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They are finding negative results inside the digestive system, from genetically modified foods.

 

Want to know who paid to keep you in the dark about what you are eating? If we all avoid the genetically modified foods the companies will close down and be forced to go with what the people want.

If you are ill, you owe it to yourself to find out if your consumption of genetically modified foods plays a part in your illness.

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A comical way of looking at a
serious situation

Mike Adams YouTube video explaining what genetically modified foods are all about. A comical but truthful view on the story of genetically modified foods.

There are many people suffering with stomach problems that might be avoidable.

This study has shown that GMO is harmful to pigs stomachs. What will it be doing to humans?


http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/06/11/evidence-of-gmo-harm-in-pig-study/

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Fast Food Babies

Are we raising a generations of nutritionally depleted children? Add aspartame, MSG, GMO into the mix and we are asking for disease!

Will these children make it to their teen years? Heart disease, tooth decay, obesity, irritability or rickets?

 


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Probiotics can give you benefits for your emotions and gut inflammation.

Did you know that probiotics change brain activity and emotional response?

Oppenheimer Family Center for Neurobiology of Stress, a division of digestive diseases found that a four week
intake of fermented milk products by healthy women affected activity of brain regions that control central processing of emotion and sensation.

For those of you who can’t or don’t want to consume milk you can take a probiotic supplement.

It is extremely interesting that we can help our emotions with food.

Oppenheimer Family Center for Neurobiology of Stress, Division of Digestive
Diseases, Department of Medicine, 10833 Le Conte Ave, Mailcode 737818, David
Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095. Electronic address:
ktillisch@mednet.ucla.edu.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Consumption+of+Fermented+Milk+Product+with+Probiotic+Modulates+Brain+Activity.

Probiotics have also been found to help with gut inflammation such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Manipulation of gut microbiota composition and the production of microbial-derived metabolites by using prebiotics, probiotics and dietary fibers is being explored as a promising avenue of prophylactic and therapeutic intervention against gut inflammation.

Prebiotics and fiber carbohydrates are fermented by resident microflora into short chain fatty acids (SCFAs) in the colon. SCFAs then activate peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR)?, a nuclear transcription factor with widely demonstrated anti-inflammatory efficacy in experimental IBD.

The activation of PPAR? by naturally ocurring compounds such as conjugated linoleic acid, pomegranate seed oil-derived punicic acid, eleostearic acid and abscisic acid has been explored as nutritional interventions that suppress colitis by directly modulating the host immune response.

J Nutr Biochem. 2013 Mar 27. pii: S0955-2863(13)00030-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jnutbio.2013.01.006. [Epub ahead of print]

Nutritional protective mechanisms against gut inflammation

Source

Nutritional Immunology and Molecular Medicine Laboratory, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Blacksburg, VA 24060, USA; Center for Modeling Immunity to Enteric Pathogens, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24060, USA.

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In Pain? Need Relief?

Have you been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia or suspect you have it?

Frustrated by unsuccessful treatments?

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RELIEVING BODY PAIN FROM
DISEASE NATURALLY!

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12 pain relief methods to relieve body pain from Fibromyalgia naturally without the use of prescriptions drugs.

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  •   To relieve body pain from disease naturally.
  •   Natural and alternative treatments to relieve your pain without the toxic side effects of drugs.
  •   Visualization can keep your mind off your pain.
  •   To ease stress and stress-related problems.
  •   To renew your life so you can feel alive again.
  •   To find peace of mind.
  •   Water can relieve pain.
  •   To be your own detective to get to the root cause of your pain.
  •   To recognize contributing factors that could be causing more pain.
  •   Understanding illness so you can relieve, eliminate or start reversing it.
  •   To become aware of habits that might be causing you more pain.
  •   Replacing bad habits with good habits can eliminate pain and start reversing disease.
  •   Avoiding certain foods can eliminate pain, symptoms and reverse disease.
  •   Emotions can cause body pain.
  •   Attitudes can cause body pain.
  •   Beliefs can disable you.
  •   To find your “Happy Place”.

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This is only the beginning. This complimentary book is showing you how to deal with pain so you can prepare yourself for your healing journey.

I have so much to share with you on how to get on the winning side of Fibromyalgia.

I will share the steps I have endured to understanding “it”, the mysterious, misunderstood syndrome called Fibromyalgia that carries so much skepticism, stigma and disbelief.

I will share how I took charge of my own health and have come so much further towards feeling alive and finding pain relief.

Now I am working on healing rather than medicating.

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Chronic Pain Relief

There is so much advice out there about chronic pain but what really works?

Sufferers are so mislead by the media because there is such a big profit opportunity from people who are desperate to end their pain.

– Drug companies advertise on tv that their pill is the secret to living a great life as they list off their side effects that take up half the commercial time.

– Tylenol companies advertise that their pain pills “get you back to normal”.

Is that what the world has come to? We are normal if we are drugged up on prescription medications and pain meds?

We are so desperate to find relief we try this and that only to find that it isn’t
really working.

We have to put up with side effects such as:

– weight gain, head aches, stomach pain, swelling, constipation, diarrhea, decreased sexual desire or ability, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, increased sweating, loss of appetite, increased appetite, sore throat, tiredness, trouble sleeping, vomiting, weakness.

Then there are the more severe symptoms of:

– severe allergic reactions such as  rash, hives, itching, difficulty breathing,
tightness in the chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue, unusual
hoarseness, bizarre behaviour, bloody or black tarry stools, blurred vision,
confusion, dark urine, decreased concentration, decreased coordination,
fainting, fast or irregular heartbeat, fever or chills, hallucinations, memory
loss, mouth sores or ulcers, new or worsening mental or mood changes eg.
aggressiveness, agitation, anxiety, depression, hostility, impulsiveness,
irritability, panic attacks, restlessness, pale stools, red swollen, blistered
or peeling skin, ringing in the ears, seizures, severe or persistent dizziness
or headaches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, tiredness, weakness, trouble sleeping, sluggishness, stiff muscles, stomach pain, suicidal thoughts or attempts, tremors, trouble urinating, unusual bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness, vomitting that looks like coffee grounds, yellowing of the skin or eyes.

Then we have the unfortunate who experience

– heart attacks, strokes, kidney damage, liver damage, successful suicides, anaphylaxis shock and even death.

That is quite a list isn’t it? And all from these drugs that are going to help with your pain and change your life as you know it. Helping you with your pain. That list came mostly from the Cymbalta side effects list, one of the drugs of choice for Fibromyalgia.

I looked to the medical system for years and I experienced a long list of the above and a near death situation. If I didn’t have such a big will to live I wouldn’t be here. Well believe me, if you keep taking pills year after year you WILL develop stomach problems along with a wide array of new symptoms. It seems like you keep adding illnesses to your list of conditions and they keep adding pills for the symptoms which mostly come from the pills. It is like a domino effect that keeps you falling the wrong way, into a chronic pain syndrome instead of out of pain, you become weakened and more dependant on everyone.

There is another way and I am finding my way out of the deep dark hole of our current medical system that didn’t work for me. It was weakening my body to a point that I didn’t find much reason for living. Nothing worked, pills had me to a point that I couldn’t eat anything because it caused so much internal pain, I couldn’t sleep, I couldn’t wake up, I was in a permanent brain fog and on and on. There was only one way to describe it, MISERY. I went for help and ended up getting more symptoms, more pain, more disbelief from sceptic doctors, more frustration and a lot of pills.

Now today is different. I am still in pain but I have learned how to deal with my it on such a positive level. My stomach is so much better, I have less symptoms, I can sleep better, the brain fog is gone, I know my triggers, I know how to deal with each symptom, I know when and what contributes to my pain and I feel alive instead of near death. That alone is worth it’s weight and gold. Before I dreaded living the rest of my life in the state I was in, now I feel there is a light and I am looking forward to being pain free one day. I look forward to having grandchildren one day and being able to be with them instead of them sitting in my wheelchair with me or lying in my death bed.

If you want to learn to live your life with your pain opposed to suffering your life away with pain, I invite you to sign up for my newsletter and follow my path to wellness. I want to help you help yourself out of a very hard life of the
chronic pain cycle. The answer isn’t in a pill bottle but in a wide array of
solutions. I can help!

Please read some of my articles that might help you and browse around the website. There is lots of information that will hopefully help you understand where some of your pain might be coming from.


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Fibro Stomach Pain and Food

If you suffer from digestive upset such as pain, acid reflex, diarrhea or constipation why don’t you look at your diet first. It could be a certain food you are eating that you could eliminate rather than take pills or laxatives. When it comes to Fibromyalgia, there are multi things going on and one of them will be a food intolerance of some sort if you are suffering from symptoms. We are what we eat.

A lot of people don’t realize that health and mood has anything to do with what we put into our mouths. It is by far the most important thing that you can do is to identify what you are eating with your symptoms. We all need to eat a balanced, healthful meal that is suited for our unique body and blood type. We are all different and our needs and reactions to foods are all unique. You need to identify your unique formula to digestive health, there isn’t one formula that works for everyone, if it did, we would all be identical. There is however some simple rules that everyone could follow

When I was first diagnosed with Fibromyalgia I didn’t realize that the stomach pains I suffered from were related to the wheat and dairy I ate. I was taught in school that they were healthy for you. Now that I have experienced the symptoms with consuming certain food I can tell you, it can be detrimental to your health.

I was diagnosed with neuropathy (nerve pain) and carpal tunnel, given prescriptions for it when in reality it was the wheat I was eating. I knew I was celiac but I didn’t realize it was hidden in a lot of foods I was still consuming. A dietician told me I could eat spelt and kamut flour when it is actually full of gluten too. I was at a point that my hands hurt so bad and my feet hurt to walk on them and here it was all from wheat.

Flour can give such a wide variety of symptoms, it is never really considered as a culprit. Think about it, gluten. Glue to your insides. Remember in school, they
made glue out of white flour and water. If you have chronic gut aches, diarrhea or constipation, consider wheat as a culprit. 

Some hidden sources  are:

  • yogurt with fruit

  • ketchup

  • lunch meats

  • cheese spreads

  • salad dressings

  • canned soups

  • soy sauce

  • Worcestershire sauce

  • prepared foods

  • corn chips

  • candy and even licorice. 

Other sources not so obvious

  • distilled white vinegar

  • hydrolyzed vegetable protein

  • malt or malt flavouring

  • modified starch or modified food starch

  • monoglyceride and diglycerides

  • products that list “natural” or “artificial” flavorings”

  • red or yellow food dyes

  • vegetable gum or vegetable protein

Milk is the next culprit to look at.

Lets look at some staple food that are overlooked as to how healthy they really are and should be in everyone’s diet:

Onions

In the Doctors book of food remedies it says onions can help

  • raise beneficial HDL cholesterol

  • lowers blood pressure

  • decrease the risk of cancer

  • relieve congestion

  • reduce inflammation

Some onions are so sweet too. Eat them raw, add them to salads, add them to
everything you cook with. They say onions and other members of the allium family such as leeks, shallots and scallions contain dozens of compounds that provide protection from other conditions including cancer, high blood pressure, heart disease, high cholesterol and asthma.

Celery

Can help:

  • reduce high blood pressure

  • lower risk of cancer

  • insoluble fiber

  • essential nutrients including potassium, vitamin C and calcium


Interesting facts: The ancient Romans, notorious party animals wore wreaths of
celery to protect the from hangovers which may explain the practice of celery
sticks in Bloody Mary’s.

Carrots

Can help:

  • improve night vision

  • reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease

  • prevent certain cancers

  • lower cholesterol

  • prevent heart attacks

Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, an antioxidant compound that fights free radicals that even contributes to aging.

Apples

Can help:

  • lower the risk of heart disease

  • prevent constipation

  • control diabetes

  • prevent cancer

Most of the healing power of apples are in the skin which contain about 4 milligrams of a compound called quercetin.

Berries

Can help:

  • prevent cataracts

  • ward off cancer

  • prevent constipation

  • reduce the risk of infection

Berries contain a compound called ellagic acid which is believed to help prevent
cellular changes that lead to cancer. Strawberries and black berries having the
most.

Broccoli

King of crucifers

Can help:

  • protect against heart disease

  • fight off cancer

  • boost immunity

  • osteoporosis

Broccoli contains not just one but two separate compounds

  • indole-3-carbinol (or I3C, for short)

  • sulforaphane – that help sweep up cancer causing substances before they have a chance to do harm

  • beta-carotene

  • vitamin c

  • calcium

  • folate (normal tissue growth)

  • fiber

My gynaecologist put me on indole-3-carbinol to clear up my cysts and as a breast cancer prevention. 

See how food can help us heal.

Now of course, this is for non genetically modified foods!

Read my article on the power of bananas.


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There are a lot of people with Fibromyalgia suffering with stomach pain . There are several reasons for the pain and you should investigate them all until you come up with an answer to your pain. We are all different and there is no one cure all for everyone.

1. Diet

a) Lactose intolerant – milk can cause a wide array of problems from diarrhea,
stomach aches, mucous, breathing problems see articles below. Dairy is a protein
and contains casein. Cheese and milk chocolate can be constipating which can cause
a lot of colon and intestinal pain.


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b) Gluten intolerance or Celiac disease can cause a lot of digestive upset as in
stomach pain, diarrhea,

http://naturalpainreliefforfibromyalgia.com/958

http://naturalpainreliefforfibromyalgia.com/1292

c) Aspartame and MSG and preservatives are known to cause a wide array of problems including stomach ache, headaches.

http://naturalpainreliefforfibromyalgia.com/651

If you are pregnant, you need to read this. Monsanto’s BT-toxin showing up in mother and babies blood:

http://naturalpainreliefforfibromyalgia.com/1090

Tell Kraft to label their Genetically altered foods:

http://naturalpainreliefforfibromyalgia.com/942

2. Endometriosis can cause a lot of lower abdominal pain as well as Fibromyalgia.
This video I was watching shows a connection that Endometriosis could be
connected to getting a blow to the stomach.

When I was about 10, I was a pitcher on our baseball team and I took a line drive right to the stomach. Boy, it took my breath away especially being about 60 lbs. I
always had a pain in my lower abdomen after that especially when I was running.
I eventually lost my ovary due to a cyst and then suffered with endometriosis.
Could there be a connection?

This is a great article on Endometriosis causing Fibromyalgia and how dioxins in food can cause pain and even cancer. A must read for anyone suffering with
Fibromyalgia, endometriosis or cancer:

http://naturalpainreliefforfibromyalgia.com/188


3. Chronic abdominal pain
has to be evaluated to rule out anything serious. It could be referred pain from
another organ such as liver, colon, stomach, small and large intestines, gall
bladder, pancreas or kidneys. If you have ruled out any serious cause and it is
diagnosed a part of your Fibromyalgia you need to take a serious look at your
diet. The thing you crave most is usually the culprit. Things you say you
couldn’t live without, well, you could live longer or with less pain if you take
them out of your diet.

The best place to start is
with water. When you wake up in the morning, drink two glasses of water to help
clean your colon out. If you have plugged up plumbing, how can you possibly have
a good day carrying around all that extra baggage? It only leads to long term
problems like diverticulitis, polyps or even cancer. I believe it causes
exhaustion and stomach problems at least.

Live whole food such as
fruits and vegetables can help you digest your food better. The average diet is
lacking in digestive enzymes since we McDonaldized out food.

If you suffer from stomach
aches, take out the preservatives, dyes, chemicals and genetically modified food
out of your diet and add healing foods, you’ll be glad you did.

 

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Now that all the hustle and bustle of the holidays is over, the pain and fatigue sets in for people with Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, cancer, arthritis or any other chronic pain. Over use and abuse of certain muscles, mental and physical stress and the wrong kinds of food will do it.

What we can do now is sit back and take a good look to identify the cause for the excess pain so we can avoid repeating it next year.

– get yourself a yearly planner

– plan to start shopping earlier, listen throughout the year for hints of what they like and put it in your planner.

– you can spread the financial burden of the big Christmas bill by buying a gift every month from now to next year and you can have it wrapped and tucked away for the big day.

– delegate some of the work that causes you the most pain

– when you start to experience pain, stop what you are doing and stretch the muscle that is overworked before it gets into a big ball of pain

– ice the sore muscle or injury

– exercise such as walking or dancing gets our blood and thyroid moving, it also works out a lot of kinks and pains. Go for it!

– hot showers work out a lot of pain and kick starts a sluggish thyroid

– epson salt baths helps ease pain as well as detoxifies

– plan healthier choices for food! I don’t believe we should eat foods that cause us pain or symptoms, then take a pill to settle the upset. Find foods that work with your body’s needs to what makes it feel good rather than feeling ill. Be brave, learn to resist it if it is going to leave you in pain! Is it really worth the suffereing?

Food is definitely my poison and I can experience severe pain and the strangest symptoms when I eat certain things.

The book one mans food is another mans poison is a really great book everyone should read to understand your blood type – food connection. It opened my eyes to relating what was going on in my body and mood to certain foods I was eating. It took me many years to learn that many of my symptoms were food related, others were mechanical and some from the weather itself. Who knew that the mucous I coughed up was from eating dairy? Or the tingling hands and feet were from the flour I ate. As a kid, I thought it was normal to have a headache and a stomach ache. Now I just removed certain foods and I don’t suffer anymore. If I only knew then, what I know now.

The head pain I now have is from the TMJ a dentist gave me from a botched implant. I could have taken Tylenol for the rest of my life and it would never correct the problem. I think more people should consider their teeth and jaw position when having headaches or head pain. I have severe pain in the joint just under my right ear and up the side of my head. My dentist is working to correct my jaw position and the pain is starting to subside. 

Learn what is causing your pain or symptom, if it is food, simply try to avoid it, if it is an activity, find another way, spread the activity out or get someone else to do it. We are all different and different foods cause different reactions in certain blood types. Get to know what ails you!

There are many other choices out there and we have found many wonderful foods to replace the old white flour, dairy, fried food and sugar diets. Try to make a change for the good this year! 

– the all popular chocolate can cause a plugged colon, very constipating to some people yet they will still eat it, then take laxatives for it not realizing that it is from the chocolate. Chocolate is good for you but not most you see at the stores, they are nothing more than loads of sugar, not so healthy! 

– dairy can cause pain and diarrhea

– flour can cause a host of symptoms you wouldn’t believe

– sugar can cause a plethora of health problems and a lot of sugar is genetically modified beet cane sugar now


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– chemicals in food like msg and aspartame can cause a lot of health problems


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– the weather is something out of our control. I can’t function in the rain, it leaves me weak and frail and in pain in all my joints. For those of you who have a lot of money and a lot of pain in the damp weather, the only thing I have found that offers some hope so far is farabloc clothing but I haven’t tried it. I think it would work though. 

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Sometimes the reason for pain is not so obvious though. For example, I never knew why I was in such severe pain for days after we traveled long distances in the truck. It was because every bump on the road was pounding the heck of my damaged coccyx. Also from having a twisted pelvis all the bouncing of the truck yanked away at the muscles around my hip and spine, so I could barely walk for days. The doctors just blamed it on the Fibromyalgia.  

I now have a pillow with the coccyx out of it or a long skinny pillow tucked under my right sits bone helps save me days of severe pain.  

I had so much pain throughout my body I couldn’t zero in on the cause of any one particular pain, so they labelled it all Fibromyalgia. It took me 20 years to finally get to the bottom of each pain and symptom! Once you understand it, you can better deal with it! Don’t ever give up to finding the exact reason for your pain. Being in the dark won’t help you regain your health, nor will never ending prescriptions. 

Getting to know your pain is half the battle! Once you learn to recognize the triggers that make it worse, you can try to avoid getting to that point where it becomes that agonizing, nauseating pain that is unbearable.

Aspirin is widely used for pain, it originated from white willow bark, salicin. We didn’t like the bitter taste so we synthesized it into a chemical mixture and called it aspirin. Most medications are discoveries from Mother Nature anyways, they just synthesize the healing properties and make it in a lab. Why not take the real thing? I don’t understand why we want to make everything into a chemical so we can profit, even at the expense of the planet and the people. We are making it a plastic world.

Why don’t we go back to Mother Nature and save the people and the planet? Be kind to your body and the planet this year!  

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I went out for breakfast a while a go with my son and we decided to eat the forbidden, the waffle with strawberries and cream. Was it deliciously sweet! Boy did I pay a big price for it! Besides the usual stomach ache, pain throughout my whole digestive system and all the usual symptom I got the numb tingling in my hands and feet again and it reminded me of how painful  food can actually be to some people. I am wondering how many folks, especially the older are on nerve pills or getting diagnosed with carpal tunnel when they are actually sensitive to flour or gluten or celiac.

I came across this article below about celiac and the mi-rad of symptoms it can cause. This is real people who have experienced the symptoms and the changes in health once they took gluten out of their diet.

Since I have removed it from my diet I have improved the inflammation in my body a great deal, digestive pain and upset and especially the nerve pain I was experiencing. The stomach and digestive pain lasted for over a month and it still isn’t right. If you have stomach pain, I would suggest doing the trial of elimination of offending foods. Some good articles are:

http://naturalpainreliefforfibromyalgia.com/958

http://naturalpainreliefforfibromyalgia.com/1008

What I like about this girls response is that she has the same attitude as me, never give up, find what’s ailing you! I was given nerve pills at one point for the numbness and tingling in my extremities when all along it was from wheat consumption. How many years would I have been taking those pills for no reason??? and what are the long term and short term side effects??? We have to be careful with the pills they are so quick to prescribe. Read below, I learned a lot from it.

9na – Jul 26th, 2011 2:14 PM [ Original Post ]
My headaches/tender scalp is mainly on right side. Also my neck is tighter on the right side. And my right ear aches from time to time, and my right eye is severly dry, the left one only a bit too dry (probably sjögren’s, my eye doctor says).My numbness (hands and sometimes feet) are far worse/more often bothers me on the left side.

Is this normal for FMS, to have symptoms ‘choose sides’ like this?

January – Aug 9th, 2011 5:22 PM

I would not recommend the biopsy, but that is a decision you have to make. Read up on it. It’s invasive surgery, expensive, risky (the instrument could perforate the intestine wall), and it can be false negative. Your small intestine is almost 20 feet long. They will put an instrument in and take some clippings from several areas. Celiac causes your small intestine to die off in patches. If they take clippings from healthy areas, not diseased patches, you will get a false negative. Some people say the stool test for celiac is the best, I don’t know. For me, it was my response to the diet. I read about a man with chronic pain and weird symptoms for decades – he was diagnosed with everything up to bone cancer. But he really had celiac disease – only most doctors don’t know much about it. His symptoms sounded like mine, so I went on the diet.I went to see one of the top celiac specialists in the country. He did not do a biopsy on me. Based on my history and my favorable reaction to the diet, I was diagnosed with gluten intolerance, probably celiac. It took me a year on the diet to see very positive results. HOWEVER, if I get a little flour in a sauce, I feel pretty bad for at least a month. It takes your intestine 3-4 months to heal from the inflammation gluten causes if you have this problem. So yes, celiac flares if you get gluten in your body. Please, before you do anything, google “Dangerous Grains” website – and see if you can find the book – it is a great book. In the back it has an appendix of 5 pages of symptoms that are caused by celiac disease. They look a lot like the list you posted! You can also google “celiac sprue” and see if there is a foundation in your country. Of course, most of the medical foundations will recommend that you get the blood tests (there are several), and the intestinal biopsy also is supposed to be the “Gold Standard.” But remember, they are selling medical procedures. The intestinal biopsy CAN come out wrong too. It’s up to you if you want to risk surgery and get it. I would just try the diet. If it works for you, there’s your answer.

I wasn’t thinking brain tumor when I wrote, but rather there are some bacterial and viral infections that can cause brain inflammation (encephalitis). If you live in a country where you have many mosquitoes, you could get a mild case of encephalitis. Most doctors don’t think to check you for this. I think it may be responsible for some cases of “brain fog” and fatigue. You might get tested for infections – these are usually easily treated once found.

Remember, the doctor is YOUR EMPLOYEE. You have to educate yourself about fibromyalgia. Click on the blue boxes at the left and read. Read the old posts on this website, as there are many good discussions about various symptoms. You can search your own symptoms by putting the words into the blue box on the right and hit “search.” Google the web and read all you can about fibromyalgia and your specific symptoms. (And remember, you can’t believe everything on the web, but if you read enough, you will begin to get a feel for what is valid.) You have to do this to get better, take care of yourself. Then when you go to the doctor, you can take print outs of things you have found online, and ask for tests or evaluations. You have to make a partnership with your doctor and work together to get a proper diagnosis. If your doctor won’t do this, fire him and find another doctor who will work closely with you.

Some of your symptoms seem like common fibromyalgia ones, but others are a little odd. So, I’d suggest you work closely with a doctor and get tested for things. If your symptoms change, you should keep a diary and every day write down how you feel and any other information that might be relevant. You might want to write down what you eat, or your activities, or medications. You might have allergies causing weird symptoms.

Also, if you google Sjogren’s and read, you will get a list of tests that should be run to see if you have that – it can sometimes involve more parts of your body than just the eyes. Maybe that’s what you have… I don’t know, but wish you luck on your journey. If you can just find out what is causing your symptoms, you may be able to heal completely. Doctors are usually too busy to research everything regarding one person’s case – they don’t have time any more. So you have to do the work and take it to the doctor.

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