My Name is Justin J. My story starts last January during the swine flu scare. I caught what I figured to be swine flu, I got pains in every part of my body massive amounts of mucous and was sick for at least 2 weeks.
During this period I totally lost my sex drive and started having problems with erections, I'm 18 and its slightly unnerving. I think its a result of either too much mountain biking which I just took up the previous year causing delayed signs of impotence and the flu totally killing my sex drive.
So I go to the doctor they prescribe antibiotics, which kills my gut intestinal flora. I get a urinary tract infection nearly 2 weeks later, more antibiotics, I get a yeast infection, it appears to go away, I get an infection in my eyes white puss is coming out of them more antibiotics.
5 months on I still have erectile problems lowered sex drive and the meanest post nasal drip you ever saw, plus generalized fatigue. loss of muscle mass and no feelings of creativity or self worth.
So what do I do I research cures for erectile dysfunction
I decide on taking ginkgo, so a month in on taking ginkgo I'm feeling great, confident, but I'm starting to feel high, my arms are shaking and I have nausea, I have chronic insomnia, and diarrhea, I contemplate suicide. My mind feels like I'm getting Alzheimer's my pupils are dilated.
I go to the doctors they do a routine blood and urine test and find amphetamines! I'm seriously shocked My ginkgo wasn't ginkgo it was worse. I figure it was either a potent form of ephedra or just meth. As I research the effects of meth I become deeply sickened.
I go to the doctors and they do a million blood tests
Liver fine, kidneys fine, extremely elevated cortisol levels and catecholamines, alkaline urine pH and slightly elevated calcium levels. normal heart, normal blood pressure. normal weight blah blah blah
Everything is fine Justin! don't worry we feel you will be fine. Ce n'est pas normal you a**ho**s!
However I feel things are not fine, I have no sex drive, post nasal drip, amphetamine withdrawals, chronic insomnia, chattering teeth,Parkinson's and Alzheimer's like symptoms an apathetic mind and urine that smells like ammonia that froths and I'm FINE ! My skin has lots of acne my hair has decided to start falling out. I'm knocking on deaths door.
From my research I figure the main problems are hypothalamus
Pituitary, Adrenal gland axis problems, low serotonin levels, a calcified pineal gland, high levels of heavy metals, possible long standing parasites, toxic liver, toxic kidneys toxic gallbladder, fried adrenal glands, dopamine depletion, high prolactin levels, lots of pseudo-estrogens.
metabolic acidosis possibly? or even renal tubular acidosis caused by elevated calcium caused by elevate cortisol levels. thrown in candida too and gluten sensitivity digestive problems. I drink fluoridated water :( and live in america.
I'm at my wits end with doctors and feel they would rather m just let me die than truly try looking for an answer.
I feel like eventually if I don't make some radical life style changes I will end up dying at a young age late 30's would be my guess.
I don't know where to begin I remember something happened to me early on I was a really healthy baby and then as the years passed when I was like 9 I realized my mind wasn't as sharp as it used to be. I would always get tired easily.
Adrenal burnout would be my guess, I grew deeply depressed as a young teen but was healthy otherwise.
so anyway I need a hail marry pass from some people that are really intuitive and helpful in the means of naturopathic, homeopathic medicine
I need some help as I feel my case is one of uniqueness and bizarreness, but maybe not. I put my faith once again in medicine because oddly enough I have hope I can feel better if I work at it. I'm willing to work very hard. I think were all being poisoned and my case is one of poisoning, maybe its radical or slightly off to think this way and maybe I'm ranting but all I ever wanted was a normal healthy life.
faced with feeling tired yet not being able to sleep I go through hell everyday and it doesn't end when I go to bed.
I sympathize much more with people who are faced with health problems, there is definitely a way to fix unfixable things
we are flesh we are living, not machines, I choose life not death.
So I guess where do I begin? also I'm sorry for writing so much I guess I'm just desperate and need help like many others
Hi Justin - You might want to check out the FAQ section of the adrenal fatigue forum. I recommend you get a saliva test to find out whether or not you have AF, and if so, how severe it is. I also recommend you find a ND in your area who can test you to find out what else you do and don't have.
To learn about cleansing and detox, you might want to read "The Detox Book" by Bruce Fife, ND.
And patience. We at the adrenal fatigue forum say "start low and go slow" (when trying new supplements). Add one thing at a time and give each thing a few days so that you can tell what is causing what.
I figgure I have been exposed to every metal thats bad lol
This is a bit of a hypochodriac tendency
but atleast I can start there everythings wrong then findout hmm this is okay this is okay lol
I figgure the main probs are me living in a modern society, I would prefer being a paleo- indian I'll take giant terror birds and lamas and giant ground sloths over plastic, Cell Phone s, and modern Science anyday
I appreciate everything and I'm researching adrenal fatigue and saving everything on a word file lest I lose it. Sadly there are no naturopathic doctors around here believe me I would have went to one already ^^
I'll research the spit test and try to find the book XD
I applaud you for diligently researching to make a list like you did. There are many people here who have lists like yours. You are definitely not alone. A few questions: why do you think you have heavy metal toxicity? Do you have Amalgam fillings? Why do you think you might have parasites? What is your diet like? Are you taking any supplements?
You definitely have symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue and high cortisol. Have you read any of the articles on Dr Lam's site? I'm sure that other people here can refer you to a few more articles by other doctors...
Anyhow, stick around here and I am sure that you will find the answers that you're searching for. Please be careful (full of care, not full of fear) though. Do as much research as you can into the safety of something before you embark.
Your symptoms are really common here and loo alot like AF
There is alot of things you can do to help yourself.
Are you leading a active lifestyle : working , going out etc ?!!
The first thing you should deal with Is eat a really clean AF Diet. Then there is a myriad of natural and pharmaceutical treatment avaible for AF.
I am struggling with similar symptoms and I am 26 , been dealing with those issue for a couple of years now. I know how debilitating it can be. Basically If I did not took care of my health like a maniac with food , relaxation rest and did not have an amazing familly to support me I do not know where I would be.