I totally agree with the previous poster. Late January I was a wreck, had no idea what was wrong with me. Its like peeling back an onion.
I'm still sort of a wreck, long way to go but I'm getting there.
One thing gets out of hand and your whole body goes into disrepair causing all other kinds of problems.
Here's a breakdown of what I think happened to me. (I'm not a doctor, I got this from my experiences and looking at sites. http://www.Mattdippl.com
has a similar story. He IS an alternative doctor (Has a degree in some kind of chinese medicine and runs an acupuncture clinic/wellness center).
Long term Antibiotic use and stress (I partied hard, and studied engineering in college. Not easy), as well as drinking and diet, lead to candida overgrowth.
Leaky Gut due to stress and candida overgrowth.
Adrenal Fatigue due to stress and lowered immunity
Mercury toxicity due to a teeth grinding problem (caused by stress), and defunctional detox pathways.
Thyroid Issues - Not sure where this ended up. I had a TSH of 2.5ish, and as of a month ago it was ~1.1.
All of this will put you in a world of shit, I had and still have many bad symtoms, though I am better. Currently dealing w/ chelation and candida.