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I'm always sick and doctors tell me it's in my head.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 31, 2010
  • 10:53 PM

I'm a 27 year old female. When I was 21 I had a partial hysterectomy for endometriosis and poly cystic ovaries. However, I've also always suffered from ear infections, strep throat, bladder infections, and kidney pain. I go through bouts of all of these 4-8 times a year and am treated with antibiotics each time. Since my hysterectomy, I've also had bouts of sevre back pain. CT scans and MRIs have failed to show whats wrong with me, and I think doctors are starting to think I'm doctor shopping or pill shopping. Every little thing that happens seems to end in infection or illness and I'm getting so frustrated. Recently I had all m wisdom teeth pulled which ended up infecting my entire jaw bone on top and bottom. While taking penicillin for two weeks I had a kidney infection and bladder infection. I started bactrim for those which ended in a yeast infection. Following all the different medications the worst back pain settled in my lower back. While the pain in my back increased my blood pressure and temperature started rising. I felt cold and clammy constantly and ran a fever for three days before it subsided.
I'm convinced that there is a commonality with everything going on in my body and I just wish that someone could help me. Any advice?????????

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  • Since you are having lots of different infections, I suggest learning about all of the natural things which can be beneficial in promoting good immunity, then living like that.For example:Have a healthy diet, including a large proportion of fresh fruit and vegetables.Include fruit rich in vitamin C.There are so many different things you can do, they can't all be listed here. Research for yourself.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 1, 2010
    • 09:29 AM
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  • Thank you for the response but I already do those things. I eats tons of fruit and veggies throughout each day. I drink 6-8 glasses of water every day, no caffeine, no coffee, very little sugar. I never eat deep fried foods, and until the back pain sets in, I exercise very regularly. I guess that is a big reason in why I'm so confused and frustrated about all of this.Any other suggestions?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 1, 2010
    • 10:51 PM
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  • Maybe check into autoimmune disorders
    gr8tful 175 Replies
    • November 2, 2010
    • 03:12 AM
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  • Hi,I'm really sorry you're going through this. I wonder how specialist your endo consultant was? I've found they can be extremely variable in quality. I just ask because endo in particular locations (inside the bladder, etc) is easy to miss and can cause a lot of problems, including some of the ones you describe. The infections are fairly normal in my experience, I'm afraid to say, though they should always be taken seriously. It can just mean your immune system is being affected by the endo.In your position, I would try to get referred to somebody really good in the field of endometriosis (unless you really have already been seen by someone suitable - but it's surprising how bad some doctors are, and how good they will tell you that they are). And push for the bladder symptoms to be investigated by that person - because an MRI or CT won't necessarily show it if it's in there, but a cystoscopy should, if the person performing it knows what to look for. And push for another laparoscopy if it's been 7 years since your last, because you don't know what's in there unless someone actually looks.Also, if you haven't already, it can help to join a support group and talk to other women who have it - then you can be more confident that your symptoms are within the normal range for a woman with endometriosis, and you're not imagining it.good luck.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 7, 2010
    • 09:47 PM
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  • I'm a 27 year old female. When I was 21 I had a partial hysterectomy for endometriosis and poly cystic ovaries. However, I've also always suffered from ear infections, strep throat, bladder infections, and kidney pain. I go through bouts of all of these 4-8 times a year and am treated with antibiotics each time. Since my hysterectomy, I've also had bouts of sevre back pain. CT scans and MRIs have failed to show whats wrong with me, and I think doctors are starting to think I'm doctor shopping or pill shopping. Every little thing that happens seems to end in infection or illness and I'm getting so frustrated. Recently I had all m wisdom teeth pulled which ended up infecting my entire jaw bone on top and bottom. While taking penicillin for two weeks I had a kidney infection and bladder infection. I started bactrim for those which ended in a yeast infection. Following all the different medications the worst back pain settled in my lower back. While the pain in my back increased my blood pressure and temperature started rising. I felt cold and clammy constantly and ran a fever for three days before it subsided. I'm convinced that there is a commonality with everything going on in my body and I just wish that someone could help me. Any advice?????????Do you come from an Rh Negative Family?
    thefarrellfam 46 Replies
    • February 26, 2011
    • 07:30 AM
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  • Thank you for the response but I already do those things. I eats tons of fruit and veggies throughout each day. I drink 6-8 glasses of water every day, no caffeine, no coffee, very little sugar. I never eat deep fried foods, and until the back pain sets in, I exercise very regularly. I guess that is a big reason in why I'm so confused and frustrated about all of this.Any other suggestions?It is possible to have more than one issue going at the same time. MRSA could be living in your sinuses, which would account for the frequent infections. See an ENT about the sinus culture the next time it acts up. You might need Vancomyicine(sp) intravenous drug. The back pain could be a misalignment, which a chiropractor could help with. Exercising in the wrong way could be causing your back problems. Also if you work in a place that is on concrete that would make for a bad back issue as well.
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