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My doctors need a kick in the butt...Can't Get a Diagnosis.

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  • Posted By: ShowJumper18
  • December 8, 2008
  • 05:35 AM

I'm 16 years old and have been having ongoing symptoms for about a year now. They started out as abdominal but I have recently started having other problems as well. My doctors just keep testing me and prescribing things to try but have yet to give me a diagnosis. Can anyone help?

These are my symptoms:

Sharp pain in the lower left of my stomach *less frequent now than it used to be & I'm not sure that its related to my other symptoms*
Constant headache
Nausea nearly 80% of the time
Faintness/Light Headed
Heart Palpitations?: every so often my heart feels like its beating very hard in my chest; sometimes painful
Disorientation: sometimes I forget where I am and what I'm supposed to be doing, just a feeling of total confusion.


Blood tests for anemia, thyroid, and blood sugar levels all negative
EKG; haven't gotten the results yet
Naproxen for migraine; had no effect
Hyosciamine/AcipHex/Protonix/Prevacid/etc. for stomach; a few offered some relief but none remedied the issue

This is becoming increasingly difficult and frustrating for me. :( I'm so tired and sick, it's affecting my performance at school and my abilites to do my everyday activities. If anybody has an idea of what this could be I would love to hear it. Thank you for reading.

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  • Addison's disease?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 16, 2008
    • 08:35 PM
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  • It sounds to me like your body is screaming for water (hydration). If you get lost in the wilderness you can live a long time with out food, but you will die quickly without water. I say that to emphasize just how important drinking enough water is, our bodies are 80/90% water, most of us are dehydrated and don't even know recognize it. Pain, especially angina pain(heart muscle pain), headaches (particularly migraines), stomach pain and a whole list of other pains are the body's way of crying out for water. Don't depend on feeling thirsty. Up your intake of water until you reach 8 to 12, 8-oz glasses a day (try to use nonchlorinated if you can), then continue to drink at least 8 every day, do not substitute any other drinks for any of the water. If you start to get a bit of muscle cramping, add a bit more salt (pure sea salt) to your food. In a month you should have a vast improvement in all your symptoms. Want to do more? Don't drink pop or fruit juice (unless it's fresh squeezed). Buy organic meat, quit any processed food, limit your intake of milk & milk products, limit your intake of breads & pastas, eat lots fresh (organic if you can) raw or lightly steamed veggies , preferably the dark green leafy kind. Eat washed, fresh fruit alone. Eat roasted/unsalted almonds, raw sunflower seeds, roasted pumpkin seeds, figs and dates for snacks. You may be able to go off some of your meds after a while too, if the Doctor sees that you don't need them any more. Meds often create more symptoms and make a real diagnosis more difficult. You're too young to be feeling the way you are, eat real food, drink water, exercise, rest and you'll feel like a young person should! To your healthy future! A.
    healthmonger 4 Replies
    • December 16, 2008
    • 11:56 PM
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  • im 17 years old and I am experiencing nearly all the exact same symptoms! im nauseous all the time so Ive lost weight from my lack of appetite, im dizzy, light-headed, weak, and I feel so out of it sometimes. Im also incrediaby fatigued most of the time. Ive gotten the exact same tests as you and they turn up negative so my doctors just send me on my way and dont look into what else could be wrong. im so frusterated and tired of feeling sick! i totally sympathize! if anyone has any suggestions please post
    mmg1224 1 Replies
    • December 17, 2008
    • 00:05 AM
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