This year has been overwhelming. Last year 2014 I stopped taking medication for bipolar to focus on healthy formulas and daily positive reconstructions of coping skills.
I must admit things have been stressful.. I was suppose to move to Atlanta in January and that failed so I stayed behind for awhile while condemning myself for moving so slow in getting ready of the apparent----PROCRASTINATION. So again starting this year I was very emotional... ONE DAY, I noticed as I drove to the mall to find a dress to attend my friends wedding in March my sight started to go. It was dark out and the lights began to blind me.. Whether it was the street lights, traffic lights or lights from occasional business that I passed. My eyes (mostly started) on my left began to blur and I could not see street signs, I really believed at the time I was going blind. I finished my shopping and returned how.. I THEN NOTICED, that now house lights, and the lights from the television set WERE SO OVERWHELMING,,, again I THOUGHT I WAS GOING BLIND. I would squint and rub my eyes to try to regain focus which was at times obsolete. I think this started about February or so.
As things progressed through out the months and the time approached to attend my friends WEDDING I started to sense sensitivity to warm on hot water on my body in the shower, I also thought my hearing started to become impaired.. My legs started to burn and itch like they were ON FIRE... I could not sleep, I would even wake up at times and be so uncomfortable that pain in my legs would not let me sit, lay down or barely walk.
My breathing would become shallow and also become racy. All of a sudden for a week I started to walk as if I had been paralyzed learning to walk again. It was so odd that now for a week I could not control the sufficiency of my walking. I went to multiple emergency visit, clinics, and urgent cares with not result. My leg side of my body felt numb, my arm, my legs and my eye felt abnormal.
The first visit to the emergency room the doctor thought maybe I had glaucoma (by the way I had just turned 37 in Jan.) He tested me for glaucoma through a vision test as well as with some type of equipment he used to tap my eye after putting drops in them. NO GLAUCOMA but he did say MAYBE JUST MAYBE YOU MAY HAVE MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, WHICH FREAKED MY OUT, he also said check in with your eye doctor which I did.
The exam proved that i did not need glasses and after dilating my eyes the doctor would not see ANY IMPAIRMENTS WHATSOEVER. He said I was 20/20 on my right side and 20/25 on my left, nothing significant to prescribe glasses. He was baffled and said please return to me when you find out what is causing the paralysis of your vision, which I agreed. Another emergency visit claimed it was Sciatica, another said NERVE DAMAGE AGAIN POSSIBLE MS. I began to lose weight rapidly without any weight loss regiments.. I now weigh around 176, in Jan I weighed about 214 pd. My appetite was off, I was and am now still always exhausted ALL THE TIME :-(...
I started to have INSOMNIA and I still do ALL THE TIME. One doctor or a couple of doctors said maybe it's STRESS OR MENTAL ILLNESS, MAYBE YOU ARE DEPRESSED. I ALSO FORGOT TO MENTION I STOPPED WORKING NOV 2014 AND WAS GOING THROUGH FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES... I loss my car, couldn't pay bills or rent. I could not find consistent STRESS FREE WORK. I started to experience HIGH LEVELS of anxiety, panic attacks and depression. The things I LOVED TO DO began to deteriorate.
To make a longer story short, I've had an MRI, CAT SCAN, X RAYS (on my back, and ankle. Sense I thought I had sprained or broken my ankle on my left side because the phantom pain was so severe.). I've also had migraines. I had a FLU TEST, EKG, VISION TEST, MOBILITY TEST, etc etc etc. WITH NO ANSWERS. Blood test where fine, urine test fine, pregnant test negative (AS I EXPERIENCED SO MUCH PAIN AND STILL DO IN MY LEFT QUADRANT OF MY STOMACH AND PELVIS). I was told that I had this year an OVARIAN CYST RUPTURE.. but that pain never went away after treatment.
NOW I'VE EXPERIENCED FOR OVER FOUR MONTHS increased heat and pain in my lower back, spine, and pelvis. IT CRAMPS, TINGLES, sometimes I can't even walk, sit long or lay on my back for long. FOCUS AND MEMORY are also off...
So feel maybe it's a slip disc or something BUT I AM SO OVERWHELMED WITH THESE SYMPTOMS statement and some that where to long to state, THAT I JUST NEED TO KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON.
I HAVE AN APPOINTMENT TO REVIEW MY MRI WITH THE NEUROLOGIST THIS FEB 2016......
PLEASE HELP ME ANYBODY IF YOU CAN...