It all started about 4 years ago... I was having strange achilles
tendon pain. It didn't feel like a tear or a bruise... more like
tennis elbow. It would expand into the plantar facia and up into the
calf muscle. It crawled like restless leg. MRI showed minimal to no
inflamation and antiinflamitories didn't help. This has come and went
over the last 4 years.
2 Years ago, some muscle twitching has started and seems to follow
along with the tendon issues. Everything from minor pinky twitches at
3/second to full body twitches to wake me up. The twitching is really
annoying and adds stress to the situation. My nerves and reflexes
seem really sensitive. Simple brushes against my skin cause me to
pull away fiercly... think of the fingernails down the chalkboard
I now have been getting very dizzy, so dizzy I close my eyes and go to
sleep (not intentionally). It's worst sitting down and I can actually
function standing up. It hits me fast and I'm out, staring at a post
worth of zzzzzzzzzzz's or ggggggggggggggg's as my fingers rest on the
keyboard. Turning my head feels like ocean waves striking the shore
and it takes a moment to regain orientation.
I am loosing words. I have recently been diagnosed as bipolar. I'm
all over the place. I was before but this is worse. Loud sounds are
making me jump across the room at times where I wouldn't even hear
them before. My brain is in a fog and I have the feeling of waves
rolling from the back of my head through to the front. I can't
remember questions I planned to ask. I can't remember names or find
my words. When I can't find my words I get frustrated and people
think I'm getting defensive when I'm simply frustrated with myself.
My short term memory is terrible. I had a sense of time and stayed in
touch with reality. Now, time disappears. I forget conversations. I
can't tell which direction sounds are coming from and they seem like
they are all around me. I was smart. Maybe I still am smart but I
don't feel it. I feel my mind disappearing.
The above symptoms have come and gone over these four years. The one
key is they're all present together. I am in the middle of a full-
blown episode now. I don't want to have to live with these symptoms.
Yes, I am on a few new medications but these symptoms seem to be
independant of them.
I would like to hear what people think and perhaps point me in the
Thanks for any help you can provide!