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Many seemingly unrelated symptoms

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  • Posted By: emoses
  • May 8, 2007
  • 04:56 PM

I lived in Egypt for one year (three years ago), I came back in June and by September I was feeling terrible. I slept for an entire week, missing my first week of classes.

(I was tested for mononucleosis, anemia and an ameoba (sp?) and all three were negative)

I then developed chronic sinus infections, chronic yeast infections, and got the flu twice in one year. I have also had gastrointestinal problems - cramping intestines when i have diareah (which happens several times a year) and also random bouts of constipation.

I also have had a "cold" for almost 3 years now. Sneezing, runny nose, congestion, on and off sore throat, I get headaches and migranes often.

This year alone (in the past 4.5 months) I have gotten sick with a high fever three times. The first time was a gastrointestinal virus (I think, I didnt go to the Dr due to lack of insurance) the second was strep-like symptoms, with a fever, and the third was a severe head cold, conjunctivitis and a fever. All three times I was around people who had mild colds, who got better in 2-3 days, but i cought what they had and got a fever for a week!!

I am fatigued and tired all the time, I sleep 10-15 hours a night and I try to get exersise at least 5 days a week and I eat as healthy as possible (i eat whole grains, fruits and veggies and lean meats like chicken and fish every day), but I get so sick year after year.

Currently I've had a yeast infection for 2 months now. I have been to so many doctors but they only treat the immediate symptoms, the cold, the yeast, the sinus infection -- it'll go away for a month at most, and IT ALWAYS COMES BACK!!

I am just sick and tired of being sick and tired!! I want my life back. Any suggestions? :o)

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  • PLEASE visit www.ahummingbirdsguide.com you will find your symptoms there..it is pandemicnot a coincidence you felt bad when returning from EgyptIf you didn't get it here, you could have gotten it here in US Please look where I've posted...you will see what is going on here....mommy cat
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  • Have you been tested for diabetes. Diabetics are often tired all the time and get chronic yeast infections.
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  • Have you been tested for diabetes. Diabetics are often tired all the time and get chronic yeast infections.Not yet I have an appointment on Friday - I will definitely bring it up!! Thank you.
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  • Hi Emoses,That really does sound like a parasitic infection to me. You say you were checked for amoebas, but I do not know if that means you had a stool sample checked for parasites. But even if you were, please note that there are a lot of false negatives for stool sample parasite checks. If you get one done, you have to get the kind that takes a (please excuse my clarity here...don't want to be confusing, would rather be a bit unpleasant instead :rolleyes:) that takes a whole vial of stool, from two or three different bowel movements. And when you collect the sample to put into the vial (which generally have some colored fluid inside to act as a preservative) you want to take from the nastiest parts, and a variety. So take from mucous, discolored, whatever looks the strangest, along with the part that looks closer to normal. Again, my apologies. But if you don't take the right samples to be tested, and you get a false negative, that is a problem you don't want to deal with if you can avoid it.Even without medical insurance, you ought to be able to get that kind of test for something like $200 to $300. But spend what you need to in order to go through a good lab.I had giardia several years ago, which I picked up in the Philippines. Had it for probably 4 years, but didn't have major symptoms until the last year and 3 months. By the time we figured it out, my immune system was crashing around me. It was awful. But I was on an antibiotic for ten days, got rid of the parasite, took another year to recover from the damage done, and then my immune system was able to get right back on track. I hope this information is helpful for you.Shula
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  • This is definately a concern. Seems your body is being challenged and unable to fight off infections. Have you seen anyone dealing with your endocrine system or your immune system?I know that I get much sicker than others when I get an illness or cold/ flu.I have began taking probiotics!They are very good and recommended for yeast infections, as is yogurt.Probiotics can clean your system of most parasites. Check at a healthfood store. It is unusual you continue to have cold and sinus trouble. Have you tried different types of allergy meds? I hope you get feeling better and on the path to wellness!
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