Hello, when I was about 12 or so I huffed gas maybe 10 times. I never really felt like it did any damage, however later in my teens I developed periods of times where I felt depressed. When I was about 18 I also started to feel spaced out all the time, feeling disoriented and off balance. I started drinking a lot and developed insomnia. I spent the next 7 years of my life on ativan and sleeping pills. Over those last 7 years I feel like I have gone down hill a lot... feeling really fatigued, yawning all the time. This past year I started to develop problems with my vision (well it's actually the brain part that controls vision). I am seeing after images, blury vision, tinnitus. The symptoms are consistent with HPPD I believe.
I am just wondering if it is possible that what I am going through is damage done from the mistake I made when I was so young and didn't know the dangers. I would think that the damage done would be done and not continue to cause me problems...am I wrong to think this or can it continue to develop new problems for the rest of my life?
I have gone through numerous tests, ct scans, brain mri's, blood work, etc... everything is coming back normal. Could it be damage done to me central nervous system?
My biggest problem now is I have 0 energy and I can only do about 10 minutes of housework and then I need to lie down.
Can I get your thoughts on whether you think this could be damage done from huffing? And should I tell me doctor about this? I don't want him to dismiss me as a patient. Is there any special testing they can do to confirm if damage has been done?
Thanks, I really appreciate it.