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7Lil
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   Posted 2/26/2007 8:49 AM (GMT -7)   

Happy Birthday!!!

Oneday,
If I remember correctly, it is your big day today.  Woo hoo!
I see you're still not feeling well from you big night out a couple days ago... I hope that passes real soon so that you can enjoy your special day.
I wish you health and happiness for the many years ahead.
x x x x
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   Posted 2/26/2007 9:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Happy birthday to you x

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oneday
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   Posted 2/27/2007 11:56 AM (GMT -7)   
thnaks. had quite an interresting day. still feel rough. not sure the drink did me any good. i can not stop going to the loo. then today i hvae came out in a rash. it just seem like a never endng cycle. my gp had a go at me about my healht. i know i ned to lose weigth. she said my liver isn't working properly because of my weigth. she said my iron has been .low for a while but chose not to tell me. i now know thta i ned surport to lose thew wegiht. my councilor told me yesturday thta she thniks i ned to hvae cognative behavuor theapy to help wiht everything. wating time is long thoguh.

Keriamon
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   Posted 2/27/2007 12:33 PM (GMT -7)   
A rash? Have you ever been tested for allergies? I know you're trying no gluten and no dairy, but there may be something else in there that you're allergic to. Do you have the funds to go all organic? Some people are allergic to preservatives and/or artifical dyes, or even artifical sugars. Or real sugars for that matter.

I think I would look my GP in the eye and say, "Are you not giving me adequate medical attention because YOU think I'm too fat? Would you refuse to treat a person because you thought they were too black or too Jewish?" There have been studies done that have found that the more overweight you are, the less medical care you get from most physicians. Some will even refuse to treat fat people for knee problems or diabetes and tell them that they have to lose weight first. That's like saying "You're too fat to deserve medical attention: I hope your knee pains you terribly and your untreated diabetes kills you." If losing weight were so easy, then why isn't everyone thin? Lord knows about 1/3rd of all Americans are on a diet at any given time, and yet we're still the fattest nation on earth. Why aren't all those diets working? How come the diet industry (and media) always manages to blame the abyssmal failure rate of diets (95-97%) on a lack of personal willpower? If we accept as fact that the entire human population, minus 3-5%, has this total lack of willpower, do you not think it's better to design a treatment that doesn't require this missing willpower? After all, "Askin' ain't gettin." You can tell people all day long to have willpower, but if they're not disposed to have it, then they won't have it, and no amount of guilt-tripping can make any difference. And if fat is bad, unnatural, a modern epidemic, etc., etc., etc. BS, then why are there so many images of extremely fat women from the prehistoric days? The appearance of fat cavewomen seems to indicate that "fat" may be normal and nautral and part of the overall human experience. Try reading "The Obesity Myth" by Paul Campos.

So your liver's not functioning properly (by the way, I've never heard of fat making your iron levels to be low); did your doctor actually give you some medicine to try and compensate that, or did she just dismiss you as needing to fix it yourself by losing weight? Given your pain and diarrhea, I'm frankly surprised that you are overweight, as many people lose a lot of weight in similar circumstances. I daresay you're not eating much now anyways, so I don't know what "they" think you can do about it.

Did you see that Sarita's problem may be her thyroid? Have you had yours checked lately? They can be hard to find, apparently, AND they can cause weight problems that won't go away. Also, hormones are another thing that can make your bowels go crazy and make you large. Have you had a complete workup of those?

Given your current medical state with your bowels, I think the last thing you want to do is try and diet, given that you are probably not getting enough nutrients now due to lack of eating and, especially, due to your D. Try seeing if you can find a doctor that's sympathetic to people of weight. I was on a board for overweight people once, and I think someone mentioned there being a list (maybe on the Fat Acceptance website?) of doctors who treated people based on their symptoms, not based on their weight. This was an international organization, so if they have such a list, UK doctors will be on it. Also, you may find it useful to go to some of their meetings and ask around for doctor referrals.

oneday
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   Posted 3/1/2007 10:42 AM (GMT -7)   
hi thnaks for info.


i asked gp for allergie testing but she reufsed saying thta only if yuo hvae a surve allegre do they do it on nhs. my gp dismissed my liver and siad thta it was because i am over weigth. i hvae had my thyoird checked and it seemed to be fine. i am still going to the loo which is causeing a few prolbems at work. i aslo have a condition called polycystic ovary syndrome wihcih is out of control at mo. but gp just dismisses this. i aslo have predaibetes and my blood pressure can be high. i never seem to get any where wiht any of this thoguh and just get told one thing lose weigth. i will feel much beter. i lost two stone and felt worse not beter.

now i hvae ben told thta my councilor is leaveing the centre where i go so after two weeks time i wont get any more. still ned it whcih is hwat she said.

gp said the rash is ance but i am not to sure as i hvae been working wiht children who hvae just come out in a rash to chicken poks. my spots raelly itch and when i get acne it never does. thye just dont seem to care.

oh and i changed gp but thta didnt do me any good.

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   Posted 3/1/2007 11:37 AM (GMT -7)   

Oneday,

Sometimes a night or two of drinking alcohol can lead to temporarily elevated liver enzyme levels.  If you had, say, two or three AST and ALT levels on separate occasions that were out of whack, it might be something to check into...but having one abnormal tests doesn't necessarily indicate there's a problem with your liver. 

When I read that you have PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) I was flabbergasted that no one has told you that this alone can cause significant abdominal pain, among other symptoms.  Do you have a gynecologist?  How long has it been since your diagnosis with that?

If your TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) is normal, your thyroid is okay; it's a very sensitive, effective test.  So at least that has been ruled out!

As far as the rash goes...a million gazillion things could cause rashes.  If you've changed your laundry detergent or your body wash or you're wearing a new fabric or you're chafing somewhere...rashes are tough!  Try some hydrocortisone cream on your rash, which will help it stop itching so much.

 

 


Keriamon
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   Posted 3/1/2007 12:07 PM (GMT -7)   
If you work with kids who have been having chicken pox, make sure you keep a look out for shingles--which is a variation of chicken pox that adults get who have already had chicken pox once.

I agree with Sarita that PCOS causes a lot of abdominal pain. And what's more, they could stop that if they wanted to by giving you birth control to either better regulate your ovulation or stop it all together. Having your ovaries removed all together is pretty drastic, but sometimes necessary if birth control can't stop the formation of the cysts. My mother had that and ended up having her ovaries removed in her early 40's. One was just completely covered in cysts and wasn't producing any hormones, so it was totally useless anyways. I also have a friend who has it pretty severely and would probably get her ovaries removed if she could afford it. She and her husband wanted children, but she can't conceive anyways because she's not ovulating normally. And I have yet another friend who has sporadic ovarian cysts (I don't know if hers is severe enough to be termed PCOS), but she hasn't had any more cysts to rupture (horrible, severe pain--as bad as passing a kidney stone, she said) since getting on the pill. I'm on Depo Provera myself, which suppresses ovulation all together, and may be an option for you (I don't have periods either and don't seem to have any of the hormonal fluctuations that go along with them).

Also, women with PCOS have hormone imbalance problems which can certainly cause bowel problems.

AND, on top of that, WEIGHT GAIN is one of the major symptoms of PCOS. You're not fat because you eat too much, but because your hormones are screwed up! You can diet all you want to, but until they correct the PCOS, you'll never lose any weight (or at least keep it off--if you've lost two stone, that's probably because you haven't been eating enough, and I agree, you can feel worse when you lose weight if you lose it the wrong way. When I lost a bunch of weight because my gall bladder made me too sick to eat, I looked and felt like crap; I was much better off with a good gall bladder and overweight than a bad gall bladder and a "normal" weight). Once your hormones are back on track, though, you may find it drops off on its own accord AND you don't feel bad when it does drop off.

So you GP said they only bother testing for allergies if you have a severe allergy? Umm... how do they know you have an allergy unless they TEST you for it? Did you look this woman in the eye and ask her, "Did you ever even GO to medical school? I've got shrubs in my garden more helpful than you. Heck, a faith healer could get more results for me than you." Etc. I still think if you can get the funds together, you need to see if you can't find a doctor to pay out of pocket to give you some actual medical care. If you were to, say, take a trip to the US and suddenly get sick while here and have to go to the ER and get a bunch of tests run, would your NHS insurance pay for it? American private insurance has to cover us when we go on vacation in other countries. Might be worth the cost of the airfare.

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   Posted 3/2/2007 8:05 AM (GMT -7)   
I have had shingles (herpes zoster) and as far as I know, you cannot catch it from anyone. However people that never had the chicken pox can catch the chicken pox from your shingles.

Its actually the chicken pox virus that lives in your spinal nerve paths that everybody has living inside of them if they ever had chicken pox. If you have a normal healthy immune system, then the immune system will keep shingles from developing however people with weakened immune systems (immunosuppressants, older generation, AIDS patients, or just plain stress and exhaustion) are more susceptible to develop shinges. Shingles is a really horrible thing and very painful. Mine wasn't just itchy, it was burning, tingling, and it hurt when the slightest movement of my clothes touched it. If you do suspect shingles, call your doc immediately; early treatment is the key to reduce long term problems.
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   Posted 3/2/2007 9:03 AM (GMT -7)   
i hvae ben rufesd a gyne for pcos. every time i go to doctors thye all say i cant see a gyne for the pcos. my doctors say yuo cant get pain from pcos but i told thme thta you can. thye wont put me on the pill as my blood presure is to high. i was diganosed as hvaing pcos about nine yaers ago. wehn i went to see gp last time i made my self clear thta i wasnt puting up wiht the your over weigth crap from him. god i could hvae screamed at him.

as for my liver i hvae had about four liver funtcion tests thta hvae benn high. thye said thta may be it was beucase of the prediabetes i hvae.

the nhs only lets you hvae free health care in eurpoe but you hvae to pay for it first thne get it refended i think.

oh i did know thta pcos causes a lot of things and there may be a link between pcos and stomach prolbems. i hvae most of the systems of pcos and i hvae it quite serve.

i hvae been told thta my rash is most probably a form of chicken pox. a virus form or something like thta. using hyrdocortsone and it starting to scrab over now. gp said i probably got it becuase my immune system is so low at mo. thye are going to keep an eye on thta to make sure it doesnt get any worse.

Keriamon
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   Posted 3/2/2007 10:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Why can't you just go to the gyno? I've NEVER heard of a woman having to be referred to a gynocologist by another doctor because a woman ALWAYS has to go to the gyno. Have you not been seeing one yearly for an examine and pap smear? Can you not corner him or her then and talk about your PCOS? I know too many people who have it and who have pain, so your doctor is full of you-know-what, but I'm sure you've figured that out already.

Other women have high blood pressure and are on birth control. Certain birth control pills or methods are better for women with high blood pressure than others, so there are options. There's also the option of putting you on non-birth control hormones if your hormones are really out of whack. That may very well be contributing TO your high blood pressure and it may actually get better when you get the hormones straightened out. Certainly the stress involved with the pain and the constant D can elevate it.

oneday
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   Posted 3/3/2007 2:46 AM (GMT -7)   
here in the uk it is difernet. we hvae to see our gp general practiser first thne thye reffer us to see the speaclist we need. oh and our gp noramly does our pap smears not thta i hvae had one. giong to hvae one on monday. we aslo dont see gp yeary for exam or smear only thre years here. my blood pressure hhas ben high for abuot two years now may longer. i know thta something is not right wiht my bowels just becuase of going to the loo loads of times. but i do wonder if the pain is all my stomach and hvae wondered if it could be becuase of cycts on ovarys bursting. i hvae loads appently according to my last scan i had.

the bleeding thta i get had got a bit beter recently thne the other day i strated to bleed agian. it is very agonying.

sometimes i raelly want to scream at my gp 's i can see any one at the practise. i try to stick to the one who has sent me to another gi as she is ok althuogh she still refuses to send me to see a gyne.

i sem to get more info from the inertnet thna from thme. the high blood pressure is not to much of a surprices as my dad has it so it does run in the family.
i was put on a non birth control hormone but thta has wrecked my body. i blame thta for my systems getting worse. i am losing my hair whcih of cousre is making me feel worse.

i thnik thta i hvae ben raelly struggling since losing three close relatives my nan and grandad and an aunt. i am struggling to cope wiht thme not beeing here and find it hard to accpet thta thye are gone. thye all died in horrible surcomstances whcih i will never forget. seeing thme so ill was so hard to watch. thne trying to pretend thta every thing was going to be ok. the scraed look in there eyes. i saw my aunt suffer wiht her stomach thye said it was nothing and it turned out to be cancer she shortly died after diagnoses as thye left it to long.

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   Posted 3/5/2007 8:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Have you informed your sub-standard doctors that stomach cancer runs in your family? You need to be getting regular (as in every couple of years, I would think) endoscopies, since you have a lot of stomach problems. Even if you don't have it now, you couldn't spot it later as it would blend in with all your other symptoms.

I think you should do a separate post asking for recommendations from others in the UK for doctors to see. Even if it's a long trip to where the good doctor(s) is, I think it would be worth it to see a doctor that won't dismiss you. You really need to see a gyno about the ovarian cysts because GPs aren't qualified to be messing with your hormones (no wonder they made you worse). You could have other things in there too, like fybroid tumors, endometreosis, etc. Sometimes those things can be treated, but it has to be by a specialist.

Although the PCOS is probably a lot of your problem, there's still something else that's wrong with your guts, because blood (unless it's very bright red--from hemmies or a fissure) in the stool is not normal and is not IBS.

oneday
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   Posted 3/5/2007 10:56 AM (GMT -7)   
yeah thye know thta stomach cancer is in the family. my councilor is figthimng for me to get a diffenrt type of counciling to help me. congative behauvior thearpy. i had to see a nurse at my practise today who was raelly nice. i had to hvae a smear as i hvae ben avoiding it for yaers. i was quite suprised thta i didn't fill a thing. in a couple of weeks i am due to see another gi who i havaent seen before so hopeing thta i will get some answers thne. i no i hvae prolbems iusues to get over.

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   Posted 3/5/2007 10:58 AM (GMT -7)   
I have never had cognitive behavior therapy but have heard wonderful things about it from many people. I hope you get some answers soon. Good luck and take care
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