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Test results...B12 possible? Sally..any ideas?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 6, 2007
  • 10:11 PM

I am a 27 year old male. Over the last 5-6 years I have been through what I would call living ***l.

I have a wide range of symptoms, but the most disturbing are;

flat affect (never laugh, never smile), don't talk as much, nervous, feel like I can't find or mess up saying what I meant to say. Irratible, any type of stress is too much for me, my eyes feel like they are wide open and going to bulge out of my head. I get weak and very nervous.
My eyes feel heavy, but also wide open (very strange),
lack of motivation, memory, dizzy, I go to the store looking for something and find myself grabbing for one thing, while the rest of my body is going the other way (almost like I'm confused, zoned out or lost). I feel very slow, find myself zoning out quite a bit, can't sleep without a sleeping pill and I still wake up between like 2:00-3:00. I have the hardest time being in public, nervous, you could drop a needle and it would startle me, sweating excessively, headaches, when I try to take a nap during the day I shake and almost feel like I'm becoming paralyzed. I have always been a high energy, confident type of person, but I have no confidence. I am not stiff, but feel slow and stiff in my movements. Crying quite a bit, pessimistic, feel like everyone thinks I am talking, walking or just generally look weird. Hard to tolerate bright lights and when it's at it's worst during the day, everything startles me and seems loud. I get left ear pain with a sore throat on the left side.

I have been tested for everything under the sun from thyroid to CT scans. The only thing I have so far is; I have sinusitus and was prescribed Avelox 400 mg per day and Ru-Tuss twice daily. My most recent blood work showed my Homocysteine, Nutr/Congen was at 45.8 with a UMOL/L range of 5.4-11.9.

I am scheduled to test my cortisol, testosterone and such through saliva as well as the test for serritonin, dopamine, etc...

Any suggestions, comments, help.....all would be greatly appreciated!!

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  • You have some B12 deficiency symptoms. Check Wikipedia, it's good. You may also have other vitamin deficiencies. Are you a vegetarian or a chronic drinker or have you been taking antacids for a long time? They can predispose you to B12 dificiency.
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  • I'd see an endocrinologist, sounds like an imbalance, perhaps thyroid??
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  • Have adrenal disorders been suggested or tested for? If not, I would have them check you ACTH, cortisol(free and total) and your DHEA. How is your blodd pressure?
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  • Have you considered schizophrenia? This is a treatable disease of the brain and it seems you are experiencing many of the symptoms of disorganized schizophrenia.Flat affect, trouble sleeping, motor disturbances (involving your muscles),stupor and incoherence. Hopefully this helps.
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