My health problems all started two years ago after a night of heavy drinking with some friends. It was my second month as a freshman in college and my friends and I went out and had a blast at a party. The next day I had a slight hangover, drank a cup of coffee and then went out to go get breakfast. As I was eating I started to get a tingling sensation around my butt and legs which moved to my arms and face. I then got a hot flash and felt really disoriented. From that moment on I have felt in a constant mental fog.
The first few days after the incident I had really high blood pressure 190/90, I felt really uneasy and was really worried.
The next few months I suffered through 3 or so small panic attacks and started to feel depressed as I constantly had half the energy I used to, didn't feel as mentally sharp and started to feel disconnected from reality.
After putting me through multiple test (Blood test, MRI, EKG) everything came back normal. I was also having some vision issues and facial pressure so my doctor had me get a cat scan. When the results came back from the cat scan it showed that I had chronic sinus infections in 4 of the 6 sinus cavities.
I then had a balloon sinuplasty preformed to try and fix the chronic sinusitis. The operation was found to be only partially successful and four months later I went in for a full sinus surgery where they also fixed my deviated septum.
It's been three months since I had the surgery preformed and I wany to believe so bad that I feel 100% healthy again but sadly still don't feel right.
I've put my friends and family through so much already and I'm tired of this whole health rat race to finally get a proper diagnosis so that I can get treated and feel better.
Here are my current symptoms that I currently have in order of severity/frequency:
Always feel like I'm mentally tired, almost like morning grog that is 24/7. I actually feel more mentally sharp right when I wake up and then slowly become more in a fog as the day progresses (the other day I had to pull an all nighter, I thought that the next day I would feel like garbage but to my surprise I mentally felt the same as I usually do, just had a bit more of an urge to take a nap.)
Afterimages in Vision:
When looking at mountains in the horizon they have a glow to the outline of them that then transfers to anything else I look at for a few seconds, also happens when looking at someone I'm talking to. Also just in general when I'm indoors the corners of the room will have a glow to them that transfers for a second or so when I look somewhere else.
The long translucent worm like floaters have become more frequent, sometimes have a bunch of small dots that are either clear or black that float around. Have also had a visual snow type feeling a few times.
Difficulty focusing eyes:
Sometimes while taking to someone or working on the computer my eyes will go completely out of focus and I have to work hard mentally to get them back on track.
Hard to have conversations:
When talking to people I have a lot harder time being my funny self and really adding to the conversation. I start to feel embarrassed sometimes because of how difficult its become to remember things on the spot that I want to talk about (starting to talk about a new movie I saw but can't remember the name of it etc..) It makes me feel really disconnected to others sometimes.
Experience are not as fun:
Every day life just feels duller, going out to do things that I used to love just feels like doing anything else.
I sometimes get a hard dull pressure above and slightly behind my temples and also sometimes get this behind my eyes. I also have some slight jaw pain.
Sometimes my left eyelid will start to twitch, usually last for 2 days and then goes away for 3 days or so before it returns.
On rare occasion I start to feel off balance and woozy. Usually only last for a few seconds.
Other possibly helpful notes:
I no longer have panic attacks (triggered by caffeine) and do not feel the intensity of the derealization that I did when this all started. I also do not feel as depressed and can also drink caffeine again. I also try to keep my stress level to a minimum but I do not notice any changes in symptoms if my stress increases, because of school or work etc...
I am really thankful for anyone who can pitch in their two cents on what steps I should take at this point. I means a lot to me just knowing that you took time out of your day to read through this painfully long description of my health problems.