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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 1, 2007
  • 06:45 PM

Alright first off i am 17 Years Old....

I am Bipolar,Obbessive Compulsive,and ADHD...so lets get that out of the way..


I always feel just Genrally Ill.My Head fells like it weighs a Millon Pounds and i have HeadAches Alot.When i have my Headaches there mostly above my right temple. My jaw was hurting so i went in to the dentist and got a splint for teeth grinding. I am Always so weak and Tired i cant stand it.When i go from a sitting to stading postion i get extremly lightheaded.I take Lithium for my Bipolar and 1/4 of a Rozerm Pill to get to sleep at night.Also my family has very bad allegreis and we do live in a house with two dogs. And also if this means anything ive popped and creeked my neck in the exact same spot like 3 times. And last but not least it seems when i get a little exicted my face and hands tingle.

Thx

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  • plz guys haha
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  • anyone haha??!?
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  • You may be depressed and that is causing all of your fatigue. Read up on depression, it has alot of physical symptoms as well as mental. Also, I used to be on Lithium, do some in depth research on the side effects. That is what your being lightheaded could be from. I would start there first before you make any other assumptions.
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  • What kind of allergies do people in your family have? Your physical symptoms sound like an unidentified food intolerance or another chronic allergic reaction that doesn't have acute effects like hives and breathing trouble. The genetics and the symptoms both point in the same direction. Start asking yourself if you have allergies to the things your relatives have allergies to. You could have an allergy to the same item but react in a totally different way!Do you feel good mentally when your physical pain decreases? The medication seems to be covering the symptoms rather than treating the issue. Some of the tingling and fatigue could be related to a malnutrition condition. You should have your blood vitamin levels checked.
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  • i agree with the last poster re vitamins....b complex and magnesium at minimum
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  • Pill-based vitamins won't work if an allergy is causing malabsorption and to make matters worse, most pills are made out of allergy causing substances like wheat and corn. Sublingual iron and B12 shots would be the best way to get around that.
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  • What kind of allergies do people in your family have? Your physical symptoms sound like an unidentified food intolerance or another chronic allergic reaction that doesn't have acute effects like hives and breathing trouble. The genetics and the symptoms both point in the same direction. Start asking yourself if you have allergies to the things your relatives have allergies to. You could have an allergy to the same item but react in a totally different way!Do you feel good mentally when your physical pain decreases? The medication seems to be covering the symptoms rather than treating the issue. Some of the tingling and fatigue could be related to a malnutrition condition. You should have your blood vitamin levels checked.yit also seems im short of breath alot butsometimes im rly happy but alot of times i obbsesse that i have a brain tumor or something ha it sucks
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  • Is it like your throat suddenly closes up and you can't even try to breath? That would be the commonly known type of allergy. If its like you're always stuffed up and tired; and short of breath and achy from a tiny bit of effort, there is a very good chance it is a different type of allergy to the same types of chemicals that other people in your family are allergic to. Some people are allergic within moments of getting near the chemical their body doesn't like, but some people get sick for a week and if you keep getting around the food or chemical that does it to you just once a week, you would feel like you're always sick. Since it doesn't look like a normal allergy and acts different chemically, the doctors don't really know how to look for it. But based on your family medical history of allergies, it makes me think those genetics are there and your body is just showing its allergies, sensitivities, and intolerances in a different way.The tingling and the diziness definately sounds like your body isn't getting enough food. The paranoid feeling that something is terribly wrong is also related to not having enough food, specifically b vitamins. If you eat plenty but still have these problems, you should definately see a gastroenterologist, even if you have no stomach pain. If you're trying to diet by cutting calories and switching to artificial sweeteners, STOP! Your body needs real food and when you're sick it usually needs even more. If you are starving, your body might store every bit of fat it can and you can gain weight by trying to diet. I was up to 200 lbs on one small meal a day, now I eat three big meals without allergens, and I am down to 165 (pretty good for a 6' tall guy)Just so you know I was diagnosed with chronic fatigue, bi-polar, depression, tonsilitus, chronic sinusitus (they wanted to do more surgery but I said no) and social anxiety. Basically, they said it was all in my head. But I didn't want to take drugs that only try to cover up those symptoms, I wanted to know what was really wrong. The elimination diet is a miracle that has been known in China for a long time and our own medical doctors are just now starting to understand the chemistry of how so many people can be healed by changing what they eat. The most common foods that ruin peoples' health are: wheat/rye/barley; soy; milk; corn; citrus; tomato family; refined sugar; and artificial sweeteners. Once I stopped eating these for a few weeks I felt like a brand-new person, and each week I would add one new type of food to see how it made me feel. Now I don't eat wheat and I try to limit my soy. My life before this change only seems like a sick, scary, and confusing dream.
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  • Have you been tested for hypothyroidism? Have you any other physical symptoms?Excessive hair on arms, upper lip?Weight within normal range for height?Hot flashes?Sleep disturbances?I was diagnosed BiPolar 12 years ago. Took med for 10 yrs. I was diagnosed with Poly Cystic Ovary Disease, hada complete hysterectomy. I was able to discontinue meds without incident. Recently diagnosed with Hypothyroidism. Tingling stopped with just one pill. Over all symptoms improvd even more.You should be having your blood work-ups regularly for your BiPol meds. Even if your thyroid profile is "borderline" you should see significant improvement with thyroid meds.
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  • Thx Guys...I dont have alot of hair on my arms or anything like that.My granmother also has Diabetes if that helps but my doctor didnt check my sugar because he said it wouldnt matter.Aslo i have alot of problems going to sleep..
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  • You got some great advice from the posters!! I will only add one thing, if everything else has been medically ruled out. thyroid malfunction has been linked to Bi polar. Lyme disease/ & its coinfections are, often never tested for. Do some searches and see if this may fit, if everything keeps coming up normal. Hope you feel better soon.
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  • Does she have type1 diabetes? There is a strong link between Type 1 and food allergies... Family medical history shouldn't be overlooked like that. What other conditions do people in your family have? Asthma, arthritis, autism, rosacea, schizophrenia, down syndrome, thyroid issues, CFS, IBS, osteoperosis, and autoimmune conditions like Addison's, Grave's, Sjorgens' may also show up somewhere in your family medical history if it really is a food intolerance issue! Like I said earlier, the same food chemical can cause a dozen different reactions in a dozen different people, so the doctors usually completely miss the clues in the family chart. There's no simple test to say "this is it!" and there really isn't any research done on non-wheat intolerance because this isn't a very profitable type of cure.The doctors don't think food is the cause unless the main symptoms the patient complains about are digestive, BUT a food intolerance is a true multi-system, multi-symptom disease. Every day you could wake up and have a new primary symptom to complain about, and depending on which doctor you talk to that day you could get a completely different diagnosis.I think it would be a REALLY good start to get your blood sugar and blood vitamin levels checked and you cut back to a diet of non-manufactured foods avoid the big 8 foods that are known to cause allergies AND long term intolerances in 1-2% of the population, each. If you know what allergies run in your family already, you are sooooo close to the answer and just have to put the last pieces together and put it into effect!
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  • Does she have type1 diabetes? There is a strong link between Type 1 and food allergies... Family medical history shouldn't be overlooked like that. What other conditions do people in your family have? Asthma, arthritis, autism, rosacea, schizophrenia, down syndrome, thyroid issues, CFS, IBS, osteoperosis, and autoimmune conditions like Addison's, Grave's, Sjorgens' may also show up somewhere in your family medical history if it really is a food intolerance issue! Like I said earlier, the same food chemical can cause a dozen different reactions in a dozen different people, so the doctors usually completely miss the clues in the family chart. There's no simple test to say "this is it!" and there really isn't any research done on non-wheat intolerance because this isn't a very profitable type of cure.The doctors don't think food is the cause unless the main symptoms the patient complains about are digestive, BUT a food intolerance is a true multi-system, multi-symptom disease. Every day you could wake up and have a new primary symptom to complain about, and depending on which doctor you talk to that day you could get a completely different diagnosis.I think it would be a REALLY good start to get your blood sugar and blood vitamin levels checked and you cut back to a diet of non-manufactured foods avoid the big 8 foods that are known to cause allergies AND long term intolerances in 1-2% of the population, each. If you know what allergies run in your family already, you are sooooo close to the answer and just have to put the last pieces together and put it into effect!THANK YOU!!!Im gonna get that stuff checked.My Family does have a History of Artritis.I was so so tired today it was unbeliveable.
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  • When i was born i did have Jaundis where i was all yellow.
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