Posted by: VNC | 2008-11-22

life of bad health, no answer

I am 26 and for most of my teenage and adult life I have had problems with regards to stomach pains and my health in general. I have been in and out of hospital, had blood tests, been tested for allergies, had stomach sonar scans, swollowed a camera once to check the inside of my stomach as well as had a brain scan when I was suffering from dizzy spells only to find almost every time-nothings wrong with me. No doctor has ever been able to find anything in particular wrong with me apart from one doctor who told me several years back that I had Gilberts Syndrome (During a stage I suffered terrible stomach cramps/pain due to what they claimed was my eating meat.I then stopped eating meat for a while which seemed to help, once I started again several months later I was completely fine which is why I now think that was absolute BS). I had started smoking 2 years ago and since then my health happened to improve (amazingly???) I now recently stopped smoking and have begun taking Zyban. I was ok for the first month on Zyban but have during the last month begun getting terrible stomach cramps again, (which I presume is not due to the medication as I was fine for about a month). Whenever I go to the doctor they just prescribe me with more medication and I am sick of it as it is not establishing the cause to my problem. I am excercising regularly and am eating healthy with fruits, vegetables, fibre etc. My blood pressure is aparently perfect and I have changed doctors about 5 times as I am tired of constantly paying doctors who are only concerned with making money as appose to establishing why I suffer from such poor health. I am at the point now where I will do absolutely anything to rid myself of bad health, I have considered any healing practices including meditation and spiritual healing which Ive tried. The last 2 weeks I get terrible pains at unusual times, sometimes early morning and sometimes late afternoons, I have kept diaries of what I eat in the day to try to establish if it is due to something I am eating but it is to no avail as no matter what I cut out ill still seem to get cramps. This is a regular occurrence where for two months I will suffer very bad health and then 6 months I am perfectly fine, then it starts over again. Please may someone advise me on any suggestions or any tests you think might root out what causes these problems in my life. I will truly appreciate any help

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It is important to collect all your medical information, notes, tests results, scan results (everything you can lay your hands on). After you have done this, I recommend that you consult an internal specialist, as well as a psychiatrist, in order for them to start addressing all your symptoms one by one.

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