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Hi, I think i may have the flu or something similar? here are

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Hi, I think i may have the flu or something similar? here are my symptoms:
Sore throat, snuffliness, a cold shaky nervous aching tingling all over but particularly bad in my hands feet & head, a kind of anxious stillness (that means I can be extremely anxious without darting about all over the place) a stillness that produces an eerie silence in my mind, the feeling that when asleep I’m balancing on a pin head, the feeling that my hands are bigger than they are (feeling more sensitive than normal) a feeling also that my hands & whole body is suspended from a wire mid-animation (lifelessness )
feeling that I want to curl up in a ball & hide from the world, but being unable to due to feeling agitated, cannot get a fully refreshing nights sleep due to being unable to switch off completely also not feeling fully conscious but awake nevertheless. Tinnitus in left ear.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Natasha replied 2 years ago.
Dr. Natasha :

hello

Dr. Natasha :

are you still there

Customer:

yes

Dr. Natasha :

any recent travel or sick contacts

Customer:

no

Dr. Natasha :

how long have you been sick/

Customer:

10years

Dr. Natasha :

you have had sore throat for 10 years?

Customer:

yes, i've been able to cope so far

Dr. Natasha :

have you been checked for allergies?

Customer:

I have rhinitis

Customer:

but that doesn't explain the other symptoms?

Dr. Natasha :

have you taken any medication like zyrtec?

Customer:

no

Dr. Natasha :

have you have the other symptoms for 10 years?

Customer:

yes

Customer:

but they've got worse recently

Dr. Natasha :

well, it is not likely to be a viral illness

Customer:

ok,

Customer:

I went travelling by train 10 years ago & suddenly tasted this burnt toast sensation in my nose & throat & got ill after that

Customer:

also included in the symptoms is cognitive problems

Dr. Natasha :

Have you seen a neurologist?

Customer:

yes, nothing neurologically wrong, had CT EEG & ECG scans which were all clear

Dr. Natasha :

have you seen a psychologist

Dr. Natasha :

it sounds like you may have health axiety

Dr. Natasha :

anxiety

Customer:

health anxiety? what's that?

Customer:

I have seen a psychologist years ago

Dr. Natasha :

health anxiety is when you feel that you have multiple medication problems and the results are normal

Customer:

this is some kind of anxiety, but is there any treatment?

Dr. Natasha :

yes, you need to see a psychologist, but it may include cognitive behavioral therapy and/or medication

Customer:

ok, I'll tell my local mental health team your opinion, what kind of medication?

Customer:

is it one of the benzodiazepines

Dr. Natasha :

usually buspar, sometimes trazadone works

Customer:

?

Dr. Natasha :

no, they are not

Customer:

Ok, I'll tell my GP about that, thank you!

Dr. Natasha :

because you may end up taking them for while and benzos are less active over time

Dr. Natasha :

no problem!

Dr. Natasha :

did I provide you with excellent service?

Customer:

yes :) :)

Dr. Natasha :

great! happy holidays!

Customer:

ta, same to you! :)

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