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Old 05-14-2004, 11:28 PM   #1
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Unhappy I'm sick of being sick!!

I had mono 2 years ago and ever since then it seems like I have been sick 2 weeks out of the month sometimes even more. I constantly feel like I have mono. (ALWAYS tired, nausea, headaches, swollen glands, no appetite..) I have had blood and urine tests done a few times and all they ever say is well I have no idea. I'm sick of going to the doctors and hearing them say that it's just a virus and sending me home. What could this possibly be? These sicknesses are ruining my life..I can't work, I barely made it through my last year of high school...HELP ME PLEASE!

Old 05-25-2004, 09:31 PM   #2
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Old 05-26-2004, 10:53 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by AlwyzSick
I had mono 2 years ago and ever since then it seems like I have been sick 2 weeks out of the month sometimes even more. I constantly feel like I have mono. (ALWAYS tired, nausea, headaches, swollen glands, no appetite..) I have had blood and urine tests done a few times and all they ever say is well I have no idea. I'm sick of going to the doctors and hearing them say that it's just a virus and sending me home. What could this possibly be? These sicknesses are ruining my life..I can't work, I barely made it through my last year of high school...HELP ME PLEASE!

I'm sorry to hear about your situation, I've had similar symptoms for nearly four years now and I'm still trying to find out what's going on. I have a few suggestions, if you consume a lot of sugar (candies, cakes, etc.) and junk foots, now might be a good time to cut back and eat better. My family (on my mothers side) has a history of problems with the adrenal gland so that's what I'm finally going to have checked soon.

Cheer up things will get better.

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Old 08-01-2004, 02:35 PM   #4
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Re: I'm sick of being sick!!

sounds like ebstein barr virus to me

Old 08-09-2004, 10:41 PM   #5
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Re: I'm sick of being sick!!

I've got vaccine damage from military vaccination program... I also am tired of being sick...

Old 08-11-2004, 05:23 AM   #6
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Have you had an ANA test done (sorry if I misspell this but it stands for antinuclear antibodies). When elevated it could indicated a rehumatoid illness - like lupus.
I had a friend with your symptoms for years and she was finally diagnoised with lupus. Just a thought.

Old 08-11-2004, 06:06 PM   #7
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I just had a simple blood test done and the doctor said everything looked normal? I don't feel normal at all and feel very sick. I mean bad off sick! I do have a weird arthritis also that is huring my joints-- knees, ankles, wrists, elbows, and lumbar region (back); and on top of this, I have breathing problems too! I am not getting much oxygen. My lungs are not absorbing it like it use to. I had 2 anthrax vaccines from the military and am all in the messed up mode!

Old 08-12-2004, 12:44 AM   #8
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Hi Shatteredlife2,
Can you be more specific with your sickness please?
I have a cousin with something like Lupus, but it has more to do with her muscles.

Old 08-12-2004, 10:33 PM   #9
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The problem is I was hospitalized while on active duty due to a mycoplasma infection and a adverse reaction to the army vaccines both at the same time. I am currently sick with a whole list of symptoms which are chest pain, joint pains, breathing problems, headaches, vision problems, cognitive disruptions, dizzyness, confusion, diarrhea, chronic fatigue and weakness, uncoordinated, off balance and fall over, overly hot feeling,(temp. regulation problem), get exhausted and nauseated on any physical exertion, feel 80 years old, rickety feeling, bone pains, abdominal pains, chronic pains, etc. These are my symptoms and I have had them ever since I got out of the military hospital. I never got better and am still sick. And now that I am injured from the military while on active duty, I am having problems getting help, looked at and treated right for my illness that I have got and continue to have that are an ongoing set of problems. I am hurting enough without hassles... and aggrivations. The hospital where I was at said that bacteria was found in my blood. This is a really bad illness and I am sick daily and can't work or even hold down the most simple of jobs. I am basicly unemployable and can't work. The problem is that I appear to "look" okay which I am not... I am not getting help from the military or anyone else for these problems. I was recently denied Social Security also. I give up on them because they are not taking me seriously... The doctor said I had CFS but later reacanted that and didn't stick up for me. I suppose that is how our hard working government dollars are being spent! They are using the money to disqualify me. A sick soldier of the United States Army!!! Refused Social Security help!!!

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Old 08-13-2004, 07:59 AM   #10
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I'm not trying to be funny in anyway when I say this...just so you know. But, you maybe should see a counselor or psychiatrist. I don't doubt any of your symptoms, but starting with the basics wouldn't hurt. Start taking a daily vitamin, not anything too strong...just a once a day vitamin....then, start getting a little more exercise...just walking maybe...once a day take a mile walk or will clear up your mind and stretch your don't think it would help, but it really will. then, maybe see a counselor...I think you'll come to find that once you have someone that you can tell all of your frustrations to, you'll get a little relief mentally, and that will really help physically. Start trying to help yourself in anyway that you can, make an effort no matter how tired/frustrated/sick you feel. Try to help yourself!

Now, my mom does have lupus, and some of the symptoms you mention are what she has, but, it just seems like you have so many symptoms...are you sure (and again, I'm very serious, I'm not trying to make jokes....) that some of this isn't mental?

Old 08-13-2004, 03:47 PM   #11
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I was basicly poisoned in the military. You would have problems too if you were barely klinging onto life as I am doing. My internal organs and my brain are literally being bombarded by pain! It is bad enough believe me. My body is numb though from training so I don't really feel much at all. I don't even enjoy intimacy to put it bluntly, however, what I do feel is severe enough to put me in severe pain... I have joint pain also and have trouble just walking at all. I was really healthy while in the military but something happened. No one seems to know what did this to all of us? It is very serious and it isn't just nationwide, it is also an International problem in other countries as well... You would have mental problems as well if you had to suffer like me. I know I could use some help but I am dyeing slowly. I can feel my body shutting down! How can you stay sane like this? I mean in this state of dyeing very slowly... I've lived for 14 years but some very odd things are happening, (physically...); and very real... We looked like we had the plague or something worse. It was so bad that our doctor ran away from his post! Then guards were called in to guard us from more attacks. I think it may have been Biological warfare... There were only 9 of us very sick and it was a traumatic event. PTSD doesn't even come close to what I have suffered here. Heck, it could be non-lethal warefare where it doesn't kill you right away but I almost died in the army hospital! The others I don't believe survived? They only had one pill to give out and I got it! I believe it was the "Last Line of defense pill", very strong antibiotics that saved me from dyeing. I hate to say it but you guys are on your own. I can't help you from any dangers, and I can't even help myself... I wonder how many other soldiers have been done this way? Half the military is gone! sick, dead or are dyeing...

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Old 08-16-2004, 03:24 AM   #12
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Any of you have traces of blood in urine?

I think we are poisoning our military and our nation & our world with a commonly used cleaning and degreaser Product: 2-butoxyethanol also known as ethylene glycol monobutyl ether.

Have your physicals shown trace blood in urine since the 'fatigue' hit?

Regardless of the various diagnosis gulf war vets get (& these other odd symptoms that the original poster gave), there could be a commonality of harm: that to the blood.

I've heard comments from the Exxon Valdez oil spill cleanup workers that they have blood in their urine - one said the tests show that he has blood in his urine with each yearly physical

(This group has KNOWN exposure to 2-butoxyethanol; for gulf war vets it is just one possible exposure) ... & for the public, who knows: many, many possible exposures such as painting, cleaning with Lysol Tub 'n Tile, 409 Cleaner, Simple Green; use of oven cleaners, etc, etc

At first I thought, oh, you must still be being exposed to this chemical; does this mean kidney damage? ... or are your red blood cells are dying off prematurely - as happens with hemolytic anemia (AUTOIMMUNE)

Then, a couple with severe joint problems shared with their specialist this info (on a cause of fatigue often overlooked)... which suggests that the 'retic ratio' test would show too many immature red blood cells. Well, the specialist was very interested in this information; however, instead of ordering the blood test, he had another urine test ordered. Was he looking for 'blood in urine?'

I think so.

So, blood in urine with this group must mean that there is an ongoing process of red blood cells being destroyed by the immune system ... and there will be at least traces of blood in urine ... ongoing (!?)

This chemical causes lots and lots of harm; many, many ailments; however, the reason I focus on the blood damage is because it is foundational; there is something in the blood that will prove its harm, whereas all the other things will vary from person to person & doctors think, "Oh, it could have been caused from anything"

At least in the area of the blood damage, you should all look alike

This New Jersey Hazardous Substance Fact Sheet was the first thing that helped me understand what this chemical does [url][/url]

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Old 08-16-2004, 11:55 PM   #13
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They did a full (basic) blood test and nothing was found. The doctor told me everything looked fine except high blood pressure and high bad LDL; I believe I may have neurological problems and brain damage. Maybe high dopamine levels? I need to get the dopamine level checked that could reveal whether or not I may have MS also. All I know is the inoculations we were given messed me up bad. I am not getting any help from SSA or the VA! I don't know what to do with not being able to work and support myself like I should be able to do for a 37 year old that was extremely healthy. All I ever drank was water and coolaide! How much healthier can you be? I was in tip top shape, wrestling, cross-country and track, and even ran 3 miles in 14:57 in the Army! That is in excellent shape!!! What happened to me that I am now disabled? Whatever is hurting us soldiers is in those inoculations! I will never allow myself to get another inoculation for the rest of my life! I will refuse! I am dyeing slowly from something and no one wants to help me. I mean no one! I am on my own with this sickness... All the Army said is "Thank you for having served your country..." that is it!

My ribs feel like they are falling apart and hurt for no apparent reason. I am weak and can't do much on a daily basis. My internal organs all have pain in them which is chronic. My bones even hurt! I never deployed over to Iraq and couldn't for that matter. I was fighting alright! For my life in a hospital room with 9 other effected soldiers with the same sickness I had. I was fine and then time just stopped while I was on active duty! Really weird! I suppose the inoculations didn't take with me for some reason and now I am chemically damaged as a result? and totally screwed as far as ever holding a normal life again! I can't work at all! My wife has to do everything because I can't do anything. I try to do automechanics to keep her happy and save her some money but I just can't seem to turn a wrench anymore. Read this data:

Haley explains that the vets have dead and injured brain cells that will continue to deteriorate and based on precedents, "we would expect that a number of these people will develop premature Parkinson's disease. The current epidemic of Gulf War syndrome in veterans in their 20s to 40s may in turn give rise to a second epidemic [of Parkinson's] in 10, 20 years from now in veterans in their 40s, 50s and 60s."
Although he is careful to point out that the predicted Parkinson's disease epidemic is only theoretical, "we have observed a number of young veterans who came back from the Gulf War with tremors that they didn't have before. A tremor is a sign of [brain] injury and dopamine abnormality," Haley tells *****.
The authors speculate that the brain damage they observed could have been caused by exposure to toxic substances in the environment, either from the nerve gas sarin (which was documented as being present in the air on at least one occasion), high doses of pesticides, or from adverse reactions to substances used to protect soldiers against chemical warfare agents.
But a radiologist who reviewed the paper prior to publication tells ***** the researchers are hampered by a chicken-and-egg problem. "Whether increased dopamine activity led to [nerve] damage or [nerve] damage led to increased dopamine levels is uncertain," says Michael W. Weiner, MD, director of the MRS Laboratory at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in San Francisco.
"On the other hand," he says, "the data is interesting, and it does tend to support the idea that there is a change in the brain of some patients with Gulf War syndrome, and that is an important finding, because up until now there has been only very soft evidence that there is biologically anything wrong with Gulf War veterans."

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Old 08-17-2004, 09:19 AM   #14
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Please could all of you on these boards get your thyroid tested. Find a Dr who will test for thyroid Antibodies/ Free T3 and Free T4
I wonder how many of you suffering fron CFS actually have low thyroid function. Mine is considered normal (on the boundries) and I have found a Dr who will treat me for thyroid as apparantly the blood tests are not given the right ranges. Get your results and post'em on the thyroid board with the ranges and there are some people there who can explain if yours are in the low range.

Good luck!!

Old 08-17-2004, 09:54 PM   #15
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I had to let my Social Security claim collapse because I am not getting good cooperation in getting the medical records and other documents needed. I asked for my medical records before some others got ahold of it and now I can't even get my records now as a result. The CDC wants it the MTF wants it The records people want it, I want it, and the lawyers wants my records! All of that time and money literally lost now with the SSA claim! and on top of that, my social security doctor didn't support my claim either for some reason? I am very sick and feel like I am dyeing and no one is taking my serious health problems even remotely seriously. I am not going to forget about this and will continue to fight later on when I have got all of my stuff in order. I suffer daily from all kinds of chronic pains all bombarding me in waves one right after the other, over and over again! It never quits. First the headaches come, then the abdominal pains-- (Internal organs hurt really bad...), then come the arthritic pains in all joints, then blurred vision hits in one or two eyes, then nausea sets in and I get very sick, then my skin gets overly sensitive and very painful to the lightest touch, then I get *****ly sensations down my arms, GI problems hit me, and all the time I am off balance, dizzy, uncoordinated, and have fine tuned movement problems that makes life seem so unreal? Then my tongue gets pain in it and my mouths feels like it is on fire and all of my teeth hurt all at once! This is suffering and painful! Then on top of all of this, the chest pain sets in, then the breathing gets suppressed and I can't breath normally and gosh forbid I am in high humidity because it will make me unable to even breath at all and I begin to sufficate! Also, I can't even smell any odors because I have lost my smell senses. If I smell anything it is really nasty like a very stong glue smell that is so nasty that you wouldn't believe it! I have chemical and heat sensitivities. Some chemicals run me off! even certain perfumes! My condition is very serious, and not even just a mild discomfort! I can't work like this with all of this stuff going on one right after another. I am not getting any VA help or SSA help either. Apparently because I appear to look okay they consider me normal? Well, I am not normal and read above and see if you would like to go through this without any financial help! I am totally cut off from the system! I can't even by a 5 cent piece of bublegum! let alone other services I need! What is anyone going to do to help us that are in this state of being really very messed up? The inoculations did this to me! My body it totally screwed up now and doesn't work properly! What do I do now? That is what I would like to hear. I can't even sue because no paperwork! The govt. highjacked my paperwork so they have it not me! My mind does't work properly and I feel like I have lost my mind somewhere. It is so hard to describe to anyone what has happened.

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