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Aug 18, 2018 · Dealing with "muscular skeletal breakdown", colitis, depression, etc in Chronic Pain

Thank you Gary… Everyone's prayers, input and advice is greatly appreciated!

Aug 18, 2018 · Dealing with "muscular skeletal breakdown", colitis, depression, etc in Chronic Pain

I really appreciate everyone's input and good advice. He FINALLY was able to get an appointment at Mayo but not until October. It's a start. To answer some of your questions, Gail, he does have relief at times. He does a lot of physical therapy on his own and meditates. He is taking a lot of 'natural' anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatories, and Omegas, etc. He has over the years been diagnosed with so many different things that I sometimes think these doctors are just grasping for anything. He has not had success with the BRAT diet especially since his food sensitivities include bananas, white rice, and bread (although he can to gluten-free).. his diet is a true struggle. He always ate so 'clean' and healthy but find out later he had strong sensitivities to the chicken and veggies etc that he was eating. I promise it's like a dog chasing it's tail… danged if you do and danged if you don't.

He does know I'm reaching out for help and is thankful for my intervention. One of the many aches and pains he has is in his hands so to write and/or type causes a lot more pain so he is not wanting to do it himself. This is a 23-year old man that is so frustrated with his aches and pains and the lack of help he is getting. For example, one diet he was to follow for 6-weeks told him not to eat: apples, bananas, barley, bean, beef, beer, carrots, celery, cheese, chicken, egg, lemon, lettuce, milk, oat, peas, peanuts, potato, tomato, tuna, turkey, wheat, whey, yeast….. plus more (you get the point) WHAT was he suppose to eat? How do you pack food for work for the day? No answers. I love to cook and try new things but I couldn't even figure out simple things for him to take to work and be satiated. Not to mention other diets eliminated what the first one allowed.

My son is frustrated and has done so much on his own to get answers to all the things going on in his body. I am proud that he has taken charge but also frustrated for him not finding any true answers. He has gone to a psychiatrist for help to only be prescribed medication that he is learning is NOT what he needs and is getting off of them now… just one more misdiagnosis…. FRUSTRATING.

I appreciate your encouragement and understanding what he is going through. I am happy to say he is at least telling me everything and when he gets at that 'low' point he is now calling me and we are able to talk through it. Depressed or frustrated? One needs meds the other? I think it needs time and a good doctor (or team of) to really figure this out. I am hopeful and everyone here has been wonderful.. Thank you!

Aug 15, 2018 · Dealing with "muscular skeletal breakdown", colitis, depression, etc in Chronic Pain

Thank you …
Does Mayo Clinic have an emergency room?

Aug 15, 2018 · Dealing with "muscular skeletal breakdown", colitis, depression, etc in Chronic Pain

Thank you for your advice.. he is in AZ.. he has gone to primary docs, nutritionists, multiple GIs, naturopaths, neurologists, podiatrists, physical therapists, acupuncturists and masseuses with multiple blood tests, food sensitivity tests, coloscopies etc .. nothing comes up as a complete diagnosis .. it’s so discouraging

Aug 14, 2018 · Dealing with "muscular skeletal breakdown", colitis, depression, etc in Chronic Pain

Mayo Clinic has told my son they don't make appointments for 'chronic pain' even though a doctor had referred him. So frustrating

Aug 14, 2018 · Dealing with "muscular skeletal breakdown", colitis, depression, etc in Chronic Pain

Thank you. I would like to see that video if it is available. 🙂

Aug 14, 2018 · Dealing with "muscular skeletal breakdown", colitis, depression, etc in Chronic Pain

My son is only 23. He use to be a huge advocate of the gym and ate very healthy (fish, chicken, steamed veggies, brown rice, yams, etc… no butters, sugars or processed foods etc.) The last 3 years he's gone from a 205 lb muscle bound man (no steriods) to a 155 lb man that has had nothing but issues affecting his entire body. He's been diagnosed with colitis, muscular skeletal breakdown, IBS, has symptoms of auto-immune disease but none of the tests have been conclusive. He has tried every doctor imaginable to help with his intestinal issues as well as total body aches and pains. He has done food sensitivity tests and did elimination of the highly sensitive foods and slowly added some back. He is now on The Low FODMAP Diet along with supplements such as anti-oxidants, enzymes and probiotics. Now a GI doctor has him on antibiotics for his IBS (but I'm afraid that's going to cause even more stress on his body)…. He's in so much pain, daily, that has been going on for years and he's beginning to think there is no help. He has been in physical therapy for over a year now and is religious with the stretches and exercises to home given by the pt. He gets massages, had acupuncture, does trigger point release, rolls, and recently did a float spa. I hate to admit that he has mentioned he'd rather die than continue in this pain! I'm searching for HELP, a direction to turn him to to get a complete diagnosis and stop getting the run around. Where do we go from here? Sounds like his body is rejecting everything. Please help

Aug 14, 2018 · ALTERNATIVES FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT in Chronic Pain

Have you ever looked into stem cell therapy?