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  • Posted By: hboy68
  • March 10, 2007
  • 08:16 PM

I have been very sick for the past month and no doctors can diagnose me. I have been having severe aches in my head, at which I become dazed and confused. I had an MRI done almost a month ago but my doctors suggested that none of these findings could lead to my problems. I took Ceftin for an infection, and I'm still feeling very sick. I also have shortness of breath, difficulty concentrating, and have felt like I have been in a trance this past month. I also have a history of Crohn's disease, but no doctor has 100% confirmed I have it. Right now I'm taking clonazepam to control my anxiety while trying to figure out the main cause of the problem. My brain MRI read:
Clinical indication: Headaches and Numbness

Technique: A noncontrast and contrast enhanced MRI of the brain was obtained.

The ventricles are normal for age. There is no evidence of midline shift, acute infarct, or abnormal extracranial enhancement. There is a left sided cerebellar hemisphere venous anomaly. There is a focus of increased signal on the T2 sequence within the cervical cord at the level of mid C2 which measures 9mm x 4mm. There is slight expansion of the cord at this level as well. This may represent a focal area of syringphfromyelia. Dedicated cervical spine MRI with and without contrast is adivsed for further evaluation.

There is a small right maxillary sinus mucous retention cyst.

The cerebellar tonsils are noted to be normal in location.

Unremarkable brain.

Focal area of increased T2 signal within the cervical cord at the level of mid C2 with suggestion of slight expansion of the cord. This may represent a focal area of syringohydromelia, but further evaluation with a cervical spine MRI with and without contrast is advised.

I have a bad history of sinus and allergy problems, but nothing as severe as this. All of this is taking a big toll on me and I would greatly appreciate any replies.


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  • Harris,I have been dealing with depression for years! Listen up all you people with depression ...... ACHES ACHING FOR NO REASONCheck your sleep habits!Do you have sleep apnea? (snore)Any disturbance with your sleep over a period of time causes depression.Causes syptoms like;CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROMRHUMETOID ARTHRITISHEADACHESACHING JOINTSIRRITABILITYACHING BODYACHING, DEPRESSION SYMPTOMSYou may find relief if you use a C-PAP (continuous positive air pressure) while you sleep.C-PAP machines are EASY to use.You may need to have a sleep study done to see how many times you go thru the REM (rapid eye movement)sleep. Or if indeed you ever get into REM sleep.IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOU GET INTO REM SLEEP in order to perform every day functions.I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia by three different doctors including a neurologist, and two GP's.I was told ...... PAINKILLERS, or possibly steriods, I did not accept that and ended up going to a sleep specialist.THE DAY AFTER I used the CPAP machine I HAD NO PAIN WHATSOEVER in my joints,my depression has improved tenfold. I was also diagnosed as being bi-polar and was on DEPAKOTE for that so called condition for 7 years. Over eight months I weaned myself off of the bi-polar meds, and off of Wellbutrin, I don't have insurance, the meds were over $600 a month. Although, that is not why I took myself off of the medication. I took myself off the medication.........VERY SLOWLY!!!!!!!!!!After, and only after my sleep doctor had diagnosed various problems in my sleep study.I am on only one Depression medication and am slowly weaning off of that now.DUE ENTIRELY TO THE USE OF A C-PAP MACHINE,which at this time is only available by prescription.I believe I have found my caling.If I have my way, there will be NO MORE GOVERNING OF THIS PRODUCT. I cannot tell you how much I have saved in meds.NO MEDS NOW!!!Save one, that will be gone soon.Sooooooooo, in order to get a CPAP machine, you need a prescription from a sleep specialist. You will have to have a sleep study done.....MONEY!!!WELL SPENT!!!I have saved thousands since I have been using the cpap machine. I have no vested interest in it whatsoever!Good luck to you Harris, and anyone else who may see this post!
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  • All the veins throughout my body are completely inflamed and painful. While I was able to deal with this before, I have become very dizzy, and depressed. I have lost sensation almost everywhere. When I try to pee, I feel nothing. I feel a lot of pressure in my bladder but nothing is coming out. Every once in a while I break out in bad rashes along my legs. My whole body is very itchy and I can almost feel the pressure in my bones. I have also had very bad facial numbness. I have completely lost hope and dont know where to go. Im oly 17 and ive been relatively healthy my whole life until now. My mom cant take me being sick as well, and everytime we go to the ER they do nothing. I really have no idea where to go from here, and Im scared to even go to sleep at night for 2 1/2 months. Anxiety meds arent helping and the loss of sensation throughout my body is really troubling. Ive been havin a lot of scans done and am worried that this can be a result of radiation. Im really not sure. All i kno is I need help soon.
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  • maybe get a CAT SCAN as well?
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