Thank you for your reply, especially the information that there may be a PTSD and asthmatic link. First, here in the UK, where I live with my wife and children (though, by birth, I am American, we moved back to UK so my wife could be by her family she is native British), and since being at the mercy of the NHS, I have had about a dozen doctors and specialists tell me they can literally do nothing for me, can or will do nothing more to relieve my pain, breathing issues if they get out of control of my alternative methods (which means nothing will help since conventional methods do not help), fatigue, etc.
You are the very first "conventional" doctor to reference use of methods other than drugs to cover symptoms. Considering all of the other doctors have repeatedly failed to even identify a source of my health dysfunctions, it amazes me that not a one of them wanted to investigate deeper, run additional diagnostics to confirm the diagnosis or look for a cause. Worse, when I use natural or alternative health methods to actually create an improvement in an underlying problem...such as normalizing my liver function after years of issues and abnormal liver function tests, not a single doctor in the NHS that I have seen even wanted to know what I did, nor would put it in my records, since it was not in accord with their drug "therapies" and as such, my official NHS medical records make noi mention of HOW my liver function returned to normal. This type of confirmation bias and perspective prejudice is actually harmful to my care, and in realizing how foolish much of the medical professional is and has been in my direct personal experience with so many doctors, I came to realize that due to the flaws in ethos, the drug centric approach, and the outright refusal of doctors to even want to be aware of, let alone investigate, any success with non drug methods, I came to realize that the reason modern western medicine is becoming an expensive way to support chronic illness is because that is what the philosophy supports, and a chronically ill patient prescribed drugs is a customer for life. Mayne doctors do not all think in such a mercenary manner, but the effect is the same if a doctor buys into the drug centric approach from the patient point of view even when it is abeject failure. As a professional engineer and amateur scientist, such mentality is absolutely inconceivable, especially if the traditional method has been tried to the point of abject failure and it is admitted nothing more is to be done. It makes no sense that my own efforts, when successful, would not be put into my records so that some future, open minded, doctor, might benefit from such knowledge, but so it is.
From here, the rest of what I say is background, if you have an interest, But you do NOT need to read it, follow up, nor advise me further if you do not want. In the unlikely event you might wish to learn about my case further, and my alternative methods and such that I have studied in books written by MDs, and keep abreast of the results so that YOU can absorb the lessons of my successes and failures, email me at YYYY@YYYY . I am not offering this so that I ca ask for free advice. You are a professional, paid in money and time for your education, and I am not asking you use it for my benefit for free. I do think that SOME medical professional should make themselves aware of whist does and does not work with my medical conditions so that they can consider using it for the benefit of other patients.
PTSD can be related to grief in the sense of soldier regret and close combat and the acts of being trained to kill and killing leave a mark. The less the distance between those you use violence on, both physically and psychologically, the greatr that mark. This is why we used euphemisms, I think it increased psychological distance, whereas bombers, missle crewman on ships never even see their targets or the results of their actions. The act of inflicting violence long term seems to carry a heavier burden than having also had it inflicted on me. Briefings for ops would talk about "servicing the target" and you would be told "put fire on that" or "engage" and only once, in a desperate situation, did I ever hear someone outright say (while pointing to target) "kill that mother f&£cker!" an issue of course is it is very difficult to speak about these things to someone who has not been in close combat, they would not understand, and the supply of psychologists with combat experience is almost nil. Incidentally, during my time in US army, eight years, I served as an infantryman, armored cavalry scout, artillery fire direction control specialist, radio/electronics/communications security equipment repairer, and special forces communications specialist.
But some other things you mention, perhaps spiritual aspects, spurs my intersts in detox and energy medicine, and makes me realize investigating Ayurvedic medicine with the focus on healing foods. Not one asthma medication, in any amount has ever arrested a coughing fit, and though once oxygen did here in the UK, at emergency room (the only time I was ever gven oxygen, coughing so constantly I could not get enough air), my doctor in UK will not prescribe. I am importing ,medical grade oxygen concentrators, ozone concentrator, and steam sauna to use ozone and oxygen therapies, a rife machine and the devices of the dr. XXXXXXX beck protocol, and experimenting with nutrients and food medicine, hydrogen peroxide
therapies, and recently used medical grade LUFENURON in the event of candida infection of digestion and airways. Two weeks after LUFENURON I finally lost all cravings for carbohydrate/ sugar heavy foods (sweets, breads, pasta, rice, etc) which was almost like magic and indicated I had candida overgrowth from many intense prescriptions of antibiotics over years (including Levaquin at XXXXXXX dose for six weeks, normally used for flesh eating bacteria I now know, the Antibiotic almost killed me) as no St told me of importance of using probiotics to restore normal gut balance and thus candida came in. I wonder if candida is in my respiratory airways as well because at same time, I developed severe infection similar to herxheimer reaction
, and dark material started coming out of my lungs and bronchial tubes...very sticky, dark green mucuous to medium green, streaks of white (candida albicans is called that as albicans means white, makes me think an overgrowth colony is dying off from LUFENURON, and the ret of infection is opportunistic bacteria). As I cannot convince NHS doctor to actually run tests, they won't ever be able to confirm diagnosis.
In 2006, when they said the asthma was bad enough to be considered COPD they said I would be likely be dead in four years, and since I was supposed to be dead around 2010, they basically say nothing more can be done for me and I should have palliative care
only (I am not so old as to accept this, two of my five children are still young, need me). I cannot accept that I should be given large doses of morphine to only partially cover systemic pain they have not found a specific cause for (fibromyalgia
), that I should accept severe exhaustion and sleep dysfunction they have not found a cause for (chronic fatigue syndrome
, severe insomnia
), and COPD also is something they say has no real cause. No one in my family, extended family, or family history has asthma at least to my second cousins. I was the first, and only, and its symptoms onset after combat and deployments (though were not diagnosed IN military, sparing them a duty disability
claim). At this point in life, there is no compensation I can realistically claim, not that it is any fair trade for good health, and my focus is on restoring health. I used to be so vital amd energetic that, until I fell apart health wise almost suddenly within a few months, I worked two full time professional engineering jobs and was putting in 100 hours weeks routinely as a post military civilian. Since high school, from age 13, I worked three jobs to pay for a Jesuit university prep.
I am not going to take any more drugs from any doctor unless they can specify exactly what physical defect or condition I have, and exactly how the drug WILL relieve the problem, because, from an engineering perspective, if anyone is to do something, they need to demonstrate how it will help, explicitly, and what risks, as all medications have risks and mess with a very complex biochemistry. In engineering, one makes sure that something will definitively work, and how, or that at the very least, the risks and costs of taking a shot in the dark chance are minimal to zero. The exception is the morphine I have to take to keep the pain from becoming intolerable (th secondary pain at least, which is my body feeling twisted up, tight, and in pain from the untreated primary pain, which never goes away at any dose of medication I have taken).
Ultimately, I think the answer to whatever is at the root of my current, non injury related disability is a toxicity issue perhaps complicated by a psychic/psychological reaction due to the experiences I have and my feelings about them...mystery vaccines from the military that I was not told why I was being given them, toxic exposure From the weapons we used (depleted uranium), chemical agents and exposure, being in Guyana euphemistically doing "private military work" and exposed as the Esequibo river suffered the sudden deluge of millions of cubic liters of cyanide slurry when the omai gold mine chemical containment failed, and so on. Massive overwork followed by iatrogenic, or doctor induced problems as I was already becoming probably became too much for my system and sickness turned to disability. As all of the medical treatments from any doctors I saw focused on drugs, the best I could possibly attain is symptom relief, which rarely happened, and taking drugs likely increased my toxic load. At some point, I hope that in addition to general detox (mind body spirit) I can also find a way to reduce the chronic pain
to the point I stop taking morphine. The ozone/oxygen sauna, and FAR infrared sauna I am ordering are an attempt to do so. I do have a significant pain tolerance
. I have had rpeat prolotherapy
done on ALL of my spinal ligaments, from base of skull to tailbone, into my shoulder, hip, and groin performed a dozen times without any kind of sedation. Following my feet being screwed up by military doctors and botched ingrown nail
surgeries, none of my toenails grow normal, and I have to take a needle nose pliers and essentially rip at least one toenail out including it's side roots, every month to prevent ingrowing nails from becoming septic. My iq is high enough (160) to study and understand most treatment modes and the studies, so that is what I read about seeking some better way forward, and implementing the treatments on my own, at home (since no NHS doctor will give me an IV with vitamin c in sodium ascorbate
form, nor has any understanding of most non drug treatment types, they can have no involvement in this).