Sometimes it might feel almost impossible to think about the things that you hope for or care about. But goal setting is an important part of wellness, no matter where you are on your path to recovery. Work on what you can when you can.
Bless you and please stick with us................keep on posting, you are family here.
Hugs and prayersKitt
Post Edited (stkitt) : 5/31/2008 2:16:23 PM (GMT-6)
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Dx: Agoraphobia, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Barrett's Esophagus, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Essential Tremors, Fibromyalgia, I.B.S., Mitral Valve Prolapse, Narcolepsy, PTSD, Restless Leg Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Sleep Apnea
Rx: Abilify, Flexeril, Lamictal, Neurontin, Nexium, Requip, Ritalin LA, Rozerem, Valium
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Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 6/1/2008 9:12:58 AM (GMT-6)
Thank you for replying to my post. I appreciate your concern very much. I am just so frustrated. I have paraylsis in my stomach and intestines, and a motility disorder in my esophagus. I had anorexia years ago which caused all of this. I am so upset, I never ever knew any of this would happen to me as a result of my actions. And because of the disomotility I have bacterial overgrowth and severe esophagitis in my throat. It hurts so bad everyday. Ive been to 5 diff docs and 3 diff clinics and no one knows how to treat my condition. I am so fed up I want to scream. How can anyone live in this much pain everyday of there life? I dont want to loose hope but honestly how can i go on like this everyday of my life? all i eat is eggs and steamed vegitables, which dont go down well at all but thats all i can eat. I just dont know what to do anymore I pray to God for help cause the docs cant help me. What can i do?
Gabby (hugs on the way)
I am just blown away by what you are coping with right now. I think you are incredibly brave, please do not give up/in/or anything. What can you do? Gabby, keep posting here, stay strong and belive that things will improve, we will be here.
OMG last night was just torture. the pain in my face was just agonizing. I cant take this anymore. Ive been to 5 diff docs and 3 diff clinics and all they tell me is I dont look sick, I dont look like im in pain, and Im too young to be having these problems. What am I supposed to do? I am at witts end with this disease. I had a horrendous anxiety attack last night because the pain was so naseating. Lord Jesus help me, cause these doctors arent doing anything about this. What do I do?? I cant go on living like its, its just pure hell.
Please forgive me if my questions sound silly, have you been to a Gastroenterologist? Also, have you access to any of the larger hosptials/clinics. I have Mayo Clinic in mind but that is because I am in MN but there are many wonderful facilities that deal in intestinal disorders.
Have you ever had a Abdominal CT of your Abdomen?
I am so sorry for you pain. I know you are feeling life is hopeless and you have no quality of life but do not give up, fight this anxiety and the depression from your pain and keep on moving toward the light.
Please do not give up and if you need someone to talk to please utilize the Hotline number. Also keep on talking to us. We will do our very best to support you.
Here is one Hotline number that you may want to keep handy:
NDMDA Depression Hotline | Support Group. 800-826-3632
Post Edited (stkitt) : 6/1/2008 9:34:40 AM (GMT-6)
Thank you all for your posts and replies. I have been to Shands clinic (its just like Mayo Clinic) and they couldnt help me at all. They sent me home taking the exact same meds Ive taken before and told me to take depression meds for my pain. I was so upset, they didnt even want to look down my throat or do any tests to see what was wrong. Its like all they want to do is prescibe pills. Im really sick of doctors. Im going to another one today and Im not looking forward to it but I have to get help, Ive been really really sick and I dont know what to do or where else to go. Yes, I have seen many gastroenterologists. No one seems to know what to do about the horrensous pain in my throat and face, and the fact that I have bile constantly coming up and burning my throat....its like mny symptoms are so "weird" they dont want to bother with it, and just tell me to take more nexium for the stomach acid. Im so sick of hearing "take two nexium instead of one..." It seems like every doc i go to tells me that and no one wants to find out what is causing the prob. My diet is very very bland and i hardly eat anything at all when i do eat. Sorry for ranting I just really feel so lost and discouraged. Bt thank you everyone for your encouraging words I appreciate it very very much
Please trust that this will pass, as Lyn said, never give up, you can get through this. Please feel free to vent, we get how debilitating anxiety is around here we surely do. I find a good cry gets me through, as do my HW friends.