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I live on the Kipsap Peninsula, and have not yet been diagnosed. My mom has had some tests come back positive, and since doing all my follow up work, I am amazed with all the things that could be explained that I have experienced. My local doctors blow! I have had to re-schedule an appt. twice due to thier neglegence. Could anyone recommend a good doctor that I could visit and skip all the back-country practitioners out here in no-man's land? I am sooooo frustrated right now. I have been seen by incompetent doctors starting in 1990! when I was in the Navy. I managed to escape from the Navy with the loss of only one organ! (Appendectomy) Any and all help would be greatly appreciated. My mom did give me the info on the tests I need......... I will rant more if someone out there is interested! no need to bore most of you with the details, just be assured I have been miserable just like many of you.
funny to think, but I am not very good at listening to my body! I ate a ton of gluten loaded noodles last night and waited for the fireworks. Now I have been sick... so these results may not be typical. I had cramps and sharp pains in my gut within 20-30 minutes! but no explosive DH (Whew). I did have trouble sleeping and encountered bowel problems in the AM, which has lasted most of the day. I also noticed that I have a overly sore neck and back today even though I have not been active due to my cold? OK... enough of the self testing crap!
On the thrush issue? a white tongue is not normal? I brush my tongue all the time when brushing my teeth, but I still have a kinda white chalky tongue most of the time!
I just thought I was weird...lucky enough, now I have something to blame most of my oddities on! Ha
Here are some of my favs. I....
-have terrible bouts with cancer sores
-allergic to milk as child (deathly)
-joint issues (many) but currently tendinitus in shoulder
-terrible heartburn (2 pepcid AC's per day)
-sleep issues (nothing 2 tylenol PM per night can't fix)
-distended and bloated feeling
-sick more and more
Hey.. did you happen to search this forum for PPD coverter or tuberculosis? kinda spooky!
how about childhood growing pains... oh I love that one!!!
why do so many doctors tell me I have extra bones or spurs everywhere they look?
I like this one too.... did you break that before? I dunno you tell me! your the one that read the x-ray three months ago!!
I better go I am getting steamed.....
I spent like twey minutes typing up a beautiful 1st posting and my computer went nuts and I lost it LOL
I just wanted to at least say hello, and let you know I am taking all this in. I feel very overwhelmed right now. I will post more on a intro to the board! Thanks for getting me here, it's like free therapy!