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I am 35 years old and I have always been

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Dr. Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :1991

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Posted on Mon, 11 Feb 2019 in Mental Health
Question: I am 35 years old and I have always been small petite I weigh 96 pounds and I’m 5’3” I’ve never had any major problems jus high blood pressure and anxiety and depression. But, In the last 6 months I have had no energy, I slept literally 4 days straight just to get up go to restroom, eat, take my dog out and I was right back asleep. I am concerned why this is? I went to my female doctor back in July to get my birth control taken out of my arm and I had one put right back in. I never spotted or bleed. They choked my iron and it was good. So what do u think?
Follow up: Dr. Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh 44 minutes later
Also, I left this out which is a lot to explain, I was addicted to Xanax for 8 years, now this was 4 years ago but I went to a rehabilitation center to come off of them. But, I was prescribed 2mg bars 3 times a day for 8 years. With this being said as I was in the hospital detoxing all my organs shut down but the doctors brought me back immediately. 2 days after I went into the rehab home which isn’t medical. Well, I couldn’t do nothing for myself eat, bathe, nothing. A second time my organs shut down and I went about 2 mins and 38 secs with no oxygen. It took me a Good 3 months for my brain to even work again. I didn’t know how to take a bathe, warm up a bowl of soup, how to have sex, nothing. When people talked I felt crazy I knew what was coming out of there mouth before they said it. I felt like I was all alone and no one understood what was wrong with me. A little after 3 months I started remembering things not everything but I could watch tv again and it made since. I could go back to church. This was in 2015. Now. I am not the person I was but if u just met me u wouldn’t ever know. Accept. Now I am adhd, add, ocd. Bad. And no doctor wants to put me on adhd meds. But, even my mother says I can be doing 10 things and trying to get ready and in late all the time bc of it. Not only now I can’t hear loud noises, or an iPhone ring. It does something to my body, there are times that I cannot stand myself bc I get so aggravated with the things I do. But, I can’t help it, I never used to be a home body. I never hardly leave the house. And I can lay in the bed for 3-4 days at al time sleeping and I get up no energetic, sometimes cold sweats, dizziness and I jus have to lay back down. Not to long ago I did nothing to my foot but it swole up and bruise and pain from 1-10 it was an 8. I went to doctor and they said I had gout. I no longer drink sodas. I usually just drink apple juice for about 2 months now. And, this is not who I am. I’m not happy I’m constantly in pain in my hips and legs and back. Which my back was injured in a wreck 3 years ago 2 vertebrae were messed up I can’t remember exactly what the paper work said but they acted as it wasn’t a big deal. Sent me home with a neck brace for 3 months. I jus want to know why the doctor keeps trying me on all these antidepressants and it hasn’t helped yet only gotten worse especially my adhd. A lot of people think I am on some type of drug bc of how I act. But I can’t help it and this is driving me crazy. It’s hard surviving day to day
Answered by Dr. Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh 23 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Thoughts on this

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome,

What a hard time you've had!

Have you seen your doctor for evaluation of the fatigue? I know you stated that your iron levels are ok, but have you had a complete blood count and thyroid checked? Specifically TSH and Free T4.

As you've been off of Xanax for 4 years, I don't think the recovery from that is still figuring in with your fatigue.

Can you please list all medications you are on now, and when they were started and the reason you have been prescribed them? That may offer additional clues.

Do you think you are more anxious and depressed lately? That can play in to your symptoms as well.
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