whats wrong with my friend - afraid he will harm himself

Postby markpark » Sat May 08, 2010 11:08 am

My friend has the following problems that have plague him for most of his adult life and because he cant get to the bottom of it i worry that he is going to do something to himself as he is really depressed.

Because of his symptoms he cant function properly and live a normal life - someone said it could be a yeast allergy - these are his symptoms:

Always feels dehydrated even but drinks lots of water
Feels hungover every morning although doesnt drink alcohol
Also like a dampness in head in morning
cannot concentrate
though process is slow and gets stuck
feelings of hoplessness
severe tension throughout his body - especially the legs
outburst of pent up anger
blocked sinus & inside nose dry
skin itches and flaky - dandruff - corse hair
pains in chest
morbid thoughts
feelings of being off balance
strange like electrical impulses in the head like zaps most days

It seems difficult to beleive that this is a yeast allergy - anyone any experience of this




he has been tested for diabetes, thyroid etc most things you can think of and all ok
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Postby markpark » Sat May 08, 2010 11:17 am

I forgot to mention he gets what he describes as brain fog unable to think clearly a sort of fullness inside the head or it could also be described as pressure pushing down of the head.
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Postby Nigel » Sat May 08, 2010 12:23 pm

Hi Markpark,

Sorry I'm not a medical person - perhaps somebody else could help in that department.

However, many of those symptoms could be attributed to depression or severe anxiety, especially if your friend has been checked out ok medically.

For example, I've heard people use descriptions like 'brain fog', 'fullness in the head', 'chest pains', 'tension', etc when describing anxiety and panic attacks. Also, the body is full of electrical impulses that we're normally unaware of, but when highly anxious it's easy to begin to notice them.

Feelings of hopelessness, difficulty concentrating, feeling tired and run down - these can all be symptoms of depression. A depressed person often doesn't sleep very well, and when they do it's often restless sleep with dreaming. This leaves them feeling shattered.

The trouble is, the person then becomes more depressed and anxious worrying about it all, thus compounding the whole problem.

I'm only guessing here, so if at all concerned, do urge your friend to get himself checked out again, just to be sure.

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Postby markpark » Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:23 am

so i guess you are saying that all these symptoms can be created in the mind through anxiety?

He is going to have some tests to rule out yeast, gluten, dairy allergies and will let you know what results.

Also when we go out in a group we all get lively when we had had a drink of beer and he doesnt seems to go morbid and gets really tired like all the energy has been sucked out of him - we went to a nightclub and he actually wanted to go to sleep on the chairs around the dance floor.

Alot of the guys thought that it was a bit strange it was not just like being a bit tired it was like every bit of energy had been sucked out of him - he also had learning difficulties at school as he didnt seem to be too bright - but am now thinking he was always tired as well and has a memory that is so d=bad i have never known anyone like it - for example when we play pool he keeps forgetting what his colour ball is although there are only two colours!

Thanks for any help
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Postby Nigel » Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:23 am

Hi markpark,
Your friend is lucky to have good mates looking out for him ;)

"so i guess you are saying that all these symptoms can be created in the mind through anxiety?"

It could be both and it's good that your friend is ruling out any medical reasons of food intolerances too.

"Also when we go out in a group we all get lively when we had had a drink of beer and he doesnt seems to go morbid and gets really tired like all the energy has been sucked out of him"

Alcohol effects different people in different ways, but basically it's a depressant. It slows brain activity, and can cause feelings of anxiety and depression.

In your other thread you said:

"This guy has always seemed to not be normal since being young kids and we are all trying to get to the bottom of it as we all like the guy but he cant seem to function in normal life... "

Many of the milder autistic disorders can make it hard for a person to fit in and interact with other people. I'm not an expert and this is a total guess, but it might be something worth having a quick read about.

Good luck,
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