Hi, I am a 25-year-old female with Type 1 Diabetes who has been experiencing significant health problems since being treated with broad-spectrum antibiotics for a staph infection last year. In the 6 months that followed: I relapsed, suffered from PID(involved more broad-spectrum abx), developed nodules on my thyroid, was diagnosed with gastritis/IBS, battled numerous strep throats.
Right now, I have been seeing a Gastroenterologist and had a plethora of tests done. I am waiting for the results. I am starting to think I have another autoimmune disease due to the length of my symptoms:
Hair loss/Change in texture
Irregular menstrual cycles
Tingling/Numbness in extremities
Cracking Joints/Snapping bones (everytime I move now something creaks, pops or snaps)
Blurred vision (I also have intense insomnia now, may be related)
Cold hands and feet
Anyone who could help me with the direction I should go in regards to my symptoms, suggestions/comments are obviously appreciated. The fact that this has developed from an infection/antibiotics is terrifying. I quit work and live at home in an attempt to heal myself but I haven't made any real progress. I am scared and feel exasperatd with all of my health problems.
Post Edited (Desperado25) : 2/12/2013 7:46:13 AM (GMT-7)