I have had back/muscle problems for 13 yrs now. Tightness and pain come without warning mostly on right side. Feels like an invisable string is pulling together from neck to hip. I'm sure this is mostly a muscle problem because the tightness comes, then the pain. I have knoted muscles up and down my back (I call these flare ups). Massage helps, chiro helps. I have been to many drs. and have found no answers. They know there is a problem but no diagnosis. For the last 2 yrs I have found that core exercises, swimming, and diet play an important roll, and I am 80 percent better. Still have flare up but not as severe. I know what I can and cant do, but I would like to know what this is and whats causing the problem. It seems I'm holding it at bay, but not totally getting rid of the source of illness. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Hello, everyone. After perusing this site for a few months, I've finally decided to post something in the hopes that you might have some good ideas for me.
I'm a twenty-nine year old female with an undiagnosed health condition. I've had this condition to varying degrees for as long as I can remember. It worsened around the time I was twelve, backed off a bit for about thirteen years, and got very bad after I had our beautiful daughter two years ago.
In terms of symptoms, mine can rapidly become extreme. They start as a "brain fog" and the loss of fine-motor skills. I become irritable (which is not my usual demeanor), and my ability to reason logically is greatly impaired. Next, I usually start to hyperventilate, and then my breath catches and I am not able to breathe in. That's the really scary bit, but I think it only lasts for a few seconds. Then I collapse, curl up into a ball, start crying (if I haven't already), lose all basic control of my muscles, and on occasion have mild hallucinations. The odd thing is that I have never passed out. However, I have short-term memory loss during that time. I will remember one thing very clearly though; it's usually the color of the ceiling, a couch, etc. to pull me out, we have to give me about a quarter of a diabetic sugar tab and a couple of large spoonfuls of peanut butter. It will take me a few of hours to recover fully, but on occasion I have not been back to normal for a couple of days.
Now, I start to have symptoms every two hours. That means I have to eat about every two hours. Nuts, meat, and eggs usually help to keep it under control. However, there are times when I will "crash" no matter what I eat. For a long time, I thought that protein was the key. Unfortunately, beans, soy, lentils, quinoa, buckwheat, and milk products (cheese, yogurt, etc. ) do not help at all. Sugar and glycine will pull me out of a "crash" quickly, but, as I said above, I have to counter them with nut butter.
I understand that my symptoms are very similar to a blood-sugar imbalance. Yet, I've been tested three different ways for that, and they all came back saying that my insulin levels were, not only okay but, very healthy. I have had a basic heavy metals test, and a food allergy test: They both came back with nothing very unusual. I had a brain chemistry test done through a company called Neurogistics (they're a great company who treat brain imbalances with over the counter supplements). My test came back that I'd been under high stress for a long time, but there wasn't anything terribly off. I went followed their recommendations on supplements, and it helped my brain to relax and cured my insomnia. However, I did not help my pre-existing condition.
My symptoms can also be triggered by stress. Yet, I do not think it is psycho-somatic, because my Mother and my Sister also have similar symptoms. I do have a slightly under-active thyroid, but, even when I was taking a prescription, it did not help.
I am currently taking two tsp. of ACV twice a day, and a glyconutritional supplement. I have not noticed any long-term differences with the vinegar, but the glyconutrients do help me to recover faster. I know glyconutrients are a bit iffy for some people, and I am not sure exactly what it is in it that helps. I have wondered if it is the aloe? I would love to know, so that I wouldn't have to spend so much on the supplement I am currently buying! Also, sports drinks tend to help clear up my head, and I can only assume it is the potassium. I exercise six days a week, and am in every other respect a very healthy person.
I've seen a slew of Dr.s and people who practice natural medicine. However, I keep just getting more puzzled looks.
I am sorry for the long post. If you have any ideas I would be very grateful. Plus, you would probably help my whole family! Thank you so much for reading this and for your help!
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Hi. I hope someone could shed some light. My father-in-law started radiation treatment for prostate cancer in September. They had to recalibrate the radiation machine during his treatment and they shut down for a week. Shortly after starting the treatment, he became ill and the doctors said it was the flu. After 3 weeks, he could no longer move and checked in to the hospital where they ran every test on him. They found nothing except a bladder infection. After 3 weeks in the hospital, they sent him to a rehab nursing home to learn to walk again.
He was weak and had no appetite, but tried to do what he could in the rehab hospital. Three months later, his legs and ankles are still swollen, red, and hot to the touch and he can't move about without a lot of pain. After a brief increase in appetite due to appetite stimulants, he's back to no appetite and is getting very depressed and weak. He still can't move and lays in bed all day.
Does anyone have any possible causes or treatment? The doctors are stumped, but continue to run what seems to be the exact same tests again and again. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thank you. -Lisa
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I am wondering what would cause a 17 year old to have weakness on the left side of the body after fainting. Left hand was ice cold and loss of control of left side, which got gradually better. Doctors do not know, as the CT scan and blood tests were normal. She had a concussion 5 months ago.
I have gone to 2 neurologists, had spinal taps, cat scans, barium swallows, mri's. I use to sing, but not anymore. I have been singing professionally all of my life. My processing is slower. For example when asked to do something I have to think for a couple of seconds before response. Along with that my rythym is a half beat behind. It's reversed from what it should be, I follow the band the band doesn't follow me. I am 51. When singing it comes out monotone, even though I know what it should sound like, I can't reach it. My speech is nasally at times and slurred. The Dr's have no explanation and no diagnosis. Is there a protocol for these symptoms?
About 4 months ago I went to my parents house for thanksgiving and stayed the night. I woke up with a red spot on the back of my head (right about the left side of my neck) that I didnt notice until somebody told me. Couple days later it started to get bigger and hurt and it was stiff. I thought it was a spider bite but Im not sure. I know I started getting really itchy everywhere but I thought it was just the cold weather. It took about 1 week to heal but then about 2 weeks later it was completely bald where that bump was. This size of a nickel. The hair grew back within about a month but then I started scratching a lot and I think I scratched that area in my sleep and irritated it because I got another bump in the same exact spot but this one was a little bigger and more painful. It went down in about a week and left another bald spot... It was a little bigger this time... Between a nickel and a quarter... and my neck was stiff.
Did some research to see what this was and Im thinking maybe its either a: spider bite, boil, scabies, or a scalp infection. I dont know what it is. I just really want help.Can anybody help me?
I have terrible pain in my neck and shoulders, right side is worse. Under my skin it is gravelly and stringy ropey. It hurts alot, feels electric, like fiery needles or knives, have similar pain aroung hip. I have tried lots of things including castor oil packs which made it worse, mag oil, made it worse, supplements etc. I am utterly exhausted, sometimes I even nod off, but cannot sleep, at night I sleep very poorly, from pain, stress, worry and gastro discomfort. I also have bad stomache colon diges problems, bloating, belching distension, ibs etc. Supplements do almost nothing for me. Any ideas. I cannot take the pain and sickness. joysongoflove(at)aol(dotc)com. Thanks gillian
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Hi this is Hema again from new york. I am having lots of health issue right now. My doctor did all the blood test, cat-scan, allergies test. Everything came out ok. I am having chronic constipation, pain in my muscle and back pain. First time I developed eczema on my breast. One of my friend suggested me to stop eating wheat. I stop eating wheat and everything start to improve. Next week my doctor is going to do endoscopy and colonyscopy to see do have celiac disease. Personally I don't think I am allergic to wheat, something else is causing this all problems and I could not figure it out what it is. I also have ovarian cyst. Please help me to figure out my problems.
I sent my question before but forgot to add something. I am taking baking soda with lemon in empty stomach. This is the only thing is helping me out. I heard taking baking soda everyday is not good. Please help me.
Am a member of earthclinic, where you contribute a lot. Please advise what supplements can help my conditions..
Symptoms of ENT problems :-
Ear - tinnitus buzzing/ringing, sore ear canals
Nose - very dry nasal passages (had a lot of mucus in my twenties, now in my forties all mucus has dried up), bleeding from my nasopharynx, nose canals bleed easily, gnawing pains from my nasopharynx area.
Throat - sore throat, blood in sputum
Headaches - weird head pains seem to be connected to my nasopharynx area also
I am worried as symptoms seem to be worsening. what can I take to stop the unnatural bleedings and cause the inflamed tissues to heal and restored to normal?
e.g. will taking bloodroot internally help? I have been using saline nasal rinse, but tissues seem to be still dry. please advise urgently. will provide more info as needed, thanks.
The skin on my left face and neck is pulling in lately. I have to always touch it or move to loose that sensation.
My current conditions:
- have hot and cold fever long
- stuffy nose if hot / warm
- sleep sitting / slanting a lot
- stomach ache when hungry
- splashed water everytime overheated
- easily cold
Please help me! A friend of mine is severely ill for about 3 years now. The problem they think it is his colon. He has chronic pain in his right side, sometimes vomits, some weight loss, is always tired and is weak. Also he has chronic infections. The last time he was in the hospital his major organs started to shut down. The doctors had to put him in a coma for 3 or 4 days to save his life. He left the hospital free of infection. He told me he has had infection in 45% of his body and has died 3 times. His infection is back hes in a lot more pain now, tired and weak. He is now considering getting a wheelchair. He is 35 years old with the body of a 65 year old now.
The first week of July he spent a week at his parents house which is a few hours away from his house and he did amazingly well. I am wondering if something in his home environment is causing this. The doctors have no clue what this is and he has spent years on antibiotics, pain pills and other meds. He says his immune system sometimes gets low. I am in florida and he is in utah so I cant be there to help him. Please can you help us remove the infection at least? No it is not diverticulitis. I am afraid he is dying.
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My son has been going through a lot. He has been vomiting every few nights for almost 3 months now, having lots of diarrhea, and weird stools, but during the day is 100% happy and healthy and eats normally (for a 2 year old). The other day, his stool was black mucous like and had things that looked exactly like red kidney beans in it. I have been going through so much with him, that I decided to mush the bean looking things and they mushed just like an uncooked bean. He has not eaten anything that looks remotely like them. The pediatrician just wants me to wait and see if it happens again and we do have a g.i. specialist appointment later this month, but I would LOVE to know what is going on with my baby!
The past few days I have had a weird cell-phone like vibration on the left side of my pelvic area. It feels like a cell phone is vibrating there! It doesn't happen all the time, just on and off mostly when I am standing or walking. I put my symptoms into google and it turns out that many women experience the same thing! Funny that they all describe it as a phantom cell phone vibration! The closest thing I can find out about this mystery vibration is that it may be fasiculations of the pelvic floor muscles or a problem with the psoas muscle. The most successful treatment appears to be a chiropractic maniuplation. I have had some sciatica issues off and on over the past few years, but nothing too serious. Besides visiting a chiropractor which I will do if this doesn't stop, does anyone have any remedy suggestions that might help? Thank you very much. Oh there it goes again. I guess it happens sitting down too! 1 second, then stops. Ovary region. Help!
Several years ago I had a case of what I think was athletes foot. I was able to get rid of it, but then I developed a skin problem on my feet which includes burning, tingling, a "crawling" feeling on my soles, shiny redness, and extreme sensitivity to pressure - if I kick something, it hurts many times more than it should! Has anyone ever seen or heard of this and if so, have you found something that works to get rid of it?