Jermiah

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Hi Everyone,

It has been 14 years now. When I was a freshman in college, my back of head started to be tender and sometimes painful. I went to the GP, and the doctor suspected it could be hypertension which results turned out to be normal. But, the soreness, the tenderness went on growing and radiating from my back of head to the mid-front. Until today, I feel strange sensations on my scalp. I needed to massage my head to get some relief (pain killers helped but only for sometime). My scalp is sensitive to touch, and gives me a burning sensation whenever my hair (head) gets wet - in cold water or rain etc. So I have to avoid the rain, or cold water. But, what worries me a lot until now is my memory. My brain power kept on dwindling, and I am fatigued most of the time. My brain symptoms relate to what they call "brain fog", but this was not verified by a medical professionals. What I had been through so far..

1. A GP suspected it could be depression, and I was placed on anti-depressants, but none helped. The drugs kept me awake in the night exasperating my brain weakness in the day time. So I quit after taking the drugs for about six months.

2. B12, I was taking B12 vaccines but it did not help as such. I am fatigued all the time, and my memory remained poor

3. Thyroid - results turned out to be normal

4. Heavy metal intoxication - samples from my blood, and hair were taken and analyzed - all turned out to be OK

5. Brain CT scan - my head was scanned twice but gave no indication of issues with brain

6. Sinus – I feel my head is full, feel intense pressure when I bend down. But, I have no nasal blockages etc. Yet, I was prescribed to taking nasal spray that helped a bit. I felt a little relieved on my head. But the sprays triggered nasal blockages (if I stop taking the sprays) that I had no such issues before. I quit on taking the sprays.

7. Sleep problems - I actually do shift works at the moment, but the problems described begin long before taking the shift work.  I took a month long vacation this year, I was sleeping 8 hours..but my memory, fatigue issues remained same.

8. exercise - helps a bit, but I am not refreshed after exercise.

9.  Change my foods – no much help.

So before all of this started, I was one of the brightest students in my clas. Very active, and was nicknamed "fast"  [biggrin] now I feel like I am a zombie. I struggle to accomplish simple tasks at work. Poor memory, coupled with fatigue …I feel ashamed sometimes. I took up a memory improvement online course, but could not further it, because I was not (or takes me a lot) to memorize the subject matters.

Some experiences that I suspect are either the cause, or are the result of the problem I now have..

1. Most of my "bad" dreams are related to my Uni times a decade ago. I see dreams of the past where I was short of time and struggling to prepare for exams, to submit my essays etc. I see dreams when I missed an important exam, etc.  

2. I was shy when it comes to women, and was into masturbation practices during those UNI times. I was so exhausted after doing masturbation. I remember to struggle to study soon after doing masturbation. So I quit on doing it, though some three years later, I guess I was addicted.

Because of my fatigue and less active brain power, I can’t go back to Uni, even if I really want to.

So what can I do??? Or has anyone had similar experiences to share?

 

 

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    I agree tiredness is unbearable! Ive always bn able to go on with little sleep yet since sinus issue can no longer.

    Are you on meds now? Im going to get yet more antibiotics. Have you had a sinis flush I know this is a option? Anxiety can cause tingling in head im told.

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      I am not taking medications at the moment. But am taking suppliments to aid with my fatigue.

      I havent done sinus flushing, but I will try this . Thanks.

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    Hi ErmiMak

    m mailing you as my son has been going through exactly the same symptoms as you and in the end we went to see an ADHD specialist privately and it turned out he does actually have this. He is extremely bright but was struggling to use his brain after around 25 mins due to fatigue and brain fog. He has always fiddled with things and would suddenly lose concern traction so he had a hard time studying at uni. He was given a trial of a drug called Concerta and it really has helped. I'm not saying you could have this too, but certainly worth a look into. I wish you well and really hope you find something that helps you real soon :-)

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    Well in order to know if you have a sinus infection you should try just touching your cheek, a feeling of tenderness is typical of sinusitis. You say you have no nasal blockage, but what about postnasal discharge? This is a snot that falls on your throat.
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      Nope , I dont think I have postnasal drip. However, about a year ago, I took antihistamine tablets that held clear my head. I felt my brain was relieved of something. This was when, I went to another GP and examine me of sinusus, hidden or not. As I said, I was then put on the nasal sprays which brought other but newer symptoms. I did not want to continue with the antihistamine tablet as , it triggered a cough. And blood analysis indicated no histamine in my system to use the drug.
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    I think you should go to an allergic  clinic
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      Just some insight. I have been a ICU Nurse and teacher for 8 years. I always prided myself on being sharp with my decision making. I usually could function on 6 hours of sleep and could work 60 hours a week, juggle a family, activities, travel and socialize. I was a bottled 5 hour energy drink naturally and loved life. On Feb 11,2015 I woke up feeling strange. Kinda outta sorts. I then began running a fever, head fog, anxiety attacks " which I haven't had since my teens" green mucous, extreme headaches. I've been on 5 antibiotics, all the fancy nasal sprays available, and steroids. I work for a doctor so I've had it all. I constantly feel fatigued, drugged, and facial pain. I went to a ENT who said I have a deviated septum and nasal inflammation. I'm scheduled for surgery in 2 weeks so will keep you updated, but in the meantime feel like I'm loosing my mind. lol. The anxiety and depression is normal. The anxiety stems from no relief from your medical condition, foggy head, and memory issues. The depression is from the anxiety, fatigue, and not feeling like yourself. Sinus issues are more more deliberating than people think and underestimated. My infection is trapped in my Ethmoid sinus, which is hard to resolve. Hoping every gets relieve soon.
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      I agree the sinus stuff is nothing easy, the feedback from you guys is pointing me towards the sinus/allergy, I should get a thorough investigation myslef. Lets hear your result after the surgery. Thanks
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      My symptoms are very similar to yours.

      Its living hell the brain fog. Im sure my problems ethmoid sinus to. Im waiting for date still for ENT then will have scans ect.. good luck with your treatment.

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