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Skull pain with permanent flu symptoms.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 27, 2015
  • 03:34 PM

This goes back 40 years to when I drank some polluted river water (River Mole, Leatherhead, Surrey) and picked up a nasty infection. Following day – vomiting, followed by something “bursting” in my head, which went up behind my brow. Left with feeling of extreme tiredness, which has never gone away, and doesn’t get better. 5 years’ ago had MRI, with only comment from the medics being there was some thickening of membranes at the front of the brain. Current situation: I have a painful area on the top of skull which sometimes rises to a boil/abscess. Topical application of Fucidin ointment brings that down, but painful area on scalp/skull below where the boil was, remains. When I massage this painful area, I feel much worse (as if I’ve got heavy ‘flu), and physical symptoms arise, namely, lots of discharge at back of nose (identified microscopically by myself (cell biologist) as millions of squamous epithelial cells - see photo), heavily running, puffy eyes, runny nose, pains in my face, a metallic taste along the upper gums/roof of mouth, with redness around eyes, extreme feeling of tiredness, which allows me to sleep deeply for 16hours at a time, night after night, and never feeling less tired, with blueness below eyes, and the feeling ‘flu includes joint pain, and worst of all I am a totally miserable person as I feel so unwell all the time, not wanting to talk to or interact with anyone, and this affects my relationships with other people. I am at my wits end because physically I appear fit and well: the suffering is invisible from the outside, and also so far, medically invisible too, so people expect of me professionally and socially what a well person is capable of doing/being. I am currently 60, and not wanting to live a day longer with this problem, but I have no option but to do so, as I am not suicidal. It seems to me I have chronic infection of the skull bone, but unless there is an abnormal erythrocyte sedimentation rate the medics just say ‘No infection detected’. Physically I do not appear sick enough for the medics to do any more than they have. I’ve had dozens of blood tests, all coming out normal. I wanted the medics to aspirate the boil on my head for analysis, and also to do the same with the discharge from the back of my nose, but they have now become refractory to any further requests for medical help I make.

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