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Please ignore my ranting. There's a bunch of stuff going on behind the scenes that's annoying me and it's coming out here.

Sorry.

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I hate to suggest this, because a lot of people consider this a phase, and not a real problem...but have you considered that you may be sensitive to gluten?  It has been proven to cause inflammation.  Maybe that's what is causing the aches and pains?

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Never! Eye-wink

Seriously? Doesn't even cause a tremor. Pizza is my friend. Pasta makes me happy. Even toast at night with nothing else in my stomach is fine.

You know what causes grief? Bacon. Chocolate (the real stuff). Hot drinks. Cold drinks (smoothies). Fizzy drinks. Water (yes, plain old room temp water). Alcohol (but not all alcohol). Exercise. Stress. Nuts (could be the salt, I haven't tested that yet). Yogurt (altho it used to make me feel better ). The jury is still out on oj. A couple of weeks ago I said it was fine, now I've given it up on an empty stomach.

Altho, I can happily and safely drink a chocolate milk shake. Does that mean the milk coats my stomach? Who knows.

I've tried eating ginger. Helped for awhile and then didn't help. Tried eating a little something at night like we used to do with the dog to settle her stomach overnight.

Any other suggestions?

BTW, the Dr is calling this esophageal spasms. Cause unknown.

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Madeleine wrote:

Never! Eye-wink

Seriously? Doesn't even cause a tremor. Pizza is my friend. Pasta makes me happy. Even toast at night with nothing else in my stomach is fine.

You know what causes grief? Bacon. Chocolate (the real stuff). Hot drinks. Cold drinks (smoothies). Fizzy drinks. Water (yes, plain old room temp water). Alcohol (but not all alcohol). Exercise. Stress. Nuts (could be the salt, I haven't tested that yet). Yogurt (altho it used to make me feel better ). The jury is still out on oj. A couple of weeks ago I said it was fine, now I've given it up on an empty stomach.

Altho, I can happily and safely drink a chocolate milk shake. Does that mean the milk coats my stomach? Who knows.

I've tried eating ginger. Helped for awhile and then didn't help. Tried eating a little something at night like we used to do with the dog to settle her stomach overnight.

Any other suggestions?

BTW, the Dr is calling this esophageal spasms. Cause unknown.

Sounds like GERD- my daughter was diagnosed with it a few years ago. Not so much the 'what' that you are eating, but the 'how' that your body is processing it. Too much of a production of the acid in her stomach.

It wasn't all the food all the time. It wasn't always the same food all the time. Stress factored into it, too. But she went on a VERY intense whole food intake (I hate the word diet) and after 4 weeks or so, she started consistently feeling much better. She'd been feeling ill for years (at the time, she was 14).

 

She's off the whole food intake now and is just very careful of what she eats. She's got a great mindset about it- she's not scared of food or frightened of it, she's just aware of it. And she also knows that the healthier she eats, the healthier she feels and the healthier she is.

Sounds like common sense to me Smiling

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have you ever checked into N. A.E. T S. ? Able to detect allergies , pain issues..etc and with use of acupuncture and other can eliminate. I have see it do wonders for people. And you actually have a practitioner not too far from you. 

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EmptyNest wrote:

have you ever checked into N. A.E. T S. ? Able to detect allergies , pain issues..etc and with use of acupuncture and other can eliminate. I have see it do wonders for people. And you actually have a practitioner not too far from you. 

Acupuncture is my best friend! 

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Copperhead wrote:

EmptyNest wrote:

have you ever checked into N. A.E. T S. ? Able to detect allergies , pain issues..etc and with use of acupuncture and other can eliminate. I have see it do wonders for people. And you actually have a practitioner not too far from you. 

Acupuncture is my best friend! 

I agree!!! I look like a pin cushion at least once  a month Smiling

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Thanks. Will look into this. Willing to try a lot of non invasive stuff at this point.

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How were you when  you were on vacation?  If your spasms are stress related it might take some really significant relaxed time for them to abate.  Why not plan another nice long vacation to someplace far away where you can leave your troubles behind?  wink

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Really bad the first few days. Worst plane ride ever because I had to sit for so long. I ended up missing one whole morning with my son because it was so bad. And then it got a whole lot better. Then it got worse again the last few days.

That's why I think it's stress.

But I can't vacation forever. So I have to learn to deal with it.

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Yes, vacations can be really stressful Sad  once you relaxed, it got better then you had to deal with issues of leaving and going back to the everyday stuff. Stress sounds like a really big issue.

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sounds quite like what is wrong with my chamber maid - they have no idea what it is mind

they think its a combo of food allergy can't remember all the things she can't have but chocolate and oranges and potatoes are in there - but its also migraines which are unrelated to anything else ie 2 things together so it messed up the diagnosis as it was 2 things not one. 

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There  are days when I just need a cup of coffee and my forum read.  Folks here are a pleasure to interact with - no matter the topic.  Can always depend on a dose of sanity here.

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No worries...most of us are a bit grumpy right now!

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Isn't that part of the reason this forum exists?  Rant & vent away!

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BananaE29 wrote:

Isn't that part of the reason this forum exists?  Rant & vent away!

Problem is it's nothing anyone here can help me with and I feel like I'm just being depressing!

After 8 months of constant pain I finally get my gp to refer me to a specialist. He says there's nothing obviously wrong with me. Every test is negative.

Next test involves implanting a monitor. Yeah, like I can go to the hospital and get knocked out and have a monitor implanted in July!

Sure if I got run over by a truck we'd have to deal with it but planning to be in the hospital? Nope.

So, I have to wait until Nov. At which point, if nothing changes, it will be a solid year of constant pain.

Oh, and my insurance? They have denied every claim involved with this problem. All the tests were supposedly done "out of network" and the Dr's office is now telling me I have to tell them where to send any tests because they can't keep track of what's in network any more.

I called in advance of having all the radiology and in hospital tests done and everything was hunky dory until the insurance got the bill. Now it's all out of network.

We were doing a shadowing program where a kid who wants to learn different trades follows us around for a couple of days. Yesterday she got here so early I was still in bed! Today she called in sick. Yesterday she said retail was boring so she quit that job. Honey, take what you can get, you didn't finish high school and you have a dead beat bf and a baby to support!

I think we will eventually find out the pain I'm experiencing is directly related to stress. Eye-wink

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Lyme?  It's tricky to detect and can reek havoc with  your nervous system.

Edited to add:  Opps sorry, I didn't read down far enough before posting this.

 

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Another thing that is hard to find is Lupus. My cousin's wife had it. A co=worker was having problems that were not getting identified and it sounded a lot like Rosi so I suggested they test for Lupus. It was Lupus.  I cannot remember now what the symptoms were but zI think tired and in pain were part of it.

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also fybro is a lot of pain and sleepless nights. So hang in there Maddy.  Whale away at the bloody Doctors. LOL

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You guys are better than the Dr! Thank you!

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Maddy Just a question off the cuff. But have they ever tested you for LYME! have you seen a rash? or are your joins sore.

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Flower wrote:

Maddy Just a question off the cuff. But have they ever tested you for LYME! have you seen a rash? or are your joins sore.

No sore joints, no rash. I don't play outside either! No, this is an ongoing problem that this year just got 100 times worse because it won't go away.

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ok  Just lyme can happen any time and at first you are not a wear it has happen. I had mine for several months then just happened to be at a drs office and asked him what is this?  Months before I was told it was all in my head. Plus I am fat and that is why all this crap was happening. Yea Right. they were such fools . Now I will have it all my life. till some day drs will know more about it and there is a stander testing . Even MS has a hard time to show at testing.

So don't give up Maddy when in pain there is always a reason! Just the dummies have not the ability to figure it out . So don't give up.....

 

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We had a repeat guest who was told it was all in her head by the docs. in conversation telling me about what had been happening, she mentioned she had polio at age 6 but it did not affect her. I told her I knew what was wrong with her - she had post-polio syndrome. They went to the Clinic we told them about. She can back to tell us that she was one of two people at that Clinic that not only have post-polio but also MS.

I do not know what you have, Maddie, but many of the things mentioned are very hard to diagnose unless they are being LOOKED for.

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Check for Lupus

 

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I freking hate pain.   And insurance companies.    We're with you.  

 

I have a friend who went through hell with breast cancer.   She still has to fight the insurance companies who say a visit to the doctor is an outpatient procedure, not an office visit because it takes place in a hospital.   BECAUSE THE DOCTOR'S OFFICE IS IN THE HOSPITAL!!  They are often wrong and fighting often gets results.

Best of luck!

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Madeleine wrote:

I think we will eventually find out the pain I'm experiencing is directly related to stress. Eye-wink

I'm betting you're right.  You don't want to get me started on Drs and insurance.  I'm sorry you're not feeling well.  No, there's not much we can do physically for you, but you can come here and get some of it off your shoulders.  We listen and support heart

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