FFC - feeling worse

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Shannonsparkles, Jan 22, 2006.

  1. Shannonsparkles

    Shannonsparkles New Member

    This is turning into a total nightmare for me. I have never been this tired and depressed. I just drag myself through the day and try not to think about wanting to die. I can't even cook a simple meal anymore, I am so weak.

    My diet has changed since I started going, because I started craving sweets like crazy, and everything I eat makes me sicker. They said my candida levels are practically nonexistant, and that my hyperthyroid is probably giving me these cravings... And I am so frustrated with this illness and with my diet restrictions that I don't care how sick something will make me if I eat it, and even the times I try my best to fight it and not give in, I always end up sucking down a bowl of maple syrup or a bag of potato chips.

    They upped my calcium and magnesium, and I think that helped. Also, some iron and selenium. Then I started on the DGL they reccomended, and started getting pain for the first time ever starting the very next day after I tried it. I'm starting to think I'm majorly allergic to a lot of things. I wish I didn't have to eat anything or take pills and could just live on air like those monks do.

    I am so depressed that I don't really care much what happens to me, and FFC doc doesn't seem to understand what's going on... just to see that thyroid specialist and don't take something if I feel it is bad for me. I don't see the specialist till March, and EVERYTHING I put in my body, even "healthy" foods, feels like it is bad for me, and all my pills too...

    I'm going to try a holistic doc soon if dad will help me find one (I've wasted all his money on this, and he's self-employed and not feeling well himself and I have no idea how he is paying for everything - I feel SO guilty) because I am absolutely desperate to get some real help.
  2. auntyemnga

    auntyemnga New Member

    Shannon,

    I responded to your post on my thread. Go over there and read it please.

    Thanks,
    auntyem
  3. darude

    darude New Member

    Hang in there gurl!!! I will email the list of holistic doctors in the northwest. They have their own clinic and are internists and MD's. The initial consultation is $100.00 and then just whatever natural stuff they get you to take. They do all tests like FCC.
  4. GBHope

    GBHope New Member

    So sorry to hear this! You take care of yourself and regroup. It will all work out.

    Ginny (GBHope)
  5. darude

    darude New Member

    Check out the other ones that are not doing so good after vusut
  6. foggyfroggy

    foggyfroggy Guest

    Shannon could you tell me which clinic you went to? I wonder how different they all are.

    Darude which did you go to? Are you allowed to post the info on the Wholistic docs on here? I live in the NW and would love to know as well.

    Gretchen
  7. GwenGlo

    GwenGlo New Member

    to know where those doctors are Darude. I hope we can find out. Thanks...Gwen
  8. Shannonsparkles

    Shannonsparkles New Member

    I went to the Seattle FFC. I really would reccomend it. Dr. Marti there is nice and quick to respond to e-mails, and she took a lot of time with us.

    If I could do it over, maybe I would have started holistic and worked up from there. This just seemed like a sure thing. And I didn't find out there ARE holistic docs until just this week.

    Gretchen, I didn't know you are in the NW too! We have a lot of Calgarians here! Darude, look forward to getting the info, thanks.
  9. darude

    darude New Member

    I will email it to you. It's a group of 10 doctors last count and pratice holistic medicine. I used to see my internist in the same building and just walked past it one day.
  10. Jeanne-in-Canada

    Jeanne-in-Canada New Member

    The FFC's have helped many people, but a common complaint is that they are so aggressive and tend to push people to detox way to quickly. It's fine to feel some pain, for longterm gain, but it is counterproductive to incapacitate someone to the point they are so depressed they don't even care anymore.

    this is serious, you need to back off your major treatments, as in reduce doses. Keep reducing and possibly put some treatments on the backburner until the depression passes and you can handle them. You should only let yourself feel minor discomfort, otherwise you could make yourself much worse long term.

    I learned this the hard way, when I should know better, when I did the Questran detox last summer. I was so much worse for over six mths, and the I only lasted 3 and a half weeks on the treatment and never even got to full doses. It is only w/ Primal Defense to heal my gut that I'm finally repairing the corrosive damage it did to my innards. I was afraid it would be permananet.


    jeanne
  11. Dee50

    Dee50 New Member

    I'm so sorry you are feeling so bad. Something is sure wrong and I hope you get relief soon. Hope you find your holistic doc very soon. I'm sorry this journey was so expensive money and health wise.

    I hope you are taking probiotics for your poor tummy.

    I got in big trouble when I did to many things at once, my old body just couldn't handle it. 3 months later I'm starting to feel a little better and you will too in time.

    Please try to relax and not worry about what is not working for you. If you do not snap out of this not caring mood very soon please go and talk to a pro.
    Take care,
    Dee50
  12. kch64

    kch64 New Member


    Read mine and SBilek's posts on NAET. the long name is Namubripad's Allergy Elimination Technique.

    Go to the NAET website and look on the menu for practitioners.

    It helped SBilek and Pam_D and I'm doing now and I'm seeing results.

    This could be the link. It doesn't hurt except sometimes you will feel worse after the treatments. But the treatments don't hurt at all.

    Its an energy based treatment like acupuncture, without needles.

    You are muscle tested with a variety of things but the basics are protein, vitamins, minerals etc.

    I even tested allergic to thyroid, and I take thyroid hormone everyday.

    You really need to check into it.

    God Bless and I will keep you in my prayers.

    Kendra