry because gingivitis wouldn't spread like this. Thanks again for your help!
    uninsuredkidd 1 Replies Flag this Response
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