Because at this point, I'd be more than happy to hear what you think is wrong with me.
Here's whats going on:
06/09 - I got a UTI infection of the urethra, due to my prince albert piercing.
I saw my doctor, 1 week keflex prescribed, cleared up no issues.
01/10 - UTI Infection is back. Called doctor, 5 days keflex prescribed. Infection symptoms cleared up.
5 Days later, pain came back. Same symptoms. Called doctor, 5 days keflex prescribed. Symptoms disappear.
1 day later, I get a pain like I've never felt before. Diagnosed kidney infection, 7 days avelox.
Avelox feels like pure ***l to me, make my body feel horrible, barely made 7 days.
2 weeks after this series of events, symptoms initial infection begins.
04/24/10 - E.R. for an immense sensation of tingling and full body numbness. E.R. doctor says hyperventilation
Symptoms that plagued me for 3 months:
tachycardia, high blood pressure, fever, severe diarrhea, severe dehydration, weight loss (40 pounds in 5 weeks), severe dizziness (couldnt stand without looking down), chest pains, muscle pains.
05/03-05/06/10 - Symptoms too severe, admitted into hospital.
3 days later, diagnosed as Clostridium Difficile from toxins in my stool sample.
10 days of Metronidazole, symptoms clear up, finally get to have a month where I feel better. I eat correctly, I work out, I even am about to enlist in the Navy as an Intelligence Specialist.
06/04/10 - I go to MEPS (Military Entrance Processing Station) and pass the full physical, drug tests, etc, but I am temporarily disqualified from the service due to tachycardia (127 bmp upon arrival, 107 after 20 minute rest and water, 100 after 30 minutes more)
06/10/10 - I start feeling pain in my lower back, like an ache.
06/17/10 - I have such a pain in my back its getting ridiculous now.
06/20/10 - The pain becomes the worst today. Stays relatively the same for a few days (4), then slowly begins to disappear.
mental issues (short term memory shot, slight cognitive decline)
first 2 weeks walking without cane extremely hard, use of cane since to help
High blood pressure
general aches and pains
peripheral neuropathy in lower extremities (towards feet predominately, plenty of burning in the calf and thigh muscle though, more thigh.)
light colored stools
frequent bowel movements (3-6 per day)
sometimes formed, mostly cracked surface or steatorrhea
slight reoccurring burning sensation left of the navel
It's been 4 months since the beginning of my attack, lets get this solved.
Brain MRI - Chronic Ethmoiditis
Abdominal, pelvic, chest CT - Clean
Sacrum/lower back X ray - Normal
CBC From 6/24/2010 at the peak simply showed a curve in my lymphocyte and neutrophil count (55% and 35%, respectively) and Lymphocytosis of 4750.
Ive taken many blood tests, but Ill give an overview of the general ones.
C reactive protein - fine
Rheumatoid factor - fine
Anti ttg, gliadin, and endomysial - fine
HIV - fine
3 hour fasting glucose - fine
Interleukin-6 - fine
Serum Protein Electrophoresis - fine
Stool Samples - fine
Urinalysis - fine
Toxins - none
Allergies - none
Now some of the doctors I've spoken with seem to be leaning towards Guillian Barre Syndrome, due to the lack of fever, the time frame of which my symptoms got worse, and some of these lingering side effects.
I am scheduled for a colonoscopy and endoscopy on this Monday, so hopefully I can put this behind me already
Waiting on the results of my CPK and Aldolase tests, if they're positive i suppose he'll want an EMG to diagnose a myopathy.
If you can help me out, I'll love you forever =)
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