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Chronic Diarrhea

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 16, 2011
  • 01:24 AM

Hello Everyone~

My mom is 85, and has had constant diarrhea for months now.

Her arrogant village doctor thought she might have Lyme disease, but it took him months to make this diagnosis and put her on antibiotics...standard treatment for a month. I was the one who told her to also take a strong probiotic like Saccaromyces Boulardi (in the refridgerated section of health food stores). It helped me get over C-Dif several months ago.

I just found out that this same doctor, who went on to put her on intraveneous antibiotics in addition two months ago, never told her what the titer was for the Lyme diagnosis. It turns out it was "borderline", which is NOT something you go ahead and treat, esp. in an 85-year old, with intraveneous. After she trusted him and took this round for 3 weeks, she developed chronic diarrhea, and still has it today.

She went to another doctor (gastroenterologist) who did another colonoscopy, which found her colon inflammed. This could be: IBS, Colitis, Crohns or C-Dif. We'll get the results in a few days.

I cannot believe the nerve of these medical "doctors" who see patients for 5 minutes, never follow up with them, and routinely supply them with massive doses of antibiotics. Our entire medical profession is a shame...all should be also well-informed about Eastern medicine, which is our next stop, by the way. Good luck to everyone!

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