2 years sick, nauseous and dizzy, no answer, please help.

Posted by reganripple @reganripple, Apr 12 2:16pm

So I’ve been sick for about 2 years now. It started when I was using meth. I would get real dizzy, nauseous, weak feeling. So I decided to quit. Well all the dizzy and nauseous feeling stayed there. The only relief I seem to get was when I overate. Well now her I am 2 years later, I still get extremely dizzy, a constant nauseous feeling, overall tiredness that only gets worse when I push myself physically. (Like to the point where I can barley get out of bed I’m so dizzy and nauseous.) I’ve tried 4 different types of anti depressants with no prevail. I’ve had multiple blood tests done and it comes up nothing every time. But I feel so terrible. I can’t drink alcohol at all anymore cuz it makes me dizzy and sick. It is an absolute struggle to make it through a day of work. By time the day is over I feel like my body is so weak I can barley move. My legs are shakey, my eyes hurt, I’ve lost 30 pounds in a matter of months, and the doctors keep saying it’s depression. But prior to drug use and during I was never depressed or had any problems. I’ve had an endoscopy and colonoscopy both came back fine. No medicine makes the nausea go away. I’ve tried Xanax still no relief. I just don’t know what to do at this point and I’m just praying someone has an idea of what to do.

Hi @reganripple, welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. You mentioned that you quit meth and drinking is no longer a pleasure. Do you take any recreational or prescribed drugs at the moment that might be contributing to the problem? How to do you deal with the dizzy and nauseous feelings when you get them?

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No drugs, I’m taking martazipne for my appetite.(which I still don’t have, literally never hungry) Sometimes when I eat I will start to feel better. I’ve already checked blood sugar levels that was fine.

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How old are you? Male/female? Sounds like your health issues could be at the cellular level, and that is something that can make it difficult for doctors to diagnose.
Have you tried an endocrinologist? Sometimes they can get to the root of the problem.
Have you tried Mayo Clinic? Or any teaching hospital.

Good luck

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@funcountess

How old are you? Male/female? Sounds like your health issues could be at the cellular level, and that is something that can make it difficult for doctors to diagnose.
Have you tried an endocrinologist? Sometimes they can get to the root of the problem.
Have you tried Mayo Clinic? Or any teaching hospital.

Good luck

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Male only 28 but feel like I’m 70, I’m new to all this health stuff, I’m not sure what cellular even means. I haven’t been to any teaching hospital. I’ve seen probably 7 different doctors over the past year and a half and they all say the same thing they don’t find anything in my blood so they jump to depression. I’m only depressed because if I push myself physically I become so nauseous and dizzy and weak I end up laying in bed for weeks, so ya there is depression there but that come from not being able to do things a normal 28 year old should be able to. Like work a normal day of work without feeling sick.and they Mayo Clinic is a far drive for me. When I quit doing drugs I never experienced that pink cloud or feeling excited either. Which I have in the past, I just felt completely awfull and it hasn’t stopped since. It’s a nightmare not being able to keep physically active.

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@reganripple

Male only 28 but feel like I’m 70, I’m new to all this health stuff, I’m not sure what cellular even means. I haven’t been to any teaching hospital. I’ve seen probably 7 different doctors over the past year and a half and they all say the same thing they don’t find anything in my blood so they jump to depression. I’m only depressed because if I push myself physically I become so nauseous and dizzy and weak I end up laying in bed for weeks, so ya there is depression there but that come from not being able to do things a normal 28 year old should be able to. Like work a normal day of work without feeling sick.and they Mayo Clinic is a far drive for me. When I quit doing drugs I never experienced that pink cloud or feeling excited either. Which I have in the past, I just felt completely awfull and it hasn’t stopped since. It’s a nightmare not being able to keep physically active.

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Hello reganripple,
Don’t really want to lecture you, but WHAT WERE YOU DOING THINKING IT WAS O.K. TO BE ON ICE/GLASS ANYWAY? Don’t say because the euphoria was such a good feeling. Now look how you are feeling. Cellular means disease/health issues so small almost undetectable even under the electron microscope. It can also mean changes to your DNA. I don’t know where you live, or how close you are to a good teaching hospital, but they could possibly help you. Have you been to a doctor who specializes in substance abuse?
I’m afraid you are suffering the affects of what substance abuse does to the body.
Besides the body, it will mess up your brain
You are best to get checked by an endocrinologist, and substance abuse doctor.
Take care

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@reganripple It sounds like you have what I have which is called meniere's disease. Its a disease in your inner ears (the crystals move around which causes the dizziness and nausea) that causes your equilibrium to be off. Please go to a ENT DR and have them test you for that. The best of luck and let me know how you make out.

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@funcountess

Hello reganripple,
Don’t really want to lecture you, but WHAT WERE YOU DOING THINKING IT WAS O.K. TO BE ON ICE/GLASS ANYWAY? Don’t say because the euphoria was such a good feeling. Now look how you are feeling. Cellular means disease/health issues so small almost undetectable even under the electron microscope. It can also mean changes to your DNA. I don’t know where you live, or how close you are to a good teaching hospital, but they could possibly help you. Have you been to a doctor who specializes in substance abuse?
I’m afraid you are suffering the affects of what substance abuse does to the body.
Besides the body, it will mess up your brain
You are best to get checked by an endocrinologist, and substance abuse doctor.
Take care

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@reganripple You have a big problem and I agree you have messed yourself up with whatever drug you where on. You need to see a specialist who deals in drug abuse Im not sure how long it will take you to become feeling better again but go to a University hospital in your area since Mayo is to far for you . A bigger hospital will be able to help you better then a smaller one . You can get a better workup there . Listen to what funcountess told you Dont go to just any old Dr. your situation requires a specialist . Good luck

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@funcountess

Hello reganripple,
Don’t really want to lecture you, but WHAT WERE YOU DOING THINKING IT WAS O.K. TO BE ON ICE/GLASS ANYWAY? Don’t say because the euphoria was such a good feeling. Now look how you are feeling. Cellular means disease/health issues so small almost undetectable even under the electron microscope. It can also mean changes to your DNA. I don’t know where you live, or how close you are to a good teaching hospital, but they could possibly help you. Have you been to a doctor who specializes in substance abuse?
I’m afraid you are suffering the affects of what substance abuse does to the body.
Besides the body, it will mess up your brain
You are best to get checked by an endocrinologist, and substance abuse doctor.
Take care

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Ok I will definitely look into that and appreciate your advice.

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@tjgisewhite

@reganripple It sounds like you have what I have which is called meniere's disease. Its a disease in your inner ears (the crystals move around which causes the dizziness and nausea) that causes your equilibrium to be off. Please go to a ENT DR and have them test you for that. The best of luck and let me know how you make out.

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Ok do you happen to feel nauseous after physical activity and the nausea comes and goes like even in a day. Where you will feel horrible in the morning but begin to feel better randomly?

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@reganripple yes. Getting over heated brings "it"on. So does eating to much salt, drinking to much caffeine and when I used to drink alcohol. I hope this helps.

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Ok ya I haven’t really been able to drink caffeine..I’ll definitely look into that thanks.

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@reganripple you mentioned that prior to and during your drug use you did not experience the issues you have now. I would like to remind you that the inappropriate drug use may have altered your bodily systems. With no medical training, I can only guess that, as suggested, you may be suffering from depression and/or menieres disease. It is good to include everything in your history with physicians. Please follow the suggestions given you here and try to find out what is going on. Your rapid weight loss is a significant symptom. Please do not ignore it. I hope you find answers soon.

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@reganripple You sound miserable and you need some compassion, not lectures. I know you’ve seen quite a few doctors over a long time, but I think you need to go to a major medical center in a city near you. First, you want to write, in a journal, all of your symptoms, how long you’ve had them, just everything. And you’ll want to be honest about drug use in the past. Do you think you can do this? Please let us know what happens. Becky

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@reganripple

Ok ya I haven’t really been able to drink caffeine..I’ll definitely look into that thanks.

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@reganripple you are very welcome. I hope you find some relief.

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@reganripple I'm sorry that you've been experiencing such miserable symptoms. Can you pin down exactly what triggers each thing? As Becky @becsbuddy suggested, if you can link what you're feeling to something specific, and write down your thoughts, it could help your doctor make an assessment. I've started writing in my evernote folder what questions I want to ask my doctors so I don't forget anything.

So,the dizziness and nausea started while you were still using? Was something going on in your life when it started? Sorry for all the questions. I'm just naturally curious. I hope you can find good things that relieve your dizziness and nausea. And in the longer run find wellness for all the parts of you.

Jim

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