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Suffering from depression, stomach issues, nausea and back pain. Remedy

Jun 2013
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I just spent an hour doing this (I type slow). After typing went to next step. I Picked (looks like a special offer?) unlimeted questions to G.P. for $15.00. The box that is actually/already checked! went to get answer I asumed it would take me to credit card info/payment? NO, it told me to write my query before proceeding!!! In a nut shell, one of my several medical conditions is somewhat(I really do not like telling people how bad it really is) severe depression. Hopefully I do not need to go into a lot of detail/explanation about it? The only reason I admit it now is because the depression I would guess is the biggest/major contributor to the condition I am asking for help with at this moment! I am haveing serious as well as very consistant stomach issues. I believe I most likely have an ulcer? of some sort? Honestly lately I have been haveing verry consistant (90% yes, that often) upset stomach in general, nausea, a knotting feeling, I hate this. I have vomitting on a regular (50-75%) bassis. I do not believe anyway that it is likely a bleeding ulcer (at this time anyway). If there is any bleeding, maybe sometimes durring bowel movement it is bright red. I do not believe it to even be internall? I also have a somewhat of a regular constapation issue that I believe to honostly, most likely because of useing a lot (not an awful lot though!)(couple bottles a/week) of peptobismal. The only other, I believe, medical issues that could or might have any cause/effect senerio would be my high blood presure(typicaly under control with meds). I also have bad back, actually dissabled because of it. I had a disk replaced @2years ago. I have a bellybutton hurnea. I hate to admitt that because of situations I am not near as active, or as good of shape as I was even just a few years ago. I am not much over weight, I am just in far less than good overall cond. I have not been able to keep nearly as active as I should be, so, overall I would have to say I am now the weak/soft (very weak as compared to less than just 5years ago! Because of dealing with also a lot of cronic back pain, I have also been takeing lots of painpills (oxcycotin mostly). These also I believe have done much long term damage that I had no idea was even possible. Overall I am generaly frusterated with feeling sooo bad. I very much want to make serious/positive changes. I am trying to learn all I can about nutrition. My first issue would be the need to treat my stomach pains-upset, nausea and vomitting. These are very constant, I have very few even talorable days. I am really hopeing/trying to use as many naturel/home remedy type salutions to health problems. Obviously treatments etc. need to work, just would like to stay away from scripts. I think I mentioned prior, Oxcycotin is a good example of something that I am sure did serious, long term, if not perminent brain chemistry damage? Do you know anything about situations such as I mention? Do you know anything about speciel diet/supliment treatments tailored towards pain management? Before I began pain-meds on a consistant/long term basis my body had naturel high tolerence towards pain on its own. I had what I would call 180-Deg change would be that I actually enjoyed dificult/stressfull situations. Today I suffer a somewhat serious depresion that makes it impossible to get out of bed most days! I normally really dont want to-to physicaly just cant. All of these things are the opposite of who/what I want to be. Every day of blah just makes life even more miserable. Just a few years ago (prior to a few major medical and pearsonal issues) life was much more enjoyable and easier! At this point it is very hard even keep a life is worth living attitude. Unfortunetly because my son and I are and have been homeless for @3years. We have been bouncing around staying with different family members. My life might really suck(I honostley think so). I look at my son, that is very painful. He deserves and I want to do sooo much more for him. Sorry to ramble soo much about nonsense. I guess I needed to vent some. Any help you can offer for these things. I would truely be grateful. I am also looking for any and all quality info or direction for info. on nutrition. I have not had good luck with pharmacuticles! I found out that (makes sense) very first doctors really had to and did work wonders with nutrition. I mentioned some seriouse damage, to brain chemisitry mostly, from the Oxcycotin. I was off for @9months. I was first told that withdrawls would be pretty bad for up to @2nd week, by the end of 4th weak I should be back to normal. All was much worse than I expected but the worse part was that even at 9 months without I was still not even close to back to normal. I felt at best that I at least had a bad flue!! This was after my back surgery. I am very confident that the procedure helped a lot. The biggest problem I noticed was that even though the pain itself was reduced. I no longer had anywhere close to my original/ naturel pain tolerence? This is also a major concern to me. I have tried to learn as much as I can about this. Can you offer any insight, or direction? I believe I have learned some about Saratonin levels and how they relait to depresion and the bodys naturel pain tolorence. These are bothe I believe to be major problems with me (I have none?). Please I need all the help and direction I can get with all of these issues! Stomach First Most! Help in these cases could honostly save my life. I am sure this sounds very dramatic! I am at the end of my rope. I cannot believe I have not had a nervous breakdown. I almost forgot to ask, how teeth (mine)went from good (at 40 I had 0 cav.) to very bad. My teeth seem to have gotten very brittle, soft, just bad now as well as gums? I also do n ot think I mentioned anti-depresents? THANK YOU XXXXXXX
Posted Mon, 3 Jun 2013 in Mental Health
Answered by Dr. Sushil Kumar Sompur 1 hour later
Hi there ~

I understand your concerns. Your primary concerns seem to be stomach problems that have been consistently prolonged without much help from medications prescribed by doctors and the fact that you feel guilty for your son who is caring for you. These feelings are not uncommon when you are dealing with a chronic situation as well as having depressive negative thoughts. I also think that the problems with your back are also contributing to or are worsening from the depression. Somatization is quite common in depression secondary to chronic medical problems. It seems to me that you have monetary problems as well as having problems with insurance and claiming disability and having social security pay for your investigations and doctor visits. I am glad you found this forum.

Firstly there are many things that you could be doing to get to the point where you could be functioning again. Over the counter medications, SAM-E (s-adenosyl methionine-e), omega three fatty acids and vitamin E are proven agents to reverse depression. Also there are non prescription medications for acidity as well as constipation, i.e. if you stop using the over the counter pepto bismol, there are many other agents like milk of magnesia and tums tablets available for helping you with your acidity. I also hope that you are hydrating yourself enough and eating a lot of vegetables and cutting down or stopping meat intake, so as to have proper bowel movements. I also hope you are not doing oxycontin anymore as this can make your constipation worse and any lower GI bleeding ever more worse. If you are continuing to have bleeding per rectum and it is fresh blood, you may need to see a doctor. If you cannot afford to set up an appointment, please visit with an emergency physician who can assist with the insurance part and refer you to the right person - hopefully a good social worker who can help with insurance issues.

Pain tolerance is different for different people and it seems like you are able to handle the pain after the surgery. Good for you! Serotonin levels and pain have a lot to do with each other. I advise you to consult a psychiatrist in the area if you can after seeing a social worker, so that you are not charged. I hope there is a state agency in Portland OR where you can approach for the social security problems that you are having. Good oral hygiene is also something that can be costly since dental insurance is not something that you get very easily in the states. However if you can use good oral hygiene methods like listerine as well as brushing after every meal you probably can get better with time.

I hope this helps. Let me know if I can answer any other questions for you. Take care and have a lovely day!
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