Wingnut

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About Wingnut

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  • Birthday 02/15/1995

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  1. Wingnut

    UTI?

    Well I took a UTI strip test this morning right when I woke up and it returned normal again. Not even trace. The pain in my back and side are gone, but I feel shaky, have a headache, nausea, and just sickly. I am very tired. What if something else is going on worse? 😧 My girlfriend believes it’s just a “bug” or virus.
  2. Wingnut

    UTI?

    Out of fear I just did a UTI test with a test strip. Both Leukocytes and Nitrate say negative for a UTI....but idk 😭. My mid/lower back on the right hurts and feels like “pressure”. Would a UTI test show up a kidney infection?
  3. Wingnut

    UTI?

    Hey everyone. About a week ago I felt a burning after urination that disappeared after a day. A week went by, but now the past couple of days have been odd. I felt the same burning, but also I get chills, I’m exhausted, achey in my abdomen, and feel just plain sickly. I’ve been taking the AZO Cranberry pills. Should I maybe goto the doctor tomorrow to make sure? Or buy a UTI test kit? My bowel movements haven’t really been regular either. I’m really freaking out I may have some other issue or even a prostate problem? Of course I used google and saw that people can die fairly quickly from kidney infections....so that just made it worse...
  4. Wingnut

    What is Serotonin Syndrome?

    I’m surprised no one answered this. Seretonin Syndrome is a serious issue when there is too much Seretonin in your body. Because of this, your nerves begin to go “haywire” and fire. This causes you to be sick, have a fever, seizures, etc. Most of the time it occurs after an increase in an antidepressant (Like an SSRI) OR the combination of 2 or more antidepressants. It usually is rare since most people will feel unwell after upping on a dose, and then go back to their comfortable dosage. To be honest it is something that I’m very scared of. However, I think it would be something to be cautious of, but not scared to death of. My psychiatrist who deals with many people has never once seen it or reported it with her patients.
  5. Wingnut

    Weight Gain and Stomach

    Hey everyone. I haven’t been on here in a while which is good and bad I guess! But recently I’ve been gaining weight...pretty fast. I am 6’3” and weigh 250lbs. 1 month ago I weighed 240. 7 months ago I weighed 230. Because of this, I had a blood test done on my thyroid which came back within normal. I have been pretty stressed out with relationship issues and family, as well as my upcoming appointment with my doctor. I took the GeneSight test to figure the best medication for me, and I’m kind of scared to switch as I went through a horrifying withdrawal in 2016. Recently on top of this I have been bloated constantly and have a burning feeling in my top of my stomach every night. I sometimes burp up acid, and just have felt really “bleh.” Any comfort or ideas that maybe could ease my anxiety? I’m thinking I may have cancer, or I’m getting so heavy my blood pressure will skyrocket (which is already high) and then my heart will give out, and then....and then...etc. 😞
  6. Wingnut

    Schizophrenia Fear

    Today I went out for a walk but to be honest it seemed to make me feel worse. I feel so disconnected or brain dead...I recently took a test called “GeneSight” which will show what genes are causing issues, and what medications will work best with me. I have been under quite a bit of stress with family and relationship issues. But I’ve never had this “brain dead” feeling for more than a day usually. Ugh I almost feel like this is a lifelong curse...I started having issues at such a young age that I’ll probably have it forever.
  7. Wingnut

    Schizophrenia Fear

    Thank you for the reply 🙂 I have tried different things like walking, journaling, etc. but nothing seemed to really help. I agree sitting and doing nothing really does not help. Since the loss of my job that’s all I’ve really been doing. Currently I am not seeing a therapist, although I really need one. Here in Florida it’s just very expensive; maybe 200$ per session for an hour. I almost feel “trapped”. Or “stuck” that I’m so depressed or out of it that it’s keeping me from doing something beneficial.
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    Schizophrenia Fear

    I have been battling Anxiety and OCD since the age of 10. Massive panic attacks, paranoia, depersonalization. I’ve had it all. Recently I have felt really out of it and unable to even concentrate for the past week. Someone could talk to me, and I would forget almost instantly what the person just said. I have been having horrible fears that I have or am going to develop Schizzophrenia at some point in time. During my medication withdrawals in 2016, my doctor prescribed me Seroquel to stay calm as I was paranoid using google, crying constantly, and hypomanic. I was afraid and hugging my parents all the time, and would sit making things with my hands just to keep my mind from going crazy. However, my current psychiatrist believes this is all anxiety and OCD related. I ran through the whole gamut of medications (Prozac, Brintellix, Vibryd, etc. to name of few.). Eventually after seeing 3 different doctors, Luvox (Fluvoxamine) seemed to work the best despite the horrible startup feeling. It has now been about a year and a half of taking it, and I feel like I’m getting worse again. My doctor just raises the dosage or wants to add things that never works...I’m afraid I’m going to run out of options and end up in a psychiatric hospital. (Which is my worst fear). Is it possible that because I started having these issues at such a young age, that this can become worse??? I don’t mind taking a medication for the rest of my life, I’m just afraid of losing my mind and becoming catatonic. D’:
  9. Wingnut

    Brain dead?...

    The past few weeks I have felt completely brain dead. I’ve been extremely anxious, my Blood pressure has been high, and I’ve felt really really really out of it. Disconnected from reality almost. I literally do something and a minute later forget what I just did. It’s like my focus and concentration are completely gone. I’m so scared of becoming a vegetable or something horrific. I went through a year of withdrawals after being on Zoloft for 9 years, and I feel that I would end up in a coma or something if it happened again D,:
  10. Wingnut

    Rectal Cancer- Here We Go....

    There’s a brand of wipes called “Tucks” that my family has used for different things...Fissures, burning, etc. If you’re near a Walmart, Publix, RiteAid, etc. I guarantee they will have them. I think you will be ok! 😊
  11. Wingnut

    Going down Hill...

    Issue #1 - As some of you may know I have been having issues with my blood pressure. I am 23 years old, and recently for the past few months my BP has been about 155 over 94. It does seem to spike higher (178/96) at times. My primary doctor was concerned because since October of 2017, my weight has increased by 15lbs (Currently weigh 240lbs) and my blood pressure has increased. He ran an EKG (which came back normal) and gave a referral for a cardiologist. My blood test came back normal and also for the thyroid test. He also prescribed “Losartan” which is a potent medication used to lower high blood pressure. I have not been taking it out of fear of interaction with my other meds...and for being 23 years old.... Issue #2 - My psychiatric medications have been having issues. I have been taking Luvox and Klonopin for the past 2 years since I had a major withdrawal in 2016 from Zoloft. Since the loss of my past job my anxiety has increased, and the past 2 weeks have been almost unbearable. My psychiatrist prescribed Buspar on top of the Luvox and Klonopin I already take. I took it for 4 days and almost passed out from the panic attacks I was getting. So I was told to quit. With all of this, and family troubles, relationship issues, my fears and panic and anxiety....I literally feel like I’m dying. I cannot wake up in the mornings. I can’t go to sleep. I’m exhausted throughout the day. I feel like I’m slowly withering away. I just need some guidance on what to do. I’m ready to just walk from everything.....
  12. Wingnut

    New Meds Fear...

    After a week of Buspar I called my doctor and told her. I have been having SEVERE panic attacks everyday. Today is day 2 off of Buspar and I am much less anxious. Ugh...I feel “out of it” all the time. Almost like I’m “out f reality”. I just hope to feel better soon.
  13. Wingnut

    Yelling Out

    Ever since I was very little from the age of 5 until now (I’m 23), there has been multiple occasions where I would scream during my sleep. When I was little, I would scream at the top of my lungs, very high pitched in the middle of the night. This would happen maybe once every 3 weeks. My parents would fly out of their bedroom stumbling over eachother freaking out saying that it sounded like a murder. In present time there have been occasions (usually early AM 5-8) where I would yell out in my sleep. Usually a high pitch as well as it almost seems like I try to be as loud as possible. Sometimes they are from nightmares, and other times just randomly. I was curious if anyone else has seen this or know what it is? I understand a child yelling out in the night, but a full grown man now...seems odd. - Just wanted to add that sometimes when I yelled out when I was younger, I was awake but still in the dream. That fear and feeling was the most frightening thing. I’ve had it happen one other time a few years ago. Being trapped in a dream...
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    New Meds Fear...

    So recently I followed up with my psychiatrist about my current medication situation. On top of the Luvox and Klonopin....she wants to add Buspar. I've been taking it now for the past 2 days and my anxiety has been through the roof. Literally 2 hours after taking it I feel completely out of it, cannot concentrate, and panic until my legs go numb. I also told her about my Blood pressure being high, and my weight gain....I'm just soooo tired of all these meds for the past 3 years. I actually took the genetic swab test to see which ones will work the best with me. Any comfort would be appreciated as I feel like I'm losing my mind. ):
  15. Wingnut

    Crying Tonight...Lost..

    I just wanted to thank everyone! After crying for quite awhile, I’ve made big changes to my diet and have been exercising regularly. I have already lost about 5lbs. My blood pressure has lowered a little but not much. Today after walking 2 miles I came home and after resting for an hour I started to really sweat for no reason. Out of curiosity I took my BP and it came out to 130/102. I feel extremely tired and somewhat loopy to be honest as well as irritated. I’m starting to wonder if my antidepressant is causing this? So after crying today I’m finally calmed down a little bit, but still afraid.