Posted 5/10/2013 1:11 PM (GMT -6)
Ive posted in this section before in the past but heres an update of things. My health problems first started out as acid reflux and indigestion in Oct 10 out of the blue that became progressively worse, I was very fit and active before all this. Ive done the harsh helicobacter treatment twice, both times it made me feel worse off, after the second treatment i have been told Im now free of the virus, but I feel no different, if anything, worse. Along side this i have also experienced more worrying symptoms that quietly kept up on me. High blood pressure around 150/100, high LDL Cholesterol and my resting pulse rate is now around 75-85 bpm, (just before i had all these symptoms 18months ago, it was around 52-55bpm). I do experience symptoms from this now, palpitations, pounding in the head, headaches and general pulsing/pressure sensations in the extremities. Also pain in the lower left abdomen area, like bloating and trapped gas, it can be really intense pain sometimes. This comes and goes in cycles, it'll be bad for a few weeks then it'll disappear for a month or two and then return.
Ive had an endoscopy in Oct '12 that revealed i had nothing more than mild gastritis, dont have helicobacter nor am i a celiac (something that runs in the family).
Im taking 15mg of Lansoprazole per day at the minute and although this soothes the heart burn pain, i still reflux all day long and my stomach and oesophagus just feels sore, raw and generally inflamed constantly. Its like my body is reacting against something or itself. Ive tried taking a bi****h based compound called De Noltab for 2 months which worked well whilst i was taking it, once i came off it i went back to normal.
Since Oct '12, I also rapidly developed reddened/veiny eyes. Its not even that they are dry, its like they have an irritant in them, like when you've been in the swimming baths for too long and the chlorine hurts your eyes. they burn and feel gravelly. I don't know if this is related or a separate health issue. I use moisturising eye drops but it doesn't do much as my eyes aren't actually dry!
I was wondering if anyone has or has had similar symptoms. I am totally stumped as to what is wrong with me and why my health declined so rapidly when previously i was an active, fit person into sport and healthy lifestyle. Do i have parastic infection? internal candida? Food Allergy? Hiatal Hernia? Gall Stones? god knows, the doctors and specialists arent helping much either. Because my symptoms aren't any of the "red flags" as they call them, Im regarded as a low priority so i only get seen on the odd occasion
Any feedback would be appreciated