- CASE FILE
I have been suffering from severe tendon and joint pain for about 10 years after an illness and antibiotics.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
14 years ago I fell ill after working at a mosquito control company. Whether it was the chemicals or the nasty conditions I was in, I don't know. I started to suffer from severe abdominal pain attacks on my right lower side. They were sudden, sharp, and excruciating.
The Dr.s hadn't a clue what was going on, so started doing every test imaginable. I also went on some very strong antibiotics. The attacks went away after a colonoscopy found pre-cancerous polyps that they removed. They still aren't sure what happened. The antibiotics left me in a fog, and I developed thrush. Pro-biotics were not widely used and they didn't have an answer as to why I felt SO BAD. I was actually treated really unfairly by a doctor who I saw and he actually rolled his eyes at me. So i decided to not ever go back. I finally did research and started taking pro-biotics and my fog and depression eased within 3 days, but "something" still wasn't right.
I went to a more holistic Dr. and he gave me some cat's claw and another herb I can't recall. They didn't seem to be helping so I quit using them. The day after I stopped using them I woke up and had the WORST joint and tendon pain. I couldn't move I was so stiff. I am very outdoorsy, very active, and I was very athletic, so my body is used to hard use. After that, though, any strenuous quick action of my body (I.E. my horse yanking on his rope) Sent a horrible burning through my joints and muscles and It would be that way for days. One Dr. said, "Well if you don't use your body that'll happen" Yeah. Ok. I could work circles around you, son - even IF I feel like shit. I'm no flower.
13. years. And no answer.
Through some vitamins and time, I suppose that part isn't as bad but the joint pain and stiffness is nearly unbearable. Every time I go to the Dr they do tests and they are normal so they are clue less. I also don't have good insurance so I can't really spend all sorts of time on tests and specialsts.
It sucks because I was a fit person, and 14 years of this, it's becoming harder and harder to function.
It's debilitating and sad.
One of the reasons (among many) We're selling our small farm. I just can't handle it anymore.
I did find through some research, that certain antibiotics can change your DNA and make you very sick - and they call it being "floxed" But, I don't know if that's me or not. =(