I am a 51 year old woman with a healthy lifestyle (not yet in menopause, according to recent tests, don't smoke/drink, etc.), but I have a constellation of strange symptoms no one can diagnose, so if there is anyone out there who can figure this out, please help. The only medications I take are zoloft and lamictal for Seasonal Affective Disorder (depression), and have been on those for 15 years.
About four months ago I did a five day liver/gall bladder detox with fasting and coffee enemas which produced good results (ie: some stones were expelled). The clinic also used an infusion of gold powder and ozone in the cleansing routine. I mention this because I read something about ingesting gold creating health problems in some people.
Subsequent to this detox, I was under a lot of stress for about a month, not sleeping, not eating, and generally having a lot of anxiety about some personal situations. During this time I developed a burning sensation all over my body (except my face and feet) that feels like I am being ironed from the inside. It is not itchy, or tingling-- it just feels like a searing feeling, but is not really painful like a real burn. It is constant, and most intense on my neck, torso, and arms.
I also have had a "lump in my throat" for months, that feels like I have a big pill stuck in my throat, or like someone is poking me just below my Adam's apple. I took Prilosec at someone's suggestion, but it did not help. It is not like heartburn, and I have no gastric symptoms.
The last symptom I am trying to get a diagnosis for is intensely stinky urine for over a year. I have researched this, and have been tested for all the urinary tract infections, vaginal infections, etc. but have come up with nothing. It is does not have a "maple syrup" or "fishy" smell that seems to be the more common complaint. It is hard to describe except to say that it smells like a gas station restroom. I drink plenty of water, so it is not dehydration, and I have gone off multivitamins to see if it was that. It does not seem to be related to diet, and is not present all the time-- just about 70%.
Please write if you have any information that could help. Thanks!
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