Aug 11, 2009
Alright, here's my story:
I am 22 years old. I was smoking for five years, and also was an alcoholic for about three. I had always suffered with a little bit of depression and anxiety (mostly when hungover) but nothing extreme. In December of last year, I cut way down on smoking (now completely quit for six months) and cut drinking to maybe once a week. I got a very bad cold toward the end of december. I also just moved in with my partner and had an extreme life style change all at once. I was pretty comfortable moving in though. After I started to feel healthy again, I went out and drank. And the next night (still a bit hungover), I threw up (and I have never thrown up because of a hangover) and after I puked, about 10 minutes later, I had a horrible panic attack. The only time I had ever had a panic/anxiety attack before was when I was young and tried to smoke marijauna (safe to say because of that experience, I havent smoked it since). Once I had overdosed on adderall, and didnt sleep for three days and started to hallucinate, but I am not sure if that would have caused brain problems now. But after this anxiety attack that night, I figured I might be fine. But sure enough I was having severe panic attacks and anxiety ever since. It is like, since that night, my mind has been in an altered state, and I am constantly fatigued and feel like I am dreaming. Also, a severe head pressure and dizzy spells, chest pain, I can always now see my pulse in my head and my wrists, and always feel like I am about to pass out.
I went to see a doctor and they diagnosed me with candida, and told me to take paramicrocidin, L-Thanine, L-Tryptophan, and Nystatin. I went on the candida diet for a while and did feel healthier, and I can usually avoid really bad panic attacks with the theanine and tryptophan, but my mind is still altered all the time, and dizzy. Some days worse than others. Also I feel like he past six months have all happened in like one month. Am I going crazy?
I have looked up all my symptoms Ive been tested for thyroid, lyme disease, AIDS/HIV, and a few more.
The things I have noticed had similar symptoms is mercury poisoning (I have one cap and one filling), but I don't know if thats right.
I anyone can help me that would be great. I feel like I just lost 8 months of my life. Could it maybe have started as candida, and I just gave myself an anxiety disorder worrying?