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hello dr. rick,its me kathy ........u have answered my problems before ,i see u r a eye doctor. why are you answering this , i was asking for a mental health dr. an u know all the allergies i have. ect. an i have lung cancer in remission i think. 12 yrs. with insomnia.. i know u r smart but is this question out of your league.
well since you know all about me by now , although i dont know how helpful you are gonna be since this isnt your expertise. ...but you read my complaint . so u see 12 yrs. of just 2 hours sleep is what is ailing me. i get depressed on pills even the vicodin just given to me. an unisom i cry after taking these an much more. i just am not functioning well. as u an my drs. know. i know with a complaint like that most drs. think this is a mental issue. such as somatization disorder ,which is charactistic of multiple symptoms complaint. but i dont fit the description of this disorder. . like i said there is no actual accurate tests for many problems such as headache , fibtomyalgia, ect. lupus some days u test pos. some days neg. my dizziness issues started when i started my periods a week before period i would get insomnia, an dizzy an weak ect. an since i been in menapause . peri, menapause an post menapause this problem has intensified. , sllep is the biggest issue i guess , which can cause this . but i CANNOT take meds. so what now.............
yes we discussed this......i cannot go away......... i am in no cond. health wise or finance wise........ i dont want any more stress from any more drs. i know i am sleep deprived . this is causing all my problems along with hormones. . cancer ect. these hosp. rochester an fla. mayo clinic are not accepting new patients with back or certain conditions as i was going to go to the fla. clinic but wait list so long they are not accepting new patients. unreal huh.
i see you are not online. hope u had a nice day......didnt know if you were going to answer my question or was gonna give it to someone who specializes in chronic. insomnia? guess i will have to wait til someone answers this . ttys
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i will wait. thanks . basic question? why am i so sensitive to most medications an hormone therapy..... i also have sleep deprivation causing severe problems for yrs. is this caused from depression an anxiety as i been told . an how do i get help if i cannot tolerate medications.....ect.................
do all drs. think a women in menapause .peri,or post, with severe menapause problems . are mental disorders. ....c-mon . doctors. in this day an age. my dr. has diagnosed me with somatoform disorder, which is symptoms for yrs. without explanation . i started with vertigo 12 yrs. ago. i was peri, menapausal. an i am still having menapausal symptoms night sweats. ect.. i cannot tolerate mediciation or hormone therapy which in turn makes it difficult. listen up doctors." its not in my head"" menapause can cause insomnia, an anxiety an depression all from lack of sleep"sleep deprivation for many yrs. an its due to night sweats from post menapause. uneducated drs. these days . know lil about menapause . someday your mom or your sister or your daughter may have a hard time. going thru the change.. but dont tell them its in their heads. ok. u can send a man to the moon but u havent helped a women in menapause yet.shame on the medical system. is there anyone out here who believes what i believe. c-mon women stand up to these male drs.some of us are just having a tough time. we are not mental..............just hormonal.............
me again, almost midnight , i am so exhausted , but i cannot sleep. i feel horrible an weak,ect. what the hell helps with getting a good night sleep. please. wide awake ,,,,i dont want to take anymore sleep aids as this an medications cause me to get severely depressed. .tried just about everything there is to get to sleep .......i do believe this "mental pause." ha....... is in the way....hormones an seratonin .connected.. please i am begging for answers to this debilitating problem........
thanks that info. was well said.....not only do i wake during sleep. but it takes at times 4-5 hours to get to sleep.. an i had a sleep study at a hosp. an i did not sleep there but was told i had a bit of sleep apnea.. i have lung cancer . just dont know how much that plays a role or not..... . melatonin for sleep causes trouble same as hormones do. i retain fluid. this is whatr actually happens with a lot of medication that causes trouble for me. anti depressants an anxiety meds in tiny doses even cause severe depression with me. an mood swings i am normally not moody. lately i want to die..........just do not want to try things that drs. say wont affect me cause everythjng i tried has effected me , so now i am terrified to try an more .......dont forget this has been going on for 12 yrs. plus. cancer i believe will come back because i am so run down from no sleep. an i get so stressed out with any dr. now. seriously they do not understand what i am dealing with...... when i die i believe it was , stress ,from lack of understanding , an sleep deprivation , i cannot even think straight this is gonna be a horrible day an people that know me really do not understand so i shut my self away from them. i really wish i was not chicken in to killing myself but i am . . i pray to god at night to not let me wake up as i do not want to feel this horrible. i am crying as i speak this comes from my heart. i am just too tired........ i have been asked to go to places like mayo clinic ect. but lack of funds an the way i feel i am not strong enough.and to be labeled with this problem is actually killing me more. mind over matter. sorry its not easy . so i appriciate your honesty been to several therapists, phychiatrist but they only do drugs. an been seeing a physcologist for yrs. now. no help any which way. i know i am very difficult patient. wish god never made me this way but its my genetics unfortunatly. i have not left my local area in 12 yrs. because of how i feel. . i do not go to restaurants because i have a falling feeling there an this is so disorienting. i know i am not alone out here in this world with these issues . but it really sucks to have had to live this long with the way i feel. i believe this is what one might say suffering........as appose to someone who just drops dead. i have asked my dr. to put me in hospice as i know they kill people there quick. thanks for input. you are right this is not helpful . sorry an you get some sleep or you will end up like myself. sleep deprived an dead.. a study in rats was long term sleep deprivation these rats died an there is why i am dizzy ect. i believe your muscles an brain an everything requires a reasonable amount of sleep. .in order to function. like a car needs gas. an this is so true........ i am not well an dont know how much longer i have as i do have stage 3 lung cancer . i am in remission but i do believe it will come back if i dont get some very needed sleep soon. i want to live one yr. free from these debilitating symptoms. i ask god this or i tell him to take me now. as i dont want any more suffering........... thats my story. course i am so sleep deprived so i guess depression steps in. an that means i cant think right. well thanks for listening maybe someday someone else like myself will benefit from my story an there will be some more alternatives to how to deal with this issue................thanks
you like my primary care doctor says melatonin. no side effects. let me remind you this is a hormone. an this caused severe water retention problems for me ,,an i was told absolutly no side effects. this is why i dont try any more meds. i also cannot tolerate bio-identical progesterone cream from compound pharmacy.....same thing water retention. methylprednesonolone , same thing , birth control pills very lo dose . water retention . this is causing me to have unstable blood pressure, an high sugar, an very moody, an faint episodes upon standing up. i black out on these. . so u see even u dont understand.........when i say i cannot tolerate meds. u like all the others ask how about this or that. .READ THIS I CANNOT TOLERATE MEDICATION EVEN IN THE TINIEST DOSE.........IT CAUSES PROBLEMS FOR ME. not willing to try any medication. like i sid earlier terrified . u think i sound depressed now. i am so much worse with medications..........do u now understand. . why dont people listen to me.
sorry for your sleep disorder also, i am also not a believer with light therapy, yes my problem is complex. i also tried to get a new therapist an was turned down because of my insurance so i am not seeking any more help. yes i am depressed ect......I GIVE UP.......
Insurance sucks..... I honestly don't know what to do w/ medication sensitivities you have. I will opt out and wish you luck and hope you don't give up.
not surprised u opted out,........
yes, insurance companies are cutting back esp. for mental health too bad.. anyway . whats left if i cannot tolerate medications......an question? do you think my multiple symptoms are due to chronic sleep deprivation? along with post menapause symptoms hot flashes night sweats. which are keeping me awake an waking me? i have light at the end of the tunnel but its a long way away as i know women in their 60,s having difficult time... my problem is .i am stage 3 lung cancer . i know statistics say there is a 5 yr. survival rate........ i am 3 yrs. post surgery .doing pet scans every 3 months. will i be able to have a symptom free period before i die?
yes, many hormones, the pituitary gland. the main one then the thyroid then the adrenals then the pancreas an also the ovaries. if any one of these malfunction then i believe it causes trouble. an at menapause time the ovaries are shuttng down an can cause problems til the body gets use to it.......an some women have elevated estrogen levels like my case .where my progesterone levels are very low an my testosterone level is low. . this is very complex i know . so yes, your theory is correct but these chemicals can calm down soon as the body recognizes the loss. some women 10 yrs or more some women never have a problem. we are not all alike. i had a pituitary issue yrs. ago....cant remember the problem but was told that. that may be why i could never have children. thank god i never had any. i wouldnt want them to be in this world. anyway thanks
sorry about all that. i am uneducated about this. but when i read things i know a lil about a lot of things , i shall leave this alone....to you the experts on certain medical subjects....... ........ i just have been reading so much because of how i have been in the last 12 yrs. so many of us uneducated . but i truly believe drugs are not the best.......most people dont mind them . but some of us so sensitive that it makes us worse. an i do believe you are right that i am depressed . no question. an i have had anxiety for a number of years. but certain things agravate this. like stress, heat, hormones , sleep deprivation for sure, one more thing. when a person gets a hot flash night sweat whatever. it dialates the blood vessels is this correct. an this i believe is causing problems in my spine ,back of head ,i always called this inflammation . crowding in narrow spaces in the vertabre, ,,,.i dont know . but its the force of blood flow to the head which makes the head feel hot ,sweaty. .chemical or not . i am so confused , . i put lil bits of this an that together an see , not to bright huh. oh well. i tried , just want to feel better that is the moral of this...........thanks .
hi, me again,,,, what causes dizziness with any movement of the head i have a hard time walking with this just so disoriented in my head ,,,my head feels swollen inside an my voice gets hoarse an i get mild headache an upper back neck spasm seems like windy weather adds to this , very difficult day my dr. still searching for the right method for me. any answers .
hmmm,,,,,,,,,,,,,first,,3 family members are homeless.an disabled...... i have vertigo caused from intense muscle spasms . an vision trouble.lack of money is so distressing , it really is hard not to think of situations that have happened such as homelessness ,i live with my ex. whom has thrown me out on the street several times in past......an with soc. sec. check under 1000........ is not enough to get housing.. an live my name as with several members of my family on the housing list which is 5 plus yrs. wait time. . i am disabled due to vertigo chronic for 12 yrs. plus. daily. along with stage 3 lung cancer. it isnt any better or any worse. vertigo worse than cancer in my personmal opinion........ i dont have 5 plus yrs. to live with my diagnoses . an a ex whom is alchoholic an drug abuser .i do not drink smoke do drugs, my worse vice is coke at mcdonalds 2 a day. i feel off balance which is so disorienting........so dont preach to me about breathing slow an relaxing........it doesnt go away........ an my mind is chrinically on homelessness, until i get wealthy or have housing i really think i cannot relax............ put yourself in my shoes an tell me to think different . it will not happen.......... so thanks for trying but again . u have no clue . when u get dizzy, only thing u think about is getting undizzy like relaxing . laying down but its 12 plus yrs. an multiple dr. s an tests if i get any more relaxed i will be dead........thanks anyway for your input.................
one more thing.......... yes i am so depressed.............. very much...... an no pill can help,,,,cause its lack of finances . an with vertigo, ect. i canot work......12 plus yrs. daily........ anxiety or whatever. yes. caused from vertigo finacial issues .
also whenever i move head, eyes, body, i am dizzy, off balance, i was diagnosed with stenosis in neck area,. an my right upper back neck are, so tense in spasm i can barely ove my head stiff an in spasm ....this is also how they found my lung cancer , from spastic neck muscles 3 yrs. ago .by accident with a c. t. of neck. same issue now, pet scan due next month again to see . because every 3 months some lil thing keeps lighting up on my pet scan. so statisic,s say 5 yr. survival rate for my cancer . cause it was in lymph nodes an big chance it will come back , didnt do chemo or radiation due to severe sensitivities to medications. until u been where i am take your anxiety method an depression . ..... well . u know... these issues cause this. an wont go away until ..i get some unexpected money an better methods for dealing with vertigo.... sorry i am 56 yrs. old an u councelers think u have all the answers. i disagree ....an so does many more people i know disagree.
i have tried the mentioned techniques, was not successful, sorry. i have a falling feeling an unless u experience this your self u cannot possibly understand. i know what anxiety is an have had a panic attack once during a lightning storm while my husband was playing with electricity ,an water. not the same. anyway....not trying to be tough. just know u really have no clue what i deal with on a daily basis........
sorry to keep adding to this ,but walking is so an issue with me. my lower legs feel heavy an not right an my low back feels not right an any movement of my head sets off dizziness, just do not feel right. so off balance an vision well anytime i do anything my eyes cause vertigo, reading writing knitting, looking down, ect. eyes are a major source of my vertigo problem. i am near sighted, an i wear reading glasses on top of my glasses to see computer ect. lack of sleep is also cause for muscle problems that issue for 12 plus yrs. also 2-3 hours a night most nights. anyway. hard time doing any of these things cause of vertigo. in which unless u get this u can know what i experience. noise intolerant, light intolerant, nervous system disorder ,shakiness, an tingling in half of my head, an spasm in upper back so tight cannot move head. , going back to physical therapy again, some days better than other days, so thats it...
i get a headache everyday, some days tension an i believe migraines, caused by inflammation of the blood vessels, , that is my belief. if i live long enough i believe this will go away, hot flashes an night sweats are with me daily an nightly , not by choice but homonal flucuations. problem is i cannot tolerate meds. that usually help some people , i have been to several lic, phycologists in past 12 yrs. teaching me relaxation techniques like u suggest. still no help. walking is difficult for me at times i cannot walk down the end of my driveway with out excertion so tired an winded an i sweat an i need to sit down lil things around the house , i need to sit down for after like 5 min. of excertion. this is not anxiety . sorry ........i was told thats my copd, a part of my lung missing. b ut some days i feel ok an question allergies when the wind blows i feel terrible an even lose my voice , on dry days. i do have allergic rhininitis also as i been told. so all these add to my problem this is not anxiety i know 3 people who do have anxiety an panic attacks an this is not like that.
ok u r right its just hard to think positive when so lil positive happens...... .. when i move my head or body i am so off balance its hard to be positive,like today a bad health day...........i blame it on migraines,,,,,,,, stress hmmm..hormones an stress hand in hand. anyway,,,, positive here is: i hope it goes away, i am cancer free 3 yrs next month, i love this time of the yr. colors on the trees cool weather. i love to sing, i am not starving. i dont give up trying for help with my medical issues. be what ever it may be... i do have a lot of hope.......hard not to talk about health when it gets in my way with every movement. ........headaches are not fun........ seeing a specialist next week without predudice from my drs. office........ going to physical therapy for these knots again in my upper trapezius area.......stress does suck..... but i am stuck as far as trying to get ahead , where can i get money, i cannot work, if i take a part time job i lose soc. sec. then when i feel dizzy i lose job then get no money. not going thru that again was hard enough getting soc. took 4 yrs. cause vertigo only a symptom not a diagnoses,no health life hasnt been kind to me i cannot tolerate medication like normal people, .. no kids. , no great relationships, married twice to alchoholics. never gonna have grandkids, no house no money,close to homelessness. u tell me the positives about this ok. very shy,,,,now lung cancer. an still off balance . can u really tell me positives about this ..although i dont live in 3rd world country so i know it could be worse. that is the positive. i could be starving, i could have worse problems , well thats it. vison causing dizziness now got to go ........
so do u think i have anxiety,,,i never doubted that....... dizziness an headaches will get u that way... do u think i am depressed its depressing not living life the way i want to.. no question. . but these issues are caused by vertigo no question........
here we go again, hard to be positive when u get a headache, dizziness, an stomach feels heavy an legs feel weak an upper back hurts ect. just from walking in the sunshine. it has to be migraines, do not care what u say. anxiety my foot. its blood vessels dialated causing this , who wouldnt be stressed an anxious an depressed. really ..
i have been having right upper stomach pain light colored stool dark urine an bleeding with every bowel movement .....headache an dizziness an feeling sick hard to be positive sorry............
tell me something, try to live in my shoes for a month. no money, one check a month less than 800 dollars, always threatened to if i dont like it get out .. family of 8 not 1 of us owns a home or has a stable living quarter , 2 on housing ,5 yr. plus wait list here in north shore mass. . lung cancer an car has broken down 4 times in the past 2 months. . not feeling well,chronic dizziness, headache, an cable cost is robbery, soon to get this shut off. lets see how your positive attitude is then ok. u have a job, probably children, i am sure more money than i, better car, ect. . ok until u live like this then tell me ok. ,until i get some miracle my life will always be down........ an lung cancer is only 5 yrs. survival, , ok.
why is this session closed. i am experiencing a weird headache an eyes not right an low back feels weird an legs weak this is so a migraine an i am so off balance today more than any other day . so disoriented now tell me this is anxiety. i tell u it is not. sorry.
i hope u didnt end my session because i have lil money. question..do u think migraines are caused from anxiety? or in my case i believe migraines can cause anxiety.
i have been so bad today...... off balance, headache an tingling in head ..walking difficult. ....upper right side back spasms an low back pain an weak heavy legs an vision trouble ect. sick feeling in upper right side stomach. almost went to e.r. again i feel terrible . been seeking a lic. physchologist also cannot find one who accepts my insurance in my area. my dr. office also looking for me . just feel very disoriented. i dont think u really understand........ its more like M. S. THAT IS HOW I BEST DESCRIBE THIS . WHATS YOUR OPINION ON THAT. DO U KNOW ANY M.S. SPECIALIST . PLEASE FEEL REAL BAD.
u have a daughter, i dont...... i dont have money for a coke at mcdonalds right now that is pretty bad. u have a job. i cannot work. dead end here .....i am sorry but if the situation were different it may be a brighter outlook but it isnt right now, an thanks for geting back to me . as u see i cannot afford to rate u at this point when i do get some money i will give u a pos. rating . i understand u r trying to help an i am not being very responsive due to the fact not much is going right these days. an my lung cancer is stage 3 squamous cell, survival 5 yrs. most likely to come back. yes some people can out live the 5 yrs. an some die earlier than 5 yrs. its 3 yrs. next month for me. i had 2 aunts with lung cancer who dies within the 5 yrs. of diagnoses. young too .i didnt do traditional therapy like them so who knows the outcome. . anyway i do not dread on that as i have the vertigo which is more debilitating than anything in my life. on top of being poor. take away all the things in your life that make u who u r ok an u have a pic of me. true. try like i said to eliminate your daughter or job, an get headache dizziness daily. no money NOW TELL ME HOW U FEEL OK.
ok an there is no professional in my area. my drs. cannot find anyone that takes my ins. dont blame u for opting out. u guys get paid for this . have a nice life. u will meet others like me though. its a poor world these days. sorry
wanted to add..i never asked for your opinion to begin with......i asked specifically for a lic. physcologist an u r just a therapist .there r plenty of those here also . just so u know............ dont jump in where u r not asked for. u thought u could help , i understand . anyone can say what u say. anyone........if i got paid i would say the same. to help.
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