Christina98

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  1. I wanted to know if anyone else gets like I do and if they have been diagnosed with anything for this complaint? I often get cold atleast a few times a month it happens.....usually after I eat.I havent been able to pin point what food or foods it happens with.....it just seems to happen when it wants NOT SURE of any particulars.When it does happen though Its usually occasional, usually about 2 weeks after my period,and usually within 15 to 20 minutes after eating and I get real tired. I was On the Body Ecology Diet in the Past and dont really know all of my issues.Im trying to do much homework on my own before my appt with a new MD/ND in March. When I tried that diet, (and it was a lot of healthy eating) I kinda felt more tired,actually exhausted.I didnt get it......I felt worse eating real healthy. If anyone can help me it would be greatly appreciated I am going to see an Endocrinologist tomorrow,I dont know what it will be worth. I had TSH for the thyroid tested and they say Its normal Dont know what else to do
  2. I am trying to follow a elimination diet that i started yesterday,I am trying to recognize on my own what else may be bothering me ( i heard this elimination diet can be more useful than Elisa Allergy tests)I am frustrated already as I do not know what to eat.I am avoiding dairy, gluten, corn, caffeine.....I took the few things that i feel may be a problem not sure. anyhow I am already destraught as to what to eat during my avoidance diet.I keep getting this ringing in my ears and it could be anything but I just ate some carrots with artichoke, basil dip that I made and the terrible ringing began. I dont usually eat carrots or artichoke and its healthy and not highly allergy foods so i cant figure out why.....I figured if anything my elimination diet will reveal dairy issues and maybe thats a big sumptom but I just started and I havent even got anywhere yet and carrots and artichoke is setting off the ringing???? any feedback from others who have ever had this
  3. It all started for me around July 3rd.I assumed I was just getting a flu or virus.My nephew whos 5 had been vomiting and diarrhea terribly.Lasted him 6 days. I began with sharp pains at the top of my stomache just under the breast bone.It persisted for 10 days.Kind of a stabbing pain at the top part.Few days into those symptoms it was accompanied by nausea really bad. It then turned one night into an overwhelming feeling that I had to puke (like with a flu) and I did.2 times in 1 half hr and the vomiting never came back.The stabbing pains dissipated somewhere around the 10 day mark. It began feeling like a know on the left side under the rib cage. I could feel this knot in the intestines in a small area maybe no bigger than a quarter. I then began having sore crampy feelings in my stomache....random spots....all over but they were not stabbing anymore. I also always found myself rubbing the middle of my stomache in the 2 inch space above the belly button. Well I had diarrhea 1 or 2 times around the vomiting time and that stopped.I thought it was over.I just continued with intestinal pains.Until August 5th. The diarrhea came on and has not stoppes since.It has been 8 days.Everytime I eat it is back out within 2 mins. 2 days after Aug 5th I went to the ER ( and I have no Insurance) I knew they weret going to help me (except for the IV but needed it and was looking forward to testing. They did CBC liver function and kidney function test.No signs of infection.Did a parasite test called O&P (NEGATIVE) and GIARDIA (NEGATIVE) and C DIFFICILE ( NEGATIVE) here i am not knowing what to do or where to turn for answers especially with no insurance.I have been taking probiotics and trying to take Grapefruit seed extract ( supposedly it may kill stuff)I just started gluten free but feel thats not the problem it all came on so sudden and vicious....BESIDES I just ate gluten free and I still had the doarrhea 2 mins later. SOMEONE PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!
  4. can anyone share info with me on depression and what there personal experiences were with it.How did they get better,drugs, diet, or combination......or any other stories of any kind on depression....I liek to read what i can on it from others who had dealt with this evil thing Thanks
  5. Hi, does anyone know what kind or where to buy good gluten free and Dairy free chicken broth? I see tons of gluten free ones but not both dairy and gluten Thanks
  6. I was wondering if anyone knows about this stuff. I had a test done (a saliva test) to check the adrenals and was told I have adrenal insufficiency. This was through a naturopathic Dr. My primary care Dr office (well endocrinologist) wants me to do a test for the adrenals called acth stim test. This is something where Synthetic cortisol is injected and they measure something with the response of the adrenals. This is too see how bad off the adrenals are she said. The only thing is that I hear that they are only checking for the worse case scenario like (addisons) They do not recognize any other result. Anyone had this and can explain. Also is IT SAFE? The Dr says yes but I really dont trust too much of what they say anymore. Was just curious what the test will say and its covered by Insurance but I am scared if its going to put me in a kinda "fight ot flight mode" kinda like when you are experiencing something for real that raises cortisol your heart pounds and you feel scared. Panicky.
  7. Tired of being sick N' tired Im beginning 2 hate Dr's

  8. So when u had this test done was that when you found you have an adrenal issue? I dont know what else she would be testing (alsterone or not) she said acth test to check how my adrenals function. She did mention the other test (insulin one) and she did say it is dangerous. I am scared of this one too though because there injecting something to make my adrenals work (or respond) I dont do well with bodily things that are induced I get scared and anxiety.What exactly did u feel when u had it done? are your adrenals ok now? did they find addisons or any other adrenal stuff? Oh and no I am not on cortisone or anything just ambien for sleep (wich I HATE)
  9. Im curious what others think would be the best decision right now for me. Just looking for advice. I have suffered forever with some form of not feeling well throughout life. Either bouts of sore throats, pneumonia, bronchitis, and other "itis"s unknown. I went through teen years with severe acne that i had to take an antibiotic long term to get rid of it and it eventually did. Depression has been present through my whole life its just getting worse now as I get older. I am 31 now. I have never medicated the depression ever. I was too scared to try it ( not sure of all the reasons why but I didnt) Now I am becoming desperate and need to get my self together these days because it is all escalating. I was told 9 months ago buy enterolabs that I too have a gluten intolerance and casein, Those were all I tested for. So there might be more. I never did faithfully stick to it because I am a doubter and cant hang to a restricted lifestyle to long. Thats scary because I am desperate and want to be better more than anything in the world but I am so highly addicted to this food. I also tried The Body ecology Diet 1 year before these diagnosis and it was where you give up all sugar, gluten, dairy, and some others and you combine your food acid/alkaline categories.....she says its proper food combining.Plus she highly emphasisis kefir from milk or coconut water if allergic to milk and raw cultered veggies. She says these are the healers that will heal the gut and intestines and that this is why we have food sensitivites in the first place -froma leaky gut and bad bacteria. I did have gut issues clear with that but couldnt continue. I was 125 pounds and went to 105 and it wasnt stopping. Anyhow I will get to my questions and point. I do have money issues but went into a small savings last year just to pay for a Integrative Dr to go to who is suppose to be excellent. Needless to say i spent 1,000 cash and went home being told to do the same thing before that I did before and gave up wich was go Gluten, casein, dairy, sugar and yeast free. I was given Opti Cleanse, grapefruit seed extract and told to take probiotics. I ddidnt go back because I was told to do again much of what i could have and have done some of that on my own already. I have another appt at a New office Dec 21 it is cheaper there but still money, I am afraid if I go there gonna say we really dont know how to proceed with you until you go home and go gluten, casein, sugar and yeast free I feel maybe I shouldnt go there til I did all those things for a few weeks so I can report back to them and be one step ahead so i am not repeating stuff to do. What do any of you think? Should I do that and just push the appt a few weeks ahead so I can have a few weeks of being completely clean of those things in my diet? Not sure why they are so adimant about seeing me after I do those things I did them before with no real improvement. I didnt do it too long but I tried I am very confused as to what to do. Sometimes I think I have to do alot of the main work myself. I am also thinking if I do have other food sensitivities they wont be able to find them if I avoid all of this stuff before being tested. SOOOOOOOOO Confused! sorry so long and thank you for any advice any of you may have
  10. Thanks for your response. I know that I should be avoiding this stuff, I do also have other issues that I was going to direct to the Dr too wich is I dont sleep and if I happen to It is unrestful sleep and also have adrenal issues. I am a little scared that maybe i damaged my sleep more because I have been on Ambien long term and I am trying to detox myself from it now. It has been 8 days but its been hell off of it. I had had Dr;s personally tell me thid drug is BAD and to get off of it but sleeplessness is no joke and doesnt give me the strength to make it through all of this nonsense on top of it. So I hear you with the diet thing.I wonder if they can get me on track with sleep. Melatonin doesnt work for me either. So about you, you had a lot wrong and now your fine? all from avoiding gluten? Thanks
  11. I just found out I have a gluten intolerance.I have a had tons of strange symptoms throughout life and I still ddont know for sure if all of them were because of a gluten problem.However, one of the main symptoms repeatedly throughout life was swollen lymph nodes all over my neck and sometimes in my chest.When I would get this I would have a headache a feel chills sometimes.I would sometimes have a slight stuffy nose ( or should I say it just felt like something in there) but nothing was.This would occur sometimes 2 times a month.Anyone else have symptoms like that?
  12. I have a few questions if any one out there can help it w ould be great. I am suspecting food sensitivities.....well I did have a test through enterolabs that showed a gluten sensitivvity and mild casein. I want to see if i have others so i can avoid them so I can heal and feel somewhat normal again.i alsio have adrenal fatigue and itis my understanding that i wont heal the adrenals if i continue to consume my sensitiviites.I just read the adrenal Fatigue 21st century stress syndrome book and i hear about the Metametrix food panel Elisa test....he also talked about detecting these sensitivitie sna d allergies yourself by avoiding then documenting then adding things back....confusing! i want to know if the panel test although expensive (and cant afford it right now) would be a quicker, more helpful, less stressful way then the other? I want to know if it is more accurate or if anyone has done the detective work themselves with success.It seems hard and dont know if I am making it harder than it is. I hate food right now....is what is comes down to. Please Help if you have been down this road before. also I do have hypoglycemia issues with to much carbs ( white stuff) so i am trying to eat more protein....so i ate eggs with sauteed veggies for breakfast and was exhausted and foggy within 5 minutes of eating it.I guess it was the eggs. I dont know what to do anymore or how and what to eat so i dont die from avoiding everything
  13. Listen I want some others opinions on this.....because I am confused as to how to handle this and why I cant. There is this girl that lives in the same apartment complex as me and we hate each other. Get to the point (cause I can go on) forever about her.....she has NO STYLE in my eyes with her place and when I moved in here 3 years ago...I took this boring standard apartment and "ooked it up" my own style.Nothing I see elsewhere its just stuff I see in my head. Well not to bragg but it came out nice! Really....people always would say WOW this looks like this apartmen tont belong here.It looks like a different place all together. I really was impressed with myself and I didnt I am not a conceded person. Well anyhow she copied everything from the same blinds as me to the same outdoor lantern and even the way O placed my flowers in the garden with my decor.She would often get the same thing or if she couldnt find it she would get very similiar to it. All the things she mimicked were : I built shelves in my kitchen (she couldnt so she propped plants up on make shift shelves)I painted 1 wall purple in my kitchen and hand painted purple and green flowers above it) she painted her one wall green today and mimicked the flowers with stencils. She has bought the same curtains as me......mine are vanilla with a slight pattern of plaid in it.She bought greeen plaid ones. Lst year I tore up my basic piece of lawn that is in front of my standard apartment and I put bricks and mulch and plants etc, well.......she did the same thing.....she just did upposite colored mulch and bricks. Listen I could go on and on but I wont anymore.....I just want some advice. I CANT stand her and we have had it out time because I said poop to her now we dont speak and havent in 1 year.She continues to mimick me though. HELP!!!!! How so you handle someone who does this obsessive type thing but yet she hates me? Should I say anything to her? And would this bother others out there? I have never had anyone want to be me (not that she wants to be me) but She wants my things and my style but why and how when we hate each other? HELPPPP!!!!! I wanna tie her up with those "mimicked curtains" and paint her with the paint she uses to mimick my stule and stuff the flowers down her throat with the flowers she competes with!!!!!!
  14. its an apt cmplex we live in and ride acrioss from each other.....I wonder the same thing how did she see my whole place ????? BINOCULARS plus my blinds are not constantly closed. Its not obsession its annoyance.
  15. I hear ya....maybe I will keep adding my creativity.....but I get sick of the copying .....I like to be unique and i hate competition!!!! Because evrything I do here is the best and I am always complimented.....she has a nature about her where she wants to take that away so she becomes the best....I just ahte stupid jealous Bitches! OOOOOPPSSS did I say that B...... word, can I say that on here?
  16. I am looking for advice and what you wrote i donrt necessarily Dont wnat to hear ....at all.I may be stupid for letting her stupid ways get to me because it is a pet peeve to me howver when you say: that I am looking for an excuse to be angry with her, and you're choosing her decor as the object of your rage. IS WRONG. I am angry with her from her past when she started hating me first and she began tons of trouble behind my back when I had nothing to do with her....so I then in turn resent her ways more because she has created tons of problems in the past with other neighbors (she would lie about me as to turn people against me) AND yes I DO! You said "Don't you have your own life to live? Aren't there more important things to do with your energy?" This is my pet peeve and I am sure you got your own. You also said :It really sounds to me like what she is doing is absolutely harmless--and what you are doing is more obsessive than what she is doing." You sound like you are a little off line by saying I am being obsessive and she isnt. I came here to vent and thats what I am doing.....I am clearly the sane one hear and it bothers me that SHE seems so obsessive and competiitive with someone she hates back. And about your comment with the decor web site: your right there is a channel for that but its not ny channel and I would be embarassed and see a problem with someone who lives 10 ft across from me and there house inside and out mimicks mine.Its a small complex we live in and you do see in when your lights are turned on....we are too close together. lastly i am petty for letting her urck me but atleast I am sane. She does mimick everything and not kinda...its all the same just maybe opposite colors.
  17. if so did you like it? I want to do this on my face i hear it is great .....it takes away tons of stuff I guess your just left with a fresher clean look. Any god and bad experiences are welcomed.
  18. Id love to let it go but I got to first learn how to do it cuz me.....by myself....iwill not accomplish much
  19. Listen I want some others opinions on this.....because I am confused as to how to handle this and why I cant. There is this girl that lives in the same apartment complex as me and we hate each other. Get to the point (cause I can go on) forever about her.....she has NO STYLE in my eyes with her place and when I moved in here 3 years ago...I took this boring standard apartment and "ooked it up" my own style.Nothing I see elsewhere its just stuff I see in my head. Well not to bragg but it came out nice! Really....people always would say WOW this looks like this apartmen tont belong here.It looks like a different place all together. I really was impressed with myself and I didnt I am not a conceded person. Well anyhow she copied everything from the same blinds as me to the same outdoor lantern and even the way O placed my flowers in the garden with my decor.She would often get the same thing or if she couldnt find it she would get very similiar to it. All the things she mimicked were : I built shelves in my kitchen (she couldnt so she propped plants up on make shift shelves)I painted 1 wall purple in my kitchen and hand painted purple and green flowers above it) she painted her one wall green today and mimicked the flowers with stencils. She has bought the same curtains as me......mine are vanilla with a slight pattern of plaid in it.She bought greeen plaid ones. Lst year I tore up my basic piece of lawn that is in front of my standard apartment and I put bricks and mulch and plants etc, well.......she did the same thing.....she just did upposite colored mulch and bricks. Listen I could go on and on but I wont anymore.....I just want some advice. I CANT stand her and we have had it out time because I said poop to her now we dont speak and havent in 1 year.She continues to mimick me though. HELP!!!!! How so you handle someone who does this obsessive type thing but yet she hates me? Should I say anything to her? And would this bother others out there? I have never had anyone want to be me (not that she wants to be me) but She wants my things and my style but why and how when we hate each other? HELPPPP!!!!! I wanna tie her up with those "mimicked curtains" and paint her with the paint she uses to mimick my stule and stuff the flowers down her throat with the flowers she competes with!!!!!! p.s. i have tried to make peace in the past by slipping her a gift card for christmas in her door.She never thanked me and my husband....I know it would be healthier for me atleast to make peace so she does not get to me as much but I dont know how.
  20. I would like to turn it around if possible because Yes it is a huge pet peeve of mine.Maybe you could give me advice on how I could do this.Show kindness to her ......but how? when she hates me back. If anything I would like to change the situation so it dont bother me even if it meant doing something I dont really want to do. Your right maybe shes trying to get a reaction but she has been mimicking for 2 years now.....its just at its peak tight now and she is annoying. Thanks for your comment
  21. Hi everyone I am not too happy lately I started see an MD that also practices holistic.I went to him to find out what else may be wrong with me since I have soent the last 28 years not well.I am 31 now and I have always felt unwell......now these days it gets to me more and is MUCH worse.I am DESPERATE for help so thats why I take money I dont really have to pay this guy to fix me or try to tell me whats up. He gave me stuff to take to detoc/cleanse the GI tract/intestinal tract.That made sense to me. However what is not making sense now is that 2 DIFFERENT cleansing products make me fell ill when taking them.The biggest baddest of them all is the severe constipation.I drink water with it and I bought some magnesium citrate today and upped my essential oils.One product the main ingredient is psylliium husk the other is brown rice and other things.I tried one 1 week then this happened so I tried the other one.....and it happened.I know you can get a headache and feel crappy from and detox (right away) but I feel this constipation issue all of a sudden is not normal.Can anyone help me and tell me if they have heard of this type of reaction.Its almost as if my body dont want any cleanse its acting and feeling harmful. Any help would be appreciated because I am not sure if this Dr is right.I wonder if these are signs of allergy to the stuff????//
  22. hey everyone......I recently found out I have a gluten intolerance.For many years I thought I had candida because of mu symptoms and the fact that I grew up sick all the time and literally consumed antibiotics sometimes every month/every other, for years then took Minocycline for 4 years straight for acne. I recently went to the Dr to have my blood drawn to check for candida antibodies and it was negative they also left my blood in some kind of culture to see if candida feed or grow over a 2 week period.They said it was negative for that as well. IS THIS TESTING ACCURATE? SHOULD IT REALLY HAVE SHOWN SOMETHING? I DONT KNOW WHEN TO DOUBT PHYSICIANS AND THERE TESTS ANYMORE because I am always hearing that tons of tests yields false positives and negatives ????/ Like thyroid tests sometimes do I WOULD LOVE TO THINK IT IS REAL IT WOULD BE A DELIGHT TO KNOW I DONT SUFFER FROM CANDIDA!!!!!
  23. I always get these weird symptoms about 12 days after my period.I feel so moody the least little thing makes me go crazy and I feel kinda crazy.I also get a slight stuffy nose and tired.I have been asking Dr's forever what this means (especially the stuffy nose) and kind of a little like something is in my nose but nothing is there.. I will be seeing a Integrative MD in march but just want to see if any one else have ever dealt with this. Hopefully someone has dealt with this so I can be ahead of the Dr and help him to find the issue. I also get another weird thing from time to time where I become a mess.Its seems to have some strange link to hormones but not sure why. I often get a stuffy nose first then it turns into me blowing my nose with tons of clear stuff (usually thefirst day of this the stuff sits in my head over night and becomes green like an infecton) right after I use eucylyptus and steam and clear everything then it goes back to tons of clear mucous then I get a sore throat from the drip and then it all stops. I also sometimes get a weird headache in the middle of my head-deep inside it feels.If I put my head down even a little it would feel like a throbbing pain.This head thing is only once in a while and sometimes happens when all those strange things are going on
  24. The more I research, the more it seems Candida is always the culprit for many other things.Story aftter story I read says ultimately these people have candida first (didnt know it) then candida left untreated creates allergies or sensitivities (or whatever you wanna call it) other DISEASE's. Does anyone else out there agree with this? Has anyone read about it so much that it seems candida is coming first? Some days i am truly scared!