Please Pray For Me (minor update+)

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  1. Wasp

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    Well I'm still having a lot of trouble that I've mentioned before. Doctors still cant figure it out and Mayo Clinic is playing games.

    Over the last week I've gotten extremely weak and sore out of nowhere. Today my liver is sore and I don't know if its related or not.

    Ive prayed, begged, and everything else and I just don't know what else to do. I'm getting pretty worried lately, afraid is a better word maybe.

    Say a prayer if you have a minute.

    Chris
     
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    Prayers for you from the hunting blind brother.
     
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    Saying a prayer for you. And for the doctors too. Hope they can get it figured out.
     
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    Sending you all I've got in prayer and smoke.
    Burning the candles for you tonight.
     
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    Prayers and smoke being sent brother. Try to keep a positive attitude but I know it's extremely difficult when your in pain. Try to do things that make you feel good. Even eating things that make you feel good will help. There is a reason they make you feel that way whether it's physical or emotional, doesn't matter.

    dave
     
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    Saying a prayer for you.
     
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    Sorry to hear it, prayers sent
     
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    You are in my thoughts brother!

    Your symptoms stated sound awfully similar to tic born diseases. Not trying to play doctor, but unless the medical community around you is used to these diseases, they will neglect looking for them. With the recent spread of this epidemic it may be worth mentioning.
     
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    not knowing is so hard! sending prayers
     
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    Prayers continue on your behalf.
     
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    Have you been checked for Lyme? Seriously. The test is called Western Blot. Lyme is very good at hiding and imitating other ailments. The medical community is starting to come around but most doctors roll their eyes at it, especially if you have no "bullseye" or "rash". I would get that tested to eliminate it. I have close friends with Lyme, some had it for years before they knew. It's no joke.
    I had a doctor give me the line " well you don't have a bite......." My response was - you're telling me that 100% I don't have it or is that your opinion? I told him I prefer factual data, so order the test.
    Anyway, hope you get well soon. Don't stagnate, get alot of fresh air and keep moving as much as you can. God Bless.
     
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    Lord, help Chris through this and grant him your serenity and aid his health. Amen.

    Just a side question, how is your vitamin D? If it is to low, the symptoms are diverse, and can be quite painful. Once I started keeping taking vitimin D I stopped a lot of the unexplained hurts that felt like pinched nerves, stomach and bone pain. Easy enough to have it checked and to take some gel caps after an initial shot or three. Just throwing out an idea.
     
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    may you be blessed with restored health very soon! visualizing peaceful, easy feelings for you. take care.
     
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    Father GOD please place your healing hand on Chris and give him the strength that he needs. Also please give wisdom to the medical staff as they investigate what is happening to our brother. In Jesus Christ name amen.
     
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    Prayers sent up, brother.

    I experienced very similar symptoms and experiences for the last 3+ years, only recently finding some relief. In my case, a very young, newly minted doctor finally asked the right questions. Turns out that, for years, I had been dramatically overmedicated for another ailment. Cutting out a few meds and reducing the doseage on another seems to have “cured” me. This happened only fairly recently, so I am being very cautiously optimistic about this, but so far, so good. Not sure if that situation might apply to you, but I thought I’d throw it out there as a possibilty. Good luck.
     
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    Prayers & smoke coming your way sir.
     
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    Praying for your recovery and intelligence for the doctors.
     
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    Prayers and smoke buddy.
     
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    Prayers sent for a correct diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
     
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    Prayer continues Chris.
     
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    Sent one for you.
     
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    Hang in there Chris, continued prayers.
     
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    Hey Wasp,
    You mentioned weakness...by any chance is it localized to legs and hands/arms ?
    If it is, have yourself checked for Guillain Barre syndrome...immediately. It is a syndrome where the immune system attacks the milan (sp?) nerve casing and interrupts the brain impulses to your muscles. It can happen to various degrees and in the worst case, can take your diaphragm...putting you in an assisted breathing device. I got it in the 1990's and it took my legs to the knees and my hands/arms to the elbows. I had the paralysis for about 1 year and could not grasp anything or walk...
    If this sounds familiar get to a doc immediately; it comes on quite suddenly...

    Regards,

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    Praying for you, Chris. May God bless you.
     
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    Prayers coming in heavy my friend. Stay strong.
     
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    I really wish you didn’t have to keep dealing with this brother. Smoke and prayers that someone somewhere can come up with some answers.
     
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    Very true. I tested positive for Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever "in the past" last May, but my last test a month ago was negative. I currently have alpha-gal which means no mammal products or foods which goes way above what you would think. Even a lot of vegetables are coated with glycerin which is mammal. I am very careful and haven't eaten any meat or used any meds since my diagnosis. Hopefully less than a year before I get tested again and I can eat meat again. My numbers dropped 1/3 in 3 months.

    Yeah its ridiculous and scarier than most people know how little doctors are educated and how many labs are inept on testing for tick borne stuff. I have been tested twice. I am looking for a "lyme literate" doctor locally to help with anything that might be going on from my RMSF.

    My vitamin D is 26, which is slightly low but it was 22 two years ago. Doctor doesn't think its related or worrisome right now. I took supplements for two years with no real change.

    I'm currently only on one med a d its a controlled dose. Its for slow gut. I took it for three months a few years ago and my body took over back to normal, but whatever happened six months ago has really caused trouble and I'm back on it, but its not even working this time.

    Yes I have those pains where you mentioned. I have a good doctor now and he has tested me for a lot of stuff, not sure if thats in there. My symptoms don't seem to fit that after looking it up, at least not mostly.


    So check this out:
    -In '16 I was diagnosed with primary hyperparathyroidism and had a large adenoma removed (leaving 3 of 4 glands). 200,000 people in the US

    -Then I was diagnosed with B12 Deficiency and had to take injections for two years. 300,000 people in US
    Nobody would do the Intrinsic Factor test, until my current doctor and he took me off the injections after the test.

    -Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever diagnosis (noncurrent disease) last May. Took doxycycline for one month. Wrecked my gut. 200,000 people in US.

    -Alpha-gal mammalian food allergy (current) tick borne disease, can be cured after time to pass. 200,000 people in US.

    -Now doctor does a test last week and says I may have rheumatoid arthritis based on two tests he did, but Alpha Gal affects Mast cells (histamine releasers) which often cause higher RA counts but not RA. Rheumatoid Arthritis- 300,000 people in US.

    Now what are the odds I'd have all of that with those rare numbers? Accumulatively? Low!

    There still something else going on, but all of them are scratching their heads and referring me to one another. My doctor tried to get me into the infectious disease hospital for tick borne stuff but four doctors turned me down as a patient because they are in the same hospital as Internal Medicine which I sternly talked to when they were neglecting to do but one test every six weeks and told me "stop stressing".o_O

    My doctor tried to get me in me in Mayo Clinic in Minnesota but my insurance wont pay out of state, and I can't afford their deposit and I applied for patient assistance. My doctor personally called them five times for thirty minutes each call including conference calls, faxed them two copies of my potential diagnosis and probable testing direction which was 4 pages long. Mayo still says, "your doctor needs to call us." They don't want to help I guess.

    Recently a endochrinologist here did a cat scan of my parathyroid glands (surgery noted above) and said one of them was half again bigger than it was supposed to be, 7.5mm instead of 4 to 5mm. Ive contacted my original specialist/surgeon about it because thats all he does.

    My symptom are verifiable in tests, not in my mind, although they are hard to tie together. If you ever had faith in the medical community-- dont! If you aren't rich, or don't have a super common problem like heart attack, cancer, diabetes, or your arm cut off....forget it! Don't expect to get enthusiasm, help and direction, compassion, expediency, or hope because it ain't happenin'.

    I don't know what's going on but the doctors are back to shrugging, and I'm at the end of the road and completely....COMPLETELY out of hope, frustrated, pissed, and at this point I'm getting kind of scared. I'm having trouble getting around, feel like total crap, and I can no longer do anything for entertainment. Its ridiculous at 42 years old. Back early 2018 I was working again after two years of recovering and now I've lost that and am further than I was before.
     
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