Recurring episodes of tiredness/dizziness/runny nose/brain fog, etc.

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Sethp
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   Posted 5/19/2012 4:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone

I've been having some sort of "episode" every so often for the past 3-4 months. Sometimes it feels like it has gone into remission and I'll feel anywhere from just "ok" to "pretty good" only to be hit with it again. These episodes can last a few days or a few weeks with various degrees of intensity. I have a history of Allergic Rhinitis, Chronic Sinusitis, a deviated septum, GAD, OCD, Hypochindria, Tourettes Syndrome, GERD, IBS, Cervical Arthritis and Panic Disorder. My Tourettes causes me to jerk my head back and forth and side-to-side many times each day and as you can imagine, this is not good when you have cervical arthritis and a bone spur. I can sometimes hear a crack or pop when my Tourettes is really bad or when I turn my head to far the wrong way.

Anyway, these episodes always seem to start out with an on-again/off-again fatigued feeling that seems to originate in my head and lasts a few hours (even though I've had plenty of sleep) followed by mild to moderate waves of dizziness. Sometimes I feel like I'm about to go mad and jump right out of my head or I'll start to have a panic attack. Then, after awhile, I start sneezing and my nose starts dripping. Sometimes my left eye will water. My eyes also feel really bugged out and un-focused during these episodes and I get this intense "brain fog" (almost a burning feeling). A few times I've taken my temperature a few hours after all of this started up and it was anywhere from 98.0 to 99.4 (but I do have a 2-decade long history of having "low-grade fevers of unknown origin").

I've got shoeboxes full of all kinds of tests (almost all of them normal). I've seen many different specialists. The only meds I take are Ativan (05mg 2 x per day) and occassionally, I'll take Prevacid.

I really can't think of anything else I can add at the moment. Has anyone here had similar symptoms?. Sigh. I don't know what to do or where to run anymore. Thanks kindly for any input!.

- Seth

couchtater
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   Posted 5/20/2012 7:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Have you been checked for CNS Lupus? See if they did a ANA blood test on you.
Joy

Sethp
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   Posted 5/20/2012 8:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the reply. Never been tested for Lupus although the Neuro did order an ANA which came back negative. For the last 3 days the dizziness has been hitting me off and on. I also have this stunned, dazed, swirly, loopy feeling in my head (very intense at times) that can last all or part of the day. Sometimes, it gets so bad I start obsessing about it and wondering if it could be something else. I've had tons of tests and it looks on paper like I'm the perfect picture of health. I just wish I felt that way!.

The reg. doctor gave me some saline drops. A lot of people seem to swear by this. Do it really work that well?.

- Seth

couchtater
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   Posted 5/21/2012 11:11 AM (GMT -7)   
For what part of the body?
Joy
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