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am I going crazy or am I really sick? :(

By February 25, 2010 - 11:11pm
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Hello, am new to this whole situation. I would like to get some advice from you guys if you could please before i make that scary doc apponintment to get tested. I really do have some medical issuses, i am 28 years old. I have blood clots(DVTs) for 7years, I have to take shots every day beacuse my body rejects the pill forms, this is a life long battle on its own. I was in really bad car acciendent 3 years ago, i was in the road and was struck by a car, i had to be life flighted to the hospital, I have had 7 surguries to correct my leg ,but it will never be right so i begged the doc to burn my nerves so maybe i couldnt feel it for a little while.I also have head damage .all the doctors i see are amazed to see i am still fuctioning.I am just a medical experiment to most of them. I have 4 small childern. and my stress and depression is taken a toll on me, I do try hide most of my emotions to try to not worry my family. I truely feel AWFUL! It seems each month it is a differnt of the body has something wrong with it, like stomach pains and blodding, well herta and many stomach nuds that had to be cut out. Neuro cluster mirgines and nerve damage that cases involuaty head and left arm movement(close to 2 years on this one). Kidneys hurt well infected.my mind is slowing going away, some days i feel like it is on vacation without me. I really dont want to be sick, I want to be able to run and play with my kids and go back to work, i havent worked in 4 years. I really feel like there is a reason for my body going to crap and it is simple someone just needs to find it and fix it. is my journey sound real or am I just chasing a mental disorder? I have asked a few doctors if I was crazy and they said no, I am starting not to believe them. I am tried of being poked at and listen about my amazing medcail history, I just want to be normal again please anyone if you have any ideas or answers please please please let me know. thanks

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Hi GoinNuts - Thank you for writing and welcome to EmpowHER. No, you're not "going nuts", what you've described is someone dealing with multiple, complex medical issues over a long period of time while also having multiple, complex family responsibilities. That situation would be a stressful one for most people.

I have a couple of questions for you. First, do you have a doctor or other medical professional who helps you with your medical concerns as a whole - someone like a primary care physician or perhaps a nurse case manager? Or, are you seeing multiple doctors individually with no coordination of care? Individuals who are dealing with multiple conditions and multiple medications often benefit from working from a professional who can look at the bigger picture and check for such concerns as medications that may interact with each other, how to streamline care and more.

Another question I have is does your health care plan include behavioral health benefits? It's common for those with complex conditions to seek and benefit from professional counseling. When you have a lot to deal with an unbiased third party can be very helpful in providing a safe way to vent about the situation and sort it out so that you're able to manage it better. Seeing a counselor is not an indication of "going nuts" but rather a way to manage another aspect of your medical condition.

Does this information help you? Has it sparked some new ideas? Some new questions?
Please let us know, we're here to support you. Take care, Pat

February 26, 2010 - 7:05pm
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