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  • Posted By: hboy68
  • April 20, 2007
  • 00:24 AM

Hey DOM (acuann) and everyone else, its Harris.

I really need your help or maybe to have you talk with my parents.
Im gettin worse and worse and these medicines arent helping, and I really like your advice.

Right now Im taking Entex, Nasonex, Claritin, Xanax, Lexapro, Nexium, and to top it all off Azulfidine. While there isnt many interactions the main problems Im having, fatigue and general disconnection, it is only making worse. Im lost, confused, and seriously scared that I have other problems such as anemia, because every single night I wake up with bad pain. I also have a possibility of Crohns and arthritis, although even that is questionable because my GI says it might be stress related. Ive been really stressed over how Im feeling, and it seems as if my body and mind are giving up on me. I had a full body bone scan done which showed a lot of acvtivity in the shoulders, and arms, and feet. Thats why they prescribed azulfidine, which also helps the stomach. My ears are still popping constantly and I feel like Im losing my hearing. I have a real bad pain on the left side of my head which is constant and usually causes my anxiety. I cant get rid of my anxiety because Im constantly scared which is the main problem. Im starting to feel depressed by this as well. While im not always sad, the fatigue and inability to do things is getting to me. Im also unable to release the tension I have from anxiety for some reason. Im not sure if this is possible because of depression or whatever. I cant sleep and have been crying a lot because I dont see an end in site for a while, especially with all the meds i dont think i need. Before a couple months ago I was relatively healthy, had a meningitis shot which gave me a bad reaction, smoked pot one night, had a nervous breakdown, and now I don't know what to do. My anxiety all started a week after smoking the pot because of the pain on the left side of my head. I know this is really long but I hope that acuann and the rest of you guys out there can help me out. THANKS, Harris

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  • Hey DOM (acuann) and everyone else, its Harris. I really need your help or maybe to have you talk with my parents.Im gettin worse and worse and these medicines arent helping, and I really like your advice. Right now Im taking Entex, Nasonex, Claritin, Xanax, Lexapro, Nexium, and to top it all off Azulfidine. While there isnt many interactions the main problems Im having, fatigue and general disconnection, it is only making worse. Im lost, confused, and seriously scared that I have other problems such as anemia, because every single night I wake up with bad pain. I also have a possibility of Crohns and arthritis, although even that is questionable because my GI says it might be stress related. Ive been really stressed over how Im feeling, and it seems as if my body and mind are giving up on me. I had a full body bone scan done which showed a lot of acvtivity in the shoulders, and arms, and feet. Thats why they prescribed azulfidine, which also helps the stomach. My ears are still popping constantly and I feel like Im losing my hearing. I have a real bad pain on the left side of my head which is constant and usually causes my anxiety. I cant get rid of my anxiety because Im constantly scared which is the main problem. Im starting to feel depressed by this as well. While im not always sad, the fatigue and inability to do things is getting to me. Im also unable to release the tension I have from anxiety for some reason. Im not sure if this is possible because of depression or whatever. I cant sleep and have been crying a lot because I dont see an end in site for a while, especially with all the meds i dont think i need. Before a couple months ago I was relatively healthy, had a meningitis shot which gave me a bad reaction, smoked pot one night, had a nervous breakdown, and now I don't know what to do. My anxiety all started a week after smoking the pot because of the pain on the left side of my head. I know this is really long but I hope that acuann and the rest of you guys out there can help me out. THANKS, HarrisHarris, that's just way too many drugs.You can't take that many drugs, regarless...it is extremely bad for your liver.Please print some of the comments here and have your parents to read it.Tell your parents about NAET and Oriental Medicine. I know often times our parents don't understand our needs- they are human too and need guidance. My parents are no perfect and many of their decisions took a told on my health.Ask your parents to make a phonecall to the DOM or NAET person.**Tell them how important this is.Stay strong- ask for a vision.I will keep you in my daily prayers. I will also pray for your parents, so they open up to new alternatives.Maribel.Love and Light,Maribel.
    Eatafruit78 960 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hey DOM (acuann) and everyone else, its Harris. I really need your help or maybe to have you talk with my parents.Im gettin worse and worse and these medicines arent helping, and I really like your advice. Right now Im taking Entex, Nasonex, Claritin, Xanax, Lexapro, Nexium, and to top it all off Azulfidine. While there isnt many interactions the main problems Im having, fatigue and general disconnection, it is only making worse. Im lost, confused, and seriously scared that I have other problems such as anemia, because every single night I wake up with bad pain. I also have a possibility of Crohns and arthritis, although even that is questionable because my GI says it might be stress related. Ive been really stressed over how Im feeling, and it seems as if my body and mind are giving up on me. I had a full body bone scan done which showed a lot of acvtivity in the shoulders, and arms, and feet. Thats why they prescribed azulfidine, which also helps the stomach. My ears are still popping constantly and I feel like Im losing my hearing. I have a real bad pain on the left side of my head which is constant and usually causes my anxiety. I cant get rid of my anxiety because Im constantly scared which is the main problem. Im starting to feel depressed by this as well. While im not always sad, the fatigue and inability to do things is getting to me. Im also unable to release the tension I have from anxiety for some reason. Im not sure if this is possible because of depression or whatever. I cant sleep and have been crying a lot because I dont see an end in site for a while, especially with all the meds i dont think i need. Before a couple months ago I was relatively healthy, had a meningitis shot which gave me a bad reaction, smoked pot one night, had a nervous breakdown, and now I don't know what to do. My anxiety all started a week after smoking the pot because of the pain on the left side of my head. I know this is really long but I hope that acuann and the rest of you guys out there can help me out. THANKS, Harris Hi Harris,You need to have your doctors rule out vitamin B12 deficiency. B12 deficiency causes neurologic signs and symptoms, psychiatric signs and symptoms, anemia. People who are on proton pump inhbitors (Nexium) are at higher risk for B12 deficiency as well as people with any GI disease (which Crohn's would fall under). Smoking pot has nothing to do with B12 deficiency--- but if you ever huffed nitrous oxide for recreational use--- from whipped cream cans, etc. or have had laughing gas recently as the dentist or from some other surgical proceducre--- this can deplete B12 stores rapidly. You must get the following tests to rule out B12 deficiency: B12, methylmalonic acid, homocysteine, B12 binding, gastrin. Serum B12 is not good enough by itself. B12 deficiency is commonly overlooked--- you may not have it--- but you definitely have many symptoms and risk factors--- and need it ruled out. Sally
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  • Harris, First thing's first - how old are you and how long have you been taking these meds? What an awful cocktail- lexapro AND xanax? Both can have severe side effects and discontinuation symptoms. Sounds like they are doing NOTHING to help your anxiety, and in fact, that is a common side effect from taking these - that you have anxiety! Nice, eh? Please talk with your doctor about getting a lower dosage of these meds, or slowly tapering off one of them. Please look each one up separately on www.drugs.com and see which one is giving you more grief. PLEASE DON'T EVER JUST STOP TAKING ANY OF THESE MEDS! And please don't drink alcohol with these - that is just asking for trouble. I agree it would be very good to get your B12 levels checked. I wish more docs tied depression/anxiety with nutritional deficiencies, but most don't have any training in this area. When I told my folks I was going to study Traditional Chinese Medicine you should have seen the look on their faces:rolleyes: . Now my mom, 77 years old, gets treatments when she feels the need to, and even my Dad has come around! The fact is, acupuncture has been around a lot longer than Western allopathic medicine. It works. I think it would at least help keep you on a more even keel while you are taking all these meds. And understand that an alternative practitioner will look at ALL your symptoms and treat you holistically, instead of you being bopped around from specialist to specialist. Visit www.acufinder.com and print out some of their case studies to show your parents. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies Flag this Response
  • Im 17 years old. The only thing Im anxious about is my health because nobody can seem to get to the bottom of it. Ive gotten in a bad habit where I cant sleep, and for some strange reason, I cannot show my anxiey outwardly. I have so much anxiety and tension built up that I cant show and I cant sleep. I dont know what to do
    hboy68 16 Replies Flag this Response
  • The only time I feel good physically is when I feel out of it mentally, and vice-versa. Its a very bad cycle which all started when I smoked pot and had a bad reaction. I was in the hospital over night, and then started getting bad headaches a week after. I had a brain MRI and CT, and cervical spine and bloodwork which all came out fine. Now i just feel physically and emotionally numb which is frustrating. I dont feel sad really, just a little empty. nothing seems to bother me. Im not sure if its a nerurological problem or what, but ive had intense burning in my head, and my ears have been popping non stop. Im seeing a psychologist tomorrow and i dont know what hes going to say.And it seems
    hboy68 16 Replies Flag this Response
  • Wouldn't be surprised if the way you're feeling now is a direct result of the medications you are on.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • I just posted no my problems. And i think mine is high anxiety and stress although we dotn have the same exact symptoms. What i have found that helps me relieve some stress is taking a real warm/hot bubble bath,and getting my neck and back massaged by my fiance or anyone that is willing to do it for that matter lol. I am no expert by no means and having trouble myself,but the warm bubble bath i sit in for almost a hour just relaxing. When the water cools down i run some more hot water and keep it pretty warm. Ive always been a shower type of person,but the warm bubble bath seems to help me for a small period of time. Just a thought to try. It seems to help me relax for a few hours at least.
    jdk426 2 Replies Flag this Response
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