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Body doesnt listen to me

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My body is very tense almost all day from the minute i fall asleep to the minute i wake up. My legs are not listining to me. I have very poor balance and usually walk like im drunk. Legs feel heavy at times. It gets worse when i think that people are looking at me or even worse, walking behind me, then i can just fall down so i usually stop to let the people behind me pass. I used to be a football player but now i cant jog i cant run i cant do anything physically even cant walk much withoud feeling dizzy and weak.

Other symptoms that might be related are: tiredness,dizziness, blurryness, feeling light headed, feeling weak, filling of passing out

I visited the doctors, they did these multiple checks and they said im physically fine,so i guess its a mental problem. Also, i feel much better when im not around human being , more relaxed, better balance.

Most likely the solution to my problem is a good psychologist, but i would really appreciate any of your replyes! Thanks for reading.
 
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That sounds awful and must be difficult to cope with. I must say, I've not come across anything like it before but hopefully others on here have and can offer some advice.

As all of the tests you've had have come back fine, have you discussed with your GP whether this could be a mental health issue or not?
 
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That sounds awful and must be difficult to cope with. I must say, I've not come across anything like it before but hopefully others on here have and can offer some advice.

As all of the tests you've had have come back fine, have you discussed with your GP whether this could be a mental health issue or not?
Yea it is pretty awefull its like uve lost ur legs or something like that. Im going to see a doctor on monday but want to get as much help as possible.
 
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I'm so sorry you are going through this. I believe the body and mind do affect each other but I immediately wondered if you have seen a neurologist? Even if you have, please seek a second opinion. It took me over a year to be diagnosed with Lupus. I was dismissed, told I was just a tired mom, all kinds of crap. I started thinking it was all in my head. But it wasn't and when I finally was diagnosed at least I knew what I was going through was real. Keep asking questions, see a new doc. I wish you all the best. Hugs.
 
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What do u mean dude ?
Heavy Metal posoning can cause a myriad of symptoms, and effect the Central nervous system, as well as many others. And is becoming more and more common.

Symptoms of central nervous system toxicity (brain and spinal cord) caused by metal poisoning include

B) Central nerve system
• Dizziness
• Loss of muscle control in the hand sometimes in the feet
• Loss of muscle co-ordination
• Muscle paralysis / weakness
• Vision gets more and more limited or troubled
• Tinnitus
• Shacking hands or arms
• Loss of hearing
• Muscle spasms
Symptoms of Sub Acute Heavy Metal Toxicity
 
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Thanks for support, its really taught times :) but I think just need to put a little bit more effort. Thats good that you told me about being diagnosed with a physical symptom, I will try to push GP's to do something different.

But the reason why i think its more of a mental thing is: I feel better when im isolated from people (like nature, beaches), Also when I went on holiday I felt more chilled out as i felt like nobody will be judging me and nobody knows about my life failures.
 
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But the reason why i think its more of a mental thing is: I feel better when im isolated from people (like nature, beaches), Also when I went on holiday I felt more chilled out as i felt like nobody will be judging me and nobody knows about my life failures.
I think you're doing/have done the right thing by getting checked out physically. It's good to rule out any physical cause first.
But I think that mental health has a bigger effect on physical health than people realise.

It sounds as though what you're experiencing is anxiety-related.
I can relate to a lot of the things you've written. I don't know if you ever suffer with depersonalisation/derealisation, but I get it a lot and it gives me the feelings of being light-headed/dizzy/lack of coordination. It's like I can't feel my feet at all.

So as i'm sure you've probably worked out, the more relaxed you are the less these symptoms will bother you.
If you can find relaxation techniques to help you when you're overwhelmed with these physical feelings then that would help.
Even if it's just taking yourself off somewhere you can be by yourself, practise deep breathing and visualisation.
 
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It's so hard to know what's going on....

I've had symptoms that medicine has been unable to explain which have been passed off as mental health related as a result. It's classic in medicine that this happens.

Tests for co-ordination and balance presumably relate to the central nervous system....that's a tricky area of medicine and tests are not always accurate or conclusive. It's worth asking about the validity of results.

Dizziness, light headedness, feeling tired, fainting.....these are symptoms that can come from a variety of conditions. Have they checked the regularity of your pulse and done an ECG? I ask this because of my own limited knowledge of how these symptoms can affect someone. There are probably many more causes other than cardiac ones.

Somerset Scorpio also makes a good point about depersonalisation....this is all possible too, and anxiety cannot be ruled out perhaps.

How do you feel about the possibility of mental illness? Do you have any reason to develop mental health symptoms to do with your upbringing, a family history, something that is bothering you perhaps?

If not....it may be that medicine is looking for a scape goat.
If so..... it may be worthwhile speaking to a psychologist as mental health can manifest itself in strange ways.

Sorry to sit on the fence....but it's worth asking yourself and the doctors those questions I think.
 
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It's so hard to know what's going on....

I've had symptoms that medicine has been unable to explain which have been passed off as mental health related as a result. It's classic in medicine that this happens.

Tests for co-ordination and balance presumably relate to the central nervous system....that's a tricky area of medicine and tests are not always accurate or conclusive. It's worth asking about the validity of results.

Dizziness, light headedness, feeling tired, fainting.....these are symptoms that can come from a variety of conditions. Have they checked the regularity of your pulse and done an ECG? I ask this because of my own limited knowledge of how these symptoms can affect someone. There are probably many more causes other than cardiac ones.

Somerset Scorpio also makes a good point about depersonalisation....this is all possible too, and anxiety cannot be ruled out perhaps.

How do you feel about the possibility of mental illness? Do you have any reason to develop mental health symptoms to do with your upbringing, a family history, something that is bothering you perhaps?

If not....it may be that medicine is looking for a scape goat.
If so..... it may be worthwhile speaking to a psychologist as mental health can manifest itself in strange ways.

Sorry to sit on the fence....but it's worth asking yourself and the doctors those questions I think.
Great reaponse thank you.

Ive done lots of different tests and i think ECG was included. Im not sure if that what it is , But i was given a device to wear for a whole day to monitor my pulse and the results came as normal. However the doctor confirmed that i have a poor balance but he never gaved me a reason for that.

As far as im aware, there is no history of mental ilnesses in my family so it looks like im the only retard.

I think its to do with anxiety, BUT how the hell it can affect your body so badly i just dont undestand.

There are a few reasons why i think my body reacts the way is does. 1. Ive been knocked down few times and couldnt fight back because of different circumstances. Thats when i realised that im NOT untouchible. So my confidence was down a bit. When i told that to counsilor she said that the reason my musckle become more tense when i walk passed people is because my body is ready for a fight.

Another things is that i failed quite a lot in my life, failed college, than went into uni and failed a year couple of times, now im in the 3 year but should have graduated few years ago. Im 25 , still live with my parents(things with gf didnt work out). I stay in Aberdeen which is a capital of oil industry in uk and there is a lot of ritch people, a lot of them judge you by ur wallet size but mine has peanuts. So thats another reason for my anxiety and body tension i believe..
 
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If i undestood correctly depersonalisation than i can tell you that i do feel sometimes like everything around me is not real, like i died and im just leaving in hell, like im the only one on this planet and everyone and everythong around me its just a simulation, like im the only human being on this planet and everything else is not real.

Ive tried deep breathing exercise, body relaxation cds, meditation, drunk plenty of water, morning exercises for about a month or 2 but i dont think ive noticed any difference so i just stopped. I think smoking relaxes me a little thats if i constantly smoking a pack a day.

So maybe i should just be patient and continue all the practises, or even attend meditation classes, what do you think ?
 
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Hm i dont think so. I dont feel like everything is moving or that im moving when im not. Just after i exercise or walk it feels lile that a little
 
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Ive done lots of different tests and i think ECG was included. Im not sure if that what it is , But i was given a device to wear for a whole day to monitor my pulse and the results came as normal.
I've had that test too. It's a mobile ECG if you like that monitors your heart over 24 or 36 hours. That is a good test and pretty thorough in terms of finding out if the fainting/dizziness/lightheadedness is down to a heart issue.

However the doctor confirmed that i have a poor balance but he never gaved me a reason for that.
Maybe he doesn't know. It would be sensible to ask if he has found any reason for your poor balance. I assume you have no easy to identify problems with your ears or vertigo as the other poster mentioned. Have you had any viruses affecting your ears?

As far as im aware, there is no history of mental ilnesses in my family so it looks like im the only retard.
Anxiety is a normal human reaction. None of us who suffer with this symptom are retards.

I think its to do with anxiety, BUT how the hell it can affect your body so badly i just dont undestand.
To be honest....I find it hard to understand too. That's a lot of symptoms and pretty serious ones too that I have not seen linked to anxiety on a regular basis....but I'm not medically qualified.

There are a few reasons why i think my body reacts the way is does. 1. Ive been knocked down few times and couldnt fight back because of different circumstances. Thats when i realised that im NOT untouchible. So my confidence was down a bit.
Feeling suddenly vulnerable shakes you quite a lot. When it happens often it can really knock you psychologically.
When i told that to counsilor she said that the reason my musckle become more tense when i walk passed people is because my body is ready for a fight.
I think she's referring to the fight or flight syndrome that we all get when anxious. It's to do with adrenaline pulsing through your body. Adrenaline can give you lots of symptoms including feeling weak, shaky, light headed, dizzy or even faint. It could make you feel like you cannot coordinate your limbs afterwards as when it leaves your body and settles down you feel really weak.

Another things is that i failed quite a lot in my life, failed college, than went into uni and failed a year couple of times, now im in the 3 year but should have graduated few years ago. Im 25 , still live with my parents(things with gf didnt work out). I stay in Aberdeen which is a capital of oil industry in uk and there is a lot of ritch people, a lot of them judge you by ur wallet size but mine has peanuts. So thats another reason for my anxiety and body tension i believe
That does add up to lots of reasons to feel anxious about life and how it has treated you. I imagine the future and what it holds is worrying for you because life hasn't gone smoothly so far. Do you also feel that you may be put down or ridiculed by others?

Body tension can produce aches, jerks, tension, headaches ... all kinds of things if the tension is very severe.

Maybe it's worth persevering with the psychologist to talk out these issues that you mention. If the tension responds and you can find ways to relax maybe the physical symptoms will get better. If not, you could ask for further tests.

It does sound as if your doctor has carried out some sensible tests to date though.

I hope you can find a way through this.
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