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Need to help my Dad, he's undiagnosed

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  • Posted By: arhat74
  • February 24, 2007
  • 06:04 AM

Symptoms getting worse over last 2 months, tho he has had discomfort for more than 6mths.
Diarrhea, constant nausea, dizziness, pain in lower back moves around to tummy, fever, weakness, fatigue, muscle pain, few instances of blood in stool, vision is affected (getting worse), food tastes off, incredible weight loss.....
he has had the gastroscopy, colonscopy, ct scan of pancreas and other abdominal, he has had blood tests but only looking for certain things - kidneys ok, pancreas ok, no signs of cancers in abdominal areas BUT we can't figure out what he has....
Can someone help????

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  • It could be a Tick Born Illness. Do a search on them, the dr's don't normally test for Lyme and the other tick infections. Best wishes.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 24, 2007
    • 11:31 AM
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  • As mentioned above, it could be Lyme.BUT....find a doc who knows about it first, and ask if they use the Bowen test, which is very accurate. Traditional tests are lousy. If regular docs are not getting it, how about using an "alternative" doc ?They will look at things differently and perhaps have a better overall viewNDs, DCs, DOMs are what may be needed. And on the Lyme's again - much more common than is thougt. We use a computerized test to indicate the possibility of Lyme, and we are finding it a lot. Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, MS, some Rheumatoid and lots more can in many cases be Lyme.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 24, 2007
    • 01:00 PM
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  • presumably urine sugar has been testd and found to be normal?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 24, 2007
    • 01:58 PM
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  • prior to the problem emerging,was he taking any vitamin or mineral supplements?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 24, 2007
    • 02:03 PM
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  • What medications was he taking and is he still taking any meds?
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • February 24, 2007
    • 04:20 PM
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  • have them test for ceiliac spruce... it could be celiac disease...
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 24, 2007
    • 09:56 PM
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  • Maybe check it out with a Chinese medicine ie TCM doctor. They May offer new light on the case. I've had phenomenal benefit already with this. Maybe check the brain for brain tumours, this can cause these symptoms. Or something going on in the head anyway. Best of luck,Marisa
    marisa 4 Replies
    • February 24, 2007
    • 10:19 PM
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  • many of the characteristics of pancreatitis are present here.has this condition been eliminated with good reason?(n.b.,it would probably not be evident on a scan.)if i were you i would mention this pretty ***n quick......and to a properly equipped hospital,not an "oriental"quack.all my thoughts with you .and good luck.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 24, 2007
    • 11:48 PM
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  • OOps, may have replied to the wrong person...anyhow, acupuncturists are not quacks but aforementioned advice about pancreatitis could be indicative, though it goes usually with excruciating pain
    marisa 4 Replies
    • February 25, 2007
    • 00:07 AM
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  • in that casw why dont acupuncturists submit to double blind trial and enter the maimstream of medicine,as osteopathy did some time ago--in america,at least.,and against the severe misgivings of many in the profession?the standards of proof they would have to meet are not very rigorous:osteopathy,ok for simple peripheral joints,near useless for spine,dangerous to the point of lethality when it comes to the neck,seemed to be welcomed into the fold,so why not acupuncture?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 25, 2007
    • 08:04 AM
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  • And the moral of the story is that it is best to trust in modern American medical experts that tell him they don't know what is wrong with him. Not exactly helpful, is it? Although I am not a great believer in acupuncture, there have been plenty of studies undertaken in which it has ben found to be beneficial for certain conditions. You must have missed those.Pancreatitis is usually accompanied with back pain (that can someimes be relieved by bending forward). But it looks like this has been ruled out. Has he been checked for parasites such as Giardia?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 25, 2007
    • 01:08 PM
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  • Has your Dad been checked for Celiac Disease?
    Catherine2007 8 Replies
    • February 25, 2007
    • 03:37 PM
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  • "i dont know"is actually a very good start in science.all human progress has been hindered by people who did know,without the bother of finding out. like acupuncturists,who dont know, but know how to fix it.so,yes,"i dont know"is much to be preferred,especially at this time in the history of medicine ,when we are just beginning to find things out. very frustrating, i agree, but facts must be faced.acupuncture and other bogus ,unproven "methods "are there for people who cant face facts.or with perhaps some justification,as palliatives for the ignorant in hopeless cases:not something which i would like to be associated with,however.in a case like this one,where the empirical method has not been exhausted of possibility ,it is positively irresponsible to give up and turn to superstition.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 25, 2007
    • 06:22 PM
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  • back pain is present in this case.and there is no indication from the posts that it has been ruled out.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 25, 2007
    • 06:25 PM
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