i had it for a few years in my early twenties too and i would not be suprised if it came back. i'm just curious what your symptoms were before this new episode. i've been short of breath for about five years and i have digestive problems. before that was vision problems. before that was going crazy problems. i was convinced for about a year and a half that i had MS. then i went to cancer. now i believe i have lymphoma. i hear that there is "symptom shifting" in this disorder. i sometimes think i'm cursed.
You sound just like me....Everytime I have a "relapse" there are new physical symptoms. Started out with dizziness and appeitite change five years ago to many other things. Now with my latest I am having shortness of breath and as hard as I try I just can't slow my mind down. I don't have the feeling of doom quite as much as a few weeks ago because I think my Zoloft is kicking in a bit but I am constantly pondering over these symptoms. But as I have said before, when I am preoccupied I don't notice the physical.....it's when I have a chance to think!!! Just a vicious circle. I started therapy again this week so I am hoping with my meds, therapy and other things I can pull out of this soon.
I just started a new job, kids went back to school and our finances are a mess because I was out of work for almost seven months. That in itself is making me a basket case.
Anyway, your post just caught my attention when you mentioned the shortness of breath....nice to know I'm not alone!!
i had very bad dizziness too for a couple years..they even pumped ice water in my ears to check my inner ear. i just forgot to put that on my list!!LOL
Maria you do sound like me, but Georgia , if i didn't already have a twin sister, i would say you were my long lost twin! i've had all those you describe AND i used to constantly ask my ex-boyfriend "did you hear that?" at the slightest noises thinking I heard vague talking in the background. even the sound of the refrigerator--i would put my ear up to it (when i was first diagnosed) and make sure that I couldn't hear any "voices". i had so much swishing sounds in my ears and sounds were extra loud and everything was very bright. I was sure i was going to become schizophrenic.
as for seeing spots out of the corner of your eyes, i see spots too. small dots in sunlight or bright light. is that what you have? and mine are permanent. i also developed something called palinopsia which is traily vision and seeing after-images. that was terrifying for me. it faded but is still there. i don't focus on it as much.
When I'm not in my right mind, my left mind gets pretty crowded...********************