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Back in 2014, I was diagnosed with PNES (pseudo seizures).
I also have PTSD, Bipolar 1 with severe pyschosis (or schizoaffective disorder. I've had multiple doctors flop between the two or chalk everything up to PTSD), BPD, GAD with panic attacks.
I still can't figure out what to do. I'm severely allergic to medications like Topamax, Lamictal, Tripletal, Depakote (sp?), Tegrotral (sp?). All of which I've tried and ended up with DRESS Syndrome.
Whenever I get sudden bouts of panic/terror or a doom-and-gloom feeling, I stop recognizing where I am and my body. I don't believe this is related to PTSD because there isn't a trigger. It's more common before going to sleep and waking up. I hallucinate (mostly visual), tremble or shake but not violently, and always get a buzzing feeling throughout my body. Rarely, I lose consciousness. The few times I have, I was out for 10 minutes.
Recently, I've had an increase in déjà vu, pounding in my stomach, and always feeling like I'm going to pass out. The longest it has lasted has been a week, resulting in an episode last night before bed. Usually, the episodes happen back to back (like 2 or 3 in a small time span) and then I'm okay. Aching and worn out, but okay.
I understand that my stress and trying to cope with trauma can set it off. But what I don't understand is the manic that follows. I'm really confused as to what's what and how to treat it. It's interfering with my daily life.
I do attend therapy regularly and am not medicated.
I haven't seen a neurologist since my diagnosis because I'm tired of them just brushing it off or throwing medication at me, knowing I have allergies to medicines in the same group.
Any thoughts as to what I should do??
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