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Confusion, loss of concentration, paranoia

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  • Posted By: AuntieV
  • March 9, 2007
  • 07:04 PM

When I started a 700 mile driving trip at 4:00 a.m., I only drove 2 hours when I had a very strange time trying to concentrate and understand the highway. I pulled over in a rest stop and was very anxious about not being able to drive the next 550 miles, I wanted to go back, but didn't want to do that either. I am single and have driven many times solo. I tried to close my eyes and sleep and the noises outside the car bothered me and I thought someone may try to break in and hurt me. I was quite paranoid. I finally did get out and got some juice and tried to calm down because I knew no one could help me. I started driving again and was ok for maybe another half hour and had to pull over to a gas station. I used the restroom and then seemed to be oblivious of where I was. I could not tell how long I was in the restroom. I thought I heard a robbery going on and "hid" in the restroom until I thought I heard "normal" talking and business. Of course, I came out and nothing was wrong. This was the first time that happened and has not happened again. It was VERY scarey. I went for a Dr. visit to a new GP I had never seen in my new town and told my story. I talked to her for 15-25 minutes about a few different things. She sent me for an ultrasound to see if I had a mini-TIA. I tried to call and talk to her and ask what else she thought might lead her to this other than my story. I could only get her receptionist. I had an episode at 4:00 a.m. of chest pain that travelled up to my right ear with a BP of 84/49 and asked if this may be the wrong test. The receptionist still would not left me talk to the Dr. She said "The doctor will tell you the same thing." AFter the 500.00 office visit and the 500.00 test-all came out fine. My BP is normally low-but this was the first time I took my BP while having the chest pain. I was told my cholesterol was high but they did not tell me LDL or HDL count. Diabetes test-negative. Protein a little high and white blood count low. Any Ideas? :confused: (Besides get a new doctor)

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  • Unfortunately, as I have come to find out. It sometimes, does take many doctors to go through and many $$ ,until you find something out, as in the TRUTH! I am currently working on finding out the truth, but what is wrong with me, my regular doctor cannot take care of, it has to be a neurologist and I may have find a few more of those, too. One in a big city. I will have to check around to find out who is the best. I have found out so many answers, to what it is, and have had many tests. They all show an abnormality, but they give different answers as to what it is and crappy meds that don't work and only make the situation worse. I am fed up.
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