Prior to 18, I was an extremely happy-go-lucky kid. I was extremely outgoing and very active. I studied hard and was able to attend an ivy league institution. However, at the age of 18 (after graduating high school), I started exhibiting certain symptoms. 2.5 years later, more symptoms have come up, and overall my situation has gotten worse. Here are my current symptoms:
-heavy brain fog (especially near/behind the eyes region) – feel dazed/ “out of it”
-overall cognitive impairment
-lack of creativity
-feel "slow”, slower reactions, slower thinking
-harder to write essays/sentences
-feel kind of dizzy/shaky at times
-Difficulty thinking (especially hard to reason/use logic)
-Speech impairment sometimes
-Low self-confidence – losing my friends!
these symptoms fade in and out throughout the day and became more intense at random times (especially mid-day, or an hour or so after waking up, or often after a hot shower).
I’m losing my friends, my creativity, everything I love in life. I can’t be myself, it’s hard to even be social—I always feel dazed or dizzy or tired or foggy. I went to a few homeopath’s and did some candida/lead [via merc. viv] detoxing, but the symptoms are still there and getting worse as time passes. I’ve also tried all sorts of things [i.e. Neurofeedback, etc] to no avail ?! Does anyone have any suggestions? Having to live like this a torture! Any help at all will greatly be appreciated.
I would suggest that your homeoapths did not hit the mark.
Were they real homeoapths? Did they give you homeopathic remedies based on a constitutional consutlation?
I would seriously look at mms and do an mms cleanse. Sounds like you have some kind of parasites going on. They could be microscopic or large parasites. When these affect your liver, digestive system and or brain, the symptoms that you report are common to this condition.
Along with mms purfiy your diet.
Although your symptoms match lots of different conditions it could be Lyme disease. It could be MS, it could be anything.
It would help if we knew an exact diagnosis. For diagnosis, among other things, I recommend live blood analysis by dark field microscope. The results from this can better direct you into exactly what type of cleans that you need. You can also get nutritional guidance from it. Its always better to work your plan of care from a diagnosis.
what country are you from?
"Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth." Marcus Aurelius
I guess I should have been more specific -- I went to a few naturopaths, some pretty reputable, and all of them suggested extremely different things. My most recent one works but something called a psychometric aura reading. She basically takes a saliva swab test and analyzes the energies emanating from the different organs (or something like that) and than comes up with a suggestion to the problems that I've given her. At least, I think this is how it works (I may be completely off). Anyways, she suggested a bunch of things, but the general jist was that I should detox candida, environmental toxins, and lead from my body. She also gave me a liver cleanse. However, after going to all these naturopaths, I'm still at square one .
So you didn't go to a homeopath. you went to a naturopath. there is a big difference.
So, what I suggest is that you learn about mms and give it a try. I would also find someone who does dark field live blood analysis and get tested before I started the mms. Best to know what is wrong.
Although I have been to practitioners that do cosmic stuff I have found that most of them just arn't to reliable. If the protocols you were given were wrong perhaps their diagnosis was too?
The best way to test for heavy metals is through hair analysis. Both naturopathic and conventional docs use this test.
With dark field live blood analysis you will see first hand what is happening, then you can also see the results. Alhough lead cant be seen candida can as well as many oher parasites and issues as well as a visual look at the state of the blood cells.. Look for a naturopath who has gone to one of the 4 year schools who does dark field work. They are becoming more and more common, I know of 6 myself.
There are so many ways to detox. But MMS will detox so many things it really is a cost effective way to go. It will no cost you more than $20 but you must lean what there is to know about it. It also detoxes some heavy metals, but Im not exactly sure which ones. If mms does not cure the total problem, and it very well could, I bet it will help you to feel much better and give you the energy to push forward.
You should have your B12 levels checked as well as your D3. This is done by regular blood test.
Other modalities to look into is
Ultraviolet blood therapy
vitamin c therapy to bowel tolerance or
make homemade lipsomal C to obtain IV vitamin C blood levels
Get a conventional blood test and make sure you dont have any hepatitis C or B or variants or even of greater possibility is chronic fatigue syndrome which is an uncured case of mono most often. They can do an epstein barr test that will tell you. It cures quickly with mms. Conventional docs have no cure. They just send you home and tell you to buckle up.
and again, if there are issues in the blood mms can fix many of them. It is the ultimate detox. Along with detox you will need a supplement protocol of some kind.
Vitamin B deficiency could tie in with each one of those symptoms...
May I ask what your vitamin B intake is? Are you supplementing? If so, does your supplement contain the full B Complex? (Some supplements only contain 3 or 4 B vitamins, not the full 11 and that can cause turmoil, as it puts everything out of sync...)
....It is our deeds, the accumulated acts of goodness and kindness, that define us and ultimately are the true measure of our worth. Service is the coin of the spirit.
Yes, I had considered a B deficiency likely due to a metabolic glitch but it is in his best interest to get a real diagnosis. Elsewise you are taking potshots and not getting to the crux of the matter. Parasites can help cause a b12 deficiency as well as a number of other digestive issues. This sounds like a very sick young man and he needs to be methodical in approach. Personally i would send him on his way to a clinic in Idaho that I know of. But of course there are others fully capable. And if he wants some assistence in finding a good one he can PM me.
Thanks for taking the time to respond, I appreciate everyone's willingness to help. I'm considering all of these options and have already done extensive research on some of them.
Regarding B12: During the time of my last blood test, my B12 levels were actually very high because I was supplementing with B-complex.
I should also mention that when I was younger, I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. During the last few years however, all of my thyroid blood tests have come up normal (though I know this means nothing). Does this also have anything to do with whats going on? Thanks again!
Wether you are hypothryroid or not I strongly recommend supplementation with iodine. Iodine stregthens the thryroid, yes, but it also feeds so many other body parts and for men, of signficant importance is the prostate... as well as the pineal gland. Supplementing with iodine is critical to good health as well as a well balanced natural diet. It will also protect you against radioactive iodine which is moving through our environment.
I strongly recomment that you read the article I posted today under the nutrition section regarding fermented foods and follow the links.
You also likely need a really good probioitic aside from fermented foods. I recommend VSL#3. Also learn to make your own yogurt.
i've had these same exact symptoms since March!! I am 25 years old, and couldn't figure out what was wrong with me! I was in the ER for severe muscle aches to the point where I couldn't walk. They discharged me and said i had "arthritis" and ignored all my other symptoms. My mom took me to the one of the top Lyme doctors in the state, and I was diagnosed with Lyme disease. He said that the regular tests doctors do for lyme 85% of the time come out negative, and this does not always mean you dont have it. He looks for a particular enzyme or protein in the blood. I wish you luck..believe me I understand all your pain and symptoms. I was crying a lot when it first started for no reason.
Sounds to me like you have a severe yeast infection that it also dragging down your adrenals. Ionic Silver at a rate of 100-150ml/day 5-8 PPM for 6+ months should take care of it. Assuming my intuition is correct and that you correct your diet.
1. You might want to do an assessment as to what is the difference between when you were okay and when these symptoms came up. What changes have you made before your symptoms showed up? Maybe you moved from place to place. Try to identify the differences.
2. You mentioned that your symptoms become more intense after a hot shower. Do you use a shower filter? If not, you really should get one. Do some reading about what type of chemicals you can breath from showering with normal tap water. It is worse when the water is hot, as chemical fumes can be breathed more easily.
-Even if this is not the base of the problem, it could be contributing to it. So get a good shower filter.
3. Do you live very close to power lines or a cell phone tower? Have you moved to such a place, or has a tower been erected close to your residence? This is a very important issue. Radiation from cell towers can affect your brain-functioning and cause other health problems. You might want to read some of the potential symptoms of electromagnetic radiation; some of them are symptoms you are having.
I realize this is a somewhat old post. Supposing you see this, how are you doing?
About two years ago, I had all the symptoms you list above. It was terrifying. And more than that, everything felt enormously hopeless cause I'd been to so many doctors who claimed they'd be able to help, but didn't really.
Anyhow, finding a good doctor you can trust should be the first step. Be sure to avoid anyone who prescribes fad diets (for example: Low Carbohydrate, Vegan). Their knowledge of nutrition is incomplete. Look for someone trained in Abram Hoffer's Orthomolecular Medicine, who understands the proper use of appropriate pharmaceuticals if necessary. (Dr. Hoffer was a fascinating scientist, I totally recommend his books.)
I know you are in an alternative health forum, so you may not want to hear this, but medication can really give you that little boost you need to achieve stability. I'm on lithum (orotate--not carbonate--which is alternative haha). It really helps. You just need a responsible doctor to monitor you, and simultaneously help bring your system back into balance through other approaches. In time, under his or her supervision, you may be able to wean off it. But even if you aren't, your dose will be lower than it would if you took a strictly conventional approach.
Also, get diagnosed. You say you have bipolar symptoms. What if you really have something like schizophrenia? There can be different causes for different illnesses, and you want to receive the correct treatment.
Oh right. I would look for a doctor experienced in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, especially if you are a woman. Progesterone helped me with insomnia, and got rid of most of my anxiety.
Wish you all the best, sweetheart. There is hope. Life can be rebuilt after mental illness.