Im not going to go into detail.. or it'd be a 3 page novel of a post, but if youre sick and your Dr isnt treating it and you know in your gut he is
wrong go somewhere else.
the next time a Dr tells you to use a neti pot or gives you some lame z-pack or decongestant.. after 3 months of headaches, sinus, ear weirdness and
stuffiness, and illness as mine did... do what I did.. tell them to shove the neti pot up their ass and diagnose you like a Dr.
After 3 specialists ONE asked me to blow my nose in a piece of plastic wrap, it was tested ( or whatever he did with it), used a fiberoptic camera to
go deep into my sinuses and look... and I had a severe infection in my sinuses that I had pushed back into my deep sinuses due to using a neti pot (
as the previous idiot Dr told me to) and now have an abcess in my left sinus that might require surgery since the bone is involved now.
Until 2 yrs ago I have never been sick. I have never had a cavity or filling. I was truly the picture of health.
Ive been treated for 2 yrs for Lupus. Supposedly my testing came back pos and that explained all of my weird symptoms. When I started showing MS type
symptoms the "specialists" said that Lupus manifested bizarrely sometimes. I was treated with MS ahd RA type drugs.... and prednisone. I was in
pain 24/7, Id lose consciousness and posture from lack of oxygen and "neurological symptoms", my kidneys dysfunctioned etc... not just "feeling
bad"... and much more. I STARTED OUT HAVING FLU SYMPTOMS... and they told me to use a neti pot repeatedly for 6 months when I complained I was
getting worse. My initial symptoms were severe headaches, stiff neck with pain, what I thought was sinus infections ( which were and are handled
separate) , feeling VERY tired, thought I had mono at first,... just like the worst flu you can imagine.
Well, I got a 2nd opinion after having what they told me was kidney dysfunction due to lupus. It was in fact a kidney stone I was passing and I tested
positive for LYME DISEASE and not lupus. I NEVER had lupus.
If any of you have dealt with Lyme you know ins co will not pay for the proper treatments. I am at an advanced state of lyme since they misdiagnosed
me for yrs and am in a mess. Some Drs will fight for you and your treatment, but they are very difficult to find as their med licenses are at stake if
they prescribe the very treatments in the US that are used to cure lyme in other countries. Some research points to lyme being the root cause of Lou
Gehrigs and alzheimers due to it being present in the brains of the majority of sufferers. in a show I watched, 7 out of 10 alzheimers patiens have
lyme present in post mort exams of their brains. Lyme is now an official cause of death and can be listed on death certificates. Yet no one will treat
it... and prevent your death. I can tell you this.. its made my life a living hell and changed my entire lifestyle.
You have long term symptoms of the flu and feel like death? GET TESTED FOR LYME. I am 48.. got sick at right around 46, look like Im in my 30's, have
been ultimately healthy throughout my life, always fit, had a career, very outdoorsy, gardener and taught 2 classes a week on rappelling and climbing,
etc.. this put me IN THE BED. Lyme isnt just a tick parasite.. its a spirochete much like syphilis that can bore into every organ in your body. The
tick only transfers it. It gets into every organ and every system... and destroys you. Drs wont treat you early.. and then it just infiltrates
everything. Usually by time someone goes through 20 Drs and one has a working brain and figured it out.. youre taken over by it. People are given the
diagnosis of MS or some other neurological or musco-skeletal disease and wind up in a wheel chair or worse.
There is hope though. Im now starting a Dr approved regime of antibiotics on a picc line that is inserted right above the heart and also side
medications that are only approved in Europe and S.America through some wheeling and dealing. You CAN find american Drs in S.America now.. Mexico to
be exact... who are American citizens and are rebelling against the medical and insurance co nonsense and treating this beast. Big pharma IS killing
me.. an YOU.
AS ATS says : Deny Ignorance... well, deny it and educate yourself.Be your own advocate. Push and Push until you get some answers. Its not normal to
be sick like this and like some of you are long term.. and dont you let these Drs tell you so. Its NOT the weather, its NOT the climate... make them
actually diagnose and not play the insurance approval game.
I think that some of these diseases are due to our nasty habit of playing with chems and our environment. Maybe so, but dont let them wash their hands
of it and say " so sorry your life is over, deal with it." Im getting better even now.. with the oral meds... and I can imagine when I get the
picc I will continue to get better. But its been a hellish road and I just got lucky with a diagnosis... many folks never get their lives back and Id
prefer to see each one of you avoid the hell Ive been through for 2 yrs. Not that everyone has lyme.. but everyone isnt being properly diagnosed by