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Chronic Inflammation?? What is this?

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  • Posted By: Writer53
  • December 30, 2007
  • 07:08 PM

I went on a trip to India a year and a half ago. When I returned, I became ill- nausea, vomitting, blood in stool, stomach pain, headaches, fatigue, etc...

The doctors ran numerous tests. I tested negative for bacteria, and parasites. Blood test, tyroid, etc, looked ok. Turned out I had inflammation in my colon, and stomach erosions. I ended up taking medicine for chrons/colitis for a year.

I still haven't felt well, so they did another colonoscopy, etc, to check up on me. Now, apparently my colon inflammation is gone (now they think I don't have colitis since it appears to be gone, which is stupid because colitis can come back at any time); however, my bladder and stomach are inflammed. It seems the inflammation is trading off between my different organs.

The doctors are giving me drugs that treat the inflammation; however, no one seems to bring up that these all could be linked. Or, they just reply, "oh, maybe they are, but we don't know"
I feel sick daily with nausea, fatigue, etc, and this has affected the hours I'm able to work, family life, and so on.

Could these all be linked? I don't want them to send me away, and then 3 months down the road something else is inflammed. Please help!!

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  • sure does sound like you brought company back from India. One downside of traveling....I would investigate everything that it could be...google it...get some of Dr. Jordan Rubin's supplements that healed him from Crohn’s in the meantime..http://www.biblicalhealthinstitute.com/OurFounder/JordanRubinsStory/tabid/75/Default.aspx you don't have much choice:http://drjordanrubin.com/
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • December 31, 2007
    • 02:57 AM
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  • Hi Everyone, The nightmare is over- I got a diagnosis! It turns out I've had chronic Salmonella food poisoning, plus a handful of other infections. Why the lab missed it a few years ago, well, that's another story (perhaps because I was on antibiotics right before being tested...)Over time, the bacteria entered my bloodstream, and started affecting countless organs, joint pain, chills, migraines, tremors, you name it. I had over 50 different symptoms. It makes me want to cry when I read how many of you there are who are in the same boat as I was. I would encourage you not to give up hope. Keep pursuing a diagnosis, no matter how many doctors tell you it's nothing, or can't help you. There is someone out there who can figure out what you have.I had to see over 30 doctors, and was told numerous times there was nothing wrong with me and to see a psychiatrist. All the while, I was slowly dying. I know the desperation you feel when you've gone years without a proper diagnosis, and just have to sit back and watch yourself get worse. The most important thing you can do is to be relentless in finding a diagnosis, and never give up hope. best of luck
    Writer53 10 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hope you're feeling better; nice you found out what it was.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies Flag this Response
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