View Full Version : going to a new doctor tomorrow...
04-14-2005, 08:36 PM
just wanted to post about it because I'm a little nervous. Hopefully he will be able to help me with the severe stiff/soreness in my joints and a new issue of having troubles breathing in very deeply.
Since I can taste something metallic in my mouth all the time - I have a hunch it's mercury poisoning. I'm also seeing the dentist on Tuesday, driving down to San Diego to see the one my family has always gone to.
So between the two doctors I'm really hoping to get a handle on all of this so I can really enjoy all the other benefits of being raw. Cause let me tell you - when I'm sitting down and the phone runs - to get up and walk across the house to pick up the phone is extremely difficult and painful.
And yes - I do bring the phone closer to me when I remember to - but I don't think this should be an issue at all!
*added note* **The symptoms I'm having are not a result of my raw food diet and I am not in any way suggesting that the raw food diet is causing this. All of these things were already in the works from years of eating poorly, not taking care of myself/poor hygiene, drug and alcohol use for 5 years,smoking for 15 years, stress, anxiety, etc.**
Just looking for some prayer to calm me down because I always stress out if I need to see a doctor or dentist.
04-14-2005, 08:48 PM
Oh wow, Catherine!
Let us know what's up!! That sounds awful. Hope you're not sick because of the raw food thang.
04-14-2005, 08:50 PM
like thAt comment was necessary...geeesh.
Catherine much love and wishes to your health!!!!
04-14-2005, 08:56 PM
Maybe you should read the mission statement for this board. i dont think we need to go through this all over again. This is a raw food board were we are trying to heal ourselves and believe in this diet. if you do not its probably not the place for you to be.
04-14-2005, 08:56 PM
I can say with confidence that the raw foods are not making me sick.
I was diagnosed with hypothyroid, walking pnuemonia , candida, and an ulcer - and I was told that the candida can cause the joint pain. I was on heavy duty medications for the thyroid issue and for anxiety from a car accident - and the side effects of the meds and the foods I was eating were what brought me to go raw.
I got myself off all the meds and now I can go back to a better doc and deal with all of this with someone who gets the raw food thing ( he is one of the guys who created the 21 day detox ) and not just prescribe meds.
I just always get a uncomfortable when I actually stop - and pay attention to the fact that my days are still painful - and that I am in need of medical attention. That just bugs me.
that is what I need prayers for - to relax and not freak out.
Sorry if I didn't say that more gracefully or that I even suggested it had something to do with being raw!!!!!
Raw has totally changed my life in so many positive ways!!! It's the best thing that I have done for myself in many years and the enzymes in live foods are healing me faster then my last doctor was able to deal with!
I just know that I could use a little extra from a doc who can address all of these symptoms - Sorry I wrote - I feel maybe we should just close this thread and move on I REALLY am not interested in hearing anything more that is fear based against raw foods or in going back and forth with people on the forum about how they are posting.
04-14-2005, 09:08 PM
Is there a way to delete this thread or to lock it from moving forward?
I didn't mean to imply that Raw foods was doing me harm.
I'm going to go edit my original thread.
04-14-2005, 09:12 PM
No Catherine - that is not necessary. Our love prayers and good energy comes to you.
It is a real shame that we have lurkers here that want to cause anxiety.
Kate - take a hike. you did this the last time you came aboard and here you go again in every thread.
04-14-2005, 09:17 PM
actually Kate came to me privately and apologized so I'd love to just let that go.
I edited my original post in case it did sound like I was stating that the raw food thing was the culprit - which it is not.
This forum is definately going through a negative bump - but we can all do our part in chagning that by being more uplifting no matter what people post.
04-14-2005, 09:27 PM
JUST STOP IT!!!!!!!
"DAME" ~IT MY GOSH LEAVE KATCHETT ALONE SHE IS CONCERNED FOR HER FREIND...
But I think we should listen to catherine ~its NOT the raw ,It seems more like a "wear and tear " kind of thing (like I STILL have an inverted valve and CAN STILL throw up if I eat too much fat or sugar (no gallbladder to properly digest it)
but raw has greatly improved me IN EVERY WAY!!!!!!!
So lets make this a supportive place ,sheeeesh -I am amaized at that comment,"take a hike" :eek: ..... -NO BROWNIE POINTS FOR YOU ;) !
THAT BEING SAID,hope you find healing and have a good outcome :D
04-14-2005, 09:31 PM
Guys, cut it out. Read the mission statement and move along to what Catherine is saying . STOP THE BICKERING PLEASE!
04-15-2005, 12:49 AM
You have my prayers for your abundant health and energy, and release of pain from all areas of your body.
I am hoping that your new doctor and maybe your dentist will be able to help you.
You are such a dear and supportive person on this board, I truly wish you well.
04-15-2005, 06:35 AM
Good luck with your new doctor today Catherine. I know what it is like to live with anxiety and chronic pain (in my case it was in my lower back butt area), which i am free of most of the time now. The anxiety has been flaring up in the last little while but it is due to a stressful situation i am in.
I just wanted to say you are not alone and you are in my prayers to heal. you are working so hard at leading a healthy lifestyle and you have to believe that somehow, you will be rewarded with excellent health and peace :)
You obviously have been improving A LOT and you are following your right path !
I don't talk much on the board, but i do really take comfort in seeing your posts and journal!
thanks for being there !
04-15-2005, 07:33 AM
Catherine you're post was very clear and very articulate :) no worry there dear friend.
My thoughts are with you today as you see a new Dr. I hope he will be very supportive and give you answers to keep moving forward. I have been around from the first day of your raw journey and know the wonderful changes it has brought you, and I hope the Dr and dentist will help you move to an even higher level.
You have very good intuition regarding yourself, so I have no doubt that that together with your raw and a supportive Dr /dentist ( wonderful holistic approach!) you will find answers.
Cant wait to hear about it! I send you a wave of loving energy.
04-15-2005, 01:28 PM
Hey catherine. I hope you recover from this soon. I was wanting to ask if you possibly know where the source of the toxicity is coming from in terms of the metals. Do you have mercury fillings in your teeth? Maybe the tap water has lead, etc..? Another thing that just popped in my head is maybe the paint on your walls. I believe anything built before the 60s or something like that had to be repainted because paint back then contained lead. If there is lead piping, that's not good either.
You may have already known all this :rolleyes: but just a few reminders that came to mind.
Take care, prayers with you :)
04-15-2005, 03:21 PM
thanks for all of your support!!
I had a bunch of blood tests done and will go back next week to get another test done to see about metals in my system.
He has some theories but isn't interested in labeling me with some sort of thing. He would rather treat the entire human on all levels then put me in a box with some sort of diagnoses and medications.
I LOVE that.
He also told me that a metalic taste in my mouth doesn't necessarily indicate mercury - but may point more toward an infection which I already knew I had in my mouth. He said that I should NOT see the dentist yet until we get my body to a place that is more able to deal with what might occur physically after going to see a dentist ie: more toxins getting thrown around.
And he gave me a recommendation for a dentist to see when the time is right.
He also wants me to get chest x-rays because he noticed that the strain in my breathing is being caused by something that is in the way of my lung or something tht is off or broken or something....
I'm totally paraphrasing so what I am trying to say on the whole is that I am very happy and intuitively know that he is on the right track with me.
I wanted to get back with you all - especially since I am the one who brought it up to the board that I am going to the doctor....but honestly I am not interested in a debate about what it is - how to treat it - or anything other then just sharing my experience with you and maybe getting smiles/support back from you. Thank you for respecting my wishes about any new comments on this thread. I appreciate it.
04-15-2005, 03:50 PM
Catherine - you are beautiful both on the inside and out. I am so glad you had a good experience with the doc and that you feel comfortable with him. That is so very important. Here's to continued success for your overall health improvement!
04-15-2005, 05:46 PM
Here are massive smiles and support for you.
:o) :o) :o) :o) smiles all over the place
(((((0)))))))) biiiiiig hug
04-15-2005, 06:16 PM
:D ;) :D :D ;) I am very happy things went well.
04-15-2005, 07:09 PM
you guys are SO CUTE!
thank you for the :D :) ;)
I love that!
Hope you all have a great weekend!!
04-15-2005, 08:06 PM
Catherine, glad you found someone who you can feel comfortable with and vibe well with! Wishing you much improved health and wellness!!
04-17-2005, 09:04 PM
Glad to hear you are happy with your new doctor Catherine!
You are in my prayers sweetie!
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