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Old 01-17-2013, 06:09 AM   #1
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I need advice!

Good morning all! I am new here, but felt like maybe I could get some helpful advice. I am a 32 yo mom of 2 and full time teacher. My life has become an endless cycle of pain, fatigue, infections, and inflammation. Here is the short version:

2004- Diagnosed with endometriosis
2005- First child and beginning of low back pain (on and off)
2007- Second child born; extreme uterine bleeding, almost constant low back pain, difficult pregnancy
2008- Moved to NC for job; did well for about 3 months with no illnesses, pain
Dec 2008- Fell at work; torn MCL and meniscus (surgical repair Mar 2009)
Aug 2009- Endometrial abalation
Sept 2009-Feb 2010- Torn TFCC and radiaulnar ligaments from pushing a gate (surgical repair)
Oct 2010- First iritis (3 months)
Oct 2010-May 2011- several infections, including sinus and bronchitis
Sept 2011-May 2012- Iritis, bronchitis, sinus infections
May 2012- Endoscopic sinus surgery
June 2012- Laproscopic hysterectomy
Sept 2012- date- Iritis, glaucoma, pluerisy, inflammation, infections

Since 2009, I have had constant pain (low back, neck, hands, feet, toes, hips, shoulders), fatigue (ranging from 4-8), and general body aches.

I have seen my primary care, a back specialist, a chiropractor, a rheumatologist, an allergist, and an opthomologist/glaucoma specialist. I am currently taking Prozac (40 mg) for depression/anxiety, Allegra (if I don't take this daily I have constant hives), and Pred Forte (1%) for iritis. I have totally changed my lifestyle, including daily yoga, eating "clean", and reducing stress.

I have had the basic autoimmune tests and all of them came back negative. My Vitamin D has been chronically low in the past so I have taken that as a prescription from time to time. I am totally at a loss and don't know what to do from here.

I feel sick basically from Sept to May every year at this point. I cannot be the mom I want to be or the person I want to be. I can feel my body attacking itself, but no one else seems to want to fix it. Does anyone have any advice?

Thanks!

 
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