- CASE FILE
i am a 23 year old male who has been suffering gastrointestinal issues for almost 6 years
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
My name is Josh and I am 23 years old. I have been suffering gastrointestinal issues for almost 6 years now. I live every day with some type of pain or bloating in my stomach and down into my lower bowels. In this same time period I have never had a normal bowel movement. Instead I am either constipated or have loose (diarrhea-like), mucus-like, tarry or greasy looking bowel movements. Also my now much-reduced weight can fluctuate widely for no apparent reason as in I can lose or gain upwards of 5-10 pounds over a 2-3 day period.
I have continually tried to manage (i.e. live with) this pain and all the other assorted issues that go along with it while still keeping a positive attitude in general. But often it is quite bad and tends to lower my quality of life along with impacting my employment a couple of times in the past year or so.
My father has spent countless hours seeking a possible answer for me but despite his best efforts we run into the same (non-) answers from the medical community. Each doctor I see starts with common tests and blood work. Therefore, despite my age I have already had 3 colonoscopies, all of which were negative. I have also had 2 endoscopies the second of which did show two small stomach ulcers. My dad has maintained a timeline of events since this all started and I have given this document to a couple of doctors who look at it and put it in my folder. Yet I cannot recall a single time when they discussed it with me.
Also, my dad wishes for me to give a disclaimer on his behalf here. He acknowledges he is not a doctor. But he can read and he has always stated he wants to be proved wrong. But to the best of our knowledge nobody has even considered any of this stuff. So the below timeline is written from his perspective as a parent who has (he told me) shed more than a couple of tears late at night trying to find an answer for one of his sons. While my Dad also realized that none of the below research may have anything to do with my problems, he just wishes somebody would consider them. If they are not related to me he really hopes somebody will find the answer for his son.
When he saw the television ad for this new show/website he told me his excitement level was quite high and that maybe this was the break I was looking for. So I hope you will read my story and maybe find somebody who can help me.
My Dad's timeline and some of his research:
Some life events prior to first episode in case there is a connection:
05/2013 1st Gardasil shot
07/2013 2nd Gardasil shot
08/2013 WEIGHT: approximately 270-280 pounds in excellent shape playing football
08/2013 1st concussion
09/2013 Moved down into the basement at home
10/2013 2nd concussion - decided to no longer play football
Beginning of gastro problems
12/2013 Went to Emergency Room and admitted to hospital with dehydration...severe cramps...diarrhea...vomiting. Believe it was diagnosed as gastroparesis.
12/2013 3rd Gardasil shot
01/2014 Smoking pot regularly...eventually told me it helped him work through his concussion symptoms
01/2014 Returned to school after missing entire 2nd quarter due to concussion
01/2014 Similar symptoms as 12/03 but no ER visit...got appointment with gastroenterologist
03/2014 Colonoscopy and endoscopy
01/2015 WEIGHT: approximately 210 pounds (~60-70 lb. weight loss in 18 months)
09/2015 Went to Emergency Room with similar symptoms. Believe it was diagnosed as gastroparesis.
07/2016 Went to Emergency Room with similar symptoms. Believe it was diagnosed as gastroparesis.
07/2016 WEIGHT: approximately 195 pounds (~75-85 lb. weight loss in 2 years)
10/2016 While grasping for answers I had the basement air quality tested for mold and any other issues. The level of two specific items in air were found to be elevated.
See Citric Acid Allergies on another page.
12/2016 Went to local ER for belly button discharge - was given a prescription for Bactrim
12/2016 Went to ER several days later for pain in upper abdomen...doctor said pancreatitis due to probable allergic reaction to Bactrim
01/2017 Josh moved out of basement as remediation of mold began - has not been living down there since
04/2017 WEIGHT: approximately 180 pounds
06/2017 Went to ER with rectal bleeding
06/2017 WEIGHT: approximately 175 pounds
07/2017 Had another endoscopy – two small ulcers found
07/2017 Has been taking over the counter Prilosec off and on since then
06/2018 Scheduled for colonoscopy/endoscopy from yet another doctor – had severe vomiting after doing pre-med and had to cancel.
12/2018 Surgery for hemorrhoids and anal fissure
03/2019 Surgeon did a colonoscopy after Josh said that although the surgery seemed to be successful he was still experiencing the same gastro issues
06/2019 Went to ER with severe dehydration
At least twice...possibly more...his white cell count has been elevated when in ER during episodes. But he was never given any antibiotics.
I know I’m not a doctor but I have desperately searched for answers since this all began.
Initially I believed that pot could be causing the issue (gastroparesis)
But then Gardasil kept coming up in my research
The basement air quality test indicated a possible allergen (Aspergillus) that could be causing the issue
Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency?
I remember once in the ER a doctor actually thought he had found the possibly issue and it had something to do with his pancreas. But then they discarded that theory because you had been taking Bactrim for that belly button leakage issue and if I recall correctly pancreas issues were a known side effect. Is it possible this may be a problem and was NOT an allergic reaction to Bactrim? I would love for him to be tested for this.
WHY WON”T SOMEBODY READ THIS STUFF AND TEST JOSH FOR THESE THINGS?
Gardasil Syndrome: A perfect Storm of Genetic Mutations & Reactivated Pathogens
Updated May 29, 2017
by Lloyd W. Phillips
Allergies to CITRIC ACID in foods, soft drinks, preservatives, etc.
We observed that new and increased sensitivities to mold and members of the Fungal Kingdom was common. We hypothesize that due to the failure of the host to timely clear the vaccine and its inflammatory payload, the host not only formed antibodies to the HPV Proteins in the vaccine, but also appeared to form aggressive antibodies to fungus (the HPV vaccine proteins are grown in a fungus). We further observed and investigated what turned out to be a related phenomenon. Because of this new or enhanced sensitivity to fungus, many of these children and adults now responded acutely to anything that contained citric acid, including the minute level of citric acid preservative found in a power-bar. After a lengthy investigation, we found that virtually all citric acid sold in the United Stated was manufactured synthetically by means of fermentation, and the favorite fermenting agent was Aspergillus Niger, a cousin to the fungus in the Gardasil HPV vaccine. By putting 10,000 gallons of corn oil or similar sugar-rich base in a vat, then adding Aspergillus Niger (black mold) and waiting a while for it to ferment, you didn't have to use lemons, limes, etc., or have to worry about citrus crop failures, or clean up peels, seeds, or leaves. You just had to filter out the mold at the end of the fermentation process... * BUT * you can't filter out the MYCOTOXINS, and this was what was causing many patients to experience a re-emergence of debilitating gastrointestinal and auto-immune symptoms. Whenever they ingested this commercially-made citric acid, many had varying degrees of adverse reactions, some lasting for days.
Below is the result from the Air Quality Test from the basement in fall of 2016
The results from the spore trap air-o-cell cassette sample that was taken in the Basement by Bed (sample #2) indicate the presence of elevated levels of Aspergillus/Penicillium (2,100 s/m3). The total of Aspergillus/Penicillium detected in the exterior sample was (800 s/m3) Some Aspergillus/Penicillium can cause strong allergic reactions. Some species are known irritants and may cause Type 1 Allergies and Type 3 Hypersensitivity.
There are three distinct phases of the Gardasil Syndrome:
2) Hyperactivation of immune cells, especially in the gut, which may result in the eventual overexpression (overproduction) of histamine by mast cells, which may result in a Histamine Intolerance and dilation of blood vessels, which may cause symptoms of Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), plus bouts of constipation and/or diarrhea, plus IBS, and Gastroparesis if inflammation is not arrested;
An ever increasing number of formerly healthy and active children and adults are reporting severe and/or life-threatening adverse reactions after receiving the genetically modified HPV vaccine.
An unusually high percentage report being involved in sports (cheerleading, football, swim-team, volleyball, track, etc.) prior to receiving the Gardasil HPV vaccine. In at least two cases that were investigated early, sepsis was documented. The vaccine appears to reactivate dormant pathogens by first hyper-stimulating the immune system, which results in aggressive apoptosis (cell death). Infected cells burst and spill their contents, including dormant pathogens that exist in the cytoplasm (center) of the cell. These pathogens have been documented to include, but are not limited to: viruses (including enteroviruses); protozoa; spirochetes (including Lyme disease). Pediatricians generally abandon these patients, possibly because of poor training, or because of the large amount of time to develop and follow up on individualized recovery protocols for these children, which result in such things as simple digestive problems turning into life-threaten Gastroparesis in these children, or a swollen spleen resulting in death for a high school football player.
Many of these doctor-abandon patients develop permanent and life-long conditions, such as six foot former high school track long-distance runner Zach O, whose negligent doctors at Kaiser Permanente let him waste away to 108 pounds, and allowed his 25(OH)vit-D levels to drop to 16ng/ml, resulting in permanent damage to his spine due to fractures. Zach O is now 20 years old and can barely walk with the aid of a walker.
Gardasil Syndrome, a.k.a. Vaccine Syndrome, a.k.a. Gulf War Syndrome, a.k.a. Phillip-Offit-Wakefield Syndrome, with similar symptoms found in Lyme Disease and Autism:
Fatigue; Lightheadedness upon standing (POTS Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome); possible mood swings, irritability, short temper; Inability to concentrate/poor memory; Pain - stomach, heart, joints; Increased sensitivity to light and loud sounds, smells, foods; Histamine Intolerance; Eczema, acne, hives, rashes; Flares of inflammation, nausea, and Lupus-like symptoms; Reactivation and virulence of enteroviruses and other pathogens, including those associated with biting insects and pets, such as Bartonella (Cat-Scratch Fever), and Lyme Disease and Lyme-related infections and co-infections; Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastroparesis, plus Thyroid and Gallbladder disorders have been observed when left untreated; Curvature of the spine or Ankylosing Spondylitis if HLA-B27 gene mutation is present; Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP); Unskilled doctors may typically tell you it's all in your head (Conversion Disorder)
1) Serum (blood) levels of Vitamin D [25(OH)VitD] will always be low. 2) Comprehensive Cytokine Panel; look for many LPS Stimulated Cytokines to be 50% or more below the lowest acceptable counts; 3) LabCorp#: 505026; NAME: HNK1; COMMON NAME: NK-CD57. Results for this test will typically be FAR BELOW gate, with many lab results falling below 30. A count of 63 is generally considered the lowest acceptable limit.
The following bloodwork is the first one I looked up online after reading the above. In this case EVERY test showed within the normal range EXCEPT vitamin D.
From March, 2, 2018 bloodwork at LabCorp
Vitamin D, 25-Hydroxy
Reference Range: 30.0-100.0 ng/mL
Theobald et al, Agents Actions. 1987 Feb;20(1-2):10-6, identified transferrin (TF) as a blocking factor (BF) for histamine in mast cells, but did not reference histamine that may be released by eosinophils in response to an allergic reaction (such as to components in the Gardasil vaccine). If transferrin is low, the blocking action of histamine is inhibited in a dose-dependant manner (PMID2437773), and this appears to be what we observed, which may partly account for the cascade of debilitating GI events found in these subjects with low transferrin, ranging initially from Histamine Intolerance and ending up with Gastroparesis. We observe high eosinophil levels in many subjects, long after vaccination.
Histamine (elevated) and Blood Vessel Dilation
We observed that the majority of these children and adults felt lightheaded upon standing. We hypothesize that the elevated histamine, caused by this newly acquired histamine intolerance, dilated blood vessels, and significantly lowered blood pressure to the brain. We further hypothesize that this may be the cause, or a contributing factor to Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS). We observed that this newly formed histamine intolerance and resulting self-sustaining inflammation did not noticeably subside until foods containing moderate to high amounts of histamine were removed from the diet. We observed that Low Dose Naltrexone appeared to reduce/ eliminate gastrointestinal pain and other negative effects of this condition. Low Dose Naltrexone did not totally eliminate head pain, which we believe is due to an inhibition of the transsulfuration pathway, which allows sulfites to enter the brain.