- CASE FILE
Stomach issues most of my life accompanied by brain fog, fatigue, weakness, aches and pains. Feeling of flu or poisoning everyday.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
Since age 10, maybe earlier, I’ve struggled with stomach issues. I’ve seen at least 50 different doctors over the years and have been to the Mayo clinic twice. I have become prone to infections and have had to take antibiotics several times recently as I cannot seem to fight off simple colds and illnesses.
I was diagnosed around age 10 with IBS and even at the time we felt that was not a correct diagnosis. I have had several really bad relapses over the years and I was physically unable to go to school or work and was sick for weeks or even months. Around age 25/26 I had major issues again and was diagnosed with Gastroparesis (paralyzed stomach). I was very ill at that time and had to sell my house and live with my parents. i could write 500 pages of struggles, nasty testing and hardships, but I will keep it brief as you will get many submissions I’m sure. I am currently 39 and still struggle to maintain and still search for a real answer to what is going on and what I can do to feel normal. Very few times in my life have I actually felt good/normal.
On a daily basis I struggle with gas, pain, nausea, major fatigue, aches and weakness. I have done many strict diets and some do definitely help, it just isn’t enough and not reasonable to sustain a healthy lifestyle. At one point I was 214 pounds and I’ve been as low as 130lbs. I do believe that candida plays a heavy role into all of my problems, but both holistic and traditional medicines can only seem help a little. Daily pain makes life a major struggle and very difficult to maintain a positive attitude or keep from being depressed is a never ending cycle. Physical symptoms aren’t very obvious as I hide my fatigue the best I can, but I clearly have issues with toxins as acne, sweat and oily skin as well and smelly urine are part of my daily life. Pain and discomfort keep me from many typical activities and limit traveling and exercise.
Although I have found some ways to elevate my symptoms I am far from getting a true answer to what is going on, and as I feel very alone with my issues I know there are more out there like me who need an answer.