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Apr 12, 2016 11:22 PM

So I still don't have a diagnosis. The doctors at my student health centre very clearly do not specialise in pain, and they just kept trying to prescribe me different drugs to see if they'd work without ever trying to really dig to figure out what's wrong with me. I finally got so tired of getting nowhere with them that I've stopped seeing them, and I had planned to see a specialist when I go home over the summer (that way my mom would be there).

But my condition keeps getting worse and presenting new symptoms. It's finals week, and I've managed to stay afloat this semester but I'm terrified that things are going to get much worse by the time I go home in June. I'm already struggling to focus on my studies, unable to sleep at night and exhausted by simple everyday tasks.

Does anyone else have experience with this, and if so, what do you recommend?

Apr 13, 2016 12:21 AM

How awful.
Best hopes for you and the finals.
Sorry I can't be of help to you.

Apr 13, 2016 5:03 AM

I'M sorry Arvid, you may need sleeping pills or muscle relaxers just to get some sleep, chamomile tea might work, it doesn't for me though, Epsom salts baths provide some relief as the magnesium goes directly into your skin, add a few drops of essential oils to the bath like lavender oil. Hope you find a solution. Blessings.

Apr 13, 2016 6:37 AM

I wouldn't recommend sleeping pills or muscle relaxers without knowing what's going on with you. Get your mom to set you up with an appointment so you can get in right away with a doc when you get home. So sorry the doctor at the student center hasn't been helpful. Praying for your speedy releif.

Apr 13, 2016 9:35 AM

A bath sounds really nice, but my apartment only has a shower :( I am using melatonin and tea at night, and that works when I'm in less severe pain, but not always

Apr 13, 2016 10:25 AM

I would look up some natural remedies like skullcap, turmeric, kava root, teasel root, etc. depending on your symptoms, just look them up and some of these may come up and more! Good luck!

Apr 13, 2016 11:43 AM

Just be sure to make sure there are no interactions with anything else you may be taking. Speak with a pharmacist. I know a FEW people that had babies because of a harmless herb or antibiotic reaction with their birth control. It can happen.

Apr 13, 2016 2:30 PM

I was supposed to get some fish oil in the mail a few days ago, but I think it may have gotten lost in transit. Hopefully I'm feeling good enough to go to a pharmacy or drug store in the next few days. I'm thinking tumeric would be a good thing to try - I'll have to look up the others since I'm not familiar with them.

I'm not on birth control, and I stopped taking the meds my doctor prescribed because they weren't working, so I should be okay in terms of drug interactions at this point.

Apr 13, 2016 2:53 PM

I'M sorry Arvid; I'M 43 years old now & I must take sleeping pills to sleep otherwise I just cannot sleep at all. It was also the same for me in school too,I couldn't sleep at night therefore my mind was in a fog all day at school, my grades started going downhill as a result, I was in pain too but diagnosed with arthritis at a very young age. I didn't take any sleeping pills at that time nor did I know anything about natural remedies like I do now. I didn't have the Internet back then either to Google all my symptoms or look for natural remedies like I do now. My school work really suffered. Nowadays it seems doctors are in cahoots with pharmaceutical companies, too quick to haul out that prescription pad, in my view this just puts a temporary bandaid on the problem, sometimes causing additional problems. I always look for natural remedies first before I take any pill, my body is a biological unit it requires biological things of the earth to heal it not chemicals made in some lab for some rich people to become richer off the backs of us sick folk.
Just my two cents.

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