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17 years and still suffering

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  • Posted By: rj1008
  • August 24, 2009
  • 04:54 AM

I am a 40 yr. old male now. I had jaundice in 1992. Few months into recovering from it, I had this strange episode one time. My stomach bloated, I felt sudden loss of energy and I fainted. Then it happened one more time few months after that & few times from until now. Since then, I wasn't feeling healthy anymore. My condition detoriated very slowly over a period of several years. In 2004 I was diagnosed with Hypothyroid. I started getting harmone replacement but my symptoms continued to get worse. Then in 2006, I was diagnosed with Parathyroid Tumor (elevated Calcium levels). I had surgery to remove the tumors and the Calcium levels came back normal but my symptoms continued. Coming to the symptoms that I am suffering from, here they are:

When my stomach bloats (when I eat or even when I clear my stomach in the morning), I feel this weakness in my stomach right above the navel, feel dizzy, legs feel weak, mild back pain, neck and shoulders aches a lot, feel irritated, hands feel weak but there is NO stomach pain. Also I lost muscle mass and muscle tone in these years. I went for all kinds of tests in the past few years, MRI of lever, brain, complete blood panel like 15 times, GI tests but nothing seems to diagnose the problem. Recently I saw a Chiropractor and she says I am suffering from Hiatal Hernia combined with Vagus Nerve pinching and also, my Diaphragm is all crumpled up. They did therapy on the diaphragm and my dizziness is gone but all the remaining symptoms still there even though the therapy is going on for 4 months now, on my stomach, back, neck and shoulder. I am just tired having to spend important part of my life with this and the frustation not knowing what is going on in my stomach to trigger all these symptoms. If anyone have the same symptoms, I appreciate very much their advice. I just couldn't understand how a stomach problem (with no pain in the stomach) causes back pains, neck and shoulder pains, irritation, muscle weakness etc...

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