"If the pain wanders, do not waste your time with doctors." - Mignon McLaughlin
This quote comes from The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960 and even today is highly relevant.
If pain wanders from one location to another, then doctors are not able to label you with a standard disease. Instead, the doctors will either state that it is in your head or a syndrome.
There are no standard medications for wandering pain.
Syndromes are frowned upon by insurance companies and are not reimbursed well.
From my experience, wandering pain signifies environmental exposures, food sensitivities, food allergies, and/or chemical sensitivities.
In order to get to the bottom of wandering pain, one must evaluate. Having a chart to do this with is handy.
I have created a sample chart for you below:
Date & Time Energy
Location of Pain Foods & Drinks
Emotion Stool & Urine
Thoughts Medications or
June 5, 7 am 4 8 neck, low back, stomach none flat urine dark yellow yellow coating didnt drink much
water before bed
thyroid 8 am 6 6 neck, shoulder, bladder orange juice, waffles nervous gray stool & light
scraped off yellow
coating. gone for now
gray stool? what is
ibuprofen, Liver Cleanse Pro - 2 caps 9 am 3 9 neck, stomach, knees 1 liter of filtered water anxious -- -- feel terrible.
breakfast cause it?
Calm Ease - 2 caps noon 6 7 neck lamb, wild rice, water,
salad with olive oil/lemon
flat urine clear before lunch a bit yellow again feeling a bit better. productive day multivitamin - 2 caps 1 pm 8 4 neck shot of wheat grass happy urine bright yellow, stool gray still yellow coating concerned about gray stool and yellow coating --
- Copy the Daily Journal Chart down in a small notebook
- Fill it out right when you wake up.
- Keep it with you at all times.
- After you get a few days journal entries down, you will be able to see some patterns.
- Typical food causes of Wandering Pain are:
- Egg whites
- Dairy products especially milk and cheese
- Citrus like Strawberries and Oranges
- Typical environmental causes of Wandering Pain are:
- Air fresheners
- Scents in dryer sheets, laundry soaps, shampoos, soaps
- Car exhaust
- Gas appliances
- Paint fumes
- Chlorine in shower, pool and bath water
- any other chemicals
- Occupational hazards: solvents, grease, gases, inks...
- Other causes of Wandering Pain may be related to:
Clinical experience has shown me the best way to combat these wandering pains is to:
- Identify the cause which is pretty easy to do with the Daily Journal
- Remove the cause
- Supplement with specific nutrients designed to support the detoxification pathways.
- Be careful here as each person has genetic differences in their detoxification pathways.
- If you supplement with incorrect nutrients, pains can get worse and other symptoms may appear as well.
- Testing your detoxification pathways using a laboratory test is a good idea. This way you know which nutrients you need and which ones you need to avoid.
- Ask me for further details if you are interested. I can provide the laboratory test, interpret the results, share the results with your doctor and then proceed to recommend which nutrient, lifestyle and dietary changes you may need.
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