I decided to put this under "Skin Health" Because that has been my most recent issue. I am a 22 year old guy, and since about 19 I've barely been able to get out of the house, especially during summer. For some reason, whenever I get too hot, not even quite sweaty, I start itching uncontrollably. It's not endurable, and keeps me inside all summer. Even during winter a short walk can set it off.
I've never had a rash withit before, and it's primarily near my back, but tends to affect me all over. For the past couple of nights, my shoulders have burned like crazy, like I have a sunburn, and every where else is sensitive too. I've got dozens upon dozens of white bumps spreading around...I've always had white spots, just not like this.
Besides this issue, around the same time I've started developing chronic joint pain and stomach pain. I could go into more description now, but I'll leave it there for now so I don't scare everybody off. I really hope someone reading this can help me. I've racked up loads of debt for med tests, and everybody has a different opinion(guess), its IBS, or anxiety, or too much wheat. I've just been going downhill, and it sucks being 22 and not able to enjoy life. Thanks for reading.
What sort of tests have you had? Have they all been orthodox medical tests? If you haven't had one already, I recommend a full bioresonance analysis. A friend of mine had a similar skin irritation whenever he sweated. This was improved significantly by Chinese medicine.
Digestion is key to health and the other symptoms you describe could be indications of severe digestive problems. If you can't extract the nutrients from food, all systems of the body will eventually be affected. You mention wheat - this can indeed be a problem. Over cultivation means it now has 60+ chromosomes, rather than the original 4, making it difficult to digest and those huge globules of gluten stick to everything and inhibit other nutrients from being absorbed.
Skin conditions often indicate a problem with elimination. If the normal method of eliminating toxins is not working (ie. kidneys, etc), the body tries to get rid of them through the skin. But this could still be linked to digestive problems.
Thankyou for your replies and the link. I've had more tests then I can remember. It seems to actually occur previous to sweat..just heat. I would be interested in what sort of medicine he used.
THey say I have IBS, i do have digestion problems which seem to be easing. I take papaya, eat plenty of greek yogurt, been drinking peppermint. IT's helping. But to tell the truth, it does feel like my body is falling apart.
I don't know what a bioresonance analysis is, but I'm just trying to get insurance, I've racked up thousands in tests. I have some research to do guys, thanks!
Rereading your original post: Anxiety, IBM, wheat.... they could all be correct. Anxiety upsets the hormones and can cause IBS. Wheat can cause IBS. IBS is a name given to digestive problems. It could be that you have an overgrowth of 'bad' bacteria in the gut, which I believe is quite common. My Naturopathy book says that eating probiotic (Greek) yogurt when bad bacteria have taken over is like sprinkling a bit a grass seed on a field of weeds, ie. it's not going to have much effect.
You have severe symptoms and they probably require drastic action to heal. When I had bioresonance therapy for a skin condition, an overgrowth of fungus was diagnosed. I didn't have any other symptoms and was (still am) healthier than average. To eliminate the fungus, I had to remove its food, which meant not eating any sugar or yeast. No cakes, no biscuits, no chocolate, no fruit, no ready-made foods with sugar. I did this and the fungus has gone. Search for bioresonance therapists who are preferably Naturopaths in your area if you are interested. My session cost £85. Any medicines, supplements and dosages are tested through the machine to ensure they are right for you, although I refused these and did it all through diet.
I asked if your previous tests were orthodox medical because these approaches are rarely holistic. Your most recent problem is a skin condition, but it seems like this is just another symptom of the underlying issue that you need to resolve. An orthodox doctor may relieve the skin problem, but the underlying problem may then express itself in another way. Get to the root of the problem. Hope this helps.
Thankyou for your helpful replies. I will be having some state paid evaluations here soon, fortunately. My skin issue seems to be worse then ever, i can hardly stand the heat it makes me sick. I've had all those symptoms you described, except sores.
I've been on two courses of antibiotics, once for a cat bite that swelled up for a week or so. THe other for ??? they thought I had a throat infection. To tell the truth, my problems slowly began after that cat bite, or around that time. OF course, there were a lot of negative things in my life happening, other injuries.
My anxiety has diminished ALOT, I've learned to just accept whatever feelings come and go. But I'm definitley going to investigate that yeast and candida possiblity. And also request a bioresonance scan.
but yes, skin is only part of the issue. I don't want to sound like a whiner, but I have chronic joint pain, and I don't know what the heck that could be. I've been tested for everything, celiac, lupus, and so on.
I really wish I could afford a naturopath, because honestly I've racked up about 8000 in tests, and they all shrug their shoulders, make their best guess, and give me medications that don't work.
Now I do sound like a whiner lol, but thankyou so much for your suggestions, I will continue researching in that direction. And also mention it to my doctors.
It was odd the lis tof symptoms you gave me, I have everything but sores (excluding canker which are genetic anyway.)
I scored extremely high on the tests. It seems that I may have discovered my Archvillain, I certainly hope so, for it is difficult to battle an unknown enemy. I appreciate the link, and I will have an evaluation soon.
The skin thing is getting worse, ive got all these white spots and they burn...
I don't know where to start to treat that. it seems difficult in my circumstances. but nevertheless I will do anything to be rid of this curse.
I will certainly have scabies checked as well, though it does not seem as likely. For one, what I am experiencing is not a rash exactly, and none in my family has experienced anything of the like, and they would by now.
Thankyou so much, and I will keep you updated, I get to wait a couple weeks for my evaluation, but in the meantime I will concentrate on fixing my diet.