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Doctors don't know, only treating each symptom. Help!

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  • Posted By: Sparkling-Dusk
  • August 11, 2009
  • 09:15 PM

Hi, I am 17 years old and have been sick my whole life. I am very skinny because I have very little muscle mass and do not eat a lot because of my health issues. Doctors only seem to be treating me on a symptom-to-symptom basis, and aren't looking at everything together. My symptoms have become debilitating and I cannot function normally. I miss school, cannot go out with friends and spend most of my time alone.

I have extreme nausea that is brought on by eating greasy or fatty foods, generally, but can also be triggered by just smelling a food. I have been checked for liver and gallbladder problems, which both came back negative. Every 3 months or so my nausea will get so bad by body will shake uncontrollably and I will throw up, it can last from 4-5 hours. It is never food poisoning or the stomach flu. My appetite will come back weeks later. Normally, unless it is very well-made food, I cannot eat out or have fast food. I have many food allergies, but even when avoided, I still get sick. I generally do not eat a lot because I'm afraid of getting sick again.

On top of those things, my menstrual cramps are absolutally horrible. It feels as if someone is scraping a serrated knife along my insides. I can occassionally feel my ovaries "twitch" and ache. The pain will last about 24 hours without letup and pain medications do not work in the least. I have no other problems in that kind of area but the cramps, and even when it is not my time of the month, I have a dull pelvic ache.

I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, hypoglycemia and chronic depression, and I am sure that some of my problems are related to these, because my muscle weakness, pain and cramps are symptoms of these. The muscle pain is so bad I cannot go out of the house because of that, and cannot participate in gym classes, recreational games with friends or even long walks. My sleeping is never good, for about 2 months I will sleep very well, but then I start to get insomnia-like symptoms, it takes hours to fall asleep and I am not refreshed after I Do happen to sleep. I have many nightmares and are a light sleeper. I am always tired.

I don't know if anyone can relate these symptoms to anything, but it would be an immense help, as doctors cannot find anything on any tests. Please help me..! :(

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  • For your stomach try a few basic things which are natural "Digestive Enzymes" they should help with digesting (fats, carbs, milk sugars, proteins) also take a probiotic one with the most strains 10 or more if possible.For cramps try Vitex (chasteberry) along with Evening primrose oil (omega 9) Please take a Whole food multivitamin this will make sure you are not deficient in any vitamins or minerals you need Iron your a girl !!You Especially need Vitamin B6 which turns into serotonin and melatonin in your body and will help you sleep better it also helps in the synthesis of the fats from proteins and carbohydrates and is required to balance the hormonal changes in women which are a couple of other problems you are having.Good luck
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    • August 14, 2009
    • 07:08 AM
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