My husband is having an unknown pain. It starts in the middle/lower part of his diaphragm and radiates around to his left shoulder blade where it hurts the most when it happens. It's been sporatic, but he feels it gets a little better after he eats a meal. It's improved a little since he got a massage a few days ago, but is still experiencing it. The massage therapist said it could be a stomach ulcer, but by reading this website, those symptoms don't seem to line up. What could it be and could there be a natural remedy to help? Possibly more baking soda or apple cider vinegar?
Syracuse, New York
Vancouver Bc., Canada.
This is a question for Ted. It is about my daughter 22yo. Healthy until the last four months when she started with a headache and tingling sensation for about three weeks, then that sensation move to her knees and sometimes to her feet. Take her to the doctor. Head MRI done nothing wrong. Only thing low was Vitamin D (12). Started taking almost 7 thousand units everyday. She felt bad. Then pain on her chest. EKG done, nothing wrong. She complains every day from a different thing. Numbness on her right leg has been the last problem. Every single pain comes and goes. She cries because she said she wants to feel fine at least one day. I don't know what to do. Any ideas? Please respond to me. Thank you and congratulations for a wonderful and useful website, God bless you.
Fountain Inn, Sc
Severe pain at ankle with bulge, but no diagnosis
Hello! Hope someone can help me as Dr's can't!
I have developed a very strange bump just above my ankle and it aches and my running days are over due to this constant pain and bulge. Went to the Dr and told me its inflamation, but then another Dr told me it has something to due about my muscles. I have don the ACV, the oil pulling, the epson salt and even took anti-inflammatory drugs to assist and nothing has helped. My Chiropractor massaged the hell out of it one day and it helped, but its been 5 months now and I am still in sever pain. Can anyone understand this or help?
Hi, I am a late 30's Female from BC, Canada. I am average height/weight/build and have been suffering with varying degrees of pain since August 2013, but it keeps getting worse. Doctors can't detect a thing (despite my having gone to every kind of specialist under the sun) so I am constantly being dismissed as being a stress case or as having emotional problems leading to imaginary pain... enough of that noise, though- I am hoping that somebody on this site can help me figure out what is going on with me!!
My head has been feeling as though it is filled with liquid or something, sort of a menthol burning sensation. My sinuses feel all clogged up, but nothing ever comes out my nose! My nose isn't plugged per se, like I can still breathe and everything, but I feel so stuffed up and like there's so much pressure built up in my head. It hurts so bad! My eyes get very painful and I have increased photosensitivity. My pain can often become a total 10 out of 10. I can lay on one side and it feels like the liquid runs down to the side closest to the ground, then I can turn over and the liquid will move to the other side. But none of the liquid ever comes out for some reason. It feels like the bones in my face could just crumble or explode! There's a certain tugging feeling I've been experiencing with the bones or nerves in my face, but it's really hard to explain. My eyes have been really puffy upon waking, dark lines below the eye and a puffy upper eyelid. Laying down hurts a lot and really causes my head around the cerebellum to hurt, plus my neck and by my ears. My teeth get really sore sometimes, and my mouth can get the sensation of having a bunch of paper cuts or canker sores.
I am so frustrated! Pain meds do NOTHING. I've started to neti with collodial silver but the liquid doesn't come out like it used to before August. the neti drains through my eyes and mouth, and some stays in there for a long time and causes me even more pain. So far no positive results. I got dust mite covers for my bedding and such, but I've noticed no changes.
To make matters even more complicated, I recently found out I was pregnant, and I will not take anything to compromise the health of the baby (as tempting as it is to try and relieve some of this pain!!! )
Can anybody help me?!? orcasun(at)hotmail(dot)com
For 2 months, my hair is falling out by the clumps, it's thinning at an alarming rate. My scalp is also itching and burning. I am also experiencing extreme thirst and no matter how much I drink, it doesn't go away. I was put on Kentocornizole (so) tablets because the doctor thought it was a yeast over growth, the medication did not work. I switched to an over the counter gentle T-Gel shampoo, that hasn't helped. I was checked for diabetes about 3 months ago because I was dealing with sever daily chronic migraines (had them for 1 1/2 years)...I finally found out myself that I was not having migraines but severe sinus infections (how numerous doctors and neurologists couldn't figure that out is beyond me). Since I am extremely thirsty I am thinking this is an internal issue rather than external...but I just don't know. Any advice on what I may have or what I should do is appreciated. Thank you.
Fountain Inn, Sc
Chronic Burping, White Tongue, Trapped Gas in Upper Stomach: I have had these symptoms for 3 months & its driving me crazy please anyone have any suggestions? It started out with the Stomach Tightness in Upper Intestines that goes all the way through to my back. Then the Chronic Burping started. The tightness feels like trapped gas. My stomach in upper is very tight. I burp all day. Then my tongue turned white & its cracked & very dry. I did the spit test for Yeast & failed it, However the doctors said the white tongue is not thrush. So what else could it be from? Yeast in Gut? I am trying nystatin & diflucan but so far no relief. It just appeared out of nowhere & won't go away. Doctors keep trying to give me Acid Inhibitors but I know this isn't good for our stomach. I don't know what to do I am desperate for answers. I don't have heartburn, just symptoms mentioned. My blood sugar also has been lower since this started. Thank you in advance.
Fountain Inn, Sc
Fountain Inn, Sc
Syracuse, New York
Hello Ted, I developed a painful spasm in the chest radiating into my jaw up to my ear and having a panic attack at same time, no fever or swelling but fatigued. I have brain fog as well. I checked and it's no heart attack. Most always a taste in my mouth. I have developed a kind of stiff neck. This happened just coming back from overseas. I would like your opinion of diagnosis and any possible regimine I can try. I have had this a long time. Thank you, Pete
Let me present my symptoms and signs. First felt the effects one week ago today. It feels like the flu but, then again, it feels different. Intermittent fevers, minor stomach upset, occasional muscle pain that travels, persistent cough. Last night it appeared to be going away but this morning it's back again strong. Very little appetite. I feel hunger but cannot think of anything I want to eat. Malaise. I generally prefer to treat myself naturally and am not the type to dash to the doc. Passing no sort of infected or bloody discharge. Ideas? Treatments? Oh, also, I am married and do not engage in an at risk lifestyle. 57, been in great health for years, 190 lbs., non-smoker
Can anyone help or advise, I get hot flushes on average twice a day, usally at about 1pm -2pm and it lasts about a half an hour and then the next one would occur at about 7pm and lasts about the same amount of time, I have had this now for near enough ten years. I get red across my nose and cheeks when I have these hot flushes but now after years it is staying red. The redness isn't blotchy and I have no pustules. I have done a bit of reading and it is hard to pinpoint what I have, could it be, rosacea, hot stomach, thin skin on my face, circulatory issues, hormones.. Please help, what can I do to get rid of this as it is affecting me pshychologically now...
Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
Port Hardy, Bc, Canada
I am 17 year old female, this is a lloonngg story so please take your time reading haha. First off I've had "systemic lupus" for 5 years. Well docs dont know if it is lupus or not because my organs are fine and my body doesn't respond to the regular lupus meds, unless they end up putting me in the ER for a severe allergic reaction to the steriods. So im no longer taking any meds for the "lupus". So on August the 15 I caught the flu and my body went into shock and I fainted because having a low immune system and all it hit me pretty hard. So I was taken to the ER, where they then gave me two IVs along with Reglan and Zofran Ondansetron, the reglan caused me to shake very much. So I was sent home... Two days after I was home, still dehydrated and very weak, dizzy as well, I started juicing with a recipe that involved Kale which I never had before, so go figure I got an allergic reaction to that. I didnt know what was wrong with me so for a good 12 hours I was having an allergic reaction that was getting worse and worse each hour, went to the ER. They gave me benadryl and sent me home. I woke up, it being august 21st by this day, very tired and confused thats all I remember... Now also on the night of either the 21st or 22nd I started taking protein shakes to get my weight up, having two a day... My mind was very off, very dizzy, and hyper-reflexive. I continued to take two shakes a day, eating regular processed foods, my body continued to get heavier and heavier, my mind was soooo crazy that is the only way I can describe it. I also couldnt walk hardly and in car rides my brain turned to mush and my body went dead with no strength, I couldnt carry myself. So I eventually got paralysis from my neck down. I went to the ER, they didnt know what was wrong with me so they blammed it on my "lupus" and gave me Zofran since I was still having my nausea and gagging problems during all this and they sent me home. I did my own research and cut out the protien shakes, started making organic shakes using organic fruits and veggies, except for kale, and I put a scoop of Miracle Reds in each shake. This helped me be able to walk again and helped my mind heal some and I recall one day when I was feeling absolutely fine :) I just dont remember what I ate that day...
So heres where I NEED HELP all though I have improved I still cant seem to find whats going to help me get 100% better. I feel confused most often and dizzy here and there, off balance, and nauseous. So I started my menstural cycle a couple days ago and it drained me... I was taking ibuprophen for then pain but I think that may have caused a ulcer because then I started having a feeling of air in my stomach and it felt very hot and I kept burping and gagging severely. I ate some melon and it soothed me but along with this too, my mind is now fogging and my legs ache, my bones feel rattly and im off balance and really tired even when I just woke from an 8 hour sleep. oh, and when I woke I had a hot fuzzy feeling in the back of my head/brain. im thinking maybe im developing MS???.... Or maybe it is CFS?... Not sure. I also have this pain on my left side of my neck feels like its an artery thats aching... Not sure but its been hurting off and on since ive caught the flu back in August. Please help, I refuse to go to the Doc until I have tried as much as I can to better myself naturally. My knees also hurt, not too much as to where I want to cry but just uncomfortable. Any advice is much appreciated. Thank you for your time. -Jes
Fountain Inn, Sc
Fountain Inn, Sc
San Diego, Ca
I am 34 year old female. In dec 2009 I was stung by something at the beach on my left arm, whatever it was had a tail. It think it was a jelly fish. Anyway I forgot all about it and was fine. In mar 2010 I was watching TV and felt a cold sensation on my left side of my head, which progressed into tingling on my left side. I was immediately admitted to hospital and was seen by a neurologist. No official diagnosis given, just that it was a TIA.
Since then I have never been okay, I have had on and off pins and needles, weakness, pain all on my left side. The symtoms dont happen together. it will be either one or the other. Been for 2 MRI's and many neurologist and they found nothing.
I also had psoriasis since I was 9 and in 2010 I started getting symtoms of the arthritis. I have been to a rhemotogist about 2 months ago, who put me on methotrexate. But I am still not well. I still have those weird symtoms on my left side.
I have also been to many homeopaths, but no one has helped me. This is driving me insane, suffereing for alomost 2 years and NO one can help me. Please help me!!!!
Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa
So, I'm glad I found this site. Anyway, my husband has been suffering with an unknown illness for months and months. Here is the chronology: Early November 2009, a lymph node behind his ear swelled - huge. Warm compresses fixed it within 24 hours. Right after Thanksgiving, he was having chest pains and went to the ER. They told him that he had an acid reflux problem - probably GERD. He took antacids, etc. February 2010, right after Valentine's, things really started to go down hill. He was feeling horrible - headache, body aches, dizziness, chest pain, stomach ache. They said he had a virus. He kept going to the ER, they kept running tests, and he was given a bazillion diagnoses. He was told he had viral meningitis. They did heavy metal testing, CAT scans, blood tests, urine tests, an endoscopy. He has not gotten better. Since then, he has been diagnosed with viral meningitis, GERD, gastritis, kidney stones, prostatitis, diverticulitis, ulcers, and IBS. He's been on various meds - RX and OTC. Nothing has helped. He thinks he has cancer, but they haven't found anything. He's a mess. As it stands, he has generalized aches and pains all over, his chest muscles hurt, his testicles hurt, the base of his neck hurts, he has heartburn, abdominal pain, loose/yellowish stool, dizziness, fatigue, depression, anxiety, and difficulty sleeping. Today, he thinks he has Lyme Disease. Over the fall, he was cutting deer. Right around the time the lymph node swelled, we found a tick crawling on the couch. He never developed a rash or anything, but that's where we are now. Anyone have a clue as to what may be going on? He has a colonoscopy scheduled in August.
Parksville, Bc. Canada
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Mystery illness: I am 5'7 and weigh 148. I have been having excruciating pain in my hips, mostly the right whenever I wake up from lying down or get up from a sitting position. This has been going on for the last year and a half undiagnosed. I also have extreme weight gain in my stomach although I am thin and of normal weight everywhere else. I have healthy thick head of long dark hair but a very dry scaly scalp. I have seen dozens of doctors including a rheumatologist. They have suspected fibromyalgia and lupus as well as everything in between. My ANA tests were a high positive but all the sub tests were negative. I have occasional extreme blood pressure surges whenever I become stressed or upset even though it is usually low. Some recent labs indicate a vitamin D deficiency and the presence of candida. Can you please help me?
My wife has been ill for about 7 years. We have tried all conventional methods. She takes all the major supplements. Very low carb and no sugar diet. She developed thrush along with all the other symptoms so reading through your site we decided to try taking ACV along with a garlic supplement, oregeno oil, Lugols Iodine 50mg daily. We have tried many combinations of supplements to help with what has been diagnosed as "Fibromyalgia" The thrush is gone!! But she still suffers from everything else.
I should list the symptoms although it pains me to do so. She has headaches, pain all over her body, aches in joints and muscles, stabbing in head. Dizzyness when standing for short periods of time, nausia, weekness. She has times of clammyness, sweating, constant sensations in her legs, itching all over (usually in the evening) She grinds her teeth at night when sleeping and sometimes when awake she has the sensation to do so. She has problems sleeping and falling asleep. She can't focus or concentrate on more than one thing (sometimes anything) She gets anxious and nervous. Shaky all over (she describes it as internal shaking) She says she sometimes she just can't turn her head off. There are a few days in between that she can somewhat function, but for the most part she is down. All traditional blood work is normal, slightly elevated white blood cell count, high Aldolase at 11.6. All hormone levels are good. She is still on one medication wich is effexor 75 mgs. (It is impossible to get off of). She has also recently had to take xanax for her episodes of anxiety. Been drug free otherwise for at least 5 years. And we intend to keep it that way! Sorry for the list, I thought it would be important to include. So, she does have fillings in her teeth. Her next thing is to be metal tested. I think it could be parasites, fungus, metal poisoning?? I read one of Ted's post's regarding these things and went and aquired the things he mentioned. Ted, could I get more specific info on implementing them. H202, Selenium, Echinacea, Sodium Ascorbate, Seasalt, Garlic, Magnesium, Apple Cidar Vinegar. Thank you for your heart to help people Ted and all!! " A man with many burdens needs many prayers"!!
I think this started almost two years ago when I started getting really tired after 5 or 6 hours into the day, as time went on it was about 3 or 4 hours into the day, I past it off as getting older, 59 now, then I started getting sick (listed below) last May of 09 I started going my Dr. about this, about Oct. 09 it started really getting bad, I had so many test done I can't remember them all, Doctors still don't know what it is or what kind of Dr. to send me to.
I'll try and rate them from 1 to 10 with 10 being the sickest
here's what happens when I really get sick, at level 5 and up, I'm so lethargic I can barely walk, eat, shower or function mentally or physically and my muscles turn to jelly, it feels like a toxic poison running though my system, my breathing is labored and my heart rate is up for about 48 hours before I start feeling better, several time a day (only when I'm sick) for about 5 mins my breath smells like poop, at about level 8 I have a unbelievable chill like I'm freezing my insides jerk, I have some pain in the lower abdominal area.
the backs of my legs hurt something awful, my hamstrings from top to bottom hurt so bad I can barely sit, it's a burning stinging pain
level 5 to 8: lemon, BBQ sauce, steak sauce, chili and anything tomato base the more tomato the sicker I get
level 3 to 5: any kind of gravy, sausage, chocolate, onions
level 1 to 3: beef, pork, chicken, cinnamon, paprika, any kind of salad dressing, tuna fish, vinegar orange juice and anything with vitamin C
I can get rid of the toxic poison feeling, the chills and lower ab pain if I drink a few beers and/or a small glass of red wine then I'm left feeling tired for a few days.
After doing trial and error for about five months finding out what foods made me sick I was fine for about six months, the last couple months I feel a little sick all the time
In Dec. Of 09 I had my Gall Bladder removed the only change was it would take 7 to 8 hours to get sick instead of 3 to 4
Note: I don't eat any of the foods I listed above.
Thanks for listening hope you can help.
San Fernando, San Fernando, Philippines
Roxas City, Philippines
Cambridge, Cambs / Uk
San Fernando, San Fernando, Philippines
Roxas City, Philippines
Woodbridge, Nj, Usa