Hi. I posted this under Chiropractic because I wasnt sure as to what to put it under. I am a 25 yr old female. 2 years ago I started coming down with a very weird illness....and I still have it and still no answers. I am open to traditional medicine and holistic. Here is my story BRIEFLY.
I started a job at a pre-k working in a basement, also working as a cook in a renovated old building. (I say this so as to if anyone has any environmental suggestions) I started feeling hand tremors in my hands, especailly my left hand....sensitivity to light as well (however I needed glasses, got those and that has been remedied greatly) I also began feelig lightheaded...it slowly progressed into breathing problems (described as not being able to catch my breath and feelings of heart flutters) I ended up going to the ER after a bad breathing episode 3 months into all of this. Which they attributed to anxiety/panic. Things continued to move into so many symptoms its unreal to think about. Sinus pressure, gooey taste in my mouth, ear fullness....faint feelings and when I drive or get into a store for any distance, I feel faint and nauseated. The nausesa does not accompany any stomach feelings however...its like a nausea in my head....its comes along with ear fullness. Now, I am really condensing all of this...I went to MANY doctors. I have had MRI's on my brain, and neck, upper GI, bloodwork multiple times, sinus scans, hearing test, EKG and have been to ear nose and throat about a year ago, however they are just now giving me vestibular testing and allergy testing this next week. From my many appointment this is what was discovered:
Sinus Scan revealed a sinus cyst....that was said to not be blocking anything and harmless
Upper GI revealed slight slipping Hiatal Hernia with Mild acid reflux (i am overweight however)
Thyroid test revealed goiter and Hashimotos Thyroiditis (on medication and levels are normal...however I believe this is brought on by something else...I have no history of thyroid problems in my family, levels were suddenly off, and all of this started the same time everything else did...medication has brought no relief of symptoms)
Chiropractor x-ray revealed severe rotated c2 (described as worse they have every seen, have been receiving a toggle adjustment for this) As well as a messed up T3-T5......My CONSTANT nausea has lessened since these adjustments, but are still there...I am going on my 11th appointment with the Chiropractor)
So.......summing up everything would be best done by saying: I still have hand tremors, left ear is full feeling most of the time, I still get nauseated with the full feeling but not as often. When I drive for any distance I feel like Im going to faint, severe sinus pressure, and also a shaky feeling in my eyes, despite having been told that my eyes are fine by eye doctor.)
I am desperate for help...Jesus Christ sustains me, but I need any advice to those who may have some sort of idea.
I have been thinking either my neck is effecting my ears and its going to take time...
Its an inner ear issue (to be decided next week, although Ear nose and throat don't seem to think so, because there is not alot of dizziness....sometimes but not often, but there has been feelings of off balance)
Its my thyroid (which i have a hard time believing)
Allergy...or sinus problem
I've also been thinking of Candida....
Any advice or suggestions....after two years Im almost completly out of ideas, and not feeling good Hardly EVER ):
I also was told I had an iron defeciency, but I also was on my period for 26 days...thryoid pills did help regulate that...I've been on those for 3 months. Periods are still every 47 days instead of 28 etc...and last 8-9 days. I assume they are still regulating. Im on levothryoixine and do not want to be on it.
Thyroid problems can manifest suddenly, even though they may take a lot of time getting there. Hashimoto's, assuming diagnosed correctly, isn't correctable with our current state of knowledge about auto-immune diseases, so you're stuck with it and the medication. However, if you have Hashimoto's, your thyroid should have pretty much not been functioning at all, or headed there. If you suspect this diagnosis was incorrect, you could get a second opinion, but once you're on synthetic thyroid treatment for a period of time your thyroid will stop working anyway. If you were just hypothyroid you could try seaweed or other iodine treatment, but if it's Hashimoto's, your body is attacking your thyroid and I don't know any reliable cure for that, though some will claim they've done it naturally. If it's true, I have no idea. Now, I say all this because a thyroid problem is one thing that can cause every one of your problems other than the structural one with your spine, which everyone has in some way or another. We weren't meant to walk upright, as they say! Now, you could also have a separate anxiety problem -- you also have symptoms of that -- and anxiety can cause just about anything, but thyroid problems can cause anxiety problems. There is a chance, of course, you were exposed to environmental toxins -- here near Washington, D.C., the EPA was originally housed in a very sick building, and many people suffered huge problems because of it. I personally know two of them, both lawyers, who lost quite a bit of their functionality. Unfortunately, the state of medicine is far from the certain science claimed for it, so there's no way for anyone to know what's truly going on, including doctors. The best one can hope is that one finds that rare curious doc or natural practitioner who keeps looking and stumbles on the problem. Candida is easy to test for, by the way, but it would have to be systemic, meaning inside your internal organs, to cause this much trouble. Everything is a possibility, but with your thyroid diagnosis, that might explain it, especially given your problem with periods, which is a definite sign of thyroid problem. Good luck.
The Yog Pranayam will help to control the thyroid and other symptoms you are facing.
Build up your timing gradually. If you feel tired or dizzy, stop and resume after 1 minute.
Bhastrika - Take a long deep breath into the lungs(chest not tummy) via the nose and then completely breathe out through the nose. Duration upto 5 minutes.
Kapalbhati -(Do it before eating) Push air forcefully out through the nose about once per second. Stomach will itself go in(contract in). The breathing in(through the nose) will happen automatically. Establish a rhythm and do for 15 to 30 minutes twice a day. Not for pregnant women. Seriously ill people do it gently.
Children under 15 years – do for 5 to 10 minutes.
Anulom Vilom –
Close your right nostril with thumb and deep breath-in through left nostril
then – close left nostril with two fingers and breath-out through right nostril
then -keeping the left nostril closed deep breath-in through right nostril
then - close your right nostril with thumb and breath-out through left nostril.
This is one cycle of anulom vilom.
Repeat this cycle for 15 to 30 minutes twice a day.
Children under 15 years – do for 5 to 10 minutes.
You can do this before breakfast/lunch/dinner or before bedtime or in bed.Remember to take deep long breaths into the lungs.You can do this while sitting on floor or chair or lying in bed.
Bhramri Pranayam -Close eyes. Close ears with thumb, index finger on forehead, and rest three fingers on base of nose touching eyes. Breathe in through nose. And now breathe out through nose while humming like a bee.
Duration : 5 to 21 times
Once you are better, continue the pranayam once a day.
Other thyroid exercises you can do are described below.
Thyroid point – press (50 times) the fleshy bit on palm between the base of thumb and wrist on both hands. You will feel pain when you press.
1 Neck exercise for thyroid.
Breathe in slowly while turning your head to the left, pause and hold breath for 3 seconds,
Breathe out slowly while bringing the head back to middle position,pause for 3 seconds,
Breathe in slowly while turning your head to the right, pause and hold breath for 3 seconds,
Breathe out slowly while bringing the head back to middle position.
Do this exercise 5 times.
Repeat this 5 times, with the head going up and back, and then head going down.
2 Neck exercise for thyroid
Stand on your knees with hands folded across your chest,
Lean backwards with the head falling back while breathing in, hold breath for 3 seconds,
come back to straight position, while breathing out.
Repeat this 5 times.
January 30 ,2011
I was told first that I had a goiter. I was then told that means you have Hashimotos. I has a scan of my thyroid to look for nodules..none. My levels however were normal. My levels stayed normal for about a year...up until about 3 months ago...and at that point they were only "slightly off". For some reason I never attributed it to iodine because I always thought iodine was in salt, and then I saw research that said that iodine could actually HURT the thyroid...although Im not so sure now. So I personally don't think my thyroid is "dead" especially after only being on meds for 3 months. I think it could be being caused from something else...autoimmune or not.....especially dietary. I want to wear my self off of it, but very nervous because of my periods being so out of sorts. However, my periods are the ONLY thing its helped, and my neck feels really swollen, which I assume is related to the goiter....so I would think if the goiter is caused from iodine deficiecny, and you took idoine and got read of the goiter, perhaps it would get rid of the hashi's. theoretically....
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