So I called the doctor today, and left a message about my concerns with ultram. Racing heart, can't sleep etc. Along with some new symptoms. I noticed the other day, while watching an episode of CSI, that I am not comprehending anything. I had to rewind the same 5 minutes over and over, I would watch and realize I had no idea what is going on.
Later in the afternoon, I had put my son down for a nap, and kicked back on the couch for some quiet time. My son was calling for me, so I got up went in to his room, blacked out and hit the floor. It took about a minute before I could get up. I didn't lose consciousness, but couldn't see, and had severe pressure in my head.
I called the neuro back, and they asked me to come in to check my vitals.
I go to his office, tell him whats happening. He says that he doesn't think that its because of the ultram. He thinks I am having panic attacks. Yes, I do suffer from panic attacks, but not everyday, not like this. He says 'you've been taking this for 2 months, why would this start now?'
I tell him that I have not been taking it for two months, and that I have been having these symptoms since I started it. First we thought it was the skelaxin, so we switched to norflex, still having problems stopped the norflex, still having problems, the only thing left is the ultram. He says, 'you started this July 31st thats two months" UM no thats one month... but I no longer wish to argue.
Ok, so Im having panic attacks every day. I will go to my psychologist. But what about the fainting? He says that this is an isolated incident, and if it happens again he will order a work up. I ask him to take my blood pressure (after all that is why I was there right? to check my vitals?) BP 90 over 60 Normal??? Not so much. He tells me to "drink LOTS OF FLUIDS."
So later in the evening, I'm shopping with my mother in law. I was squatting down, looking at a lower rack, and as I stood up, I fainted right there in the store. That was fun. And what is this pressure in my head when it happens? I've fainted before, but I don't remember having this kind of pressure in my head.
I'm telling you guys, I give up. I just can't deal with this crap anymore. I'm gonna wean myself off of the ultram and suck it up. At this point I just really don't ever want to see another doctor as long as I live. I will always be wrong, and they will always be right, and thats just how its gonna be.