Hi! Wanted to share that I too had a crazy episode of 2003. Started after I ate out. Felt bad within an hour. Had this attack within the next two hours that had symptoms just like food poisioning. I couldn't stop them though and so I got quickly dehydrated. Went to the ER,.. white blood cell count very elevated. After I got out of the ER (took 4 days to rehydrate), I suddenly had anxiety. It was very crazy, had never experienced it before. It would come and go for like 3 weeks, and I couldn't believe it. I finally went to an endocrinologist. He put me on dexamethasone (very low dose) and it went away right away.
I know that steroids are not good in general for an infection, but I'd probably do the same thing again if that panic came on. Pretty incapacitating. I just wanted to share this, perhaps others with this anxiety should have their adrenal's supported.
I recently had an endo tell me that she thinks I have dysautonomia. What type of doctor does one go to for that? Is it important to get that diagnosis? I don't have the symptoms described below, per se. Apparently my CNS is in 'high gear' and won't calm down enough during the nighttime, so that I can shift over to sleep. I'll get things such as full body or brain twitching (sleep starts or sleep stops), severe mouth parching, also hyperreactivity to sounds. All during the 'brink' of sleep, stopping me from entering. Weird things have happened to me though... for instance, sometimes when I sit up, the partch goes away. When I try the humidified oxygen concentrator, the twitches happen just in my brain/head.
These symptoms all worsen when I treat or take anything that disrupts the balance of water in my body.
By the way, gracietiger, is there anyway that you can have an area of inflammation biopsied? that is how we found my active parvovirus, actinomyces, mycoplasma penetrans, etc. PCR testing is more accurate that way.
I am taking amantadine 100mg daily, along with ketakanazole (anti-fungal). Not sure if I notice a difference.
Hope something in here helps. I hope you have some relief soon!