EVERYONE, IF YOU CAN.... PLEASE PLEASE HELP WITH THIS. fLIPPING OUT, BIGTIME and need as much info advice as possible in shortest amt of time...Sorry so long, wanted to give all essential info. ***pls keep bumping as this is semi emergency sitiuatin. I sent out crazy help post last night at 2 in morning bc I was desperate...and of course that's the one post since I've been here that got lost (just didn't register to site!) Typing, spelling really hard now, so here goes... Basic history in profile...FM symptoms started with a bang 3 mos ago. My symptoms have been severe and only worstening in pain/fatigue (not to imply hat anybodys are not). Have really only had "all flare" no non flare for 3 mos. Brain fog hit mildly about a month ago, and has been inconven, distressing even, but I'd read abt that so wasn't too worried. Within last 5 days it has gottn immeasurably worse. In last 3 days,(ironically nuff, energy level and pain better for 1st time since diagnosis in the last 2! lol) I've really been paying attentiona s some very weird stuff is going on. My head is "flipping" or inverting things like crazy...3 x now, been driving, see red light, realizein brain that it is red...but somehow red gets flipped to mean "go" and I've gone straught thru 1 lite, and barely stopped for 2 (whew!!!). Also, flipping words for similar items, like will say kitchen when mean bathroom...think bathroom, say kitchen, and hear immediately my mistagk. Also crazy nuts OVERDRIVE forgetfulness like today ran into discount store to pick up few things....had a "crash " hwere had to rest in store chair for while. Went out to car aft paying (thank god remembered that.) and realized had bags, wallet, cell phone but no keys. Flipped, think must have lockedkeys in car. Start to call husband to let him know needs to get AAA. Can't remember husbands ceelll! Don't know why but hoping for best I tried car door, which wasn't just unlocked but AJAR!! Also purse (didn't take into store, just essentials) and bag of all meds I had with me for doc appt left in full view on seat!!! Thank goodness noone robbed me blind, but would almost have preferred that totally losing my mind power. Going thru lights even when focusing hard as can and putting myself at risk (and other ppl..that;s even worse!) isn't an option. This means I can't drive right now, clearly. But really nutty brain fog to the point of flipping every single letter? That doesn't sound normal and it really doesn't feel right. I'm a smart cookie, and had to (beg!) for help filling out a v simple form at docs office bc couldn't decipher birth date from days date!!! Seems to be weird combination of instant dyslexia on crack and some weird aphasia (is that the word, stroke victims often have to relearn things?) type thing. This is not simple absentmindedness or distractedness or even mildy (or majorly) concerning brain fog....I'm freaking that there is something reeeeaaaaalllly wrong here. I know my body and does not feel right at all in brain areea. Ya'll know my crazy long posts...usually whip them out in few minutes...very fast typer and "compose" what I'm gonna say as I write (which may explain some weirdness! LOL). Its taken me abt 1 hr so far to write this as have to plan, confirm, think abt each individual ltr, and then fingers still hitting wrong keys. Ladies and Gentlemen...I'm scared to death here. Rea;lly trying not to flip totally (and breathing in lavender to calm me down without meds like mad), but scared. Doc ordered written neuro exam/sleep studly this past monday, but will be a while to schedule. This clearly cannot wait, rithg? So I'm gonna call my doc asap and tell him I need paper testing and what else????? Is it a cat scan, mri, what that I really need to know theres not something major going on up there. And I REALLY need to knnow that!!!! cAN'T read, spell write anything at all in anywhere near my normal way. The sheer deliberation requird to do this is utterly exhausting, and results still pitiful, but still abl to form complex thoughts! AND MOST IMPORTANT....What are the possibilities, here? My research into dd just didn'yt get here yet, so I really don't have any idea, and just can;t look into it right now (clearly). Are ministrokes a possibility and should IU call cab for er ritht now? Didn't b/c of difficulty even expl med history till now to get er doc to order tests would take as long as waiting for my doc so can call him at 9am. Plus expense and hassle of er alone (husb at work!...Scary stuff alone!). I just need to know each and every possibility ya';ll are familiar with that this could be. Brain fog I was willing to buy whn it was putting coffeepot into fridge stuff. Thgis is major disruption in short term and long term memory seems like!!!! And CRAZY part still 2 come...over last 3 days or so when this has been gettting reeeeallllly bad (though today the worst by far!!!), I've been getting hit with these great large IDEA BOMBS.....crazy almost manic weirdo inspiration, manic talking (picture the most talkative person you know, then add lots of speed...constantly)! This was really cool to a point, some good ideas har har, but became disturbing as realized not only some weird usually unused part of brain kicked into overdrive, but some really necessary parts turned off!!!! HELP! I reallly think somehwo weather due to something like stroke thing or something I don't even know about, I'm having some sort of neuro crisis here ......what possiblities are likely with FM????? PLEASE SEND ANY THOUGHTS YOU MIGHT HAVE, IDEAS OF WHAT THIS COULD BE (AND POSSIBLY PRAYERS!) AS JUST CAME TO TERMS WITH BODY FALLING APART AT 30....OK...THAT'S ONE THING. WORKING HARD TO FIX THAT...mIND ALTERED PERMANANTLY THIS WAY IS SOMETHING I DON'T KNOW IF I COULD DEAL WITH IN ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM. tHANKS! Last, seemst to come and go a tiny bit...was not nearly this bad last evening, even responded briefly to some posts. But tried to write post to CKK three sdparate times and just couldn't get it out right. Then this is even worse, and has been this way since abt 9 Eastern US time last night . Didn't take any of my night meds last night, or morning meds this mornig due to worry about depressing nervs system further, possibly making worse, etc. REALLY SORRY IF THIS SCARY FRO ANY OF YOU WHO KNOW ME WELL (THIS IS SO NOT TYPICAL OF MY ABILITYESK TO WRITE), BUT DIDN'T KNOW HOW ELSE TO GET INFO. And I know this is hard to read. sorry. typed and retyped each flippin'word like 3 times to get this out!!! And now typing this has taken almost 2 hrs! And then did 3 edits w\/ brain and here is what I'v e got!!! FREAKY!! Please send any thoughts you might have, ideas of what could be (and possibly prayers!) as just came to terms with body falling apart, and thats is one thing....mind totally losing it another altogether. Thanks so much for help. Hugs to all of you!!!! Rachel (scared rachel...a former english major and current knowlege loveer whos worried won't have tohse things anymore! Help!) *********MEDS INFO IF YOU THINK IS IMPORTANT ************ Did not take any of my night meds or morning ones, as scared to compound situation. Don't really think likeley to be drug interaction side effect dealie as this has been rually getting much worse for abt 5 days consistantly, and was just put on new med /herbs on monday, BUT figured if wanted opinions and possible things could be, should give you guys nay tools you might need. On monday....added Provigil, plus added another 2 mg zanafles (8 now) and elavil to list of pills (old stuff I was already on was wellburtin 300, 400 mg ultram for pain (still not doing much for it!) and 1mg klonopin for reestless leg I know I am doped like an elepahnt, but really not feeling even sleepy from it most of time due to extreme pain over last 3 mos...last 1 in particular. ...also added natural cleansed flax seed, fish oil, magnesjm and malic acid compound, and echinicea in a liquid extract on monday. Checksed for interactions on all with herbalist at store, doc adn phanrmacy, plus looked up myself in books.