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  • Posted By: xochristyxo
  • October 25, 2010
  • 06:22 PM

Hello, this is my first post on this forum but after lurking a bit I've seen how helpful everyone is! (I promise I'm not a creep haha maybe admiting to lurking in my opening sentence was a bad idea. )

I'm a 17 year old girl and currently a home schooled junior, though the reason for being home schooled is partly by choice (wanting to act) and partly by force (I missed 37 days of school last year for being sick alone. All were serious enough cases where I had doctor's notes.)

Whenever I eat *anything* at all I get extreme pain in my stomach, my doctor credits this to a bad mix of IBS and acid reflux. I believe her with that because zantac (along with other prescription medicines) tend to get the pain to lessen, but never go away completely. I've also been getting unexplainably exhausted after I eat. Sometimes I can't even finish my schoolwork after lunch without a nap because I just can't function. The pain is mainly in the lower part of my stomach, so could that just be extreme ibs? Nothing seems to alieviate it completely and it's so frustrating because at this point I'm terrified of eating because of the inevitable pain I have to endure afterwards. I've lost almost 10lbs (not good, I'm currently 76lbs, but also I'm only 4'11 so it's not HORRIBLE, just..bad. :( )
I've been having extreme fatigue for awhile now, and I've had a million different "answers" ranging from depression and anxiety (which I do have but have never bothered me like this before) to a deviated septum causing breathing problems (which I'm going to get treated for in the near future since I really can't breathe out of the left side of my nose and that sucks! haha) However, lately I feel like I'm pmsing, ALL the time. I'm extremely irritable, I've been crying every single night for no reason besides for the fact that I am sick and tired of feeling like crap. I recently got blood test to check out my hormones, but I'm not sure of the results yet. Every other blood test has come out "normal" so I feel so frustrated and feel as if no one believes me anymore. It's not all in my head, I know that for sure. It does feel similar to pmsing though, because my lower back aches a lot and I'm moody. But the stomach pain and those don't mix well in my head so I can't seem to figure it out.
I had a ct scan on my face to see if I was suffering from sinusitis (lack of spelling ability, I apologize) and the results came back perfectly normal besides for a deviated septum and a bone spur. I've been having tons of migranes lately and they're unbearable honestly. I have to go lay down in the dark to even find an ounce of comfort from them. I've been tested for immune system problems and so far everything seems to be "normal". Never in my life have I ever dreaded a word more than I dread the word "normal" currently. Any ideas guys?:confused:

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  • Some extra information to help:-I've been underweight my entire life, I was born premature and do have a lung condition (Congenital pulmonary lymphangiectasis) but I have pretty much the mildest condition on file at the hospital I was born at in massachusetts. It's treated pretty much the same as asthma.-I've had an upper GI done, celiac's has been ruled out. They said my intestines were irriated/inflamed but they couldn't figure out why.-I'm on anti-acids but they really don't do enough.-I seem to catch EVERYTHING. If there's a virus going around, my body attracts it, I swear. No antibody problems found yet though. I don't know what exactly they were looking for though, I think a deficiency. (sorry for poor spelling).-I usually have really bad insomnia and have used melotonin for that, it helped for a bit but it's really persisitant. lately though, I've been so drained I've actually been sleeping at night. I do wake up easilly and often though. I don't have sleep aphena so I'm not too sure why I have such poor sleeping habits. :|-I have hypoglecimia but no diabetes. -as previously mentioned, I recently got tested for hormonal imbalances, still waiting on those results. May go on a low dose birth control to try to regulate whatever they find, if anything. My periods have been really messed up, like I'm missing a few here and there. I had an ovarian cyst, but it was so small it barely was a cyst. Extremely painful, but it's passed now. any help and ideas are extremely appreciated! thank you!
    xochristyxo 7 Replies
    • October 25, 2010
    • 10:14 PM
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  • Some extra information to help:-I've been underweight my entire life, I was born premature and do have a lung condition (Congenital pulmonary lymphangiectasis) but I have pretty much the mildest condition on file at the hospital I was born at in massachusetts. It's treated pretty much the same as asthma.Check thyroid: TSH, Free T4, Free T3, antibodies. Premature babies often have thyroid issues, not clear if this extends into adulthood. Do you have a hard time eating a larger amount of food (i.e. feel full easily?). -I've had an upper GI done, celiac's has been ruled out. They said my intestines were irriated/inflamed but they couldn't figure out why.Celiac disease is certainly not the only factor in poor GI. Have they ruled out Crohns? Where is your abdominal pain? Left/right side? You might want to have a CT/MRI to rule out things like splenic cysts (very rare, but I had one the size of a grapefruit- couldn't eat much, had heartbearn all the time, abdominal pain, etc. For a splenic cyst, the pain would be on the left side.-I'm on anti-acids but they really don't do enough.RX strength? Do you ever have blood streaks in your spit/mucus?-I seem to catch EVERYTHING. If there's a virus going around, my body attracts it, I swear. No antibody problems found yet though. I don't know what exactly they were looking for though, I think a deficiency. (sorry for poor spelling).Have they checked for Epstein Barr? Chronic Epstein Barr Syndrome seems to be gaining traction in the medical field, although many feel that it is a farce. I've had high Epstein Barr levels for many years. I feel tired all the time, but don't sleep well. My primary said "higher levels just mean you have been exposed, it doesn't mean you currently have it" while my endocrinologist said "I think there is some merit in Chronic Epstein Barr Syndrome". Have you had your tonsils or adenoids removed? Might want to consider both. Also, you may want to have them check into the spleen. Again, could be a splenic cyst, or something else that can compromise your ability to fight infections.-I usually have really bad insomnia and have used melotonin for that, it helped for a bit but it's really persisitant. lately though, I've been so drained I've actually been sleeping at night. I do wake up easilly and often though. I don't have sleep aphena so I'm not too sure why I have such poor sleeping habits. :|Did you have a sleep study conducted? Might be worth it to rule out Apnea definitively. There are many causes of poor sleep, thyroid dysfunction is definitely one of them (believe me, I suffer from hyperthyroidism and cannot sleep well at all). While I wouldn't advocate for long-term use of sleep-agents, such as Ambien, they seem to work very well and sometimes you just need to succumb to the fact that good sleep is worth taking rx strength medication. I feel much more rested (and don't wake up as much) when taking Ambien nightly. You build up a slight tolerance over time, but it isn't as bad as many say. I would steer clear of Trazadone (commonly prescribed to treat insomnia) as it can make you feel pretty crappy the next day. Ambien is a godsend for many people. Melatonin can work for many, but it is more to get your sleep regulated, rather than put you in deeper sleep.-I have hypoglecimia but no diabetes.I don't understand this per se. What then is the cause of your hypoglycemia? Do you feel terrible every time you eat? They could do some other tests to look at GI function. Have you had a colonoscopy? -as previously mentioned, I recently got tested for hormonal imbalances, still waiting on those results. May go on a low dose birth control to try to regulate whatever they find, if anything. My periods have been really messed up, like I'm missing a few here and there. I had an ovarian cyst, but it was so small it barely was a cyst. Extremely painful, but it's passed now. Thyroid dysfunction can certainly lead to issues with the menstrual cycle. Are your menstes scat? any help and ideas are extremely appreciated! thank you!I am sorry you are suffering. You are too young to deal with these issues. I would highly recommend that you go under the care of an endocrinologist. It sounds like your symptoms could be related to an issue with thyroid dysfunction. I would highly recommend that you get a full chemistry panel and thyroid function tests. A couple of questions:Do you have a high heart rate? Does your heart race? Do you feel it thump hard?Do you have intolerance to exercise? Does exercise make your symptoms worse or temporarily better?Do you have high blood pressure?Do you feel depressed?Do you have a fine hand tremor when you extend your fingers?Do you feel better after eating anything? Does your breath get bad when you don't eat? Do you feel dizzy? Do you have pains/aches in your legs/arms?Do you suffer from panic attacks? Society anxiety? Do you have a strong support group of friends?Do you have a lack of concentration? Memory loss?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 26, 2010
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  • I am sorry you are suffering. You are too young to deal with these issues. I would highly recommend that you go under the care of an endocrinologist. It sounds like your symptoms could be related to an issue with thyroid dysfunction. I would highly recommend that you get a full chemistry panel and thyroid function tests. A couple of questions: Do you have a high heart rate? Does your heart race? Do you feel it thump hard?: My heart does race but usually it's a result of a panic attack, at least that is what I assumed. Do you have intolerance to exercise? Does exercise make your symptoms worse or temporarily better? I try to exercise, but lately I've been so exhausted I cannot function long enough to do so. Do you have high blood pressure? No I do not. Do you feel depressed? Yes! Extremely! It's terrible. I actually had suicidal thoughts and had to talk to my doctor about it. I got put on prozac and am trying it out this week. Do you have a fine hand tremor when you extend your fingers? Yes. Do you feel better after eating anything? Does your breath get bad when you don't eat? Do you feel dizzy? Do you have pains/aches in your legs/arms? Eating makes it way worse for some reason. :| As far as I know my breath doesn't get bad when I don't eat. I do feel dizzy. and I'm sore all over, but mainly my lower back. Do you suffer from panic attacks? Society anxiety? Do you have a strong support group of friends? Yes to all of those. Do you have a lack of concentration? Memory loss? Lack of concentration yes, memory loss no thank god. Thank you for answering and I'm sorry this took so long! I've been at the doctors getting tests and what not. So far we've figured out I'm suffering from severe depression, most likely from being so sick of being well...sick. I used to have really bad insomnia, but lately I've had almost hypersomnia. I've been SO exhausted all I can do is sleep. I don't know if it's making up for the huge sleep debt I've piled up over the course of a year, or if it's from being weak from being sick. I just got my blood test results back and I found out that my hormones are ALL over the place too. They're so off that they're making me come back to double check the blood test. and then we'll start treatment from there. Do you think my hormones could be why I've been depressed/exhausted? I don't know what could possibly be the answer to the poor reaction to food though besides for my IBS acting up I guess? :\
    xochristyxo 7 Replies
    • October 31, 2010
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  • I suggest you try psyllium. If you can't get it, use another mucilaginous herb.Psyllium is beneficial for IBS, acid reflux, and ulcers in the stomach or intestines (in case you have one).The best way to take it, is to put a spoonful in a glass of room temperature water, stir and drink fairly soon. If you wait too long, it is difficult to consume.Cow's milk may also be beneficial, unless you have an allergy to it.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 31, 2010
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  • Hello, this is my first post on this forum but after lurking a bit I've seen how helpful everyone is! (I promise I'm not a creep haha maybe admiting to lurking in my opening sentence was a bad idea. ) I'm a 17 year old girl and currently a home schooled junior, though the reason for being home schooled is partly by choice (wanting to act) and partly by force (I missed 37 days of school last year for being sick alone. All were serious enough cases where I had doctor's notes.) Whenever I eat *anything* at all I get extreme pain in my stomach, my doctor credits this to a bad mix of IBS and acid reflux. I believe her with that because zantac (along with other prescription medicines) tend to get the pain to lessen, but never go away completely. I've also been getting unexplainably exhausted after I eat. Sometimes I can't even finish my schoolwork after lunch without a nap because I just can't function. The pain is mainly in the lower part of my stomach, so could that just be extreme ibs? Nothing seems to alieviate it completely and it's so frustrating because at this point I'm terrified of eating because of the inevitable pain I have to endure afterwards. I've lost almost 10lbs (not good, I'm currently 76lbs, but also I'm only 4'11 so it's not HORRIBLE, just..bad. :( ) I've been having extreme fatigue for awhile now, and I've had a million different "answers" ranging from depression and anxiety (which I do have but have never bothered me like this before) to a deviated septum causing breathing problems (which I'm going to get treated for in the near future since I really can't breathe out of the left side of my nose and that sucks! haha) However, lately I feel like I'm pmsing, ALL the time. I'm extremely irritable, I've been crying every single night for no reason besides for the fact that I am sick and tired of feeling like crap. I recently got blood test to check out my hormones, but I'm not sure of the results yet. Every other blood test has come out "normal" so I feel so frustrated and feel as if no one believes me anymore. It's not all in my head, I know that for sure. It does feel similar to pmsing though, because my lower back aches a lot and I'm moody. But the stomach pain and those don't mix well in my head so I can't seem to figure it out. I had a ct scan on my face to see if I was suffering from sinusitis (lack of spelling ability, I apologize) and the results came back perfectly normal besides for a deviated septum and a bone spur. I've been having tons of migranes lately and they're unbearable honestly. I have to go lay down in the dark to even find an ounce of comfort from them. I've been tested for immune system problems and so far everything seems to be "normal". Never in my life have I ever dreaded a word more than I dread the word "normal" currently. Any ideas guys?:confused:It's not that no one believes you, it's just that your symptoms can all be attributed to physical manifestations of stress, including your IBS, acid reflux, fatigue, anorexia, irritability, crying, migraines, and complete lack of test results stating any reason for them. You yourself have admitted that you experience it, but it has never bothered you like this before. Stress over time does build up, and does begin to have physical manifestations, some of which can be severe.Anxiety and depression are both medical conditions, and there is plenty of treatment options out there for them.I truly believe that you would benefit tremendously from an anti-depressant, possibly anti-anxiety medication (though use them with caution), and some counseling until you begin to feel better. I recommend beginning as soon as possible, as you are too thin, and proper nutrition is key at this point in your life, and will possibly make you feel better.I hope you feel better, take care.
    keanhe 86 Replies
    • October 31, 2010
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  • It's not that no one believes you, it's just that your symptoms can all be attributed to physical manifestations of stress, including your IBS, acid reflux, fatigue, anorexia, irritability, crying, migraines, and complete lack of test results stating any reason for them. You yourself have admitted that you experience it, but it has never bothered you like this before. Stress over time does build up, and does begin to have physical manifestations, some of which can be severe.Anxiety and depression are both medical conditions, and there is plenty of treatment options out there for them.I truly believe that you would benefit tremendously from an anti-depressant, possibly anti-anxiety medication (though use them with caution), and some counseling until you begin to feel better. I recommend beginning as soon as possible, as you are too thin, and proper nutrition is key at this point in your life, and will possibly make you feel better.I hope you feel better, take care.This answer causes me concern.It is really cruel when a person has a medical condition, which results in suffering, and this causes them stress. The stress is greater because they just want to get well, but can't see an end in sight. Then people suggest, they don't really have this medical condition, but the stress is causing all the problems. So don't treat the real problem, just treat the stress.xochristyxo, Don't be discouraged by those who don't understand.Some of us believe you.I am battling a medical condition, different to yours, and have been treated very badly by certain people. I have been researching in books, and on the internet, talking to a naturopath, and getting information from anywhere I can. I have also been trying things which may be beneficial. In the process, I have learnt a lot, and discovered things which are beneficial.I have had a huge battle, and have some more big challenges ahead, but I am going to beat this.xochristyxo, Keep a positive attitude. Keep exploring possibilities, and doing what you can. Things should become clearer as time goes on.
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    • October 31, 2010
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  • This answer causes me concern. It is really cruel when a person has a medical condition, which results in suffering, and this causes them stress. The stress is greater because they just want to get well, but can't see an end in sight. Then people suggest, they don't really have this medical condition, but the stress is causing all the problems. So don't treat the real problem, just treat the stress. xochristyxo, Don't be discouraged by those who don't understand. Some of us believe you. I am battling a medical condition, different to yours, and have been treated very badly by certain people. I have been researching in books, and on the internet, talking to a naturopath, and getting information from anywhere I can. I have also been trying things which may be beneficial. In the process, I have learnt a lot, and discovered things which are beneficial. I have had a huge battle, and have some more big challenges ahead, but I am going to beat this. xochristyxo, Keep a positive attitude. Keep exploring possibilities, and doing what you can. Things should become clearer as time goes on. This post causes me concern, as well. It seems that people are losing the ability to read a passage and understand it. What I said, and I will repeat it exactly how it was recorded in my post, was: "It's not that no one believes you, it's just that your symptoms can all be attributed to physical manifestations of stress." This is no way is insinuating that she is not suffering from an underlying condition. If you read her post, she admits that she is depressed. I simply said that treating the depression should be done, mainly because of her weight, and it can make current symptoms worse. I was told that stress was all that was wrong with me, and it turned out to be a system clostridium difficile infection that was so severe, I ended up contracting reiter's syndrome. Maybe unregistered users should be given a literacy test?
    keanhe 86 Replies
    • November 1, 2010
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  • keanheDon't be obsessed with winning the argument. You have expressed an opinion, and others have expressed opinions. xochristyxo can read the different opinions expressed, and decide for herself.Please focus on encouraging xochristyxo. She needs encouragement. She does not need people arguing about her.xochristyxoI hope this does not cause you more stress. Different people sometimes have different opinions. That is part of life.We hope all goes well for you, and you get well soon.
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    • November 1, 2010
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  • keanheDon't be obsessed with winning the argument. You have expressed an opinion, and others have expressed opinions. xochristyxo can read the different opinions expressed, and decide for herself.Please focus on encouraging xochristyxo. She needs encouragement. She does not need people arguing about her.Lol.Number one, what argument?Number two, what opinion did you have? You haven't made one relevant comment to her, besides wishing her well. That's nice and all, but lets see... what does she want again?"Any ideas guys?"I'd rather have a another flare than read any more of your ignorance.Anyways, I'm glad that you decided to begin taking an anti-depressant christy. It should help with your panic attacks. However, you need to be especially careful, as you have said that you are extremely depressed and have had suicidal thoughts recently. It is thought that teens are at an increased chance of experiencing worsening suicidal thoughts and actions.If you experience any of these signs, you need to inform your parents immediately. They will talk to your physician.Expression of new or persistent thoughts of suicideSuicide attemptsNew or worsening depressionNew or worsening anxietyIncreased agitation or feelings of restlessnessPanic attacksInsomniaNew or worsening irritabilityAggressive behavior; acting on dangerous impulses; hyperactivity or other changes of behaviorYou say that you have severe abdominal pain, so you should be careful and make sure that OTC medications you take don't adversely interact with your SSRI. SSRIs can lead to an increased risk of bleeding. Your doctor might tell you to avoid other medications that will increase the risk of bleeding, such as NSAIDs (aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen) when taking an SSRI.I see that you are also just beginning the medication this week. It is important for you to know that the medications do not work instantly. It can take six to eight weeks for someone to feel the full effect of an SSRI. Just like it takes time for the side effects to go away, it takes some time for the medication to fully work. If you know that ahead of time, you won't be disappointed when the depression isn't relieved immediately.Hope that the advice is helpful, and I'm sorry that your thread is being taken over by unknown crazy people. Feel better =)
    keanhe 86 Replies
    • November 1, 2010
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  • I suggest you try psyllium. If you can't get it, use another mucilaginous herb. Psyllium is beneficial for IBS, acid reflux, and ulcers in the stomach or intestines (in case you have one). The best way to take it, is to put a spoonful in a glass of room temperature water, stir and drink fairly soon. If you wait too long, it is difficult to consume. Cow's milk may also be beneficial, unless you have an allergy to it.I appreciate the suggestion and will look into it. Thank you!
    xochristyxo 7 Replies
    • November 2, 2010
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  • It's not that no one believes you, it's just that your symptoms can all be attributed to physical manifestations of stress, including your IBS, acid reflux, fatigue, anorexia, irritability, crying, migraines, and complete lack of test results stating any reason for them. You yourself have admitted that you experience it, but it has never bothered you like this before. Stress over time does build up, and does begin to have physical manifestations, some of which can be severe. Anxiety and depression are both medical conditions, and there is plenty of treatment options out there for them. I truly believe that you would benefit tremendously from an anti-depressant, possibly anti-anxiety medication (though use them with caution), and some counseling until you begin to feel better. I recommend beginning as soon as possible, as you are too thin, and proper nutrition is key at this point in your life, and will possibly make you feel better. I hope you feel better, take care. Oh no, I totally understand where you're coming from. I actually recently (last week) asked if I could start being treated with an anti-depressant, and my doctor did prescribe me prozac to take at night. But like you said, results don't work instantly so I'm just trying to stick with it. The only thing I don't like is that it doesn't mix well with ibuprofen (as in you're not supposed to mix them so I don't mix them) but it kind of leaves me baffled as to what to use for headaches and such. Tylenol has never sat well with me(it makes me feel gross for some reason), and the reaction of the two medicines being mixed is simply an upset stomach (which I have all the time) so I'm kind of..at a loss. What I've tried to do is just seperate (if I really need ibuprofen) them as long as possible. Since I take the prozac at night, I'll try to wait until the day to take ibuprofen. I haven't actually ran into the problem of needing them both yet, but I'm sure it will happen eventually. -___- The weird thing is, all the antidepressant has seemed to do is make my insomnia turn into..almost a hypersomnia (does that make any sense? I hope it does xD) I'm not sure if it's because I'm paying for a massive sleep debt or not though. After multiple doctors visits and what not, I've been able to find that my hormones are extremely off and my nasal septum is extremely deviated to the left with a bone spur, so I'm thinking that maybe because I'm not breathing well I'm getting exhausted (a deviated septum plus a lung condition do not mix well in the breathing department as far as i'm aware haha). I'm also thinking that perhaps the hormones are causing the horirble depression? It's almost as if I'm depressed because I feel crappy all the time, ya know? Sorry this took so long to reply to, I've been going to the doctors and trying to sort this mess out. The eating thing is still REALLY frustrating though. I hope it's not all from depression, I can't imagine it all being from that, but I suppose it is possible. Anything is really. ALSO, I appreciate all the responses on this and I'm sorry I somehow indirectly spurred an arguement on here xD I appreciate everyone's concerns though. No one is offending me or anything, and I find any form of answers to be encouraging. Thanks for caring guys, I appreciate it. :]
    xochristyxo 7 Replies
    • November 2, 2010
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  • This answer causes me concern. It is really cruel when a person has a medical condition, which results in suffering, and this causes them stress. The stress is greater because they just want to get well, but can't see an end in sight. Then people suggest, they don't really have this medical condition, but the stress is causing all the problems. So don't treat the real problem, just treat the stress. xochristyxo, Don't be discouraged by those who don't understand. Some of us believe you. I am battling a medical condition, different to yours, and have been treated very badly by certain people. I have been researching in books, and on the internet, talking to a naturopath, and getting information from anywhere I can. I have also been trying things which may be beneficial. In the process, I have learnt a lot, and discovered things which are beneficial. I have had a huge battle, and have some more big challenges ahead, but I am going to beat this. xochristyxo, Keep a positive attitude. Keep exploring possibilities, and doing what you can. Things should become clearer as time goes on. I appreciate you caring and I hope that your battle ends in a victory! Again, as I just said, I'm sorry that my post indirectly spurred an arguement of somesort, neither of you have offended me and I wish you both the best! I just appreciate any form of suggestions right now, as being 17 and lacking experience with anything medical really makes this whole situation baffleing to me.
    xochristyxo 7 Replies
    • November 2, 2010
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  • Hey : ) I am really sorry you are having such a hard time...I saw you mentioned conditions like crohn's and IBS/IBD. if the problem you are having is gastrointestinal, you might want to think about any external factor that you might have forgotten about, that your pain could be linked to. Do you take any medication that isn't for your immediate problem? eg. supplements, birth control, antibiotics? I say this because some drugs that you can be prescribed come with gastrointestinal side effects. Over 400 lawsuits have been filed against Roche, makers of acne drug Accutane which claim the drug is linked to developing conditions like crohn's, ulcerative colitis, and IBD. So if you're still stumped, you never know, check up on what else might be affecting your pain. Hope this helps. :)I am sorry you are suffering. You are too young to deal with these issues. I would highly recommend that you go under the care of an endocrinologist. It sounds like your symptoms could be related to an issue with thyroid dysfunction. I would highly recommend that you get a full chemistry panel and thyroid function tests. A couple of questions:Do you have a high heart rate? Does your heart race? Do you feel it thump hard?Do you have intolerance to exercise? Does exercise make your symptoms worse or temporarily better?Do you have high blood pressure?Do you feel depressed?Do you have a fine hand tremor when you extend your fingers?Do you feel better after eating anything? Does your breath get bad when you don't eat? Do you feel dizzy? Do you have pains/aches in your legs/arms?Do you suffer from panic attacks? Society anxiety? Do you have a strong support group of friends?Do you have a lack of concentration? Memory loss?
    marshaolsen 1 Replies
    • November 4, 2010
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  • Hey : ) I am really sorry you are having such a hard time...I saw you mentioned conditions like crohn's and IBS/IBD. if the problem you are having is gastrointestinal, you might want to think about any external factor that you might have forgotten about, that your pain could be linked to. Do you take any medication that isn't for your immediate problem? eg. supplements, birth control, antibiotics? I say this because some drugs that you can be prescribed come with gastrointestinal side effects. Over 400 lawsuits have been filed against Roche, makers of acne drug Accutane which claim the drug is linked to developing conditions like crohn's, ulcerative colitis, and IBD. So if you're still stumped, you never know, check up on what else might be affecting your pain. Hope this helps. :)You sound like you have a classic cass of candida. just type in the name and read hundred of thousands stories on the subject. trust me you will find help with your problem. most main stream dr. dont have a clue. i was having problems with low t count and my family dr said my results were normal and i disagreed and went to a urologist and he said that my results were not normal, so dont always listen to your dr. try the candida diet and supplements with doing a colon cleanse.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 4, 2010
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  • I appreciate you caring and I hope that your battle ends in a victory! Again, as I just said, I'm sorry that my post indirectly spurred an arguement of somesort, neither of you have offended me and I wish you both the best! I just appreciate any form of suggestions right now, as being 17 and lacking experience with anything medical really makes this whole situation baffleing to me.look up candida! yeast overgrowth in your intestines. bad bacteria. most blood work done in dr. or hospitals are set way to high for what is considered normal. i had my dr tell me that my t level was normal then went to a specialist and tell the complete opposite. read up on yeast over growth. it will save your life.
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    • November 4, 2010
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  • Hello,If you experience any of these signs, you need to inform your parents immediately. They will talk to your physician.Expression of new or persistent thoughts of suicideSuicide attemptsNew or worsening depressionNew or worsening anxietyIncreased agitation or feelings of restlessnessPanic attacksInsomniaNew or worsening irritabilityAggressive behavior; acting on dangerous impulses; hyperactivity or other changes of behavior.Regards,Ali.
    MelissaF 6 Replies
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  • Hey guys, I'm really appreciating all the advice!For those of you who mentioned candidia. I will read into that tonight and talk to a doctor about it. So far, I've been through a lot of testing. Hence why I haven't been on here much.My doctor right now thinks my deviated septum may be the culprit of a lot of my problems. (I went to a specialist and was told that I had the "Worst deviated septum" he has ever seen in all his years of work). According to him and my doctor, they think that perhaps because of the inflamtion and irritation caused by the deviation, that the mucus is being redirected into my throat giving me constant post nasal drip which ends up in my stomach, thus really hurting my IBS. I wasn't sure how much I believed that, but the doctor put a numbing solution in my nose so he could look, and we found that within 15 seconds of putting it in my nose, I could feel it dripping down my throat and making everything numb as it went down. O_o So perhaps the post nasal drip is causing my problems. I'm not too sure. I also got tested for hormone imbalances, and found out a lot of my hormones are EXTREMELY out of whack. I'm not sure what they are doing about that, I go to the gyno this friday to talk to them and see what they say to do. Someone mentioned birth control causing stomach problems, this worries me because I'm pretty sure I'm being put on a low dose of birth control and another hormone I'm lacking. Do you guys think that will seriously affect my stomach? My gyno thinks my lack of energy is from the lack of proper hormones in my body,thus i'm emotionally and physically drained. This all makes sense to me, though I'm not sure if it's the main culprits in my problems. I'm going to go through with the deviated septum surgery either way though (I can't breathe out of my nose, AT ALL, EVER) so it's necessary, but I'm not sure if it would cure the whole stomach fullness/loss of appetite/pain thing. I hope so though! Thank you so much guys for all your feedback, I really appreciate it.and like I said before, I'll look into that candida thing as well. Thank you! And for those saying their concerns about depression, I really do appreciate those as well. I'm on prozac now at night, and it seems to be helping (I used to not sleep because of panic attacks.) I'm on a low dose and it seems to be making it easier for me to sleep/calming me down. I'm thinking the stress of being sick may be causing the panic attacks and depression, but I'm not sure either.
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    • November 17, 2010
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