Hi, my name is Renata. Reny for short. I'm only 14 and new to this but I was just wondering if anyone could help me feel better by giving me some advice. For the past few weeks i've been having strange dizzy spells (where everytime I stand I'm near passing out),pressure mostly in my left ear but sometimes in my right, and I sometimes see and/or feel things shake (most of the time I think it's a small earthquake but when I ask people if they've felt anything, nobody ever does). I don't get nauseos but i'm always tired (I know that just being a sophmore in high school is probably what's making me tired but it's kind of a different tired), and I forget things either almost instantly or in a short period of time. The reason I can't tell a doctor is because I no longer have health insurance and I have a couple of other problems that make it harder to figure out. I have ADD or attention deficiancy disorder and when we did have health insurance, I had tried concerta and had an allergic reaction so the treatment was discontinued and about
the time school started again I started trials again. I am now on 15mg. of adderall and it is my final refill unless untill my parents can find insurance. We knew that I was allergic to concerta because about
a week after the first trials, I went 3 days with full blown migranes and this wierd pressure all over my head untill days after I stopped but I've been on adderall longer and it's working great with my memory and stuff but I can't really tell if the ear pressure is just being caused by adderall or it's something else. I'm also getting the strange pressure all around my head again and it is really exausting. Another thing is I have absolutely horrible vision and a regular pair of glasses for me (with insurance) is $450+ dollars and my former optomitrist (or any other I saw) could never get it compleatly right because aside from the bad vision, i'm nearsighted, farsighted, and I have astigmatism. My eyes have always foucused and unfocused depending on what I was looking at but recently the unfocusing is alot worse so I don't know why that is. I'm alot more tired than usual and alot of it has to do with the fact that I have a moderate curve to my upper and lower back so my posture tires me out and hurts me a bit but I'm not just tired, Its different, I just sort of blissfully daze and start to fall asleep in my place almost everyday now so there's that. The rocking sensation is the wierdest...I actually feel and see things as if the room is shaking and it just happens randomly and then I feel confused after. The dizzy spells are what affect me most, they happen about
every 9 out of 10 times I stand and what happens is I can't see for a few seconds and after a few more seconds I'm fine but really confused (just like when you stand up too fast but preety much all the time) there have been a few times that I passed out form the dizzines but just for a few minutes. And the pressure in my head isn't going away anymore. Well thank you if you actually read all of this, I would really appreciate if anyone with advice would please give it and I'm sorry this was so long. We barely figured out the ADD about
5 or 6 months ago and my grades were absolutely awful...I'm a smart kid (not to sound cocky) and I know I can do better...and I am, but I'm sure it would be alot easier I knew what was going on with my own body; so please, give me whatever advice you can and again, thank you.