2 years sick, nauseous and dizzy, no answer, please help.
<p>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.</p>
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Yes Ive just started looking into other hospitals after my doctor asked what I would like to do..I’m like dude, I have no idea that’s why I’m here. That was the last straw, it’s been three years I’m beat down and just trying to find the easiest way to get into a good hospital and I heard Mayo was the best
Thanks Jim, I have tried Paxil and mirtazipine with no difference, I started Wellbutrin but it made me extremely anger after two days I was so mad at everything I gave up on it (not sure if that’s normal) the stomach issues come and go but the being extremely exhausted it what kills me, I’ve had adhd my whole life so I’ve never even been able to sit down long enough to watch tv. Now it feels like that’s all I do and is very frustrating that I can’t figure it out.
Just one suggestion – my daughter (then in her 30'3s) went through a year like what you are describing a few years ago. Her Dad & I finally took her to the ER during a particularly bed bout, and insisted that they "figure it out" – in came a Nurse Practitioner who listened to her story and ended up checking into her gall bladder function – no stones, but very low ejection fraction. Out it came, surgeon described it as "ugly" and she was on the path to healing. Having been sick for so long, it took about a year, but she is healthy and strong now despite many months of Covid then post-Covid syndrome.
Sometimes you just have to find the right provider, not always a physician, who listens from a fresh perspective. I would suggest finding a new primary care provider and asking for a consult.
Good luck – feeling bad for a long time is miserable, and it does affect your mental health.
Thanks sue, I did have my gall bladder checked out and everything was fine. I will definitely be switching my primary care doctor in hopes of getting someone who is more proactive.
I just read all of your posts back to April, and given that you have used drugs in the past, there is a possibility of some kind of damage to your body or nervous system. As you search for a new provider, I urge you to do 2 things specifically – first, find one who has good experience in dealing with people who have had substance issues in their past. Second, keep a daily diary of all of your activity, your mood and any stressors you face, all meds or supplements you take including even an aspirin or vitamin, your food and liquid intake including water, your pain, nausea, fatigue and other symptoms, and your sleep patterns – both hours slept day or night and any sleep disturbances – waking, nightmares, etc. Perhaps a pattern will emerge.
Many years ago when she was a teen, a diary like this pinpointed the cause of my daughter's blinding headaches and we were able to make them go away.
Hey man I just started looking into this, they might be able to help. You should check it out, it's a pretty awesome program.
Ok I’ll look into this
@reganripple My gall bladder looked fine. A doctor finally did a gall bladder function test, which showed something like 14% function.
That's exactly what happened to my daughter 2 years ago – she was still in her 30's and the docs insisted gall bladder couldn't possibly be the issue – a kind ER doc finally listened to us, on the 3rd trip in, checked her ejection fraction and it was 15% – out came the gall bladder and she's been fine ever since.
I’ll have to look into that again then.