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Don't think its a UTI.

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  • Posted By: meg904an
  • July 12, 2007
  • 02:42 PM

:confused: My mother has multiple sclerosis, and recently she's had a few bad attacks that doctors have linked to a "UTI." The first time an attack happened, she was confused, and ended up being brought to the hospital, She was diagnosed with a UTI and they kept her in the hospital.

Since her immune system is already weak, the attack weakend her further, she had to be admitted to a nursing for 6 weeks for physical rehabilitaion. They claimed to have killed the UTI, but she was still very confused. i.e. She believed she was going to a wedding, thought there was a refrigerator in the room, called me the wrong name. She was having problems breathing and we linked the breathing problems with when she would become loopy and not have her oxygen on.

She became better and returned home, within a week, she went to the hospital with breathing problems. The hospiutal sent her back home saying she had brochitis. She went back to the hospital and was admitted again, telling her that she has emphysema.(Sorry about my spelling).

About a week later, she was sitting in the kitchen and had a seizure. She was sent back to the ICU this time on a respirator. When they were able to take her off the respirator, she was still quite confused, and lost about two years of her memory. She returned back home.

Its been about three weeks, and yesterday she started vomiting. She had no fever, and was cold and clammy. She went back to the doctors, who are still claiming its just a reccurance of UTI's. She is now back in the ICU on a respirator.

I should note that her breathing problems only seem to occur when she has an attack. There has to be something more than a UTI in affect, I personally believe it could be something else, but because shes bound to a wheelchair already, They can't determine if there is difficulty with motor skills.

Also they have not been able to do a MRI because she has a pump in her spinal cord.

To put it all together: Seizures (which I can't find as a symptom of UTI's), confusion, vomiting, respitory problems. If anyone can help, PLEASE DO!:confused:

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  • Ok now it gets even weirder. About 2 weeks after I posted this my mom was back home again, this time she kept falling in and out of conciness (as you can tell I am an awful speller) It was how I imagined a narcoleptic to be, Awake one moment asleep the next. Something very very strange is going on and no doctor can seem to figure it out. She was in the emergency room for a week this time. Did an MRI, sleep apnea tests, Cat Scans, EKGs etc.. (as you can tell we have v. good insurance so nothing goes untested.) Cant find out anything hmmmmmmmmm... Wonder when she'll be in the hospital next.
    meg904an 1 Replies
    • August 17, 2007
    • 08:18 PM
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  • Ok now it gets even weirder. About 2 weeks after I posted this my mom was back home again, this time she kept falling in and out of conciness (as you can tell I am an awful speller) It was how I imagined a narcoleptic to be, Awake one moment asleep the next. Something very very strange is going on and no doctor can seem to figure it out. She was in the emergency room for a week this time. Did an MRI, sleep apnea tests, Cat Scans, EKGs etc.. (as you can tell we have v. good insurance so nothing goes untested.) Cant find out anything hmmmmmmmmm... Wonder when she'll be in the hospital next.Get a NAET/Bioset doctor- this may help your mother more than anything you could imagine.All of these neurological problems of hers is because she is not absorbing essential nutrients. Giving her extra nutrients won't help- because her body rejects them.Naet.comLet me know if you need help finding a NAET doctor, I cna help you if you tell me what's your state.MS is probably advanced Lyme disease. She has some sort of undetected, untreated infection. I am very sorry.Mar.
    Eatafruit78 960 Replies
    • August 17, 2007
    • 08:52 PM
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  • I highly doubt that MS is advanced lyme disease. Do you have any evidence to support these claims?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 17, 2007
    • 09:12 PM
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  • I highly doubt that MS is advanced lyme disease. Do you have any evidence to support these claims?We have an expert on this field, he comes to the forum almost every week. Besides his observations (he is not alone)...there is plenty out there about it."These articles do not all insist that Lyme and MS are the same but keep in mind that MS means "multiple sclerosis". Multiple sclerosis simply put means "many lesions". It is simply a DESCRIPTIVE NAME of a disease which causes the nerves to lose their myelin sheath and in particular to show lesions on the brain on MRI which Lyme does as well.My readings and research have indicated that the brain lesions, the spinal fluid findings and the actual clinical manifestations of Lyme and MS cannot be distiguished one from the other, perhaps simply due to a strain variance of Lyme.The bottom line -and most disturbing thing- to me is that the MS society refuses to put out money for intensive research even after Dr. Vincent Marshall's exhaustive research from the 80's showing spirochetes on the axons of nerves of MS patient autopsies in Europe. When viruses became popular, they threw the baby out with the bathwater and now research funding is geared toward viruses and immunologic work; bacterial taking a second seat. The worst of all, there is no etiology to MS or other autoimmune diseases and there seems to be clinical response of polymyalgia rheumatica, MS, polymyositis, rheumatoid disease, Alzheimers, ADD, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and other diseases such as lupus (we see them feeling better) when given antibiotic therapy. This is most frightening when the antibiotic therapy is taken away from them by their rheumatologists and ignored by their internists. The very key that may unlock the door to these illnesses and the publications that implicated ALS and other life-threatening diseases are being ignored as having an infectious underpinning."http://www.canlyme.com/lymemultiplesclerosis.html
    Eatafruit78 960 Replies
    • August 18, 2007
    • 01:27 PM
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