I was diagnosed with IBS, gluten, wheat and dairy Intolerance
7 Years ago and I have gone on and off of the abstinence diet requirements; chocolate, cheese, pasta and bead;all the foods that make eating worth while, for me. The intolerance is now an allergy complete with allergy-like reactions;4 weeks of vomiting until I dry heaved + diarrhea being unable to keep medications, chicken broth or water down(yes I spent a lovely 6hrs in the ER being pumped full of hospital grade injection Zophran, Morphine and IV fluids)I learned to take my meds and then lay very, very still for 30-45 Minutes and could only go from the bed to the recliner and back again. On a visit to an ENT to rule out inner ear infections or blockages, my 17yr old had to lead me like a blind woman because apparently this somehow causes Vertigo. No inner ear issues, have to see a neurologist. After almost 2 months free of all offenders I have finally stopped vomiting and I can walk and drive my car again
but it lurks inside me, waiting for the weak moment or cross contamination. And I have no Dr.'s help and won't until after the MRI comes back clean and I change PCP's for the 4th
time this year! What has happened to our Practitioners? How can they treat us like produce on a conveyor belt with 5-6 of them treating 50+ patients and they are interchangeable like water filters but not one can take 15 EXTRA minutes and LISTEN or actually read a patients Medical File so they have a full picture of the patients needs and can take over care or make educated referrals to Competent specialists who take pride in how the help their patients, not in how many pieces of meat they forced through the system. I know this post is long but my Life is disappearing before my eyes, I'm 44yrs old almost a complete shut-in Invalid!!!! Not because I have any MAJOR disease but because I have so many illnesses that either are not being treated at all or are being treated off-handedly by EVERY Physician I've seen in the last 5 YEARS! I can only infer from this that it is my Economic Status or lack thereof that has sealed my fate but I was never good at staying in the status quo and I'm not going to die just because I'm inconvenient to have around.