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what wrong with me ?

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  • Posted By: hunkychunky1
  • January 9, 2007
  • 07:59 PM

I had asthma as a child due to being repeatedly over exposed to environmental pollution (coal fire fumes, gas hob fumes household cleaning chemicals and generaL allergens. I am also a co dependant with an addictive nature. I have been over responsible and over caring which has caused me extreme repeated stress over the last 20 years. I have been diagnosed with Bi polar disorder but am sure Complex post traumatic stress was also there due to the co dependant behaviour. My addiction was to carbohydrates which i repeatedly binged on. I have suspected an intolerance to wheat or carbs in the past as i got very irritable, moody and emotional (anxiety stress) during periods of bingeing. I am also highly sensitive to criticism and other peoples anger due to repeated exposure to others anger and rage when i have started to withdraw my support when others have become abusive. Being co dependant i stay in situations where i witness emotional abuse and rage.Is it possible that i am not bi polar but am in fact suffering from repeated and retriggered complex post traumatic stress and the Carb binging has caused Food intolerances,Carb intolerances (syndrome X) or hypoglycemia ? . I also have had the symptoms of M.E and CFS due possibly to having a weakened immune system . i am also chemically sensitive.One month ago i stoped eating all simple carbs and went on an anti candida diet.low and behold these symptoms dissapeared. blurred vision, poor concentration, lack of ability to focus, less irritability no more rage , no more anger less aches and pains. My thoughts are Candida, food sensitivities,
carb intolerance (hypoglycemia / syndrome X) . For the last month i have had what the doctor says is IBS but i think it is more serious than that as
i get really bad pains in my upper left side and my appetite and bowel movements have diminished. I also get pain when my bowels are full !
I am scared i have pancreatic cancer as my mother died of this and liver, colon cancer. she too was not that active a person. As i have had so little energy before the last month. My doctor refuses to refer me and just says i am having delusions and fancifull thoughts as i am bi polar. I cant just wait and see if the pains get it worse and they have been !. What do i do ??????????

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  • yeah- you did great with the Candida diet- but your body is still suffering from inflammation. You need to detox some more.Do you eat any sugar? tomatoes? potatoes? those might cause inflammation as well. I say take turmeric tablets or some nice spicy Indian food (fresh). To get that acid out of your body.Did they check your liver function? After your liver gets intoxicated- those pains arrive. Drink ginger onion tea with cinnamon, it helps you body buffers the acidity. Take probiotic too to prevent Candida regrow.Do you know food combining rules and acid alkaline diet? Too much acid in the body can do that as well.Take a bath as wellhttp://www.ourlittleplace.com/detox.html
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 9, 2007
    • 08:10 PM
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  • did the doctor do a colonoscopy on you? tube to the rectum? did you have polyps? are you very gassy and can you drink milk? IBS you become gassy and are lactost have the doctors checked your pancrease?
    lorena 10 Replies
    • January 15, 2007
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  • we dont have much idea what causes pancreatic cancer.if we knew it was passed down the generations it would be a good clue. but it isnt so stop worrying.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 16, 2007
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  • did the doctor do a colonoscopy on you? tube to the rectum? did you have polyps? are you very gassy and can you drink milk? IBS you become gassy and are lactost have the doctors checked your pancrease? Hi LORENA ! what you say is interesting as this is what i have been thinking. I have had really bad kidney stone pains for the last month andterrible constipation. Yes i am gassy and today when i drank milk my bowels became loose once more ! What a blessing. I am having a glucose tolerance test on friday to test my blood sugar levels. Is this what you mean by having my pancrease checked ? Do you think having a colonoscopy is worth it even if it is just for piece of mind ?Thanks Hunkychunky1.Do you have any personal experience with any of these problems or are you a health detective like myself ?Thanks for your help
    hunkychunky1 5 Replies
    • January 16, 2007
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  • Hi,The fact that you went on an anti candida diet and felt better leads me to believe you have candida concerns. It is VERY hard to get under control, and usually a diet isn't going to be enough. Please visit these websites www.candidasupport.org and www.wholeapproach.com and get more info. Your symptoms show a lot of similarities with candida. I have treated this many times with myself and my patients. One of the best products out there is called Threelac. It's expensive, but amazing - most people who take it feel unbelievably better! it's worth trying I think. Also, you must give yourself a minimum of two months to kick this out of your system. Often it just comes back. You need to make some long lasting dietary changes and take a good probiotic. Also, about your codependent/addictive nature, have you read Codependent No More? It's a very helpful book. I think you would also benefit from taking Bach Flower remedies - you can google this for more info. They are excellent for psycho emotional issues. Best of luck to you.Doctor of Oriental Medicine
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • January 18, 2007
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  • Watch each time you have milk, shakes, ice cream. a Glucose check they are doing is for blood sugar. if you get diarehha after you have milk be certain that you are lactose intolerant. change to lactos milk or lactad pills and you might see a difference. or stay away from milk for one week. also a coloscopy can check your colon for polyps, IBS. how are you went you are stressed? how are you after you eat steak fatty foods? do you get cramps or have to run to the bathroom? yes i have experience with this matter. IBS is a spastic colon where your colon spases and it gets worse during stress, or what you eat. there is medicine called Bentyl to help the spasms it works great. you can be both IBS and lactose togeather. that is why i suggest to stay away from milk or take lacate pills before you take it. Do you feel better after you make a boul movement, no more cramps, a relief?
    lorena 10 Replies
    • January 19, 2007
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  • Watch each time you have milk, shakes, ice cream. a Glucose check they are doing is for blood sugar. if you get diarehha after you have milk be certain that you are lactose intolerant. change to lactos milk or lactad pills and you might see a difference. or stay away from milk for one week. also a coloscopy can check your colon for polyps, IBS. how are you went you are stressed? how are you after you eat steak fatty foods? do you get cramps or have to run to the bathroom? yes i have experience with this matter. IBS is a spastic colon where your colon spases and it gets worse during stress, or what you eat. there is medicine called Bentyl to help the spasms it works great. you can be both IBS and lactose togeather. that is why i suggest to stay away from milk or take lacate pills before you take it. Do you feel better after you make a boul movement, no more cramps, a relief?Hi Lorena ! thanks for your reply...I will tell you where i am up to....Because of my health problems (symptoms of bi polar, Attention deficit,Chemical sensitivity. CFS/ ME, leaky gut, adrenal exhaustion, Asthma Allergies Possible food intolerances,Severe mental distubances ie psychosis paranoia obsessive compulsivebehaviour Carbohydrate cravings etc) most of which are now fading fast !!!In desperation and on a hunch i tried removing bread from my diet and went on an anti Candida diet six weeks ago. I also take a new supplementcalled extralac. And here we are i feel great apart from stomach pains andconstipation which has been diagnosed by my Doc as IBS.mmmmmmmAfter being told i was suffereing from Bi Polar and having a definate suspicion he was talking rubbish my research continues. My Bi Polar like symptoms were being triggered by two things. Co dependant addictive behaviour and the consumption of large quantities of Carbs due to mybinge eating due to stress and anxiety (Candida Albicans me thinks)After working out my patterns of behaviour and talking to my therapist i now have identified what the psychiatrist said was Bi Polar with a very slow cycle.... There was no cycle it was a chain reaction.....co dependant addictive behaviourstress and anxiety Binging on CarbsYeast overgrowth= insanityI believe its as simple as that !!!Break the cycle of behaviour and you fix the problem !Unfortunately i think i changed my poor diet to quickly and to drasticallywhich caused IBS and constipation. I have a nasty feeling that my candida has caused leaky gut with the possibility of there being helicobactor what ever it is called as i have had food poisoning in the past and i fear that i have developed a peptic ulcer or even worse the start ofcancer....but maybe im paranoid..i have been doing elimination tests this week to try to work this out logically. lets look at what i have been bingeing on white bread !celiac desease test negativeGlucose intolerance test i think it will be negative as as hard as i tried this week i reintroduced carbs but with little reaction.I have concluded that i have come quite a long way with killing my Candida yeast overgrowth......How do i know that the remaining pains are not just Die off ??????I have been extremely stressed as my psychotic behaviour has alienated me from my friends who are convinced i was crazy which is quite distressing as they now distrust me...even my doctor refuses to believethat i have cured my self of bi polar and says i am having fancifull thoughts...!!!!! Brilliant !!! im not allowed to prove him wrong as it willprobably damage his ego and reputation !!!!!I have to take into consideration that Post traumatic stress due to co dependant behaviour takes about two years to recover from and i have been here once before....It takes time for the brain to recover from trauma.....Unfortunately my aggresive behaviour has let me in for some bullying and teasing from others which i feel has repetedly re triggered my PTSD with anxiety and stress. I am now sensitized to criticism, anger,and people who think i am behaving strangely for fun..(psychosis)i think this is due to some kind of attachment issues and being rejectedby significant others as i rejected someone and recieved criticism and ragefor abandoning them as they saw me as a significant other in thier lives.unfortunately i was ill equiped to deal with thier needy attention seeking controlling ways and started to avoid them only for them to become abusive which i over exposed myself too. (is this abusive co dependantbehaviour) i ask myself...it seems to have become a chain reaction...sorry to digress i am just thinking aloud.....anyway i feel mentally stable now but have the stomach problems to deal with.My next steps have to be stool analysis fecal blood count, Gastroscopy, colonoscopy, Food intolerance testsetc i feel that i must have stressed my pancrease to the limit but am unsure how to explore this other than with a corrective diet. (possible pre diabetes me thinks) i have heard that the GTT glucose tolerance test is not that sensitive and that a GITT is better as it is more sensitive and accurate but costs a lot more money.any thoughts would be appreciated...Hunkychunky1P.s its not surprising my body is messed up as i have abused it and had considerable stress and anxiety for the past eithteen years.
    hunkychunky1 5 Replies
    • January 19, 2007
    • 11:42 PM
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