Hello, I'm 20 years old and had a lot of health problems in the last years, especially since the begin of my puberty. I always had a lot of allergies (dust, pollen, animal hair, nuts, legumes, milk, wheat, oat,...), allergic asthma, fatigue, headaches, neck and back pain, nausea, anxiety, chronic ear infection,... and 1 1/2 years ago I started to have pain in my left leg and foot which gave me my first panic attack. Last summer I got severe gastritis, lost way too much weight, then got gut problems that made my intolerant to fructose, lactose and histamine. Over the years I lost all trust in my body and in doctors who where never able to help me become better. The gastritis was my wake-up call so to speak and I started to think a lot about how I think, what's going on inside me, psychology, physical health etc. After I got rid of the medication my stomach/gut doctor gave me that made everything even worse and started to eat a very low carbohydrate diet consisting of meat, non starchy vegetables and fat my stomach/gut problems, insomnia,... got better and then suddenly my tendon was inflamed without doing anything and the orthopaedist tried to heal it for 2 months without success. I was so frustrated that I stopped eating my diet and my stomach problems returned. After sorting other stuff out I found Dr. Sarno in the suggestions while watching a TED talk on youtube. I bought The Divided Mind and it made perfect sense and was consistent with the things I learned in the months before. I have several of the mentioned personality traits, some of them caused by the way my parents raised me, my symptoms shift around and disappear when I'm distracted, there is a long list of things that make and made me really angry and sad now and in my childhood without me being able to express it, etc. In hindsight it is also very clear that the begin of most of the problems started while I was really stressed. Asthma, fatigue, anxiety, ear infections, nausea, neck pain: begin of puberty which was a really painful event for me, got worse as puberty progressed First leg pain: conflict with my parents + exams Gastritis: exams + a wedding where I had to wear a ball gown + no free time because of a practical uni thing I hated Inflammed tendon + leg/foot pain: stomach problems and other symptoms got better (symptom imperative) + exams All the things got worse in the last year when I got close to finding the things I was hiding from myself to the point I couldn't think about anything except my symptoms. I'm sure that my psyche is responsible for most of my symptoms, the only thing where I'm sceptic are my allergies (especially the nuts and legumes allergy) because I had them since I can remember and my mother said I always had them. My dust and pollen allergy got a lot better in the last years though. I'm not sure what to do with my stomach though, the test said that my gut is inflammed, the gut lining damaged and according to some new test is leaky gut. I have no doubt that my psyche is the cause and that it gets worse when I'm afraid of certain food, but on the other hand I really think that a paleo/low carbohydrate diet is healthier in the long run (even when you don't have stomach problems) and I don't know what to do now. Eat everything I like to show my brain that I'm not afraid and it's okay or do the diet because I think it's in general a good idea just as getting enough sleep is a good idea?