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I feel like a 70 year old

I feel like i'm at the later stages of life with these health issues. I don't feel young at all. I feel like an old man that just needs to be away from everyone and everything. I can't live like this anymore i haven't even experienced life yet because of this crap.

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Hi healthiskey,

I will be in touch in a few minutes. :-)

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I sent the message now. Please check. It's okay. :-)

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I hope your doctors tests flag something up for you, so you can start to feel better.

I'm a big advocate for visiting a nutritionist, if you can afford to. I decided to visit one last year, because I was poorly and couldn't put my finger on what was up. She picked up on a health condition that neither I nor my doctor would have discovered for years, and it's saved me from years of getting worse.

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I've been to a nutritionist and a herbalist. The nutritionist said all my internal organs are in very good shape even though she ran no tests at all and just looked in my eyes using iridology. She also said i'm very deficient which is a sort of no brainer at the moment. She said it's just my digestive health. She told me to buy iron supplements without even knowing my iron levels or asking me about them. My iron levels came back normal on a blood test i had done. The herbalist i went to a few days ago and she said i have ME without considering any other conditions even though my symptoms are vague. I had a lot of trust in hollistic health before this but now i'm not so sure. I was even planning on becoming a naturopath or nutritionist.

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Your nutritionist and naturopath were useless... Problem with nutritionists, is that the title is not protected, so anyone can do a 30minute online course and call themselves a nutritionist. I think every personal trainer at my gym says they are a nutritionist too...

The way to ensure you get someone decent, is to check they are registered with BANT, as they only accept people who have an accredited degree from a reputable institution. Search on this website: bant.org.uk/bant/jsp/practi... (just enter your town/city, you don't need to enter all fields). If you happen to be near Glasgow, I can recommend the lady I see.

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Thank you for the link Cooper 27 - just what I needed!

Healthiskey - I wish you luck on your journey back to health and happiness. I carry so much excess weight it literally weighs me down - life can feel very hard at times. This is a lovely and supportive forum - and for you to post here is an important first step in turning things around. I hope you get a good nutritionist on board - and do feel free to post more on here about your experiences and difficulties - sometimes having an outlet to vent or a place to share can be invaluable. I for one can sympathise and would like to hear more x

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Hi healthiskey

I am so sorry to hear you're feeling like that - and I hope you can find someone professionally qualified to help you get to the bottom of what is affecting you - good luck with it, and I hope you find someone who can help you - and that you feel better soon.

Zest :-)

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Thanks Zest

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I feel the same way, have lost over 100 lbs since April 2016. I get dismissed by Gastroenterologists. Had my 2nd one, and he too, was unhelpful and uncaring. Just said "more fiber, stool softeners" just like they all say. Like I haven't tried that. More "fiber" doesn't work for everyone. Neither does more water, liquid, fiber supplements, probiotics, Miralax, anything..just Senna-Lax..I'm lucky just to flush once a week. I walk 5 days a week, as I live downtown. Exercise does nothing. Tired of this. Tired of ER visits for impaction..they are hostile and tired of giving me enemas and irrigation. Very humiliating. No way to live. No social life anymore. A year ago, I was a healthy, social, happy outgoing person..now I look severely malnourished and having to look at myself waste away and unkind "skinny" comments from residents. Can't even go out on a date. Was actually shocked a man winked at me yesterday and paid me a compliment. Who would want someone so thin? I see a dietician but can't afford the co-pay to keep going back. I just want some kind of shake or something to put weight on. Just sick and tired of being sick and tired.

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Hi Eliana5,

Have you asked your doctor to do a few tests for possible food intolerances/allergies? When was your last appointment to see your doctor?

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Hi, thanks for your reply. I don't have a Gastroenterologist anymore. The two I saw dismissed me. The one did a Colonoscopy and too busy at hospital doing Colonoscopies to do any kind of testing. My regular Doctor knows nothing about "intestinal disorders" and just refers me to Gastros, who don't do any testing or anything to help me. My last Gastro did put in an "order" for me to go on this Tuesday for an Upper GI and a Lower Bowel Follow through Barium Swallow..I am not sure what these tests do?

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One is for lower body issues and the other is for upper issues.

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Okay, thanks..

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Anytime!😀

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Sorry to hear all of this. I don't have a social life and haven't for the past 7 years due to this. It's my own fault in a way for not actively pursuing enough help. My doctor said she will get to the bottom of whatever's wrong with me and send me to specialists if needed. I went for years avoiding doctors because all i saw online was people saying how bad they were and how they don't know anything. To be honest, they didn't get their degree for no reason so they must know something. The gastro you went to seems really bad and incompetent. Maybe you can go back to your doctor and tell them about this? Doctors are there to get to the bottom of whatever health issues we have. So they can't deny you the help.

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And i know how you feel about how you look. That's the main reason i don't have a social life. These health issues make me look really bad and it gives me social anxiety and low self esteem to the point where i can't leave the house depending on how bad it is at the time.

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I just replied, but think it went to wrong person..just scroll down..

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Eliana5,

I will be in touch with you later today. When I send the message, I will let you know. It’s going to be okay.😀

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I want to apologize to you and everyone for my rather bleak, gloomy and depressing post. I tried to delete it, and it kept saying "server error". I am not myself today. Normally, I am on here, laughing, cracking jokes, cheering people up, and trying to give the best advice I can. Again, I'm very sorry if I have alarmed anyone. Everything will be okay. I guess even the most upbeat people can have "bad days" and today was one. I'm truly sorry.

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It’s okay!😀👍. I will try to delete the comment if you want me to do it. I will also let HU know that there’s another glitch.😀👍

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I have sent you the message now. Please check your private messages.

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Thank you..☺👍

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All taken care of right now.

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You'll get better eventually don't worry. If you can find a doctor who is determined to find the answer then you should get better.

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I wish I knew what kind of Doctor..I have been to them all..but thanks. Just don't feel very hopeful..don't when feel like spending 7 hours in the hospital tomorrow doing the Barium Swallow..

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