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this is my 1st post and I have read many similar symptoms to my own. I am a 50 yo female and have had brain fog, fuzzy head and tinnitus (ringing in the ears) for 18 years. It all started when I had a huge meltdown after several personal issues at the time resulting in me not being able to cope. our toddler daughter was in isolation in hospital with a nasty virus which I later caught. I was feeling dizzy and disconnected and it took doctor's nearly 3 months to diagnose anxiety related depression and later on an anxiety disorder. during this time i got worse, became agoraphobic, lost 10kgs and was rail thin. I couldn't eat or drive. I have had MRIs, CT scans, many therapies including Reiki, massaging, psychologists, psychiatrists, group therapy, behavioural therapy, deep meditation therapy. I even went to Dr Charlie Tio (world famous brain surgeon) to see if i had a pineal cyst. I do have one but it's tiny and he told me 40% of the population have them with no symptoms. 've been on several antidepressants and still am. the symptoms of feeling like your "not here" on a daily basis and the tight head and tinnitus drive me crazy. my memory is crap at times which is frustrating. I have attempted suicide in the past just to relieve me of these symptoms. i felt terrible for doing this to my family but was desperate to escape the physical sensations in my head that no one seems to understand. doctors give me valium occasionally to reduce symptoms but worry it's addictive. over the years nothing much has changed except I do hold down a pt job. when it all 1st happened, i couldnt work for 18 months. it felt like a death sentence internally. I try to cope most of the time but wish I had my old life back. I also went through surgical menopause 7 yrs ago and things worsened for a while before my hormones stabilised through many trials with an endoxrinologist. I am looking into botox therapy which has been proven to help with head tension and sometimes tinnitus. I'm seeing a neurologist in a couple of months for a consultation and hopefully I will be considered a candidate for this new therapy. if anyone has had botox for their head tension, please comment on the page. it's had alot of research and success in the USA. knowledge is power and we can all use a bit of support and most of all HOPE. I can't imagine how much money I have spent over the years trying to "fix" my symptoms as they can be very hard to explain, as other's have said before. I have driven my husband mad at times but he is forever supportive, as is my daughter. in many ways I'm lucky for the support but these symptoms are draining and always literally " IN your head". because no one can see it, they don't get it! Thank you for reading my post. just writing this has made me feel a little less stressed. peace to you all. ❤
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