Hello Friends, Next week I will turn 60. Although I have given up ice cream and changed to a very healthy diet & supplements, my health has suffered. For the past 8 yrs., no doctor could make a diagnosis because all of my labs were within "normal" range. Unfortunately, things have gotten worse so now they're showing up on test results. Recently, tests show: small intestines fatty acids malabsorption; pre-diabetes; osteopenia with progressive bone loss (including gingivitis of gums and teeth loosening); bladder urine retention; abdominal spasms with constipation & green or yellow stools; digestive burping, gas, stomach gets full quickly, pressure with rising heat to face, loss of appetite and unintentional weight loss; probable hypothyroidism with a LOW Free T3 score of 2.2 (TSH & T4 scores "normal"); non-stop itching on skin of left side, mid-back (no rash); non-stop spasms in feet and calves; heart arrythmias/palpitations and pre-mature "skipped" ventricular beats; large prominent veins in arms and varicose veins in legs; extreme fatigue causing problems with daily functioning and lack of lung energy to continue my singing career; fingernails, once so hard, now are soft, peeling and have raised ridges with vertical black lines; skin, once soft and smooth, now shriveled and dry with brown rough patches on inner arms and inner thighs and knees; complete loss of body hair under arms and on legs with thinning of eyebrows and on head (male pattern); blood pressure - always perfect but in May and June, pressure went too low - dizzy, disoriented; 90-minute "cold episodes"; skin spots everywhere: cherry angiomas-red spots, brown spots and "liver" spots; easily frustrated & distractable; difficulty completing tasks; irritable; emotionally stressed, anxious, easily overwhelmed; highly sensitive to odors and sound; lots of unresolved trauma; fear & anxiety
Doctor's Diagnosis: "Celiac Disease" & "Post-traumatic Stress Disorder"
My thinking is that if I can't absorb nutrients then how can I survive?
Dear Friends, I'd appreciate your feedback, from a Chinese Medicine (or Homeopathy) perspective, as to what you think might be going on and what remedies might help me to get back into balance.