Who has health problems and what are they?

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I know a lot of us have them but don't like to talk about them for a variety of reasons. However, since most of them can affect how we feel and the way we think, I thought it would be good to initiate a conversation that might help us understand each other better. I surely know that sometimes I come across very blunt and/or have appeared "rude" but I assure you that if you met me IRL you'd probably like me a lot because in person at least I can read people's facial expressions and mood and know better not to say certain things, at least most of the time.

So, here I go, here's my "laundry list": Hypoglycemia, hypothyrodism, high blood pressure, unidentified liver problems and a tendency toward depression (caused by the 1st two). I'm not even under a doctor's care right now due to lack of health insurance or $$, plus the way medicine is these days I feel I'm not really missing a whole lot. So I do the best I can through diet, exercise and supplements, etc.

I also believe in the "metaphysical" causes of illness, in other words that spiritual and emotional issues can cause very specific ailments and we can get treated physically "till the cows come home" and never really get completely well. To that effect, a few days ago a promotional e-mail came into my inbox regarding a program designed by a naturopathic doctor and psychologist called "The Healing Codes" (you can Google that and a book will come up). I also found a German website that sustains that the cause of cancer and other illness comes from traumatic experiences of the past which were "imprinted" at a celular level in very specific parts of the body.

Hmmm, I really didn't intend to include the last paragraph in this but my unfed brain likes to wander off where it wants. I also must say that lack of glucose in my brain causes me my mental "filters" to vanish and I may say things that at other times I would not...

But anyway, feel free to comment if you desire, but if you disagree with what I believe PLEASE, don't try to get me to change my mind or say it's "stupid" or whatever you think. Check your own "filters" please and try to keep negative opinions to yourself. The last thing I want is for this thread to become another "war zone", all I want is for all of us to gain a better understanding of others at a more human and personal level, and who knows, maybe offer each other support and/or help when appropriate, that's all.

Thanks for reading!
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Well, I've been totally blind since birth. I don't think of this in terms of a health condition, but it informs many of the reactions I have to experiences, and the decisions I make. I've dealt with depression and generalized anxiety since I was sixteen, and some as yet undiagnosed auto -immune. Issue causing joint and liver problems since I was seventeen. I've had fibromyalgia since I was 21. Last fall at age 27, I developed glaucoma in one of my eyes which isn't responding to medication. In general the thing that frustrates me most is how tired all of this makes me. There is so much I want to do, and while I'm young I should be able to do it all, but I just don't have the energy. I think things will go better for me when I stop thinking about the way in which healthy people get things done, and focus on alternative ways to do or work around them. In the end, I doubt the number of things one accomplishes in a day are what truly make a person happy, so I'm likely wasting time comparing the life I planned out for myself with the life I actually have.
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Oh Sweetie, I had no idea, see? So much for you to deal with being so young! But you seem so courageous in the way you're facing your limitations, in the end our challenges make us stronger inside and more compassionate towards others, you're in the best position to encourage others that might be going through tough challenges too.

I've learned over time that since happiness is very subjective we can be happy with what little we have if we concentrate on the positive, whatever blessings we do have, and try to squeeze enjoyment of the things we like best. I have very low energy too and when I get depressed and think of another day just passing me by that I cannot get back, I try to focus on something else, maybe doing something for somebody else (like being here to share what I know about curly hair and color), or if it's a really bad day, I try watching a comedy show to distract myself and get a laugh, because like The Reader's Digest column said "Laughter is the Best Medicine".

I suppose you use a computer that translates things into sound, right? Well, there you have something to be very thankful for: the technology that connects you with the rest of the world! You still have your hearing so enjoy all the richness of sound that you can.

Allow me please to send you a big hug, and let me pray for your continued strength and optimism in your life!
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Thank you, and big hugs to you as well. To be honest, blindness hasn't caused me much trouble because it's always been there, and I've always been good at adapting to it. My family always expected a lot of me, and I learned to expect a lot of myself. Yes, my computer has software that reads what's on the screen, and a ton of other technologies have made me feel lucky to be born when I was. Medical issues, being newer, have required more adjustment psychologically than anything else, but everyone has something to deal with at some point in life. I've been reading a book recently by a psychology professor, it's called Stumbling On Happiness. It's a fascinating argument that we don't predict what will make us happy in the future and what won't particularly well. All this to say that I believe our mindset, more than circumstances, dictates how happy we are overall.
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I have blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol that all border on being high and psoriasis on my scalp. All minor really, but need watching. From the ages of 16 to 48 I had supra ventricular tachycardia, thankfully I eventually came across some great doctors who sorted it for me and it's no longer an issue, but it's always at the back of my mind that my heart's not quite right.
I have arthritis in my family and suspect it's in my future, I have some strangely aching joints these days.
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Gastroesophageal reflux disease and that's it really! I do also tend to get repetitive strain injury in my abnormally flimsy wrists lol.

Did suffer from depression, anxiety and an ED a few years back but that's all behind me now (as much as much as stuff like that can be).
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Thank you, and big hugs to you as well. To be honest, blindness hasn't caused me much trouble because it's always been there, and I've always been good at adapting to it. My family always expected a lot of me, and I learned to expect a lot of myself. Yes, my computer has software that reads what's on the screen, and a ton of other technologies have made me feel lucky to be born when I was. Medical issues, being newer, have required more adjustment psychologically than anything else, but everyone has something to deal with at some point in life. I've been reading a book recently by a psychology professor, it's called Stumbling On Happiness. It's a fascinating argument that we don't predict what will make us happy in the future and what won't particularly well. All this to say that I believe our mindset, more than circumstances, dictates how happy we are overall.
Originally Posted by SereneCurls
Thank you back, I can use some hugs right now myself!

That sounds like a great book, I saw a TEDtalk mini-lecture about happiness that showed how many people who often have little in material goods are often happier than the rest. That gave me a new perspective about feeling happy, most of it is definitely in our minds as you said.

I have blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol that all border on being high and psoriasis on my scalp. All minor really, but need watching. From the ages of 16 to 48 I had supra ventricular tachycardia, thankfully I eventually came across some great doctors who sorted it for me and it's no longer an issue, but it's always at the back of my mind that my heart's not quite right.
I have arthritis in my family and suspect it's in my future, I have some strangely aching joints these days.
Originally Posted by Starmie
Hmm, when I was researching candida and fungus as related to illness I found lots of articles online linking several of the conditions you have to either of them. What a lot of people are not aware of is that a lot of our foods contain fungus even when fresh and the "waste" they produce, called mycotoxins, overload our detoxification organs and attack different organs. If you'd like some links with information about this I'll be glad to either post them here of PM them to you. I could be way worse than I am today if I had not learned about it and began making efforts to limit my exposure to them or counter (via supplements) the overload, at least to some extent; it was like every year I was getting new symptoms and that's how a lot of people progress to a point of "no return".

Gastroesophageal reflux disease and that's it really! I do also tend to get repetitive strain injury in my abnormally flimsy wrists lol.

Did suffer from depression, anxiety and an ED a few years back but that's all behind me now (as much as much as stuff like that can be).
Originally Posted by BotticelliBrit
I hope you're doing your best to keep it right there, you seem pretty young too, but it's surprising how all of a sudden, before many of us even reach menopause, a lot of "little things" begin to crop up and before we know it we're dealing with chronic conditions. I am really glad to hear that you got rid of the prison depression and anxiety can keep us in and I hope they never return! Btw, what are you referring to as ED? What I know by those initials couldn't apply to you, lol!
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Herniated disk in my back, with arthritis and a fracture on top of it. Hypoglycemia, IBS, anxiety, carpal tunnel, and just developed numbness throughout my body that I'm in the process of trying to get a doctor to tell me what's going on. My throat goes numb at night and I wake up gasping for air.
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I just realized I forgot to mention that I suffer from some type of sleep disorder thanks to which I've been sleeping during the day for most of the past 12-13 years. Every time I've tried to reverse my hours to normal it's only been temporary. I've been on such a period for more or less the last 2 weeks. I know being on the computer too much contributed to the problem, but at first I had no clue. Today I'm feeling discouraged because the last 2 days I've gone to bed hours past a reasonable time and getting up later, so I'm already "panicking" about this attempt failing again. Each time I try to switch it's very stressful and this time seems to have affected my thyroid and/or adrenals quite a bit.

I've had chronic nasal congestion for about 13 years, at first would come and go and then it became permanent, so I need to use nasal strips to sleep every night. This probably originated thanks to allergies, more specifically mold, and foods high in mold counts like dairy, wheat & sometimes peanut butter will aggravate it to the degree that even the nasal strip won't be enough and because most of the time I can't breathe through my mouth when I'm asleep I will have terrible apnea/suffocation attacks that are truly scary. And because of my b/p I cannot take decongestants. Fortunately, years ago I discovered that guaifenesin, particularly in liquid form (like in cough syrups) works for me as a decongestant and a strong dose acts also as a sleep aid, but I only take it when nothing else works. Naturally, the congestion hasn't helped my already bad sleep pattern...

I also suspect I have celiac, the extreme form of gluten intolerance. My father had it and brecause he kept going back to wheat he wore down to skin and bones... I sometimes wish this started happening to me so I could get slim again, then I'd definitely stop, lol! But the irony of life is that I just keep ballooning up thanks to my sluggish thyroid.

I've had periods of feeling much better when I don't eat wheat, dairy, p.b. or sugar and am preferably on a low-carb diet, but I become SO tired of it soon that I've never been able to keep that up for long, besides, I recently decided to cut way back on meat hoping to become a vegetarian (but it hasn't worked out yet...). And, like a lot of other women I like to "comfort" myself with food and there's been times when I've felt depressed because of the frustration of feeling deprived... so it's like a no-win situation... Excuse me because I know I'm whining here but I've been a little sad since yesterday...
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I have two herniated discs and fibromyalgia.

(The discs are rarely a problem for me, thank God!)
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Originally Posted by sixelamy
Oh dear, another young one with so many problems, so sorry "Six"!

One of my nutrition books taught me that lack of potassium can cause or worsen hypoglycemia, mimic carpal tunnel and cause numbness and even paralysis in the whole body, I have a cousin that when her potassium dropped during a stressful moment she'd become paralyzed. Because I've always been into nutrition/supplements I began taking potassium first in pills but I was having to swallow to many because by law the content is too low, so after doing some research I ordered potassium citrate and eventually p. bicarbonate and have been taking small amounts for years, I just can't be without it. Excess sodium will chase potassium out and because of my adrenal problems I always crave salt but if I don't take the potassium to balance things out I will invariably wake up at night with numb wrists and somehow it also affects my nasal congestion. I also retain liquid easily and potassium is a very effective diuretic.

Ordinary blood tests will not show a potassium deficiency unless kidney function is so compromised that the blood can no longer maintain the balance by "borrowing" it from the tissues, which is why I had to take matters into my own hands. A lot of people are scared of taking any potassium because in large amounts it can be dangerous, but if you know how much you're taking and how much the body needs daily it's completely safe. So I recommend that you look into that just in case. I could even provide you a link or two if you like.

And btw, Starmie, that together with magnesium and ACV help me control my b/p naturally.
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I have two herniated discs and fibromyalgia.

(The discs are rarely a problem for me, thank God!)
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000
I was heading that way years ago. Because I have flat feet and slight scoliosis (forgot that too!) back in the '90s when I was working on my feet doing a lot of filing I developed some serious back pain. I was lucky to find a great chiropractor and the pain went away, but I learned that back problems are very related to stress and one day, while stressed, I did something and ended up with BAD sciatica pain... and my chiro was out on vacation. I went to the library and was blessed to find a fantastic book that I wish I'd written the name of, it was by a Japanese doctor I believe and it showed exercises that I've never seen anywhere else to help the discs to back into place and after doing them just a few times the pain went away.

A few years later it happened again and I went back to the exercises. Then in 2010 because I did a lot of bending, squating and lifting while loading some of my possesions in my car to move out of FL, I developed a different pain in my back, around my right hip that hit me like a sharp large needle was jammed on my side whenever I sat and/or tried to get up. This lasted for so long I thought I was stuck with it, but sometime after I began doing yoga stretches for the back I noticed the pain had not returned.

Fybromyalgia is associated with low thyroid levels and/or insufficient iodine and magnesium, also with accumulation of heavy metals in the body. My youngest sister has fibro and when she rubbed a "magnesium oil" (mag. chloride) that I gave her she reported that a pain she always woke up with in her feet disappeared so that could be worth a try. I've been using a magnesium oil on/off since '07, it does help with some arthritis-like pains I get sometimes on my right shoulder and base of my left thumb, it also helps me relax to help me sleep. Magnesium is one of the most needed minerals as it's part of over 200 enzymes in the body, and yet it's not very abundant in our diets.
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Last edited by CGSince2002; 07-15-2014 at 01:47 PM.
I have two herniated discs and fibromyalgia.

(The discs are rarely a problem for me, thank God!)
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000
I was heading that way years ago. Because I have flat feet and slight scoliosis (forgot that too!) back in the '90s when I was working on my feet doing a lot of filing I developed some serious back pain. I was lucky to find a great chiropractor and the pain went away, but I learned that back problems are very related to stress and one day, while stressed, I did something and ended up with BAD sciatica pain... and my chiro was out on vacation. I went to the library and was blessed to find a fantastic book that I wish I'd written the name of, it was by a Japanese doctor I believe and it showed exercises that I've never seen anywhere else to help the discs to back into place and after doing them just a few times the pain went away.

A few years later it happened again and I went back to the exercises. Then in 2010 because I did a lot of bending, squating and lifting while loading some of my possesions in my car to move out of FL, I developed a different pain in my back, around my right hip that hit me like a sharp large needle was jammed on my side whenever I sat and/or tried to get up. This lasted for so long I thought I was stuck with it, but sometime after I began doing yoga stretches for the back I noticed the pain had not returned.

Fybromyalgia is associated with low thyroid levels and/or insufficient iodine and magnesium, also with accumulation of heavy metals in the body. My youngest sister has fibro and when she rubbed a "magnesium oil" (mag. chloride) that I gave her she reported that a pain she always woke up with in her feet disappeared so that could be worth a try. I've been using a magnesium oil on/off since '07, it does help with some arthritis-like pains I get sometimes on my right shoulder and base of my left thumb, it also helps me relax to help me sleep. Magnesium is one of the most needed minerals as it's part of over 200 enzymes in the body, and yet it's not very abundant in our diets.
Originally Posted by CGSince2002

Funny thing (not really), I was on a regiment of various kinds of magnesium (thanks to that awesome boardie...what is her name...who runs the fibro site on FB), was doing great, and then I went to a chiro after about 9 months of not going (per the requirements of my BWC claim) and he did something and all the benefit of the magnesium went right out the window.

I had an awesome chiro years ago, tho. He's just located so far away from me now...
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Herniated disk in my back, with arthritis and a fracture on top of it. Hypoglycemia, IBS, anxiety, carpal tunnel, and just developed numbness throughout my body that I'm in the process of trying to get a doctor to tell me what's going on. My throat goes numb at night and I wake up gasping for air.
Originally Posted by sixelamy
Oh dear, another young one with so many problems, so sorry "Six"!

One of my nutrition books taught me that lack of potassium can cause or worsen hypoglycemia, mimic carpal tunnel and cause numbness and even paralysis in the whole body, I have a cousin that when her potassium dropped during a stressful moment she'd become paralyzed. Because I've always been into nutrition/supplements I began taking potassium first in pills but I was having to swallow to many because by law the content is too low, so after doing some research I ordered potassium citrate and eventually p. bicarbonate and have been taking small amounts for years, I just can't be without it. Excess sodium will chase potassium out and because of my adrenal problems I always crave salt but if I don't take the potassium to balance things out I will invariably wake up at night with numb wrists and somehow it also affects my nasal congestion. I also retain liquid easily and potassium is a very effective diuretic.

Ordinary blood tests will not show a potassium deficiency unless kidney function is so compromised that the blood can no longer maintain the balance by "borrowing" it from the tissues, which is why I had to take matters into my own hands. A lot of people are scared of taking any potassium because in large amounts it can be dangerous, but if you know how much you're taking and how much the body needs daily it's completely safe. So I recommend that you look into that just in case. I could even provide you a link or two if you like.
Originally Posted by CGSince2002
Well, I don't know how young I am anymore, but too young to feel like I'm 80 some days!

My potassium showed normal on my blood test. I'd be afraid of taking a supplement since I'm on oral contraceptives. But I know I don't get enough in my diet (I track my food and some nutrients). My platelet level was low, but my doc said everything was normal. Been taking iron and B12, since I don't get much in my diet alone. My vitamins only have like 5% potassium. I'm not sure how well taking vitamins is working. Some days I have it worse than others. Doc thinks it's anxiety, but I don't buy it. I have carpal tunnel from a warehouse job I had, plus now working on a computer all day.
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Bummer! Not all chiros are the same unfortunately, the one I mentioned practiced "craneo-sacral" therapy and something like Shiatsu which was almost like magic.
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Bummer! Not all chiros are the same unfortunately, the one I mentioned practiced "craneo-sacral" therapy and something like Shiatsu which was almost like magic.
Originally Posted by CGSince2002
Yeah, the snap, crackle and pop type quacks really ruin it for the others...
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Well, I don't know how young I am anymore, but too young to feel like I'm 80 some days!

My potassium showed normal on my blood test. I'd be afraid of taking a supplement since I'm on oral contraceptives. But I know I don't get enough in my diet (I track my food and some nutrients). My platelet level was low, but my doc said everything was normal. Been taking iron and B12, since I don't get much in my diet alone. My vitamins only have like 5% potassium. I'm not sure how well taking vitamins is working. Some days I have it worse than others. Doc thinks it's anxiety, but I don't buy it. I have carpal tunnel from a warehouse job I had, plus now working on a computer all day.
Originally Posted by sixelamy
Surely younger than me! Even I feel too young to feel 80 most days!

I understand your reluctance to take potassium, but I've the risk-taking kind that likes to use myself as a guinea pig, lol! But do read about it, that might ease your apprehensions. You can always try to get more potassium from foods; maybe you'd be open to drinking low-sodium V8 juice which is naturally high in potassium, I often have some around so as not to rely on the powder all the time.

When on bcp B complex is very needed and it's better to take it too when one needs higher amounts of one B vitamins so as not to create an imbalance of the others. I take B12 too as everyone after 40 has problems absorbing it.

Bummer! Not all chiros are the same unfortunately, the one I mentioned practiced "craneo-sacral" therapy and something like Shiatsu which was almost like magic.
Originally Posted by CGSince2002
Yeah, the snap, crackle and pop type quacks really ruin it for the others...
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000
That was too funny "Rice Krispy" chiros!
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Reading this thread has made me appreciate my health more!

When I was 16 I contracted tuberculosis along with my grandfather and a few of my uncles and the medication I was on was horrible for my immune system, but other than a few bouts of sinusitis and bronchitis a year and a bit of a chronic cough it's not so bad. The more annoying part is I'm not allowed to take antibiotics unless I'm on death's doorstep, so when I do get sick it's just an irritatingly drawn out recovery.

Other than depression and anxiety (which I sort of assume most human beings suffer from in this day and age) I'd say I'm pretty healthy and generally just try to avoid eating crappy food or drinking very often and try to treat my body well so it doesn't rebel.

One weird thing is no matter how tired I am I can't sleep more than six hours at a time, but I think that's more Aspen's a weirdo thing than anything else LOL. I don't nap either, and never have since I was a baby.
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TB, that's a tough one!

Y'know, whenever I switch to sleeping at night I can't sleep longer than 6 hours either, which leaves me tired, but when I sleep during the day I easily sleep 8-9, probably because the body needs more sleep to compensate and because that's what mine has gotten used to. I also only sleep better during the cool seasons because I don't usually run the a/c at night, but when I was still "upside down" I had to set the a/c to the timer so I wouldn't wake up too soon.

I was never a napper either, growing up everyone at home took one after lunch (our heavy meal) but me, I would read while listening to the radio, which my father scolded me for, he said the blood would go to my head and interfere with my digestion... And now, if I need to take a nap after getting only 4 hrs. at night, I will sleep another 4, there's no such thing as a short nap for me!
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