Rewind to 6 months ago, I was an avid exercise enthusiast. I was a straight A Nutrition student. I thought I was untouchable.
I was prodded by my dentist to get my wisdom teeth out, which may or may not be significant. I had a really bad feeling about the procedure, and i should have listened. It was HORRIBLE. I did not take to the anesthesia. He was seriously hurting me, I had blood pouring out the side of my mouth. Needless to say, It was very traumatic. The weeks that followed brought incredible stomach problems and multiple infections in my mouth. I went to a new dentist and had all the infection cleaned out. This new dentist also found through an x-ray, a big shard of metal that was left in the extraction site. He told me it was a drill bit that had likely broken off. (great!)
So he fixed my mouth, great, but that left my stomach that was seriously messed up. It was swollen, so swollen after eating ANYTHING.
I found other people saying the same thing had happened to them. That it was a yeast infection from wiping out all my good bacteria, yada. Ok, so I began a candida elimination diet and took every antifungal supplement known to man. I began to feel incredibly tired all the time. I got to where I wasnt getting out of bed. I started getting nausea and weight loss. Fast forward past months of stomach illness. I finally got a doctor to agree that it could possibly be candida, so he prescribed me Diflucan. LOTS of it. I took Diflucan for about 6 weeks when suddenly my symptoms started progressing like wildfire. I went from just having nausea, bloating, weight loss and fatigue to extreme stomach pain, and the scariest-passing out. I would get this feeling that fell over me in a wave leaving me so weak i felt like I couldn't walk. I got vertigo, shooting nerve pain, and constant leg muscle pain. I checked myself into the ER, they immediately admitted me after blood work showed my Eosinophils (white blood cells) being at 28%. They did every test imaginable and found that my gallbladder was no longer functioning, so AH HAH i thought, I didn't have candida, i had a bad gallbladder. This will fix everything. They took it out, took me off diflucan and I waited patiently.
I didn't get better. Stomach is slightly better, but all the nerve sensations are worse. I get these "attacks" constantly that wave over me, leaving my heart racing, numbness, inability to swallow, chest pain, weakness, and pressure behind my eyes. My legs never stop hurting. I cant go back to the gym still, my muscle just continues to fall off. I have lost 15 lbs.
I have been back to the ER twice with the attacks, and now I am being seen by the Mayo clinic.
They have found my ANA's are elevated. My eosinophils are still elevated. They have been elevated for 6 weeks. My cortisol is very low, but I don't have adrenal insufficiency. I have had the cort stim test two times. My thyroid has also been tested. I was scared I would have a muscular autoimmune but my aldolase and CK levels come back normal every time.
I have not had a menstrual cycle since all of this began 6 months ago. I have a very low libido.
I read about people having reactions to their breast implants. I have had silicone implants for 4 years. My husband also has recently been diagnosed with genital herpes, but I have never had genital symptoms or been tested so far that I know.
Do i have an autoimmune disease? Can anyone relate?
Does anyone have extreme leg pain all the time... SIGH.