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another illness?

Post  lentils on Sun 08 May 2011, 8:41 am

The last time I had a migraine, according to my diary, was April 7. Yet I still have a headache every day, slight depression & mental confusion. For the past 6 months I have been living in the mountains, in New Mexico, at 10,000 feet above sea level. It is also very dry and we are on extreme fire alert. I think I have chronic altitude sickness. I brought this up with my GP and she dismissed it because 10,000 feet rarely causes altitude sickness.
Last week I was in North Carolina and felt fine, but it just could've been the fact that I was on vacation.
I have some diamox and I'm going to wean myself off topamax and try the diamox, but the diamox was only supposed to be temporary, not a long term solution.
I'm so confused and sick and tired of trying to diagnose myself.

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Re: another illness?

Post  milo on Sun 08 May 2011, 11:00 am

I'm so sorry you are struggling. I think one of the most frustrating things for all of us is the inability to get a proper diagnosis, or decent answers for our concerns.

This disease is so nasty and is tricky, often sending doctors the other way. I hope you get the answers you need soon.
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