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You need to see your doctor. There could be a fairly simple physical cause (I'm not a medical doctor, but maybe low blood pressure, thyroid, ...?) which can be solved. Or there may be more serious causes. They can do tests for likely causes. It sounds like it's getting worse, and in any case you could be a danger to yourself if you blacked out in the middle of the road, or at the top of the stairs or something.Go see your doctor as soon as possible I wish you well.
Quote from: techmind on 07/04/2008 17:38:43You need to see your doctor. There could be a fairly simple physical cause (I'm not a medical doctor, but maybe low blood pressure, thyroid, ...?) which can be solved. Or there may be more serious causes. They can do tests for likely causes. It sounds like it's getting worse, and in any case you could be a danger to yourself if you blacked out in the middle of the road, or at the top of the stairs or something.Go see your doctor as soon as possible I wish you well.Of course I agree with you and George; but Giles doesn't seem to be able to see a doctor, otherwise he would have done so.He's looking for help right here (nice club for mental people!).I think we should ask him more details about his lifestyle for a start: work, activities and diet...And try to help him through this 'chat' forum.Yes, www.supportive careikoD
I did not respond to the term "mental illness", because to be honest it is a fairly meaningless term anyway. It is a pejorative term that has no medical meaning.
I forgot. Kind of on a side note, but i also get mouth ulcers all the time, like they never go away. I've always got at least one as far as i can tell and they hurt. Why is this? Is it smoking? Could it be connected?
Almost all of those with Behcet's suffer recurrent painful mouth ulcers that can make eating extremely difficult. Recurrent genital ulceration, inflammation of the eye (called uveitis) and skin lesions, such as an acne-like rash and red bumpy nodules (called erythema nodosum), occur.If the joints are affected, then painful arthritis occurs and can cause severe disability. Sometimes the nerves and brain are affected, leading to impaired balance, speech and memory loss.
I Don't want to say to much because i feel i might get treated as a hypachondriac. When i'm there though i never seem to remember what i should be saying, like which symptoms are most likely to point them in the right direction. Any ideas on that?
I've had another appointment today and i think i got everything across. The main reason i was going was to get some medication to help me sleep because i couldn't sleep right at all and wandered if maybe this was the cause for a lot of my symptoms (that and course related stress). Once i explained most of the symptoms to the doctor she said that some of the things didn't sound possible for sleep deprivation, but to see if it is that i've got some sleeping pills. After taking them for like a week my symptoms should stop, unless i have something else. She seemed to think i could have schizophrenia or depression, but said if the symptoms are still there then i should see a specialist. I think everything is finally being sorted now.Although i still don't know whats wrong my doctor said that most of the things it's most likely to be are treated the same way, so what it is in particular isn't so important. I knid of see her point.I was wandering though, if i do have schizophrenia or depression, how would they be treated? Would it be CBT or like actual medication? Or a combination? Any ideas?
Try keeping a diary of events that you think should be told to your doctor (i.e. every time you have any kind of attack, write it down), and take this along with you on your next appointment with your doctor.