Hi, I have been sick since 2003. I taught Business Ed. at the local high school for 18 years and got reassigned to help at another school site because I was too sick to be at work most of the time. I've had my gallbladder removed, chronic ovarian cysts until I had a hysterectomy. I have either diarrea (sp), or constipation even when I feel well. I have a stomach that looks as if I am pregnant, I've had weight gain. My normal temperature runs around 96 or 97 so when I have a fever it may only register at 98 or 99. The fever lasts from 3 days to 5 or 6. I feel like my insides are cooking. I notice that my extremities aren't as hot as my abdominal area and the area around my neck. When I have this fever I am not able to function, I usually stay in bed or lay on my couch. My feet usually freeze. I'm almost comotose when I'm in this state and I have severe body aches. I have had extreme dehydration from this and had to get iv fluids multiple times. My lower back hurts all of the time. I have been diagnosed with arthritis and high cholesterol and trig. which I never had problems with until I had been sick a few years. I believe I've had arthritis all my life and wasn't diagnosed. I have had at least 3 colonoscopies, edg's, every test you can imagine and they just say it's IBS, since when do you run fever with that. One major problem is that my immune system isn't functioning. After two days back to work I got strep throat and had to miss two and a 1/2 days of work. I can't list the doctor's I have seen. They prescribe pill after pill and yet I'm still in the same situation. I have no life. I am not the wife or mother that I want to be. I've lost my passion of teaching and feeling like I am important to someone. I'm getting ready to once again try a natural remedy. I'm skeptical. I can not believe that no one can help me. I'm ready to give up and retire early if I can't get any relief. If anyone has the same symptoms or knows anyone who cares enough to treat me I would be forever thankful. I just can't keep living like this.Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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