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I'm 25 years old, male and I've been experiencing a steadily progressive/degenerative brain condition for over 3 and a half years now which has basically destroyed my life.
The main symptoms include steadily worsening cognitive impairments (especially in recall, processing speed), flat emotions, horrible head feelings (hard to explain), constant head pains (which arn't headaches and arn't relieved by regular painkillers), severe insomnia, vision issues and worsening tiredness. My brain basically feels like it's being attacked a lot of the time. Other, even more worrying symptoms include heart arrhythmias (PVCs, bigeminy), a heavily bloated abdomen and rapid weight loss (and possibly muscle loss).
This illness began in 2016 when I came back from a music festival. It was a sudden onset, starting with mild cold/flu symptoms and these brain impairments I speak of. The cold symptoms cleared up within just 1 week, but the brain symptoms have only gotten worse since, with the other symptoms slowly setting in as the years have went by. My condition has became so severe that I can no longer work, have given up most activities I once enjoyed, can barely socialise anymore, have lost all my prospects in life and constantly worry about my future if this disease isn't diagnosed and treated soon.
Nothing I've tried in terms of diet, exercise, suppliments, nootropics and medications have had zero effect on me. And doctors don't appear to be taking my condition too seriously. They ran the usual bunch of routine blood tests for diabetes, thyroid, cortisol, liver and kidneys and checked my iron and B12 levels but apparently found nothing. I also had a brain CT scan and got tested for Lyme disease, both of which also turned out to be negative.
Does anyone here have any ideas on what sort of condition this could be and how I could possibly get it diagnosed and treated? Thanks!
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