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  • Posted By: lewswife
  • December 18, 2009
  • 08:18 PM

Hi,
In my unending search for answers, I ran across your website & hope you can help. My husband was diagnosed with foot drop by his pcp. He was sent for a myelogram which showed spinal stinosis. He was then referred to a neurosurgeon who determined that stinosis was not the cause & sent him to have an EMG, which showed nothing. He then had a CT scan & was told by the neurosurgeon that there is nothing he can do for him and that he should see a neurologist. This has been ongoing for 2 mos. He has pain and his frustrated by the cost of tests that seem to go nowhere and is now saying that he will just live with it. I feel that we need to know the cause to find a treatment and am afraid that it will become permanent if he does nothing. Is a neurologist the next logical step and might there be any questions I can ask to get to the bottom of this?
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  • Hi all,I hope we're all hanging in there for a cure. I too suffer from foul body odour and breath, however it's been getting a little better lately. In fact it is much better but it's still there. Maybe what I discovered my help all of yous too. Excuse my poor english as well.It probably started 5 6 or 7 seven years ago. Everywhere I go I would get the same reaction from people. Sniffing, rubbing their noses, walking away from me or cough each time they walk pass me. It has caused severe depression in me. I felt like dying at one stage. I mean, everywhere I go I hope something would hit me like a car so my life will be over. However, I am trying to stay strong because of my passed away mum and a very supportive girlfriend.I smell pretty much after I shower. I'll have like a 25 minute shower with the freshest smelling shower gel, dry myself and put on my clothes. I then sniff my clothes before I walk out to my car, my clothes smelt fresh like my shower gel. However, when I go out to the supermarket I would get the same reaction and people would give me weird faces like "this guy hasn't showered for 2 days". I was beginning to think, why would I smell bad when my clothes actually smell nice after I shower? This really began to affect me once I started my office job. The same reaction from everyone. People are mean , like real mean. They sniff really loud to the point where it's killing me inside. I asked some of my friends IF I smelt and all of them goes "you're just paranoid". Then they start covering their noses. I mean, my breath stank as well. I then began hours of research, as a matter of fact hundreds of hours of research. I initially came across Dr.Natura's toxic colon theory. Instead of trying to overdose myself with their product I took another approach by going to the colon irrigation centre, this is where they pumped filtered water into your colon to clean out the fecal matter. Honestly, after the first irrigation, I felt so much better but a little light headed on the side (as they say it's because of the toxins stirring up). That night when I brushed my teeth I had the freshest breath ever. I felt like I just chewed on 10 mints. So I thought to myself , this must be work. So I booked for another 2 sessions over the next couple of weeks. I felt better and better each time. However, I was wrong. I still smelt quite bad. I then went to see my local GP and went through every blood test you could think off.. Thyroid, Vitamin, Full Blood Examination, Urine Test and a couple of scans. NEGATIVE NEGATIVE NEGATIVE.I got so depressed but I'll try to stay strong because I have so much to live for. I began monitoring my diet and I realised the smell usually comes heavily after I've eaten certain food like beef and etc. Then I thought it might be a digestive issue. Went to the chemist and spoken to the pharmacist there and recommended me to get some probiotics (INNER HEALTH PLUS) in powder form. Everything started to get better, especially my breath. The initial symptoms I had was:Occasional headache, fatigue, bad breath , body odour, dizziness and all those symptoms of a toxic colon.I also read that its because of the bad bacteria in our gut which causes the body odour and mainly from a bad diet. I did have a terrible diet since I Was young. You name it, I had fried food everyday and yes I mean everyday, drank a bucket load of soft drink, ice creams and etc..... I don't get the extreme fatigue anymore and it's only been about 2 weeks on the probiotic. I'm going to try and use goldenseal as well as I heard they are effective for body odour. It is a form of antibiotics, which is used to kill bad bacteria but you must replenish your gut with good bacteria after use.I am no doctor guys but I hope this may be some sort of help to you and use it as an advice not a cure. Please hang in there and stay strong. There is so much to live for and don't let this disastrous disease get to you too much. Stay positive and I'm sure if we try, it will all go away one day. I'm hoping these probiotics will cure my FBO and BB. By the way don't forget to rule out any medical disorders as well. See your GP for advice and if they are no help then try to find a cure for yourself. Please take my advice, don't use the internet as your doctor, use it to give you some ideas. Merry Christmas to you all. God loves ya.:)
    hopefulcure 1 Replies
    • December 25, 2009
    • 04:59 AM
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  • please read up on arachnoiditis or adhesive arachnoiditis & its causes & symptoms. This very well may be your problem. Foot drop is experienced by many who suffer from this. Just google the word & many sites will come up. The best one I know is cofwa.org One of the sufferers is a Dr herself. There are several articles & Drs papers to read on this site. Good luck & I hope it is NOT this.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 26, 2009
    • 04:29 AM
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  • please read up on arachnoiditis or adhesive arachnoiditis & its causes & symptoms. This very well may be your problem. Foot drop is experienced by many who suffer from this. Just google the word & many sites will come up. The best one I know is cofwa.org One of the sufferers is a Dr herself. There are several articles & Drs papers to read on this site. Good luck & I hope it is NOT this.deezb51Thank you for taking the time to reply. I checked out cofwa, will talk to pcp about this. I also hope this is not the cause.lewswife
    lewswife 1 Replies
    • December 29, 2009
    • 04:43 PM
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