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  • Posted By: sablesept
  • October 20, 2006
  • 02:44 PM

i have been sick for 3 1/2 years now...6 cat scans of ab. and pelvic, wbc scan, sonagram, colonoscopy,endoscopy,hundreds of blood tests, mra, my symptons are severe pain, usually starts as a tingling sensation 2 inches below belly button and quickly a burning pain starts everywhere over the ab. nausea, vomiting, diarreaha, dry mouth( could be from meds),low grade fever, hot spells and sweating, loosing weight...hospitolized 2 times for high white cell counts, last time showed c-diff infection...put on vancomycin and felt better for a year, only symptom was pain 1 1/2 hour or so after eating a meal,,, till feb, then all he** broke loose, all symptoms came back, stool culture normal, no high white cell in blood, 2rd colonosocpy done and found polyp, i welt 10 times worse after the procedure, blood tests on kidney and liver function not good, could be because i can only eat 1 meal a day, the pain is too great after eating and the doc doesn't give out much pain meds.recent stool said no white cells or bacteria... 3 days ago went to dentist for abcessed tooth, for some reason my teeth are shot now,he put me on clindamycin and pain med..i am feeling a little better now>>.???????????????????help, any ideals i have been put on antibiotics several times during my illness and felt better until a month later then was sicker then the time before.. sometimes i can get up and walk around and the pain isn't so bad but upon sitting it hits pretty hard..

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  • I completely understand your frustation. I have so much pain and discomfort. I usually can't make it to the bathroom. I have to use plastic bags in fields or anywhere I can find. I tested positive for C-diff, but I am not sure if there are other problems. I also had a positive ANA test; however, the other test following ANA showed high level thyroid peroxidase. I also have this horrible rash from my head, in my ears, under breasts, abdomen, legs, everywhere (private areas, too). Starts as small red slightly raised dot, then progresses to crusty patch. I started losing my hair about 1 year ago. It has gotten progressively worse. I now have about 1/4 of my original hair. Had scan of abdomen and pelvis on Friday, only to show shrunken Gall Bladder. I just do not know what to do about all of this. I feel like I am falling apart, and I can't get the pieces back together. I am a 33 year old female. Do you have any other symptoms?
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    • November 12, 2006
    • 07:55 PM
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  • I also had the dx of C-Diff in March of 2006. I was in the hospital for 2 weeks. They were talking about surgery. I was in so much pain, had vomiting, diarrah, fever & lost about 110 pounds. I was so weak I could not get out of bed. The doctor had me on so much medication I did not even remember my name or where I was. Finally to be able to walk & not have pain was wonderful. I have learned so much about something I knew nothing about. I work in the medical field and according to my doctor that is probably how I came across it. I had also been on antibiotics 2 weeks before and that is a major cause of the problem. Now I do not take any medication unless I follow doctors instructions to the letter.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 27, 2006
    • 06:40 PM
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