As I said, I copied and pasted your last post below.
Thanks for the reply. No, I have not been diagnosed with anything. My first symtoms began about
7 years ago.
In January 2005, I went through a period of daily nausea. The nausea would come and go, and did not seem to be affected by eating or not eating. As I was due to turn 40 that year, I decided to go for a physical and to ask my doctor about
the nausea. I was diagnosed with high blood pressure and my doctor thought that possibly the nausea was a symptom of an ulcer. Ultimately the ulcer diagnosis was discounted. The nausea stopped after a month.
Approximately one or two months into my hypertension treatment (via Lisinopril) I noticed a light-headed, spacey, dizzy feeling that I had had years earlier for a period of time. After numerous visits to my doctor, it was decided to discontinue the Lisinopril. The “dizzy” feeling continued, and remains to this day.
In late 2005 I went to an ENT. My hearing was tested and I was told that I had the hearing of a 21 year old. The ENT didn’t think I had anything wrong with my ears, ordered a sinus scan, and said one of my sinuses was a little plugged, but not serious enough to cause problems. He referred me to a Neurologist.
I then had an appointment with the Neurologist. She ordered an MRI to check for MS. The MRI was clear.
I am without diagnosis. This condition has dogged me for years. I take no joy in what I used to; reading; learning; creativity. I have been robbed of these pleasures. I feel as though I am not here; disconnected. At best I feel “okay” first thing in the morning. This soon ends after a half hour. My feelings of spaceyness are 24/7. At its worst, I feel light-headed and dizzy as if I am going to pass out. At its best, I feel as though I am not present, as though I am viewing life through someone else’s eyes.
Other symptoms I have that may or may not be related to this condition are as follows:
Fatigue, feeling as though I am not refreshed after a night’s sleep;
Frequent PVC’s or other heart palpitations. These come on regardless of the circumstances. I may be at rest, or I may be at work. There doesn’t seem to be anything that is consistent, although I do sometimes notice them more intensely after I eat.
Feeling as though my mental acuity is lessened, ie. I am unable to focus or concentrate, as though my ability to “multi-task” is no longer there; my memory is nowhere as it used to be. Though I am fairly sharp, I feel as though my IQ has had about
50 points knocked off of it.
Last year, I also developed the aforementioned pain afer drinking alcohol. We're talking within 10 minutes of consumption. One of the few true pleasures in life that I had, I can no longer enjoy (I love microbrews
I have also had a few hypertensive spikes that landed me in the hospital. Was tested for a pheo, and it wasn't there. Had a CT scan of my torso. Clear. Kinda don't know what to do anymore.