adeangeloadeangelo 5 hours ago 0 Replies
I have been having a lot of memory issues especially names and faces, coming up with the right word, problems processing information, and problems with normal everyday tasks. For example, I tried to put my cellphone in the dishwasher instead of the coffee mug. I also got confused and tried to put something away in the pantry that belonged in the fridge. I've also been having a lot of pain in my hands, wrists, hips, knees, and balls of my feet. It hurts to walk on bare feet in house. Lastly, I have inflammation on my scalp and psoriasis on my nails. One of my blood tests showed that I had high iron level (was told this is ferritin). I'm tired a lot of the time and have to urinate more frequently than what is probably normal.
I had a blackout and severe headache this summer and almost passed out. Thought I might have had a stroke or something. I've also hit my head a few times over the years. Most recent hit was on back of head in 2011. I should have gotten it checked out then after that, but I was stupid and didn't. Neurologist said that she thought that depression was causing my memory problems and prescribed me Lexapro. MRI came back clear and Dr told me that she thought I "looked fine" and ruled out neurological causes/problems. Maybe the machine I had it on wasn't strong enough to show enough detail. I don't know. She told me I should increase the Lexapro and follow up with a psychiatrist. I don't feel fine and am scared about all the difficulties I'm having especially at my age (which is 35). My maternal grandmother died of lupus and my mother has fibromyalgia and Rheumatoid Arthritis. I am so tired of living like this and I feel like giving up. I don't know what to do or whether I can actually get the help I need to feel better. Any suggestions would be welcome.