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  • Posted By: Love_Game
  • September 14, 2010
  • 02:19 AM

Hey there everyone, first time poster.

I'm a 20 year old female living in Ireland at at the start of the Summer my life has taking a turn for the worst.

In early May, I got the Depo Injection for contraception reasons. Everything was fine, I was glad that I didn't have to worry about getting pregnant. I'm with my BF 3 years so I know I wont catch any STI either.

About 3 week after I got the depo I got the flu. Was bedridden for 3 days but took the flu tablets in time and with a lot of water I was fine after 3 days.

About a week after I got over the flu I had the first night ever. It started of with a fever and then straight into the shakes I was also vomiting. After night of this I started to get really bad pains in my side. I was like this for 2 days before I went to the doctor as it happened me Friday night and had to wait till Monday. There the doctor listened to my symptoms and took a urine sample and told me I had a kidney infection, the first I ever had, she gave me anti biotics and I was on my way.

I took the anti biotics for the week and I felt a little bit better, the fever and sickness went but the pain in my side seemed to be getting worst. Also ever since I got the kidney infection I hadn't slept, I don't know what had me staying up whether it was over the pain or something else.

Well I decided to go to the A&E as the pain in my side was really getting bad. There they took bloods and another urine sample and said my WBC was high but I didn't have a kidney infection. Since the pain in my side got worst when I breathed in and my palate count was also high they thought that I may had a blood clot on my lung. I was 3 days short of my 20 birthday and was admitted to hospital to get a CT scan. I got the CT scan and everything came back clear so they sent me home with a letter to my GP and another dose of anti biotics. After a week of taking these the pain went but I still couldn't sleep.

All through this I had some nervous breakdown, ended up back in the A&E with stomach cramps and fever. There I saw a psychiatrist and was told I had GAD ( Generalized Anxiety Disorder ). I didn't know how I felt about this, one part was glad as it answered why I was thinking the way I was thinking, but another part was angry at myself for letting myself get to that stage.

Well the stomach cramps wouldn't go. I lost around 2 stone even though I was eating, and my bowel movements were all over the place. They booked me in for a colonscopy to see what the story was. After waiting 3 weeks for the colonscopy I eventually got it done. But the pain medicine they give you while your getting it done didn't work on me, they gave me a double dose and still I could feel everything and the pain was like nothing I ever experienced. Eventually it was over and I got the report back- everything was clear. So now I'm waiting on an appointment to see the consultant ( 30 of sept ).

While all this was going on I was getting more symptoms, I got another kidney infection and ended back up in the A&E, this time they sent me for a pelvic ultrasound and to see a gyno. Everything came back clear there too.

My hair has also started falling out and I'm experiencing horrible sweat episodes, times when I have to change my clothes, especially at night.

The doctor thought that maybe I could have thyroid problems as I had similar symptoms to high thyroid problems. The results came back a little high but not high enough to treat.

I'm still getting the sweats, stomach cramps, loss of appetite, muscle pain, chest pain ( especially the side of my chest ) and still can't sleep. It's hard to explain about the sleep problem. I'm not intentionally staying up, and I don't really stress thinking in bed, its just that I don't feel sleepy.

I'm awaiting results from blood tests that my doctor took to check my hormones and to see if anything is going on there.

I know this post is long and a bit all over the place. But my symptoms have been:

The Flu
Two Kidney Infection
Stomach cramps
Loss of appetites
muscle sore/spasms.
Depression/mood swings etc
Night sweats
Hair loss
Weight loss
Have a high WBC three months now.

I really don't know whats going on, its like my body is refusing to work the way its suppose to, especially with the sleep and eating. I can eat, but I never feel hungry or satisfied after I eat. And if I do drift of to sleep the max I get is 4 hours and its like I never went to sleep.

Does anybody have any idea what could be going on? I've tried sleeping tablets even though my doctor was reluctant to give them to me. They didn't work. I'm also on 75mg of Lyrica twice a day for my GAD but I honestly feel like I havn't got it and its a waste of time taking these tablets. I'm also on tablets for IBS, even though the doctors don't know if I have it or not yet, the stomach cramps I experience are too much to ignore so they though the IBS tablets might be of help.

Sorry again for the long post, its all jumbled in my mind lol

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  • Hey there everyone, first time poster. I'm a 20 year old female living in Ireland at at the start of the Summer my life has taking a turn for the worst. In early May, I got the Depo Injection for contraception reasons. Everything was fine, I was glad that I didn't have to worry about getting pregnant. I'm with my BF 3 years so I know I wont catch any STI either. About 3 week after I got the depo I got the flu. Was bedridden for 3 days but took the flu tablets in time and with a lot of water I was fine after 3 days. About a week after I got over the flu I had the first night ever. It started of with a fever and then straight into the shakes I was also vomiting. After night of this I started to get really bad pains in my side. I was like this for 2 days before I went to the doctor as it happened me Friday night and had to wait till Monday. There the doctor listened to my symptoms and took a urine sample and told me I had a kidney infection, the first I ever had, she gave me anti biotics and I was on my way. I took the anti biotics for the week and I felt a little bit better, the fever and sickness went but the pain in my side seemed to be getting worst. Also ever since I got the kidney infection I hadn't slept, I don't know what had me staying up whether it was over the pain or something else. Well I decided to go to the A&E as the pain in my side was really getting bad. There they took bloods and another urine sample and said my WBC was high but I didn't have a kidney infection. Since the pain in my side got worst when I breathed in and my palate count was also high they thought that I may had a blood clot on my lung. I was 3 days short of my 20 birthday and was admitted to hospital to get a CT scan. I got the CT scan and everything came back clear so they sent me home with a letter to my GP and another dose of anti biotics. After a week of taking these the pain went but I still couldn't sleep. All through this I had some nervous breakdown, ended up back in the A&E with stomach cramps and fever. There I saw a psychiatrist and was told I had GAD ( Generalized Anxiety Disorder ). I didn't know how I felt about this, one part was glad as it answered why I was thinking the way I was thinking, but another part was angry at myself for letting myself get to that stage. Well the stomach cramps wouldn't go. I lost around 2 stone even though I was eating, and my bowel movements were all over the place. They booked me in for a colonscopy to see what the story was. After waiting 3 weeks for the colonscopy I eventually got it done. But the pain medicine they give you while your getting it done didn't work on me, they gave me a double dose and still I could feel everything and the pain was like nothing I ever experienced. Eventually it was over and I got the report back- everything was clear. So now I'm waiting on an appointment to see the consultant ( 30 of sept ). While all this was going on I was getting more symptoms, I got another kidney infection and ended back up in the A&E, this time they sent me for a pelvic ultrasound and to see a gyno. Everything came back clear there too. My hair has also started falling out and I'm experiencing horrible sweat episodes, times when I have to change my clothes, especially at night. The doctor thought that maybe I could have thyroid problems as I had similar symptoms to high thyroid problems. The results came back a little high but not high enough to treat. I'm still getting the sweats, stomach cramps, loss of appetite, muscle pain, chest pain ( especially the side of my chest ) and still can't sleep. It's hard to explain about the sleep problem. I'm not intentionally staying up, and I don't really stress thinking in bed, its just that I don't feel sleepy. I'm awaiting results from blood tests that my doctor took to check my hormones and to see if anything is going on there. I know this post is long and a bit all over the place. But my symptoms have been: The FluTwo Kidney InfectionStomach crampsLoss of appetitesmuscle sore/spasms. Depression/mood swings etcNight sweatsHair loss Weight loss Have a high WBC three months now. I really don't know whats going on, its like my body is refusing to work the way its suppose to, especially with the sleep and eating. I can eat, but I never feel hungry or satisfied after I eat. And if I do drift of to sleep the max I get is 4 hours and its like I never went to sleep. Does anybody have any idea what could be going on? I've tried sleeping tablets even though my doctor was reluctant to give them to me. They didn't work. I'm also on 75mg of Lyrica twice a day for my GAD but I honestly feel like I havn't got it and its a waste of time taking these tablets. I'm also on tablets for IBS, even though the doctors don't know if I have it or not yet, the stomach cramps I experience are too much to ignore so they though the IBS tablets might be of help. Sorry again for the long post, its all jumbled in my mind lol By "flu tablets" do you mean antivirals? These are toxic drugs, if you took one, you might try to find out which and read up on the side effects. They cause psychological changes to people so it might not be a coincedence that you came down with anxiety disorder soon afterward. Also - WHAT antibiotic did you take for the supposed kidney infection? They like to treat urinary infections with fluoroquinolones, these are also very toxic drugs. In the US these include levaquin and cipro, among others. In combination with an antiviral they could have caused damage to your system, including your digestive track...you could also look these up and check out the side effects on some forums. The muscle soreness/spasms, weight loss, and mood swings are common side effects of those who cannot tolerate these antibiotics I was hurt by levaquin. It set off a chain of events that included fatigue, digestive issues, neurological ones. It's mechanism of action makes our mitochondria a target also (not just the bacteria) and in susceptible people it can lead ot chronic fatigue. Also - if you ever have a suspected UTI or kidney infection again look into d-mannose. This is a great non-toxic way to stop e.coli caused UTI's, I've used this and it works... I've been helped tremendously by following the active B12 protocol on this site. There is a fairly simple way to see if you could be helped by following the protocol - just try one of the recommended methylB12 brands and see if you notice any change in how you feel. If you feel better you should give the rest a shot... Here are the links: B12 discussion thread, post here for any questions you have: http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/showthread.php?t=9948&page=1087 Active B12 basics thread (READ this for information on how to get started): http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/showthread.php?p=191131&posted=1#post191131 Good luck. It might be good to try to limit any other non-critical medicine if you can while you try to figure out what is going on. Velha
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    • September 19, 2010
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  • I wanted to add that insomnia is also a side effect of fluoroquinolones.
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    • September 19, 2010
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