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  • Posted By: beach_horse
  • August 17, 2007
  • 05:23 PM

I live in the tropics where, due to an escalating development, there are many outbreaks of Dengue in the area. I have been to the clinic 4 times for blood and urine tests, which all come up normal. The doctor is convinced that I do indeed have the virus,by all of the symptoms , it just doesn't show up. For the past year, however, I had been suffering with extreme muscle pain, headaches , and fatigue. There is a great hospital here, but I spoke with the head of rheumatology and he said that he does not believe in fibromialgia or chronic fatigue syndrome. I wish he would come and clean my house then. I am generally an energetic, well balanced 57 year old female. I have been doing horse tours for 10 years, and am not even able to ride my own horse. I am dizzy, tired, and have muscle cramps at night, headaches, terrible fatigue, and severe muscle aches.
On reviewing the threads on this panel, it seems that there are a lot of well informed people and mystified ones as well. I am wondering if there are any drug interactions with blood tests that through them off. I take ibuprofen with a mild amount of codeine to just be able to move around. Any suggestions?

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  • I live in the tropics where, due to an escalating development, there are many outbreaks of Dengue in the area. I have been to the clinic 4 times for blood and urine tests, which all come up normal. The doctor is convinced that I do indeed have the virus,by all of the symptoms , it just doesn't show up. For the past year, however, I had been suffering with extreme muscle pain, headaches , and fatigue. There is a great hospital here, but I spoke with the head of rheumatology and he said that he does not believe in fibromialgia or chronic fatigue syndrome. I wish he would come and clean my house then. I am generally an energetic, well balanced 57 year old female. I have been doing horse tours for 10 years, and am not even able to ride my own horse. I am dizzy, tired, and have muscle cramps at night, headaches, terrible fatigue, and severe muscle aches.On reviewing the threads on this panel, it seems that there are a lot of well informed people and mystified ones as well. I am wondering if there are any drug interactions with blood tests that through them off. I take ibuprofen with a mild amount of codeine to just be able to move around. Any suggestions?Hello Costa Rica, I am originally from Panama, so Hello! ;)Well, there is no CFS or Fibromalgia w/o an infection or I should say a string of infections.Horses, hmmm I suspect Lyme, but I don't think you can get the real, real blood test for Lyme down in CR. Also I suspect some Mycoplasma infection, since now most animals around the World have some sort of Mycoplasma in them. Only Polymerase Chain Reaction test can bring out Mycoplasma in the system. Lyme is a great imitator- so I won't be surprised if you have had it for a while.Then there are all new diseases that are Zoonotic, so all sort of animals are vectors.Other CFS/FM sufferers don't have infections or recovered from the infection but remain unwell- the reason behind that is immune dysfunction. Basically the Cytokines levels in the body remain high. Sometimes natural anti-inflammatory messengers are too high in the body, and the body continue producing exagerated amounts (interpheron, interleukin, etc). So the patient feels like it is about to recover, but it never resolves.Best thing for you in Costa Rica- look for the best Traditional Oriental Medicine (Acupuncturist), Naturopath, and/o Chiro that you can find. Stay away from 'New Age' or 'Spiritual Healing Junk' which in many cases seems to work, but it really makes the patient sicker in the long run.Have you tried taking Essiac Tea, Pau D' Arco, Oil of Oregano, Olive leaf extract? Look into them.I think Costa Rica is growing Genetically Modified Food, so you may want to check that out.Best,Frui.
    Eatafruit78 960 Replies
    • August 17, 2007
    • 07:37 PM
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  • Thank you so much for your quick and very informative reply, and , yes, Lyme disease is a good possibility, a friend of mine has it and it took him a year and $5000 to have it diagnosed with the proper tests. There is also a possibility of human Ehrlickia in this area. I am trying to locate a doctor who has given me acupuncture before, it does help, and I will certainly investigate the other natural remedies as I am not going to take the corticosteroids they insist on giving me, when they have no real diagnosis. Perhaps with your information I can go to a good doctor in San Jose and have them test me for these other things, after all, they do 'practice' and are generally receptive to a patients input, or they will send me to the shrink. lol. Thanks againEllen
    beach_horse 2 Replies
    • August 20, 2007
    • 01:13 PM
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  • Mosquito-borne encephalitis' can be around horses. Have yours been vaccinated? Also, over age 50, the flu-like symptoms worsen. Look up Eastern encephalitis, venezuelan e. and other tropic diseases.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • August 22, 2007
    • 11:08 AM
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  • Thank you for that reference, it's pretty scary, but I will check into it.
    beach_horse 2 Replies
    • August 22, 2007
    • 03:04 PM
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  • You definitely should look into TH1 disease. Go to MarshallProtocol.com and read up. This has been very effective in treating CFS and Chronic late stage Lyme.
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