The Painful Journey to a Medical Diagnosis and Lab ID 12 mon
Symptoms and diagnosis at MD appointments
One of my first MD appts, I described the transient pain in my muscles and joints, some days it was in my back, other days, my head. The med. asst. felt she had to set me straight-unless I said that the pain I felt was localized to one area, the MD would not believe me. In serious pain from what I didn’t know at the time but desperate for care I selected ”my spine” to represent the traveling location of the pain. Starting out having to tailor my symptoms for the MD, it seemed doubtful I would get an accurate diagnosis.
Compounding the symptom minimizing, next came the total disbelief fro ... read more
The Woman most likely to have a tapeworm 12 mon
List to validate parasite infection
I am a 56 yr old female and believe I have been dealing with parasites my entire life. I believe if I hadn’t worked in healthcare I would have figured it out much sooner, not just 3 yes ago. There were a number of indicators: a) underwt by 20 lbs no matter how much I ate, before menopause b)common to ask if I was anorexic or had a tapeworm c)unhygienic parent in direct contact with cat feces/parasites-died young d) evaluated as young child for small stature at Kaiser-no diagnosis.
e) consistent tummy probs teeth grinding as kid & adult f)ever increasing list of symptoms which all relate t ... read more