Hi Shifra ; I understand the pain you are having. It truly can make all life functions become impossible. I have tried so very many practices, especially dietary ones for pain, and while I fully support a nutrient dense diet including certain superfoods , made from scratch broths, and naturally fermented foods; I found that I was not recovering health without supplementation of B-12 (methylcobalamin). Without this supplement, I would be diapered in a wheelchair, with little of my 5 basic senses left. I would have no feeling in many areas of my body, and excruciating pain everywhere else. I'm sorry to put this so graphically, but I feel I must.
Now, the B12 will help most with pain, but it will take many months for this. Some places that are numb will begin to tingle as feeling returns. These areas will also become sensitive, temporarily, and some fleeting pain will be felt. I have found that increasing potassium also helps pain. Again, I fully support that one should try to get it in their diet as much as possible, but, I also supplement potassium. It also helps moods as healing progresses. I mix a powder of potassium gluconate, 250 mg. , into about 6 oz. of water. This can be taken once an hour for pain. I admit that sometimes I take 500 mg. in this way, but I do not recommend taking any more that this as a supplement, because side effects may occur that would be antithetical to healing. With food and vegetable juices, one can take many more mgs. of potassium than that, unless sodium is low. If that is the case, then I recommend adding sea salt to any food or supplement that may have too high a ratio of potassium to sodium and chloride. ( I think that may be why people may have a "detox". ) I have had pretty good results with amino acids such as tryptophan, and tyrosine. I have also had very good results with Peppermint oil, oil of Oregano, and DMSO. I sometimes take small amounts of them internally, but mostly transdermally. Someone may scold me, but I do put a rather heavy coat of peppermint oil on painful areas. Maybe these suggestions will allay pain until the B-12 heals it.
I really need help. I am in excruciating pain almost all the time, mainly in my neck and shoulders, but also on the sides of my stomach and lower back. the pain is just under my skin, and feels gravelly, like there are granules in there, and some hard stuff that feels like shards of glass.
Nothing seems to help, not acupunture, (which I find excruciating adn ineffective), or chiro, or massage-it inflames it more etc. The pain is so bad, I find myself not wanting to live-I'm not sucidal.
also I am so tired!! I have had chronic fatigue FOR a long time, but now, I can barely drag myself around, I want to sleep all the time, but I have lots of trouble sleeping. I feel groggy and almost drunk tho I never drink booze.
Also, my feet are kind of numb as are my lower legs. I have all kinds of gastric distress-gas, bloating, belching farting reflux, irritable colon, spittng up, ocassinal nausea
I am totally hooked on food, especailly sugar, carbs and salty stuff, I cant stop. Until very recently I was too thin, but now I am starting to pack on the pounds.
I also feel depressed, enraged, resentful, afraid and terribly sad, negative, I cant remember stuff and have trouble learning new things.
By far, the worst is the pain and the fatigue. I dont think the Apple Cider Vinegar would be good for me as I have candida and vinegar makes me feel awful.
Any help would be greatly apprecaited,
(Los Angeles, Ca)
(Syracuse, New York)
(Lady Lake, FL)
I'm just wondering about something that is on my foot. It started out months ago about the size of a head of a pencil. Looked at first like just a shoe rub. Now it's about the size of a quarter. And looks like a metal allergy. And it seems to come up when I get a sweet tooth. I've seen diabetic leg ulcers, and pictures of diabetic foot ulcers, and this doesn't look like that. When I put a bandage soaked with ACV on it overnight, it seems to subside, not heal, but subside, and when it does, I end up forgetting to follow through with the ACV on it at night. And then the next sweet tooth brings it back bigger.
Any ideas on what it could be, and how to get rid of it? I understand now, to stop the sweet tooth crap, I do ACV and water twice daily. Sometimes I oil pull, but it hasn't become a habit yet. Any input would be appreciated.
I am 31 years old man working in middle east, I have had piles(Hemorrhoids) since 2 years, and operated, now I have a severe problem. I have getting pain in hands, shoulder, legs, and below my backside. When this pain comes, I lose weight a lot, after some days when this pain disappears, I gain slowly, slowly weight, it means to normal what I had before. I went to doctors here. They say that, it's beacause of typing job, and strains, but this pain continues for week, and I lose weight a lot. I am afraid now, please advise me, what is the reason for this pain? It's just like killing me. Please advise what type of disease is this? and what is the available medicine for my disease?
I had neck surgery for C2 fusion and occipital nerve surgery. Within 3 days of surgery, I had a huge goiter on the incision which the doctors said was nothing to worry about. Within 2 days of that, a rash developed right under my chin, right above the incision. The rash lasted for 3 days and then all of the joint pain, swelling, muscle pain, skin peeling on my scalp and face, mouth sores, fatigue started in. I have had a lot of blood tests done and they all come back negative or normal. They want to put me in the fibromyalgia box and in my gut I just feel that is not what is going on. Being on high doses of prednisone fully take the pain away 100% and Norco 10's are the only thing that takes the pain down a few notches.
Going on over 9 months of 24/7 pain except for the two times I was on prednisone for 1 1/2 weeks each time. They say I do not have RA or any inflammatory markers however my fingers, knees and toes swell up. My rings won't fit and I can barely make a fist because of the swelling. When my knees swell, they are red and warm to the touch. Any ideas or suggestions for me to look into?
(Fountain Inn, Sc)
Sir, i m a 38 years old male from cameroon livung in china , and now it s more then a year im suffering day and night from difficulty of swallow , headache, back pain , vibration , and joint pain . i have done a lot of medical examination , but nothing can be seen . please tell me what kind of supplement food or medecine i need. thanks and hoping a good response.
(Los Angeles, Calif, Usa)
(San Diego, Ca, Usa)
(San Diego, Ca, Usa)
I need some guidance. My 6 year old daughter has been a medical mystery since birth. As a baby she had some food sensitivities which she seems to have outgrown.
Her current ailment is about her reaction to illnesses. Any minor illness (UTI, ear infection, common cold) will be followed by excruciating back pain (she points to her spine) for a few days. It is bad enough she will be up all night and the pain is not relieved by Tylenol, heated rice bags, or anything else.
She also responds to illnesses by breaking out in hives. They can last for a few days to weeks. She is pretty clear in the mornings, but by evening they are all over her. Her feet will swell and hurt so much she has to crawl. The hives started when she was 2 years old and have been persistent. The back pain is new. Often the two will be combined.
We have taken her to MDs, specialists, and even my ND. No one seems to have an answer for her. I'm concerned that we may be overlooking a serious condition, but I'm not sure where to even turn at this point.
She has been tested for allergies (negative), Lyme (negative, but I have it), and has had all normal bloodwork other than it shows inflammation.
Any direction on where to search next would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
(Fountain Inn, Sc)
Ted, anyone. Folks, I need your help with the health issues that have been consuming my life for the past 6months. It started in March with extreme numbness in right and left leg two days after I had a deep tissue massage with a non register massager. It quickly went to burning sensation in my chest, back and arm. I was diagnosed with Myofacial pain (Muscle pain on the upper back). Did physical therapy and it seems to resolve the back and burning sensations. 5 months later the burning and tingling sensation as come back in triple fold. I try going back for another Physical Therapy session, I felt no relieve and my symptoms seems to get worse. All my blood work seems normal and I have managed to keep my blood pressure between 115 and 120. X ray indicated degenerated disk from my neck and and MRI shows no sign of brain tumor or anything. However, I have developed some symptoms along the way till now. I need help with the following
1. Anxiety attacks and daily panic attacks. I get attacks on any noise. That how bad it is.
2. Insomnia. I can go for days without sleep and when I do get sleep I get no less than 2 hours and once im up it all over.
3. Ear and Head noise. I think it triggered mostly by the back burning sensation and anxiety.
4. Lack of focus and depersonalization.
5. Upper Back, shoulder and neck pain. (Muscle Stiffness, soreness, spasm)
6. Feels tired all the time... I sit alot and I feel I and I lie down on the bed a lot thinking why, where and how did I go wrong.
Before all these issues I was a healthy 37 years old guy who works out and eat healthy. Now, the hospital seems like my favorite spot. I have been on 3 anti-depressant pills and anxiety pills. But to all honesty medication is not my forte. I get all the side effects that comes with them. The last medication I was on was Elavil. It helps with sleep but too many side effect. I quit cold turkey despite on small dosage. Not sure if the withdrawal symptoms makes my anxiety worse. I have lost my job due to all these madness and it seems I cant focus anymore at anything. My friends and loved ones are suffering as well. I desperately need help to get my life back as all these are taking a toll on me. Any suggestions and recommendations will be greatly appreciated. Thanks and I look forward to your responses.
(Fort Madison, Iowa)
(Been There Before!, Usa)
(Bloomfield, Nj, Usa)
For the last couple days, I've been feeling a sensation in the left side of my head about four inches above my left eye just above the hair line. No pain. Just feels like drops of cold water falling on my head. Usually lasts a few minutes, not constant, I feel it every minute or so. Is this a symptom of anything or is it maybe nerves? Age 80. I only take 100 ct. Thyroid and vitamin d3,2000, and 500 ct of calcium. Don't take anything else. Any ideas on this. Thanks.
(Fountain Inn, Sc)
(Hope, Bc Canada)
I have been suffering with tailbone pain since March. There was no obvious reason for this. Perhaps a few weeks of pretty bad constipation before the pain started? Not sure. Acupuncture, chiropractic, osteopathy have not helped. The spine specialist says there is an inflammation & wants me to take naprosin & then prilosec for the acid reflux it will surely stir up. I have been successfully using ACV & baking soda for 3 years and have kept all acid reflux symptoms at bay. I am frightened to take the naprosen & prilosec.... My goal is to live medication-free. I am 67 years old & in excellent health otherwise. I am not able to sit, have to use a special pillow & just want this problem to heal. Checking this site, I've read about turmeric. I started taking 450 mgs of turmeric with bromelain twice daily... So far, no relief. Does anyone have any experience or suggestions. How much turmeric, how often, etc? Thanks, Susan
In response to Tamra regarding her daughters mystery symptoms. I also had a family member who went overseas and came back with many of the same symptoms. She was tested many times for parasites and nothing was found, but from what I know of parasites especially ones North Americans are not used to testing for they are extremely difficult to detect as they can bury into your tissue and in effect "hide". Since returning, this family member has gone from @190lbs to less than 120lbs which is below the weight she was as a teanager. She developed many digestive and neurological issues and now she is developing problems with her cardiovascular system. The point is don't give up on parasites potentially being the culprit. Good luck
Please help... My daughter went to the bahamas sept 2010 and while there developed stomach distention, severe constipation, pelvic pain, urithra an bladder pain ( worsens when sitting or laying down). She weighs 120 lbs an if she eats a cracker she looks pregnant! First told she was just plugged up and given probiotics, laxitives, ambian an elmeron. Her blood pressure is always low now and has had 3 blood tests, stool exam, cystoscopy with bladder extention, biopsy of bladder, ct scan and been on antibiotics 6 times for a bacterial overgrowth in her small intestines. Was told her uterus if bulky and has kidney congestion but they say it's not important. Has been on ic diet then gluten free and fructose diet. The doctors make her feel like it's all in her head an she has even went to a shrink because of it.
But now as of may 2011 her husband is having a lot of the same symptoms an has yet another bacterial overgrowth (3x) and is now on a fructose diet. I personally think they picked up a parasite while in the bahamas but doctors don't seemed concerned with it although they have been guessing at everything else. Please help as we are at the end of our rope an out of doctors!
(Manganui, Northland, New Zealand)
What is wrong with me?
These are the symptoms:
1) Tinnitus at left ear.
3) High diastolic blood pressure, 95 - 120. Systolic okay, 105 - 120.
4) Blood pressure easily jump upon a bit of stress, excitement, anger.
5) Weak legs.
6) Needle pain at lower left back.
7) 1 leg seems shorter than the other.
8) Prone to sad thoughts and worries.
I took a blood test for sugar diabites and the test showed high sugar levels then my doctor made me take another 2 hour test and he said it came out negative but I still feel weak like fainting. I cant breath at night and I'm getting chest pains under my left breast and above left breast and I get real bad headaches and when I stand up for 5 minutes I have to sit down. My legs hurt and when I sit down for 10 minutes I get pain from my hip down to my feet and I cant get up. My hands feel numb and I cant move them for 10 minutes and I cant hold anything so whats wrong with me.
Strange Flushes... I need help with my problems:
1) Leg flushes
2) Lie down and back got burnt dry painful
3) Lie down and the head, neck, face hot up
4) Skin of hands, legs, back, bottom, sides are dry, sensitive to heat and anything rough like shirts
6) Can't stand cold and hot weather or environment
7) Can't stand watching tv, always look for happy light channel
8) Weak stomach, always days to go toilet, sour taste
Chinese medicine says weak qi and kidney yin deficient. I need advice from Ted and others about what's wrong and treatment.
(Fountain Inn, Sc)
(Fountain Inn, Sc)