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Tired of hearing "It's all in your head"

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  • Posted By: soccerkwolf12
  • November 5, 2008
  • 03:04 AM

I am a college student and was diagnosed with bipolar disoder, PTSD, panic disorder, and OCD a few years ago. I also have moebius syndrome and polycystic ovarian syndrome. Well about a year ago I started to have strange physical problems that don't seem to connect. It started with episodes of vertigo. Then I began to fall down for no real reason. I went to a doctor at that point after falling down at work one day. They sent me to a neurologist. They couldn't find an answer. Then more symptoms started to appear. I began to have tingling sensations in my hands and feet. At this point I now get them in my face and nose as well. I got a new prescription for glasses about 8 months ago. I was only able to read the board at school with them on. I haven't worn them for a couple months. I started school again in August and was surprised to discover I was able to read the board without my glasses even though I sat in the very back row. I had my vision tested the other day and my vision has worsened, according to the test. My vision in my left eye is 20/100 and 20/75 in my right. I can explain these test results as I cannot focus one eye alone. If I am looking at something with both, I can see it just fine. Cover one up and I can't read at all. I often get sharp pains in my wrists and fingers. My arm muscles are incredibly weak despite working out. I can barely hold my 15 lb nephew for 2 minutes. I will occasionally see halos or floaters. My memory is terrible now. I could be in the middle of doing something, stop for a minute, and then have no clue what I was doing. Or I forget big, important things.

I first thought it could be my meds but they have been changed several times since this all began. I have now been off all meds for 2 months. The symptoms are still there.

None of these symptoms seem to connect. I am so often told "It's all in your head" by doctors or "Just lose some weight and it will stop". I've lost 20 lbs. I'm now only 10 lbs overweight. These symptoms make life so difficult! I don't know what to do. I have seen so many doctors and none seem to know what's going on.

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