I am 18 years old and have been a pesco-vegetarian (I mostly eat salmon every once and while, don't eat eggs, and try not to eat dairy -- I'm lactose intolerant) for almost five years now. Ive always had low-energy, and before I stopped eating a lot of meat I was borderline diabetic. I still complain to my doctor about having no energy, and I then usually have my iron checked and Im always healthy
I was doing okay with my diet, until about a year ago -- I starting eating a lot of sweets and cheese again. This was due to me being upset that my best friend dropped out his Senior Year, and I hardly talked to anybody else. I also stopped exercising like I used to also. . . I didn't do anything. Most of the time I would just come home, lye in bed, and stair at my wall (depression? ).
First, I got this really bad cold, which went into my ears. The left side of my body then began to feel tingly. After a couple of months I felt as though bugs were crawling through my legs, mostly the left side. Along with this, my entire head felt incredibly clogged, I've always had allergies and sinus problems -- but this was extreme. When I moved my head any way it would make weird squishing noises.
I finally went to the doctor, she said I had a sinus infection, and that maybe a virus settled on a nerve. She proceeded to give me antibiotics. I took them for the prescribed time; and of course, I didn't feel better. Then I read about restless leg syndrome, which sounded like part of what I had -- so I started walking six-five days a week for 30 minutes.
After about a month the tingly feeling went away, but still every once in while it feels like a bug is crawling through different parts of my body or like a blood vessel is randomly pumping really hard, in the left leg or left side of my back. My head still makes squishing sounds and feels really clogged. Ive eliminated sugar, bleached flour, and dairy from my diet. And I try to ignore my annoyances, but it kind of makes me nervous about getting enough b12, since I have infections all the time. But Im not sure part of it maybe that I am depressed, because I dont have a lot of social interaction anymore. Bleh . . . I just dont feel I should be worrying about this crap since Im a teenager . . . am I dying or something XD? Any advice on how to feel better? Have more energy?