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hi, I am an 18 yr. old female. For the past 11 months I have had the most bizarre symptoms. It started with uncontrollable crying episodes that weren't triggered by events and led to memory loss, confusion, hot/cold flashes, blue hands and feet,delayed speech and feeling unbalanced. All of these symptoms resulted in me having to be medically homebound for my senior yr. of high school. I was diagnosed with depression and comfortable with the diagnosis until now. I have tried everything to lessen the symptoms! I have been put on celexa, prozac, abilify,lamictal,zoloft,lexapro,lorazapam,clonazpam,seraquil,luvox,deplin,pristiq,cymbalta and even done 5 sessions of ECT ( electroconvulsive shock therapy) I have been to a neurologist, had an EEG,MRI, thyroid testing,and many blood tests. I am supposed to be attending UNCG in 3 weeks and I would really love go to, but I don't see that being possible in the condition I am in now. This has ruined my life, I would be SO HAPPY to have it back.. I am open to any suggestions!

Thanks for reading, Sara
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1384300 tn?1279439094
I'm sure you've been tested for this already but my wife has a rarer variety of multiple sclerosis and Your symptoms seem very similar... I'm no doc but so take my words with a grain of salt. If It's not something you've had em look at give it a shot... Best Wishes And I hope you feel better
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Hi Sara,
How are you? How were the results of the EEG and MRI and what blood tests were done? Depression usually responds well to both medication and therapy with your doctor. If the different medications do not help, discuss this with your attending physician and a change of drug and further evaluation may be in order. Hang on and stay positive. Take care and hope to hear from you soon.
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