Re: I am now looking at the bigger picture
Hi, I believe your headaches, neck pain, dizziness and back pain are all related to each other. I have dealt with these almost my entire life, and still get treatment for them. I go to physcial therapy to have the muscles in my upper back and neck worked on, as they are tight and causing me dizzy spells. Your painfull joints may be arthritis, which is what I have also. Damp heat helps but laying in the tub can get old for the pain relief! A warm dry climate makes me feel great. Where I live, with the winters, is terrible for this with the snow storms, and cold damp days. The stomach pain, bloating, constipation and diarrhea also all may be related to what you are eating. I ended up with stomache pain, diarrhea, and bloating out of the blue after eating certain things. The pains got so bad, I went to the ER and I was diagnosed with an ulcer, put on prilosec twice a day, a very bland diet, and told to stay away from any milk or milk products, high fat or fried foods, starchy foods such as potatoes really set me off, spicey foods, fruits because of the acids in them, raw vegetables etc. I did well on oatmeal and whole grain toast for breakfast, a bland high fiber diet the rest of the day, and this took care of all of my symptoms. Good luck to you in finding relief.