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    Old 09-11-2002, 09:40 AM   #1
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    My husband is 43 and moderately overweight. Over the past few years each fall and winter when the temperature outside goes below 70 or so he starts feeling sick. In general he is very tired all the time and has no energy. Most days he cannot go to work (self-employed as a remodeler) and when he does go he often comes home early because he is too weak. Sometimes he can sleep but at night he often cannot. He states he feels weird inside all the time, has chills and is weak. At night he has profuse sweating where the bed sheets become soaked. He usually has a low grade temperature. In addition but it comes and goes he has frequent heartburn, diarrhea and bloody (dark) stool. He has seen a specialist for chronic sinus infections and antibiotics (when we can get them) sometimes help but only temporarily. He has been tested for all the usual things such as H-pylorie, TB, Hep. HIV, etc. None indicated anything. He has hypoglycemia but this is under control. We have monitored his glucose levels but they do not correlate with any of the symptoms. We have also tried all kind of vitamins including Melaluca. We have also been to a chiropractor for some back pain and those adjustments did not effect the symptoms either. We do not have insurance so we cannot afford to visit doctor after doctor. We have to be very selective on what we do. He (we) is frustrated and refuses to even go to the local clinic now that we have been many times with no results. So basically at the moment we are doing nothing. (except praying for directions and answers) Can any one help or have any ideas on which direction to go next?? Thank you.

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    Old 09-11-2002, 11:26 AM   #2
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    Internal bleeding can cause all the symptoms you listed. I had severe bleeding on 2/11/2002 and lost about 1/2 of my blood ---passed out in the ER.

    As you know you should see a DOCTOR -- find the problem and have it corrected. Don't fool around with your life!!!! THis sounds very serious.

    A simple blood test for hemoglobin will tell alot --for a man it should be between 14 and 18 g/dl. I'll bet it's low. Mine went from 15.6 to 8.4 in 4 1/2 hours. I ended up with half of my colon removed. My hemoglobin is back to 15.5 after taking alot of iron and other supplements.

    God bless---Harry

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