Posted 1/7/2011 12:01 PM (GMT -6)
I am a 25 year old female who is normally fairly healthy. Although, I have had a very rough 2010. In Feb I had a miscarraige. They were not sure what caused it. I healed and continued my life.
Then out of nowhere in July I had 6 kidney stones and a bad kidney infection that would not go away. They gave me keflex and cipro to try to kill off the kidney infection. I ended up having three surgeries from the kidney issues. Two Cycsto and one trying to blast some of the stones. Also had two stints. :( They are painful, I don't care what doctors say.
Well the kidney infection killed it off eventually leading me into C-diff in Oct. What a nasty disease, that no one warns you about. I ended up in the hospital because I was so dehydrated with all of the constant bathroom visits. I took flagyll and vanco. The flagyll did not work on me. I was on vanco for a while. Then was put on xifraction(sp?) Now they are saying the C-diff is gone but can't trigger what is still causing me to be so ill.
I have been reading through some of these and they sound somewhat similar to what I'm going through. My symptoms seem odd and not completely together. My main symptoms are diarrhea (up to six to ten times a day), no appetite, weight loss, sweating a lot, nausea, leg cramps and stomach cramps, and terrible headaches. Plus my energy is just zapped. I have been taking probiotics, but was told not to take multi-vitamins due to the stones. They also have me on lomotil to try to slow me down.
I have had a colonoscopy, in which came back fairly normal. No blockages or cancer. Although yesterday I had another test done testing how fast my bowels were going and to look for blockages. I drank the barium at the beginning of the test and within the first 15 minutes, I had to go to the bathroom. The nurse acted as if this was not normal. I am to the point where I am not sure what is going on in my body. Does anyone else know about this? I just feel pretty alone and disheartened that five to six months later I am still sick. I just want my life back, or even a small percent back.
Thanks for taking the time to read this and or comment. Hopefully others don't have to go through this.