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I've been having flu-like symptoms and chronic mental and

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Hi there, I've been having flu-like symptoms and chronic mental and physical fatigue, accompanied by dizziness/feeling off balance, memory problems and a rapid heartbeat after doing the smallest things eg. turning over in bed/ getting up. I have felt like this for over a year and it was suspected I had depression and have been on 40mg fluoxetine for the past 4 months, however this has had little impact on the mental and physical fatigue and the psychologist cannot understand why I am still feeling this way since the antidepressant is a stimulant.

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Can you please tell me what investigations have been done so far?

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I have had blood tests done last year for thyroid and blood sugar levels and all were ok apparently. As for the flu-like symptoms I've been told I have sinusitis and sent to an ENT who confirmed I didn't and also pleurisy. I've been treated with antibiotics three times and nothing has changed. I'm psychically and mentally exhausted and do not leave the house much.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Also Fluoxetine 40mg per day incase of depression - since November. No improvement on the fatigue and flu feeling

Do you have any brain imaging done as well?

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
No I haven't

Thanks for the information

I would suggest that with symptoms like dizziness and memory issue you should have an MRI brain

Yes the symptoms could be due to anxiety or even fibromyalgia i would like to rule out an organic brain problem

You should discuss with your doctor and have a neurologist referral

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I also have extreme sensitivity to sound/light. Could this also be part of a brain problem?

Usually it is due to psychiatric issues

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Thanks for your help.

you are welcome