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My wife has been ill since a year

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  • Posted By: mgl_2006
  • December 17, 2006
  • 11:35 AM

We moved into a rented apartment a year ago & shortly after my wife (aged 30) developed stomach pains, she was put on antibiotics for h-pylorii, though no diagnosis was made for it. The pain persisted & she was admited to the hospital, they did a endoscopy & didnt find anything. Eventually the pain did go away but was replaced with breathing difficulties. The stomach pains had lasted about 2 months.

A chest x-ray & swab tests showed bacterial infections & she was on antibiotics, these eventually cleared out but the breathing difficulties persisted. She was then diagnosed with Klebsiella pneumonia & put on antibiotics. Subseqent bronchoscopy & xrays were clear & the airways sound clear under a stethescope.

She has difficulty breathing, night sweats & a occassional fevers of 37.6 degrees celcius. She is very sensitive to cold weather & wind now. (she used to be strong & loved cold weather before) & cannot drink liquids if they are not warm. She gets chills if she drinks anything that is not warm.

She was having pain in her kidneys, but tests ruled out an infection, a lot of cranberry juice and herbal teas seem to have brought that pain under control.

Since two months now She has returned to her home country and is seeing doctors there. The doctors say it looks like asthma, possibly from the use of antibiotics.

About three weeks now she has been having problems with her liver, an echograph shows it is enlarged & "diffused".

Her breathing difficulties mentioned before are still persistent with occasional fevers.

Now, yesterday while cleaning the house, I discovered a dead mouse in the house, its behind the fridge & is not easy to get to. I dont know how long its been here. Is there a link? What are we facing here?

Regards,
MGL

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  • Since the symptoms began shortly after you moved into the apartment, have you discuss with the doctor that her illnesses could be cause by environmental toxins (i.e. mold)?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 17, 2006
    • 03:02 PM
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  • Thanks for your reply.The doctors had asked us for how long she's been feeling this, at that time it was a stomach ailment and we assumed it was something she ate (we had been to a chinese restaurant shortly after moving in) & did not mention the change of apartment. It seems like a bright apartment with adequate ventilation, but the house itself is quite old. We plan to move to a better place next month.Regards,MGL
    mgl_2006 1 Replies
    • December 17, 2006
    • 08:56 PM
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