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Four and a half years of ***l. HELP!

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  • Posted By: unhappymum69
  • January 20, 2008
  • 06:18 AM

Does anybody have any idea what might be going on with me because I have seen so many doctors and am starting to wonder if any of them are actually qualified! Four and a half years ago I gave birth to a 9lb baby boy. A couple of weeks after this i got a terrible sensation in my upper abdomen, like a wiggle, that shot down my left leg and out of my toe. The very same night, i got a pain in my back, parallel to my abdomen pain that shot up through my neck over the top of my head. Needless to say i visited the GP and spent countless mornings, afternoons and whole nights in my local casualty dept. My symptoms ranged from dizziness, shortness of breath, pins and needles, pain in chest, severe stomach ache, that burns right through to my back, terrible pain in my left leg, pain in my neck, difficult swallowing, horrific headaches, a dreadful aching pain in my back where the second pain started from, the list goes on and on. I have seen a neurologist three times, nerve conduction studies showed a different reading for my middle fingers and toes, but he didn't think that was significant, the cardiologist said there was nothing wrong with me, as did other specialists. I have been called neurotic, told i'm depressed (wonder why!) and prescribed anti dpressants, told i have hypochondria etc. To cut a long story short, on the 7th of January last year i had a massive heart attack that started in my back, exactly where the initial pain shot from, with no chest pain. I left it over half an hour before i finally got my partner to call an ambulance, for fear of them telling me i was 'making it up again'. I arrested half a minute after the ambulance arrived and 'died' four times on the way to hospital, on one occasion it took over two minutes to restart my heart. Incredulously, they told me i was just 'unlucky' and that it had nothing to do with me giving birth. I am 38 years old, don't smoke, am not overweight and no family history! The sad part is that my symptoms have got worse since the heart attack and i now take morphine for the pain and told that they can't do any more. I am a mum of three beautiful boys, but sometimes i wonder how much more i can take. I am sat here in the early morning with crippling stomach ache, stemming from original pain site, with lots of fluttering in my abdomen, not knowing if this is the night that it all ends. I hope i don't sound too melodramatic, but i am desperate for any advice. can anybody help?

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  • Blaze, thanks for the advice. Will try all. I already do the calcium and dairy thing, as it makes me feel like ***l! Stay strong.
    unhappymum69 5 Replies
    • January 24, 2008
    • 11:12 AM
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  • Does anybody have any idea what might be going on with me because I have seen so many doctors and am starting to wonder if any of them are actually qualified! Four and a half years ago I gave birth to a 9lb baby boy. A couple of weeks after this i got a terrible sensation in my upper abdomen, like a wiggle, that shot down my left leg and out of my toe. The very same night, i got a pain in my back, parallel to my abdomen pain that shot up through my neck over the top of my head. Needless to say i visited the GP and spent countless mornings, afternoons and whole nights in my local casualty dept. My symptoms ranged from dizziness, shortness of breath, pins and needles, pain in chest, severe stomach ache, that burns right through to my back, terrible pain in my left leg, pain in my neck, difficult swallowing, horrific headaches, a dreadful aching pain in my back where the second pain started from, the list goes on and on. I have seen a neurologist three times, nerve conduction studies showed a different reading for my middle fingers and toes, but he didn't think that was significant, the cardiologist said there was nothing wrong with me, as did other specialists. I have been called neurotic, told i'm depressed (wonder why!) and prescribed anti dpressants, told i have hypochondria etc. To cut a long story short, on the 7th of January last year i had a massive heart attack that started in my back, exactly where the initial pain shot from, with no chest pain. I left it over half an hour before i finally got my partner to call an ambulance, for fear of them telling me i was 'making it up again'. I arrested half a minute after the ambulance arrived and 'died' four times on the way to hospital, on one occasion it took over two minutes to restart my heart. Incredulously, they told me i was just 'unlucky' and that it had nothing to do with me giving birth. I am 38 years old, don't smoke, am not overweight and no family history! The sad part is that my symptoms have got worse since the heart attack and i now take morphine for the pain and told that they can't do any more. I am a mum of three beautiful boys, but sometimes i wonder how much more i can take. I am sat here in the early morning with crippling stomach ache, stemming from original pain site, with lots of fluttering in my abdomen, not knowing if this is the night that it all ends. I hope i don't sound too melodramatic, but i am desperate for any advice. can anybody help?Sorry to hear you're having so many problems. I have an autoimmune disorder that they don't seem to have any answers for that is causing me lot's of problems although not as bad as yours. After 2 years I've about given up on the med profession other than for diagnostics and pills if necessary. I've scheduled an appointment with a naturopath with excellent credentials. Naturopaths, unlike doctors will do a complete run down on your system. The downside is many times you have to pay for these tests which can be costly also, most insurance will not cover a naturopath. Visits running about $130 for the intake and about $65 for each visit after that. Just thought this might give you something to think about.I guess I just thought to try and attack my problem from a different angle since orthodox medicine had little to offer.Vicki
    vicki9313 1 Replies
    • January 24, 2008
    • 07:37 PM
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  • Do you have Marfan's syndrome?
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • January 25, 2008
    • 11:46 AM
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  • I have no idea, have never heard of Marfans Syndrome. What is it?
    unhappymum69 5 Replies
    • January 26, 2008
    • 00:05 AM
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  • I know how you feel and i bet you got the heart attack from all the stressfrom this. Also these docters are morons I had uncontrollable muscle movements and pain like burning , pins and needles , numbness almost everywhere and did all these tests from nerve conduction and cat scans and mri. So what they did was send me to psychiatrist and say im depressed ( well who is happy when they are in pain) and they gave me anti depressants and I said how is this going to cure my symptoms , and basically they told me to live with it. I might have to say dont give up because did they give you certain drugs when you had a baby , or maybe other toxins , when your body gives you these symptoms it is telling you something is wrong and a cat scan or nerve test wont find toxic chemicals in your body . I have been detoxifying my body for a month and am seeinga little improvement and i was in constant pain for 2 years. I got a site that sells the detox product i am using , I am sure you have toxins in your body and the docters are dumb and think anti depressants will help , research this website and look at your symptoms and they have good detox products http://www.i-amperfectlyhealthy.com/terramin.html. Its worth a shot. Remember certain toxins can stay in your body forever damaging cells if you dont remove them.
    ontherooftop 3 Replies
    • January 26, 2008
    • 04:04 PM
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