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I have been sick for 10+ years, and have now been completely bedridden and housebound for 1 1/2 years. I'll give you a quick overview, but will not go into great detail, as I am very tired.

13 years ago: I developed seasonal and pet allergies.
10 years ago: I developed excruciating abdominal pains. Had excruciating abdominal pains and severe IBS with constipation. Pain was so bad, it took 2 shots of morphine, for the pain to subside. Didn't have bowel movements for what seemed months at a time, then everything would come spilling out and I would be on the toilet for hours and in SO MUCH PAIN, an ambulance would literally have to come and take me off the toilet, because I was in so much pain, I couldn't move. Had numerous tests done, all to no avail, and none of the prescribed medications worked. No one could figure out what was wrong with me. I stayed this way for 6 years. Tried numerous diets and supplements, nothing seemed to work. Started taking senna leaf, which helped to "regulate" my Bms. At least it gave me diarrhea every morning, which caused me to have to get up 3 hours early, before work, to stay in the bathroom, with great pain, but it was better than going months without bowel movements.
6 years ago: stayed on senna leaf, with continued daily diarrhea, for two years.
4 1/2 years ago: ate dairy/cheese, which I never ate large quantities of (I was "mostly" vegan, at this point. After eating the large quantity of cheese, my head suddenly became very "drugged up" and hot and I was having flashes and felt like I was losing blood and I felt very weak and dizzy and drugged up and was scared and didn't know what was going on. I went to lay down and told my mom she might have to call the hospital, laid down, fell asleep for 3-4 hours, woke up, and the drugged feeling was still there; very strong; just as strong as before I went to sleep. I couldn't see straight and everything seems hazy and kind of crossed and difficult to focus, I felt drugged and weak and very "out of it" and this scary, very apparent, "drugged" feeling in my head.

Well, now, 4 1/2 years later, it is still there, just as strong as before, and has never gone away. Once, when I went on a juice fast, for 3 weeks, it "went away", but came back again, 3 weeks after I started eating again. Juice fasts don't work anymore now, though. I've tried. But, the drugged feeling never goes away now; it is stronger than ever; very debilitating.

Well, since then, I have researched and seen numerous different doctors and specialists, all to no avail. I have also become extremely fatigued, to the point of being completely bedridden, for the last 1 1/2 years. Let me back up a bit... After the "drugged feeling" came, 4 1/2 years ago, I spent the next 2 years, relentlessly researching and searching for an answer or a cure, going to every specialist on my insurance list. I traveled and called and had appointments 2-3 times a week. No one could tell me what was happening, and many of them thought I was "crazy", which didn't help at all. My family was completely unsupportive and unbelieving and judgmental, and inwas left to do it all on my own, straining myself, and becoming more and more fatigued every day. I spent all of my money, time, and energy, trying to "get better" or "find a cure". Nothin helped. Well, colonics helped for a while, but then I ran out of money. Then...

1 1/2 years ago: I got strep throat, or some kind of virus, and was knocked completely bedridden, the drugged feeling getting even worse; so severe, I could barely speak, or move my head, or remember how to write my own name. So strong; I felt like I was on the worst drug imaginable to man.

Well, since then, it has never gone away. I am now constantly completely drugged, so fatigued, I can barely brush my teeth, I am constantly bedridden and unable to eat or digest whole foods. I have intolerances to everything; most all foods, supplements, chemicals, etc. make the drugged feeling EVEN WORSE! As if it could be worse, already. I am literally bedridden 95% of every day, and housebound 100% of the time. I can't eat solid food. Have been on a juice fast, for 5 weeks now, due to the excruciating intestinal pain, eating whole, select, organic foods, was giving me. I was doing everything "by the books", (literally; I've read so many books by now, I can't tell what's up and what's down anymore)... I have completely exhausted myself, trying to get well, over the last 4 1/2 years, and am now in a completely bedridden, highly reactive state.

Current: These are my current symptoms, and then you can stop reading... :)
Insomnia
Severe fatigue
Food intolerances
Chemical intolerances
Supplement intolerances
Completely bedridden
Completely "drugged up"
(head pressure)
(whooshing)
(woozy)
(off balance)
Visual disturbances
(everything is "blurred" together")
(things "cross")
(can't focus)
(gray "haze" or "fog" over everything)
(see stars)
Weak
Fatigued
Severely fatigued, but not "tired", like "sleepy tired"
Severe insomnia
Unable to brush teeth or take showers or baths or make it outside or make my food/juice, or anything...
Completely bedridden, severely fatigued, severely drugged, impaired cognitive function, racing mind, depression, stress, wondering if I'll ever get well, too sick to take care of self, but no one to take care of me, bedridden for the last year and 1/2, had to send daughter to live with relatives, because unable to care for her anymore, so drugged up and fatigued and weak, I can barely make it down the hallway... hate living like this...

Can anyone help me?

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