This posting is a kind of last ditch effort to help my 60 year old father who has been ill with many mysterious symptoms for about the last 5 years. His "illness" started when he started to have difficulty with eating and lost about 1/3rd of his body weight from vomiting/diarrhea. That problem has persisted, with every GI specialist giving him little answers except "severe IBS." He has been frequently treated with antibiotics and struggles to eat even today. He still vomits frequently and now also gets constipated frequently. About a year ago he started to develop boils that were severe and he needed to be hospitalized several times due to concerns about him becoming septic without inpatient treatment. Now his newest symptoms is neuropathy or numbness in his legs that makes him fall at times due to this symptom. He is beginning to re-develop some boils also. He also was recently diagnosed with having 8 cavities all at once, and he never had poor dental health in the past, he always seemed to have remarkably good teeth. In fact, he gave up smoking 2 years ago. He has had many tests, and at this point no answers. Any suggestions? He has already visited Mayo Clinic in Minnesota where he got the IBS label. His other symptoms certainly don't seem to fit IBS at this time however.HELP!!!Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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