For the past four and a half to five years I have been struggling with what I now call my "mystery illness". The symptoms all seemed to surface right around the time I came back from a one week trip to rural Honduras.
My first symptoms were- Diarrhea, Chronic Fatigue,Nausea, Vertigo
Went to Doctors- tested for parasites/ giardia- nothing came up so I was
referred to GI Specialist and told I had IBS.
For a few months I seemed to feel better- and I ended up going back to Honduras for the next three years. Over the course of those three years, the same nausea and irregular bowels continued- then I also started getting a distended stomach at times, (severe bloating), irregular menstrual cycles, yellowness of the eyes, and mucus in my stools.
Being told I probably had parasites, I started taking fairly regular cycles of parasite med's. (tinidazole)
Upon moving back to the states, I started a diary of diet and what foods induced symptoms. Noticed trend of gluten and dairy inducing some s/s so I took them out of my diet. After a while I went back on dairy- but I still eat a gluten free diet.
In the past two years, I have developed mucus and excessive sputum reflux. Regurgitation of food. I will have random "episodes" that last 5-8 hours where I can not swallow anything- even my own spit without excessive pain/ discomfort. These "episodes" have no correlation to specific foods that I can tell and seem to happen at random-
I also have bone aches, aching kidneys and liver, and vertigo is getting more severe...
Recently I have had a generic test for Liver Function and Celiac disease- all results normal
I was also tested for Heb B (for which I never got a vaccine)- I was negative
and I was tested for HIV- which also came out negative.
I am interested to see what thoughts are in regards to this mystery... I have no health insurance and though I feel it important to find out what is wrong with me- it would *hopefully* help costs some if I had an idea as to where I should start...
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