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Sick Since December. Help.

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  • Posted By: ciaobox
  • February 15, 2008
  • 05:54 AM

A few days after Christmas, I got sick with what I thought was a flu. After a few days of not getting better, I went to the doctor and had a bunch of tests done. They put me on antibiotics. My symptoms have not changed for a month and I can't find anything that matches online. Thought I would post here to see if there are any ideas:

I feel a general "toxicness" all the time. I don't use drugs (although I have recreationally years ago). The best way I can describe the feeling is that I feel like I am coming down off of speed or bad acid 24 hours a day. It is a terrible feeling. The entire body just feels "toxic".

I have off and on flu aches which get better and worse throughout the day.

There is a general feeling of internal pressure pushing outward.

Most recently, my jaw and mouth have gotten wierd; when I eat I feel like the food is extremely strong and chewing is painful - as if my jaw is about to lock up at any moment.

I go from constipation to diarreah quite often.

I trip on other people -- sometimes I can't look at people as they just look weird to me and freaky.

I have hotflashes on and off.

My hands and legs and forearms sometimes feel a toxic tingle (arthritic?)

I have drainage and phlegm in my sinuses and lungs and throat -- although it doesn't feel like allergies and it is not infected (it's clear). My jaw recently started popping.

Incidentally, I quit smoking 2 months ago with Chantix - although I stopped using it after 3 weeks.

If anyone has any ideas, I would appreciate it. They have done a round of tests for vitamins, blood cells and cholesterol; everything checks out normal...waiting for results on thyroid, R.A. and a few other things....

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  • I've seen numerous threads about Chantix here. Perhaps this is a side effect. I am trying to prepare myself to stop smoking but I won't go near any prescription route. I tried the Zyban (wellbutrin) thing about 10 years ago but it made me go totally nuts and gave me side effects which didn't subside until six months after I stopped taking it. It did help but I can't say it was worth it considering I had constant lower abdominal muscle spasms and pins and needles in my arms if I moved a certain way. :confused: I wound up smoking again and it appears I got some nasty cardiac issues so I gotta try again. :mad: No Chantix or Zyban or any of that miserable crappola.
    Scotticus 20 Replies
    • February 15, 2008
    • 09:05 AM
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  • Thanks. Ya, Zyban wigged me out too back in the day. However, I don't think what I have is related to chantix. I've read the other threads and what I have feels more like the effects of bad acid (24/7) than R.A. or joint type pain.
    ciaobox 1 Replies
    • February 15, 2008
    • 07:37 PM
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