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I need someone to help with this

Posted In: Mental conditions 9 Replies
  • Posted By: zeesquirt
  • January 11, 2007
  • 01:12 PM

I have posted on other forums cause I guess I was in denial. I have been dianosed several times in my life with mental illness labels. I am a 52 years old women. I have always been a high achever. I do believe I am high strung. And that my depression which has come and gone for years is gentic.
I am going thru a real bad time right now and would like some advice and or support.I truely believed I had MS and all the systems. I have 2 members of my family that have it.. I hate the electrical shocks that I keep having. I have had every nero test in the last 6 months
2 Drs have said it is an anxiety disorder. I went to a new Dr at my husbands request and he is getting my paperwork from the other Drs. He was honest with me and said that it seems that I do have a stress disorder. I am now walking with a cane cause my balance is off and have feeling of not being there( I guess light headness_) I have allergys and have had all my life. I fall alot. In the last 7 months i have went from a very hard worker with alot of activty to an almost invalid , I guess thatI no longer know what stress is suspossed to be. they tell me I have had it so long I don't reconize it any more. I went from Cymbalta to Seroqual. (new Dr) He started me on the lowest dose to stop the shocks that go thru me. Cause i can't take them anymore and am getting desprate.
I need to mention that I also went to an allergy and ear nose and throat specialist and he thought it was generiized anxiety disorder too. I have had an MRI of the brain, with in normal limits. eng which showed something wrong on left side but dismissed because it didn't show on MRI. He was an **s hole!! Wouldn't take the time to discuss anything with me and sent me to the nero Dr. I know how to relax and meditate, I put on soothing music whien I go to bed. I live in the country and have animals. I stop and smell the roses so to speak. So what now. We are so far in the hole cause of all the dr bills. I don't think I can afford a new diet. Help please....

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  • I don't think there is any mental disorder than destroys your balance enough to require a cane. That sounds like either an unrelated disease, like parkinson's, or more likely a side effect of some medication your endless parade of doctors gave you. I have no idea what you mean by "electric shocks." Small tremors maybe? These again sound like either a nerve disorder, or a side effect of medication. Feeling "not there" is a schizo symptom, but your "light headedness" sounds more like low blood sugar or something like that. Diabetes, hypoglycemia, something like that. Is your depression suicidal depression? Or just the normal ups and downs of adult life? You need to NARROW DOWN your mental disorder. The definitions of all disorders can be found all over the web and in books. Depression, Anxiety, and "stress disorder" (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder maybe?) are different. Its not like doctors can read your mind. I don't understand why you'd take drugs when you aren't even sure what disorder you have. The meditation, music, and animals sound like the only promising thing ... you sound like you've been victimized by incompetent doctors and dangerous drugs, but you keep going back for more?
    Non Servium 85 Replies
    • January 12, 2007
    • 00:46 AM
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  • http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/showthread.php?t=7286
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 12, 2007
    • 01:14 AM
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  • Hello There; Have you tried turmeric to cleanse the liver of toxic build up? If not, post me back & i'll fill you in, Thank's.;)
    hogndog 426 Replies
    • January 16, 2007
    • 03:23 PM
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  • when I wrote this I was desperate... I was confused about what is happening to me.. Let me try and clarify some of it. I keep getting told that this is anxiety from stress.. I truley believe that it is MS. But the tests keep coming back normal. The electrial shocks are tingling and feel like nerve endings firing all the time when I get real bad. This comes and goes. It I stay on the Cymbalta the syphtoms seem to quit for awhile. Could be days and could be weeks. I and my hubby now refer to them as remission. He is convinced that this is physcial and not mental. I don't know anymore. I have gotten so depressed over this that I am confused. If I get stressed out they come back, lips get numb, lightheadness, balance off, tingling up the back of my head. Maybe adrenine? surges? I don't know. even when I am in remission I can't bend over with out falling. I have taken myself off all meds but Cymbalta. I hurt all over alot. I am now seeing things in my eye only left one. Like priziams? Lines I can't see thru and have patterns and colors. Really pretty really. Anyway I am off to see the new dr I went to last week and tell him about the new sysptoms . He is going over my tests from before.. I hope he can shed some light on a end less drama.... Thanks for all the replys and support. :rolleyes:
    zeesquirt 3 Replies
    • January 17, 2007
    • 03:00 PM
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  • :confused: Hello Again; did you investigate the turmeric, or maybe you feel that it won't work?. Have you consulted a health care profesional yet & asked for their opinion?. If not why not?:(
    hogndog 426 Replies
    • January 17, 2007
    • 03:25 PM
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  • speaking of mental disorders, this reference book at the local library may help- it lists all symptoms for all disorders (the psychiatrists bible for diagnosing mental problems): DSM 4-R Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. bye
    dudbubbin1 37 Replies
    • January 18, 2007
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  • :o Hello There; i've googled up a good library book for you. It goes like this; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?CMP=search&DB=pubmed Now if it just works. Bye for now.;)
    hogndog 426 Replies
    • January 18, 2007
    • 04:06 AM
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  • See an endocrinologist for Thyroid function, peri-menopause, etc.Check for malabsorption problems in the gut like Celiac's disease, which could be causing lack of nutrient absorption, especially Vit B12 (which will help with the pins & needles/stabbing)Also check your electrolyte balances, like potassium, magnesium, calcium, chloride, sodium, chromium.All of the above can contribute to anxiety disorders, which are a royal pain, because it becomes a viscious cycle.
    marguerite 9 Replies
    • January 20, 2007
    • 00:20 AM
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  • I want to thank everyone for your replys. Right now everything has settled down and I am having no sysptoms. I don't think it is food related cause I have always been a health nut. I eat right atleast I believe I do. And I grow most of everything I eat. I am still waiting for this new Dr to get all my tests and go thru them. then we will deciede where I will go from there. I may go to a Mayo clinic. This dr will send me. I have hypo throid it is under control. I am trying to work 2 days a week at a little country store. Sure is ******n me ... My hubby wants me to not dwell on this so much and I am trying to go on with my life. But I know this will come back.. Guess I am in remission..... thanks for being there and helping all the people that really need help and support... ;) Like me and others...
    zeesquirt 3 Replies
    • January 22, 2007
    • 03:03 PM
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