I feel for you SO MUCH! I have been feeling angry and sorry for myself and my family for having to deal with this, but I'm 40. I feel too young to have so many health issues. I can't imagine school with Fibro. When I think of people as young as you suffering as you do... it really breaks my heart.
To your first topic... I have what I call brain farts, however, I have never experiened what you did with you boyfriend (sounds like a wonderful guy). I have to pretend I remember things at work or look up things again and again. My teens get down right mad at me for forgetting entire conversations or yesterday, but I have heard of people having sort of out of body experiences and I did have that around my diagnosis. I recall forgetting how to get to work or going through red lights and stoping at green lights. I believe it was because of tremendous stress and I too suffer from generalized anxiety. I understand that that disorder alone can cause things like we are describing.
Doctors... I am beginning to hate them. I hate using the word hate. I work for a wonderful foot doctor and he takes care of people in a way that I can only dream of having in a general doctor. I was dumped by my doctor when he learned that a Rhuemy diagnosed me with Fibro, so I do understand. Someone said they wished they were diagnosed with Lupus a recognized diagnosis... I so get that. My mom has MS and she's treated with care and understanding (thank goodness), but I have been searching for a new Primary doctor for a year now. I know that many of us search for a long time to find that one Doctor that shows us some compassion. I cried when a Rheumy got what I was trying to say. It's so hard sometimes to read posts that suggest there is life after diagnosis, because it's so hard. Right now I have to keep trying to find a doctor and a Pshyc for my generalized enxiety. My Rheumy said that she believes that is killing me, because it's so out of control right now. Who has the time with your school and my nearly full time job and family to do al that we need to do to feel good.
We have no choice, but to keep trying and keep going. I know how bad it is at times. You did me a world of good by hearing your story, because I too suffer from that tingle thing and even my mouth and my nose flickered or tingled. It's so strange.
I'm going on and on. Hang in there and don't give up. ~Tricia
Lee. the tingling could be fibromyalgia. I get that in my hands sometimes. I'm not sure what causes it but I think it's because our muscles, tendons, and ligaments are so taut that they can pinch nerves or it could be neurological from fibro. I'm just guessing here.
Do you suffer from anxiety? That, along with the bad fog could maybe have caused that incident in the hallway. You were so upset and crying to begin with and if you threw anxiety in there that could have made you feel the way you felt. Again, I'm guessing. I've never had that happen to me. But, I have been driving to a store and honestly couldn't remember how to get there. I tried to think but it was like a blank page up there (brain)! This went on for a minute or two and then I knew exactly where to go. It is frightening when things like that happen.
I hope you have a much better day today.