Appreciate your insights on a health problem
April 5, 2010 11:54 PM Subscribe
I have a crazy health issue/issues and wonder if any of you brilliant people can give me any insights or advice. Thanks for your time.
posted by gibbsjd77 to Health & Fitness (16 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Alright, where to begin, I have had "persistent Migraine Aura, or visual snow" nonstop for a little over a year. It sucks and it's nonstop, but I have been unable to find any promising treatment for it. Anyone familiar with treatment or that has personal experience with it, please let me know.
Second, I am on the following medicines and wonder if you are familiar with a side effect that I am having. It did not start when I began any of these meds, but it is fairly unpleasant now and I want to know if quitting these might help.
Lamictal 300mg a day (migraines and depression)
Propranolol 120mg extended release (migraines and tremor)
Nefazodone 200 mg a day (depression)
Ativan as needed for anxiety, very rarely taken
My latest issues are with clear thinking and thinking of the proper word. I used to be able to think sharply for most of the day and usually late into the night. Now it seems like I have to get everything just right to get a few hours of sharp, clear thinking. Also, I have a very difficult time thinking of the correct word to say in a sentence. Not just difficult words, but words that must make me seem mentally slow to the people that I'm speaking with. I don't know if this junk is from the medicines/medicne or if it's somehow related to the PMA that I referenced earlier. I probably sound winey and like a big complainer, but this has made my life more miserable than I can explain. I used to be so sharp and always speak perfectly with others and had great self-confidence, but after all this has happened My confidence is shot and I feel dumb a lot and like I can't handle doing the things that can make me fulfill my dreams and become successful. My family has been great through this in helping me, but it makes me feel all the worse, because I now doubt myself to the extent that I wonder if I can make it again in the real world. I never used to think that before all of this. Thanks for taking the time to read my rant here. It feels good to vent sometimes, but seriously if you have any experience with these issues, or advice I'd love to hear it. Thanks and have a great day!