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headache,stomach pain, jaw pain, coughing...

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  • Posted By: idunno
  • January 13, 2008
  • 06:35 PM

My husband has had many symptoms for about 3 or 4 years now. He first developed it after a round of bronchitis that lasted about a month. He continued to cough violently for months after that, mostly after he ate, and more so in the evening. Then he developed periodic headaches- They would come on with severe pain for a day or two and then subside. This happened about every 3 weeks. Then his stomach also developed cyclical pain- extreme discomfort, especailly after eating, but all through the day and night as well. Then he developed cyclical urinary issues, where he will have to urinate about once an hour through the night whether he has drank any liquids or not.

Now all of these symptoms seem to alternate, with just one hitting at a time, then clearing out to perfect calm, and alternately to a different part of his body (ie, head to stomach to urinary and back again). He does not cough much these days. We've done countless doctor appointments which gave absolutely no help. He took a skin allergy test and found nothing. His blood tests say he is very healthy. He also took a 6-hour glucose test and found he was almost pre-diabetic but not quite. We've been to both traditional doctors and holistic. Lung x-rays show he is fine. He also had his esophogus checked and no signs of acid problems.

Since then we have both been eating extremely well- lots of raw foods, low carbs and refined sugars...staying away from hormones, chemicals, msg, the works. But his symptoms continue. He also has gone from 170 to 130 in this time period, but is stable now. The weight loss could be stress or could be connected to this, and also to the healthy diet we have now. It seems to help his headache to put pressure on the back of his ears with his fingers. No medicine helps his stomach or head pains. We have yet to do a urinary test or kinesiology testing. Please if anyone has any ideas or suggestions please post. Could this be a tumor? Metal toxicity? Chemical or pesticide etc toxicity? Autoimmune? etc??? We need help figuring this out. :( Any help or guidance is extremely appreciated.

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  • Let me sum this up I kinda wrote a big mess up there! *cyclical headaches, stomach aches, jaw pain, and frequent urination. Some weight loss. *Never in combination- always one of these symptoms, then it will calm and switch to the other.
    idunno 4 Replies
    • January 15, 2008
    • 03:04 AM
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  • Where is the jaw pain? and for the stomach pain, look up gastroparesis.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • January 15, 2008
    • 09:16 AM
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  • Where is the jaw pain? and for the stomach pain, look up gastroparesis. I looked up gastroparesis, it doesn't quite seem to be the case either, because the symptoms cycle. As though his body is continually trying a new avenue of detoxing *something* out of his system. He will have a crushing headache for a day or two then it will go, then stomach pains for a few days, then it will go, then occasionally going to the bathroom all night, then that will cease. Any other ideas? We've been trying for years to figure this out....autoimmune? tumor? post nasal/sinus issue? spine out of place? Migraine variant? He also developed bxo (though that has stopped progressing) back when he took an antibiotic for bronchitis. I've researched so much and still cannot come to a conclusion at all....Should he see a kinesiologist?Has anyone had symptoms like these at all??Jaw pain just feels 'like braces' are on his teeth. Just pressurized.
    idunno 4 Replies
    • January 16, 2008
    • 03:33 AM
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  • The jaw pain sounds like sinusitis. Don't try to link everything together, maybe these are separate issues. The periodic heaches might be migraines or tension headaches. The urology issue might be prostate problems. Has he had his prostate checked and a urinalysis for bladder infection? Maybe men have hormone surges that could explain the cyclical nature of his problems. I don't mean declining testosterone, but something that is related to prostate enlargement? Has he had a PSA test done?
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • January 16, 2008
    • 11:59 AM
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  • The headaches may be caused by the jaw pain, and the jaw pain, depending on the exact location of it, could be caused by wisdom teeth if he has not had them extracted yet.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 16, 2008
    • 09:22 PM
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  • The jaw pain sounds like sinusitis. Don't try to link everything together, maybe these are separate issues. The periodic heaches might be migraines or tension headaches. The urology issue might be prostate problems. Has he had his prostate checked and a urinalysis for bladder infection? Maybe men have hormone surges that could explain the cyclical nature of his problems. I don't mean declining testosterone, but something that is related to prostate enlargement? Has he had a PSA test done?He's yet to have a urinalysis or psa. No medicine nor prescription medicine for his migraines work. And they don't have any typical symptom of a migraine. He used to get bad headaches every so often before he came down with all of these symptoms at once, but he doesn't have a history of migraines. In fact he was very healthy before all this came about. He's only 29. All his cyclical symptoms showed up around 25. I suppose they could all be different, but they all appeared at the same time, so it just feels as though they are linked, but perhaps not. Can one have an infection for 4 years? The headaches may be caused by the jaw pain, and the jaw pain, depending on the exact location of it, could be caused by wisdom teeth if he has not had them extracted yet. He's actually visited a dentist who is well known in the area for wisdom teeth extraction and from the x-rays his mouth was not crowded and did not need extraction. He also said it would be risky that he could cut into a nerve because the roots were so well grown and it could numb part of his face, so we left it at that. Just curious, do wisdom teeth ever cause stomach issues? Oh I forgot one another thing- his first doctor which was a joke, just insisted it was gerd or ibs or something and put him on a double dosage of Nexium, the 'purple pill', which he took, and then gradually developed hives until his whole body was covered, and then they were apparent for over a month before finally fading. As though his body detoxed directly through his skin. His doctor still doesn't believe him since he's never seen this happen. Btw thank you so much for all thoughts thus far! :)
    idunno 4 Replies
    • January 17, 2008
    • 01:55 AM
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