This is going to be a long post, so I apologize in advance. I've been to multiple doctors, emergency rooms, etc, and still have no answers to a problem that I've now had for years.
About 5 years ago I had a blunt force trauma to the back of my head with a metal pole. It left a dent in the back of my head. I was embarassed about hitting my head, and refused to go to the hospital. I didn't even tell anyone about it. Shortly after this incident, about 6 months later, I was diagnosed Bi-Polar. I never told anyone that either, and remained in denial for those 5 years.
About 8 months ago I was in a serious car accident. I was rear-ended while at a complete stop (he was going 50mph). Again, I refused the ambulance, but went to a chiropractor.
Since this car accident, I've had a multitude of symptoms arise. I'm running red lights because it isnt connecting with my brain that red means stop. I'm blacking out once or twice a month (NOT when I stand up fast or move quickly as I am physically unable to do that anymore), I have a constant shooting pain on the back of my head where that trauma was 5 years ago that resonates up to the top of my head. It is NOT a headache. Ibuprophen does not make it go away. I've had this head pain for 8 months straight now. I cant lay on the back of my head at night because the pressure makes it worse. I constantly feel a weird pressure inside my head that goes along with the fainting and dizziness.
One of my newest symtoms, about one month old, is pinching pains in my legs. I can be sitting, walking, it doesnt matter. Also, I recently was sitting in a regular upright position, without my legs crossed, and my right foot just started pointing upward. It felt as if someone was literally touching me and pulling up on my toes. When I tried to physically pull my foot back down, it would just point back up again. This lasted about 15 seconds and I was scared to death. My circulation felt fine. My leg just suddenly decided to do what it wanted.
For about the past 3 or 4 months I've had difficulty with speech. I know what I'm thinking, I just cant get the words out of my mouth. Also in the past week I've had trouble reading. I dont remember how to spell the simplest words, and I'm not recognizing words either. I keep having to look up spelling. It's taking me forever to type this entry. It's annoying for a person who used to have an IQ of 162.
Recently, within the past week, I've been getting hot flashes where my temperature rises quickly and falls back down quickly. I can walk up three stairs and be completely out of breath with my heart beating out of my chest. Not three flights, three stairs. Honestly, I feel like I'm dying.
I have been to doctors. I had a CT Scan today with "normal" results. My blood work always comes back Anemic (even though I have a better diet than most americans...chicken, fish, veggies, etc).
I have an allergy to Vitamin C.
My mental condition has gotten worse. I'm depressed and BiPolar because i'm constantly feeling sick. I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired.
I do not take drugs, I rarely drink alcohol, I do not smoke.
I used to have an active life, but have lost the energy to do anything anymore.
Doctors just tell me to take meds for the headaches and to seek help for depression. I'm sure I've missed a lot of symptoms, but thats all i can think of right now.
someone help please.
(recently laid-off from job, no health insurance, no money)