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This can't be normal

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  • Posted By: alabama_worley
  • January 21, 2009
  • 03:04 AM

Okay, so I am currently taking Clonazepam for severe anxiety but long before I started taking them, I've been having these symtoms:

-Chronic Diarrhea
-Stood Odor
-Flatulence
-Asthma
-Severe anxiety, restlessness & insomnia
-Depression
-Panic Attacks
-Fatigue
-Strong thirst
-Extreme sensitivity to alcohol
-Interstitial Cystitis
-Dry eyes
-Distorted vision

Can these be related?

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  • Your fatigue.. what happens if you exercise?? If you get out and exercise, does this make things better or worst or are things about the same? Any other symptoms you've missed sharing? There is an illness which can have all those things happening (except the asthma) but at this point i dont know if you could have it without knowing more. The gasto issues may possibly be irritable bowel syndrome.
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies
    • January 21, 2009
    • 09:02 AM
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  • also does your symptoms constantly vary? or are they about the same/constant all the time? Has these issues restricted your life?? eg are you able to work with them or not and if not.. why exactly?....... have you been checked for diabetes?
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies
    • January 21, 2009
    • 09:06 AM
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  • If I exercize, it sometimes helps the fatigue and sometimes I come home exhausted.I forgot to mention that I have circulation issues...my body gets really cold very easily and then randomly heats right up and I sweat a ton. Also, I have super stress but I assumed the anxiety pretty much explained that.What do you think it could be? And no, I don't think I've been tested for diabetes.The symptoms really do fluctuate, sometimes the gastro issues dissappear completely for weeks leaving me thinking it's gone while I'm on the same diet as always-even eating things I've avoided before. Though mostly it's chronic diarrhea and all the rest.And they have definitely restricted my life...on top of the IC, I'm always running to the toilet and flatulent and embarassingly enough, smell bad. Some days I'll be randomly nauseous and some days the diarrhea is immobilizing. The anxiety, IC and gastro issues mixed with my precondition to bronchial illness renders me unable to work.
    alabama_worley 3 Replies
    • January 21, 2009
    • 09:26 AM
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  • Also, some days I wake up exhausted and dehydrated as if hungover for no apparent reason and usually have diarrhea all day. I can't stomach most pills as they make me nauseous and I was on a trip in southeast asia after I started getting these symptoms and they REALLY flared up, when no one else was even sick. I was diasgnosed with amoebic dysentry by a sketchy house-call doctor in Vietnam and handed a schwackload of antibiotics, so much that I felt weak.
    alabama_worley 3 Replies
    • January 21, 2009
    • 09:30 AM
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  • You need multiple lab tests.First,a CBC and UA;then ablood sugar and electrolytes.Next,you need stool cultures,swabs for WBC's,check for ova and parasites,determination if the diarrhea is osmotic or secretory,and acheck for fat in the stool.You also need a sed rate.
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • January 21, 2009
    • 05:53 PM
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  • As for the asthma,do you have gastroesophageal reflux and do you wake up at night coughing?Anyone would be depressed with as many things wrong as you have.
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • January 21, 2009
    • 05:57 PM
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  • The panic attacks are causing your anxiety,restlessness,and insomnia.
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • January 21, 2009
    • 05:59 PM
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  • I forgot to mention that I an always hungry. Sometimes I can eat huge meals in a row and still be hungry. When I wake up, I am so hungry that if I don't eat a ton of food I feel like a completely out of it and anxious.Also have really severe menstrual pain.Don't have acid reflux but sometimes I wake up coughing.
    alabama_worley 3 Replies
    • January 21, 2009
    • 07:54 PM
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  • This is called polyphagia and can result from several causes,such as diabetes or an eating disorder.Do you binge and purge?
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • January 22, 2009
    • 00:38 AM
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