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Please help my 18 year old daughter!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 7, 2007
  • 00:54 AM

It's been almost a year since my daughter woke up with severe abdominal pain in her right side. Since then, she has been to 12 different doctors at 4 different hospitals. They have done every test imaginable. Sometimes my daughter hurts so bad she has trouble breathing. She has also experienced weight loss, extreme fatigue, swelling of the joints, and an almost constant cold. She went to an immunologist after her general doctor found that she had an extremely high ANA count. He said that he would treat it as lupus but he wasn't diagnosing it as that. She was on prednisone for three months but that didn't help. She is now only taking Plaquenil for her joints but it's not helping. She also takes naproxen sodium every 8 hours as needed. Does anybody have any suggestions of what we can do or what it could be? I hate seeing her in so much pain!

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  • Look up Whipple's Disease.
    rad-skw 1,605 Replies
    • September 7, 2007
    • 09:52 AM
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  • Have they given her a video pill in order to see what's going on in the small bowel? My daughter had similar issues and she was found to have jejeunitis only AFTER the video pill - endoscopy and colonoscopy turned up nothing. Nexium is the treatment however, so if this is the problem it should improve over time if that's what she is taking - it is super important to stay away from the NSAIDs (naproxen, ibuprofen, celebrex, etc) as they will only aggravate an existing erosion/ulcer type issue or cause an entirely new issue which you really dont need right now. Stomach issues along with joint issues are tricky, although they are often connected. If there is malnutrition due to the stomach issue, the joints will often be the first to flare up. At any rate, make sure she is taking a very good natural multi-vitamin and calcium/magnesium supplement. i would also add a glucosamine/chondroitin and a fish oil supplement (Carters is a very good brand).
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 7, 2007
    • 04:05 PM
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  • FHP60 You do not give enough information. Please e-mail me and I will assist if I can. e-mail me at nutritionist@advancedsupplementsonline.com nutritionist :)
    nutritionist 14 Replies
    • September 8, 2007
    • 07:25 PM
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  • FHP60, If you want to help your daughter, please find a local NAET/Bioset practicioner and take her.I've had 7 treatments and my symptoms are gone. I suffered for over a year also. At times, I thought I would die...just from the pain.Her pain will go away...I only know, because mine did. I had ALL of her symptoms. Now I don't.I am not the only person advocating on behalf of this form of therapy in this forum. Read around, you will find others. We are here trying to help others.I hope you take the advice. check out some of the testimonials... naet.com bioset.net Best regards, mommy cat
    mommy cat 1,654 Replies
    • September 8, 2007
    • 10:11 PM
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