This is sadly something that is on the rise. This is not to say that "explainable" pain is not on the rise, it is just that when it is unexplainable, it is often more scary for the person experiencing it. It raises questions like
- am I going mad?
- why me?
- how severe is this really?
- is there anything I can do?
I would like to be clear that I am not a fan of "a diagnosis" because often (not always) I see it causing people to give up to some degree. Particularly when conventional medical thinking classifies it something like incurable or we can only treat symptoms but not fix it. I do allow for the fact that for a few people, a diagnosis allows for understanding of a condition, and then the person can tackle it.
If there is only one thing that people take from this post, I would like it to be the following, never give up on investigating options until you have something that works for you on EVERY level. In the holistic therapies world, there are more solutions than most people can imagine. After all, nature's laboratory has been open for business a lot longer than any of the medical schools or pharmaceutical companies, and both of those copy with a small change something from nature, as they cannot patent a truely natural product.
Some of the first suggestions I would make to anyone with unexplainable pain, relate to eating and drinking habbits. And as much as people don't want to hear it, it will often require a pretty radical shift. There is one simple question you have to ask yourself, is that <insert food/drink of choice> worth the pain and challenges of your life? I know from personal experience how hard it can be, I also know the rewards of choosing to change my patterns and behaviours.
Alkalising the diets can make a HUGE difference. I will not go into full detail of what this means here, but a few simple tips,
Foods to avoid: animal origin foods, processed foods, alcohol, sugars (hidden as well as obvious)
Foods to include: fresh vegetables, Leafy Greens, mineral rich foods.
WATER - drink more of it, and preferably warm to hot, but whatever temperature will get it down is good enough to start. A minimum of 2-3litres (quarts) are day for average living, more when cleansing.
Natural supplements, such as herbal or essential oils that are "dietary" or "food grade" can also be extremely helpful. (small note here, it is important to get good quality products as if they are not, more often than not, they will disappoint you.) Most essential oils are not the grade I am referring to, and that is a whole other discussion.
Natural therapies such as acupuncture, massage, reiki, and more can help relieve some of the symptoms, and assist the body to cleanse giving it more space and time to deal with what is going on. An interesting example is Life Activation, which is about awakening the life purpose, has helped clients feel better in so many ways that the pain just didn't matter in one case, and in another it literally went away.