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Still no diagnosis. Darrhea, chills, insomnia, since january

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  • Posted By: jramos1977
  • July 26, 2007
  • 01:19 PM

On January first I came down with a horrible illness which was never diagnosed. I had horrible diarrhea. This lasted for about 5 months. Doctor thought I had influenza or Norwalk virus at first. He wasn't sure. He never gave me anything for the illness. Just some sinus spray and loratidine. He also did some chest X rays, because I was having some bad shortness of breath. I also had a ultrasound of my liver, heart, gall bladder, and all major organs with no findings. I also had an X ray of my lungs with no problems.


I had some heart palpatations also which i went to the ER for. I was put on a 24 hour heart monitor and EKG with no issues.

I went to 2 gastro specialists. I had 2 endoscopy, colonoscopy, 2 CT of abdomen, MRI of abdomen, 2 small bowel series tests, pill cam test, numerous stool checks for parasites and c diff, numerous blood work, celiac blood work and 2 celiac biopsy tests. The only thing that was found was gastritis during the endoscopy. I had to take prilosec and zantac for 7 weeks for this. The 2nd endoscopy showed no gastritis after this.

I haev also been to an allergist with no finding. He gave me an inhaler for the shortness of breath. This did not help. He did mention that the shortness of breath could be from acid reflux.

I then saw an ENT for the shortness of breath. He said I had a slight deviaded septum. That was all he found. He mentioned possible surgery for it. I have held off on this. i can't imagine this would help.

I have recently had a gastric emptying and a lactose breath test. I am waiting for those results.

I am also seeing an infectious disease doctor. She took stool and blood samples. She's checking for parasites, hepatitis, and other things. Will get those results soon.

I am also seeing a naturopath. See has run some test on me from Genova Diagnostics. She thinks I caught something and have leaky gut from this. Evrything else came back normal. I also did food allergy and intolerance tests. The only things that stood out were almonds, certain fish, and low intolerance to some dairy.

I also see a phyciatrist for the depression.

I have also tried accupuncture which didn't do much.


All in all my diarrhea has gotten better. I still have episodes at times, but not as much. I do feel better than i did 6 months ago, but not 100 percent.

Originally I had diarrhea, extreme dizziness, weight loss of about 25 pounds in 2 months, fatigued, insomnia, gastritis, nausea, shortness of breath, chills. None of which anyone could describe to me why.

Right now I have gained back maybe 5 pounds and can't seem to gain anymore. I exercise 4-5 days a week to try and stay healthy and eat all healthy and organic foods. i have also had all my mercury fillings removed in fear that thi swas the issue. I still have occasional chills, loose stools, dizziness,nauseua, and shortness of breath. The shortness of breath sometimes lasts for days. Very scary. Still searching for answers. My life has been on serious hold because of all this.


I was thinking of seeing a doctor for possible lyme disease. Don't know what else to do. Any comments or suggestions would be much appreciated.

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  • Hi, I feel your pain. I have been feeling shortness of breath as well. May God cure us all. There is a syndrome called Habba Syndrome that was found by A doctor in United States.. Your symptoms are similar to it... Let me know if you need help God bless.
    ifath001 1 Replies
    • December 26, 2007
    • 07:01 PM
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  • Have you been checked for HIV, Iron deficiency?Consider going 100% dairy free. Eat more fiber, increase your iron intake through natural foods and get a test for HIV, Hep A, C, and B.Keep us posted on your results.On January first I came down with a horrible illness which was never diagnosed. I had horrible diarrhea. This lasted for about 5 months. Doctor thought I had influenza or Norwalk virus at first. He wasn't sure. He never gave me anything for the illness. Just some sinus spray and loratidine. He also did some chest X rays, because I was having some bad shortness of breath. I also had a ultrasound of my liver, heart, gall bladder, and all major organs with no findings. I also had an X ray of my lungs with no problems. I had some heart palpatations also which i went to the ER for. I was put on a 24 hour heart monitor and EKG with no issues. I went to 2 gastro specialists. I had 2 endoscopy, colonoscopy, 2 CT of abdomen, MRI of abdomen, 2 small bowel series tests, pill cam test, numerous stool checks for parasites and c diff, numerous blood work, celiac blood work and 2 celiac biopsy tests. The only thing that was found was gastritis during the endoscopy. I had to take prilosec and zantac for 7 weeks for this. The 2nd endoscopy showed no gastritis after this. I haev also been to an allergist with no finding. He gave me an inhaler for the shortness of breath. This did not help. He did mention that the shortness of breath could be from acid reflux. I then saw an ENT for the shortness of breath. He said I had a slight deviaded septum. That was all he found. He mentioned possible surgery for it. I have held off on this. i can't imagine this would help. I have recently had a gastric emptying and a lactose breath test. I am waiting for those results. I am also seeing an infectious disease doctor. She took stool and blood samples. She's checking for parasites, hepatitis, and other things. Will get those results soon. I am also seeing a naturopath. See has run some test on me from Genova Diagnostics. She thinks I caught something and have leaky gut from this. Evrything else came back normal. I also did food allergy and intolerance tests. The only things that stood out were almonds, certain fish, and low intolerance to some dairy. I also see a phyciatrist for the depression. I have also tried accupuncture which didn't do much. All in all my diarrhea has gotten better. I still have episodes at times, but not as much. I do feel better than i did 6 months ago, but not 100 percent. Originally I had diarrhea, extreme dizziness, weight loss of about 25 pounds in 2 months, fatigued, insomnia, gastritis, nausea, shortness of breath, chills. None of which anyone could describe to me why. Right now I have gained back maybe 5 pounds and can't seem to gain anymore. I exercise 4-5 days a week to try and stay healthy and eat all healthy and organic foods. i have also had all my mercury fillings removed in fear that thi swas the issue. I still have occasional chills, loose stools, dizziness,nauseua, and shortness of breath. The shortness of breath sometimes lasts for days. Very scary. Still searching for answers. My life has been on serious hold because of all this. I was thinking of seeing a doctor for possible lyme disease. Don't know what else to do. Any comments or suggestions would be much appreciated.Have you been checked for HIV?
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