I am a 29 year old female who has always been a little "sickly," according to my mother. I've struggled with allergies throughout my childhood and asthma as a teenager and adult. In 2000, I developed what I thought was eczema in small patches that increased with stress. In the last three years, it's increased and now looks more like psoriasis. In the last 9 months, I've developed rectal bleeding. In the last three, it has increased significantly and I now lose a lot of blood with each bowel movement. I've had a colonoscopy. The resulting diagnosis was proctitis or inflammation of the rectum and the extreme lower colon. In my journey to diagnose the rectal bleeding, it was discovered that I have a high-risk strain of HPV. They tell me this will clear up (likely) on it's own. Now (today), I found a patch of friggin hair that is missing the size of a quarter. It's completely gone, smooth as a baby's butt. My mother had alopecia atreata when I was little, the result of stress. She only had two patches and the hair grew in after using topical treatments.
I really do not want to take the steroids. The steroidal enemas are impossible for me to tolerate and I'm already overweight as it is. Like, significatly (80 lbs) overweight and have been exercising and dieting to get control of it. If I take the oral steroids and puff up, it will completely kill my motivation.
It seems to me that there has to be a more holistic approach to treating this stuff. They seem related to me, so I'm wondering if there is a problem with my immune system, overall. Also, if my immune system is so busy attacking my skin, hair, and rectum, how is it supposed to clear up the HPV?!
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