Posted 1/20/2009 4:15 PM (GMT -7)
My name is Paul, I am 22 years old and have been suffering from medical problems for the last 2 and a half years! Before my problems started I was in perfect health, went to the gym atleast 3 times a week and played 5 a side football and had a manual job.
It all started in september 2006 when I went to University, it was freshers week and had drank alot all week. I woke up on the Friday of that week feeling very unwell but put it down to a bad hangover and put my feet up. The feeling did not pass that weekend and carried on so I thought maybe flu or a virus? My symptoms were feeling sick, genrally run down, a swollen throat with white pathes at the back, loss of appatite and stomach pain and then within 2 weeks of initial symptoms I had a discharge from my penis which was a thick white colour and it hurt to urinate etc.
At this point I decided to go to the doctors who said go the the GUM clinic. I went and they said I had NSU so I took the antibiotics they gave me. Within days I felt 100% better and discharge had gone. However within 2 days of stopping the treatment, my symptoms came back. Since then I have taken numerous amouts of antibiotics but now seem to make things worse. I have been back to the docs more times than I can remember and have seen numerous specialists and had every test under the sum done! Been to the GUM clinic 10 times and only 7 of those times have said its NSU but never pinpointed anything.
Over time, other symptoms have developed such as constant phlegm at back of throat, pain in left side of chest and aches and pains down my left arm and left leg. Still got nausea problems which are worse in the morning
My pathetic doctor thinks that it is chronic fatigue syndrome even tho I have never read anything about someone with this constantly having discharge problems for no apparent reason
Tests I have had done are:-
Camera in colon
Camera down penis
Numerous x rays
scan of kidneys
My eyes hurt when run down which is basically all the time. I feel depressed by it all, working for a day or being in uni all day really takes it out of me and my throat swells up again and I feel like I have a virus all the time!
Any advice by anyone would be much appreciated. GERD, Chronhs have also been mentioned