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Desperation...so many symptoms need to put the pieces together

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 17, 2009
  • 00:09 AM

Please, I'm desperate. I'll get right to it.
I'm a 23 year old female and I cannot figure out what is wrong. No doctors will help me put the pieces of my case together. Here goes:

- I have really bad abdominal distention after eating, even small amounts
- i crave carbs/sweet things and live almost exclusively on cereal/baked goods
- i eat very low fat/calorie and run almost 60 miles a week, yet have gained about 20 lbs in the past few months. i many times put on 7 or 8 lbs in a matter of a few days, despite monitering my calories
- i have not had a period in about 2 years, although i am a healthy weight (actually higher than i need to be since i've gained so much weight so fast)
- i get a really rapid heartrate after eating/get really hot

I have seen a GI specilist and had tons of tests done. The only thing that was revealed was that my pancreas was slightly damaged so I have been taking Pancrease enzymes every time I eat for almost a year. This cut down on the nausea/vomiting episodes I used to have, but has not stopped the pain/distension/fullness and weight gain. My amylase and lipase are also continually mildly elevated and have been elevated constantly for almost a year. Is this bad? What could be causing all of this?

Please I need help. I'm at my whits end and cannot live like this. I can't find a doctor who is willing to look at everything. Please help!

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  • Please try a different approach and consider a holistic doc to help with your symptoms. I am a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and we treat the whole person- body, mind, and spirit. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs are very effective for ammenorhea (no periods), as well as GI issues. Please consider this form of medicine, or naturopathy or other holistic approach. You can find out more about acupuncture by visiting www.nccaom.org or www.acufinder.com. I highly recommend it. Allopathic medicine can be so very helpful for many things, but it is not the only option out there. On that front I would suggest an endocrinologist may be helpful. Also, have you had a lower abdominal ultrasound done? Have they ruled out celiac disease? Have you researched candida? Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • February 20, 2009
    • 02:49 AM
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  • I too am suffering with several on going symptoms: -severe wooziness(24/7) -severe allergies-blurry vision -bloating-brain fog/memory problems/confusion -artritis-constipation/diarrhea/gas -heart palpitations-frequent urination -poor concentration-fibromyalgia -crickets sounds in ears-toenail fungus -severe carb/sugar cravings-leaky gut syndrome -alcohol intolerance-bacterial vaginosis -loss of libido-joint/muscle pain -occ.anal itch ***had lots of tests mostly normal. came across dysbiosis info. could i have this? is anyone else suffering from these symptoms????????
    drunkbutsober? 3 Replies
    • January 16, 2010
    • 09:57 PM
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  • Please make sure you know the symptoms of carcinoid syndrome and carcinoid cancer. It's rare, but it does happen.Thanks,Carcinoid cancer patient
    wildmonkeys1 14 Replies Flag this Response
  • Please make sure you know the symptoms of carcinoid syndrome and carcinoid cancer. It's rare, but it does happen.Thanks,Carcinoid cancer patientcan you tell me what all of the signs of carcinoid are i have so many bizzare symptoms and been to many doctors i had many years ago the i believe its called 5hAA or something like thios and was normal but i have terrible symptoms for 34 years and am desperate please help me know them as i am suffereing so bad and wish there is anyone that can tell me of a doctor that will work with someone with a undioagnosed disease..thank you
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