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Illness leaves a speech impairment

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  • Posted By: kathymm
  • December 9, 2008
  • 06:39 PM

I have recently come to cohabitate with an individual who fell ill some 10 or so years ago....and was never properly diagnosed or treated. At the time, he was given something that he can't recall which caused him to have convulsions and was discontinued. He eventually recovered but was left with a bad speech impediment. He says that since then he has been diagnosed with Lupis, but I don't trust the diagnosis and he's not being treated for it.....also he's been diagnosed with high blood pressure and sold Lipitor...I say "sold" because I suspect it's just a method of garnishing revenue for a pharmicutical.....recently he's also been diagnosed "border-line" diabetic....again no treatment.....let me close by saying I'm discussing an otherwise apparently healthy 47 year old man of Aleut descent...who lives in a very remote town called Akutan, on Akutan Island, Alaska....and they've never had a real doctor here, and the "practioners" are usually only here for 2 years at best. His symtoms then were 106 fever and unconcsiousness and head pain....other than that all I know is that what he was given that caused him to go into convulsions was discontinued by the prescriber with the comment "oh that does that sometimes"... and "throw that away" I welcome any comments. Kathy

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