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Chronic Dizziness/ Panic Attacks/ Overstimulated/ Off Balance/ Brain Fog

Hello,

I am Nico, I am a 25 year old male who has been suffering from an array of symptoms since I was 17 years old. I am 5ft 8" and I weigh 235lbs ( Ive gained over 60lbs in the last year and a half) I have had a Panic Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and dizziness (not vertigo) problem since 17 (nearly 8 years now). In 2009 I got into a car accident and fractured my frontal right sinus cavity and had to do a reconstructive surgery. In this accident I also got a concussion and was in shock and also unconscious for about an hour. The last few years my health has gradually been declining and my quality of life has gotten so low. I have seen a TBI specialist, a Neurologist, a Cardiac Electrophysiologist, a Psychologist, and a Psychiatrist for Psychotropic medication management. Here are the symptoms I have experienced daily or within this time frame:

*Panic Attacks
*Constant Fear/Adrenaline Rushes
*Always Tired
*No Sex Drive
*Irritable
*Easily Overstimulated (sensory Overload)
*Non-Rotational Dizziness
*Neck Pain
*Cervicogenic Dizziness
*Heart Arrhythmia (PVC's, and Sinus and or Paroxysmal Tachycardia)
*Sensitive to Sounds (Always have to wear earplugs)
*Sensitivity to Light (always wear sunglasses)
*Off balance
*Slight body tremors
*Chronic Neck and Muscle tension in Occipital and Trapezius Muscles
*Startled by normal every day sounds (occasionally)
*Always Feel Like I Am Dying or That I Have Some Serious Terminal Illness
*Tinnitus
*Elevated Blood Pressure
**Obstructive Sleep Apnea (Not using CPAP)
*Obesity
*Brain Fog Always
*Shortness of Breath
*Lump In Throat
* Every few months a random mouth and tongue become paralyzed for less than a minute when I eat then I get
Confused afterwards or Panic attack.

Here are the Medications I take everyday:

Clonazepam (Klonopin) .75Mg
Diazepam (Valium) 5MG as or if needed
Aspirin 325MG

Here are TESTS performed in the last 7 years I will put a number next to it to indicate how many times I've had it done

* Head/Brain CT Scan   3-4 Times
* Brain MRI                    4-5 Times
* Neck/Throat MRI        2 Times
*Chest X-Ray              10+ Times
*EKG                           20+ Times
*Implanted Cardiac Monitor 4/01/2014(Still Implanted)
*EEG                           3-4 Times
*Basic Neurological Function Test            10+Times
*Echocardiogram Stress Test                   2 Times
*Echocardiogram                                     1 Time
*Stress Test                                              2 Times
*Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound  (testing for artery compression or insufficiency) 1 Time
*Neuropysch Testing  (TBI and cognitive function)          2 Times
*Blood Tests/Urinalysis   >CBC>CMP>CRP>Troponin>Metanephrines>Cortisol>Lipid Panel>Heavy Metal Compounds>Catecholamines>Thyroid Levels> and some others I can't remember.
*Pulmonary Lung Function Test (shortness of Breath)    1 Time
*Overnight Sleep Studies (In Lab)                  9 Times
*Cervical Trigger Point Injections (Marcaine/Lidocaine)      Done Monthly



Other than that I see weekly providers, a Physical Therapist for my neck, a Psychologist for my Severe Anxiety Disorder and Panic Disorder, My Neurologist to do my cervical trigger point injections, and my TBI doctor to kind of oversee everything and help me solve whats causing my symptoms.






Any Suggestions would be much appreciated. I have had this fear and notion that I have Multiple Sclerosis (MS) as the cause for everything or even constant TIA's (Mini Strokes).... IDK... I have a 1 and half year old son to take care of and I can't even take care of myself, I am scared 24/7 of dying and I am not living life.... :/ any advice would help please

Thank You and God Bless

Nico


2 Responses
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Try keeping track of everything you eat and when as well as all of your symptoms and see if there's a correlation. I had most of those symptoms on and off for years and it turned out to be an allergy to vinegar/acetic acid.
The challenge is that you may be having a reaction hours afterwards, you could try eliminating specific foods for a week or two at a time and see if anything improves.
Avatar universal
Nico -
   Look at the symptoms for Fibromyalgia. What really struck me in your post was the sensory overload thing. Have a Rhuematogist check pressure points, and tell him/her all your symptoms. I was diagnosed back in 1993 or 1994, when most Drs didn't believe in it, but now, they have Lyrica and Cymbalta to help. Good luck!
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