I have been suffering with a few health issues since Feb. I started having headaches which went on for 8 days without shifting even when I took strong painkillers, I went to the doctors and she said she thought it was tension headaches and gave me Amitriptyline low dose for a month.
I asked to go for a CT scan but got refused so went to see another Dr, she seen how worried I was and how many times I had been to the Doctors as well as my opticians who actually wrote to my doctors and asked if I could be referred, not that she could see anything but she could see how worried I was about these headaches as well as the other symptoms.
I was referred to the hospital, the reason I wanted to go was, I also started to having pins and needles in my arms/legs and feeling lightheaded and a feeling of a vice around my head constantly as well as feeling sick every morning and day.
End of March I went for CT scan, nothing serious was found thank god.
I was back and forth to the doctors, I was still feeling sick, they done more bloods tests and this time they found I had H-pylori bacteria and gave me 2 lots of antibiotics and Lansoprazole. This was around May.
Since coming off the antibiotics and stomach tablets I have been suffering with -
* Neck and shoulder pains
* Digestive problems
* Oral thrush/ lump feeling in throat
* Burning tongue
* Aches and pains all over
* Ear ache
The burning tongue and the aches and pains and neck/shoulder pain I was suffering mildly with already but seem to worsen after the H-pylori and the medication I was on in May.
In the meantime, I've been going to the Chiropractor for my neck/shoulder pain and have been told my posture was not good and that could be down to repetitive strain over the years. This could be down to office work, computers, mobile phones use, I was also kettle belling 3 days a week before all this started so that could have some impact.
I have also been for an abdominal ultra scan to check my, kidney, liver and gallbladder, all came back normal. I also went for an Endoscopy in Sept, the consultant said he could not see anything serious and he would send the results back to my Dr in which I'm awaiting for an appointment.
I started looking into Candida and all my symptoms were there, I know they sometimes mimic other things but I feel at the end of my tether and just want feel ok again.
I have changed my diet, cut out all sugars, bread, yeast and alcohol. I have taking probiotics for 2 months as well candida cleanse, mastic gum (this was for the H-pylori and now have finished) I have just started taking vitamin B complex, vitamin C and a multi vitamin, Magnesium, coconut capsules and garlic capsules.
I also eat raw garlic, swish my mouth with tea tree oil and salt and water (separately of course).
I went for a swab test back in May and told the Nurse I thought I had thrush at the back of my throat, she reluctantly swabbed my throat as didn't think I did, the result came back positive and was given Nystatin.. Since then I have had Nystatin twice as well fluconazole which was a 7 day course, nothing has helped this oral thrush.
I had another swab test a couple of months ago and it came back negative this time, even though I feel as though I still have thrush at the back of my throat, the consultant who done my endoscopy also did not mention Candida/oral thrush.
I feel as though I am turning into a hypercondriac with all my symptoms and keep going on about this oral thrush but its really getting me down.
I should be put in a test tube see if they can fine out if there is anything wrong with me as feel no one is listening. I know anxiety and stress can cause a lot of problems, though my health issues is what's making me feel anxious! Its like a vicious circle!
Has anyone suffered with symptoms like I have mention? It would be nice to know.
Thank you for reading this very long woo is me story!