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this is my first post on here, and i am hoping to find some sort of answer to my truly debilitating symptoms which have been effecting me for the past 11 months. I'm 39, female. When these symptoms came on I had just moved to a new location for a new job. Apologies if this is't written very well, I really struggle writing stuff these days.
Everything escalated last year in December: extreme fatigue, extreme brain fog - like drunk feeling, shaking, cognitive issues, paresthesia all over body and also scalp, muscle twitching, difficulty concentrating.
The latest event sent me to ER and to multiple dr. visits to the family physician, neurologist, rheumatologist at Cleveland clinic. Tests completed have been coming back all negative (brain MRI, CT scan, chest x ray, EKGs, x-ray of hands, autonomic test, EMG, CT of my abdomen, even Lyme was ruled out ) and I am simply on my own dealing with the same symptoms daily and researching the solution. Neurologist assumes I have BFS ( benign fasciculation syndrome) Since December event, I took B+C complex, magnesium, calcium, zinc, biotin for solid 4 months. However doctors do not have explanation to any of the other symptoms.
From April-May, I went through extensive acupuncture, cupping and vitamin injections program. It appeared to help with my brain fog about 50-70%. However, the muscle twitching, cramping and fatigue is affecting my daily life and work.
During bring fog events (now I am constantly struggling with brain bog)I realized I was not thinking as clearly as I once could, completing work related projects started to take considerably longer as I was finding it much harder to process my work as I used to. This was not related to the difficulty, rather that my ability to problem solve was diminishing. I struggled through and have managed to get by.
However, the 'brain fog' was getting gradually worse as the months went by. I was and still am also experiencing muscle twitching and crimp like feelings mostly in my toes, feet , calves and arms. Muscle twitching has happened also in other muscles across body.
Last month has been really tough, I have missed days from work due to the severity of the brain fog, all weekends are spent in bed recovering. I also cannot do anything with friends as i wouldnt enjoy it, don’t have energy for it and i would just feel embarassed and zoned out.
I have no clue what this could be, I dont feel I can work as my mind is blank and I am unable to process and remember information. Ive spent the last few months literally sat wondering wtf has happened and how to get out of this state, time completely wasted.
Has anyone got any idea what this is? what advice would you give?
I'm lost, this is ruining my life. Ive tried getting back into the things I used to enjoy but when I play I just feel zoned out and drunk. I get zero enjoyment from doing anything or talking to anybody in this state.
Im so confused. If anyone could give some advice it would be greatly appreciatively, as my life has quite simply stopped being worth living. I will just add that I was happy with everything I had in my life prior to this coming on so I don’t believe it to be depression.
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