First off I would like to tell you about my medicine. I have OCD and have a very high level of anxiety. I take Geodon, Effexor, Topiramate, and Buspirone. A couple weeks ago I moved up on the effexor, I moved down on the Buspirone, I stopped taking Vyvance and Metformin. 4 days ago and 2 days ago, I accidently took 80MG of geodon in the morning instead of 40MG.
3 days ago at my cousins, I was messing with my eyes moving them really far left and right over and over again. About 20 minutes later I went to go to sleep, closed my eyes, then opened them. When I tried to look at something it kind of jerked there. I still have that problem today.
I went to the doctor today, and he said my symptoms could be caused by switching my medicines. But why would they happen so far apart? I have been scheduled for a MRI next thursday of the brain. I'm really scared.
Now for the symptoms:
- Jerky Eyes
- Right Blurry Vision
- Sensitive Hearing
- Coordination Problems
- Headaches on and off
- Short Term Memory Loss
- Zoning Out
- Body Twitches
What could be wrong with me? Do you think I have a brain tumor or is the doctor right? If the doctor is right, how is it possible since it's so far away? If you don't understand what I mean when I say so far away, I mean:
I switched my medicine 3 weeks ago, I got the symptoms 2 days ago, why did it effect me so late?
Trust your doctor, I'm sure he's seen cases like this many times. Switching meds and alternating doses could very well be the culprit. Remember, these are meds that alter your brain chemistry, so it makes sense that it would be the meds and not a tumor. If you were getting all of these symptoms after trying a new foot powder I'd say there's cause for concern. But you are taking several meds that may not mix well together or your body just doesn't like one or more of them. Most often, anxiety/depression meds are trial and error, and it takes time and patience to find the right ones. Meanwhile, you the patient suffers even more because the side effects ramp up your anxiety. It's a vicious circle, but just remind yourself that it's the side effects of the meds that are in the driver's seat for now and you're just along for the ride.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.