I almost cried today when I read the posts of others. I have been feeling so ill for so long. But here is my story. I was diagnosed at 3 months with a congenital heart defect-so by the age of 5 years I underwent a complicated surgery which corrected 4 things wrong with my heart. I could finally walk, and run. It was amazing!
But when I was in my teens I developed an arthritis-I was on numerous meds to help the pain, and my stomach felt awful. I had casts and splints-a regular walking zombie! I was told by doctors that I would outgrow the arthritis. I would have problems related to my monthly cycles and pass out. This happened numerous times, but one was so bad that I ended up with a concussion! Doctors could not figure out why I blacked out.
In my 20's I developed such serious hormonal imbalances and again my stomach problems was a huge issue. I craved carbohydrates-especially bread and sweet things.
I went through several terrible car accidents (not my fault) and spent years in rehabilitation. During this time, I believe the stress was so bad that it contributed to my developing Hashimoto's thyroid. So now I am on Synthroid for life! I had this autoimmune disorder and saw two specialists (supposedly) who said I did not need any medication to help me (even though my antibodies were elevated at 2800)I wound up getting pregnant and after delivering our daughter, my thyroid crashed in 6 weeks down to almost 0. I couldn't even stand up-I felt so weak and I wanted to cry constantly. I had muscle aches, stomach cramps and a very strange feeling as though I was very anemic. My doctor tested me and said I was not anemic, but I could not escape the breathless, tired feeling. I found that when I ate wheat I felt bloated, but my mom also was like that, so I thought I inherited her tendency. I finally saw a naturopathic doctor who suggested I was anemic, gluten intolerant, had a real candida overgrowth and needed more thyroid medicine to function. Someone on here posted about the foggy brain-oh how I relate! Sometimes it's all I can do to get out of bed and find the hallway!
Are there any people here struggling with candida overgrowth as well? How do you cope? I have gone off my diet in the past 2 weeks and feel awful! Last night being Halloween...well I didn't do so well. I just want to feel better!!
| Pounds lost: 2.0