For the past 5 days, I've had severe sickness and diahorrea as a result of food poisoning from shellfish. I've had food poisoning from shellfish previously, but it certainly hasn't lasted this long, an entire 5 days! My boyfriend (a chef) who has also suffered with it, but only for the average 24 hour timespan, believes it to be the NoroVirus that I've picked up as a result of me being immuno-compromised due to the steroid treatment I'm currently on. But I'm not entirely sure things are as simple as just food poisoning. Along with this sickness etc, I've had around about 20/30 seizures, both General Tonic-Clonic seizures and Complex-Partial seizures (I suffer with CNS lupus amongst other types of lupus). I understand that this is a Lupus site, however, I am just curious to know whether anyone else who has or may have suffered with CNS/epilepsy had an increase in seizures during food poisoning or a tummy bug? I've been very worried lately, as I've been suffering with very severe migraines, which I've tried everything possible in order to relieve them, only to be rebuffed by my (newly appointed) doctors and given bloody Paracetamol (ppffttsshhh) to try and combat it. I've also had very odd changes in my periods over the past 3 months too. Going from what was always a reliable 5-7 days (usually fairly heavy) to an extremely light 2 days, I feared that I was pregnant. But after two urine tests and a blood test, they've all come back either inconclusive or negative. Although I am still a little worried about the pregnancy thing. My mood swings have been ridiculously irrational, along with tender breasts and cravings beyond anything I've experienced before. I have a mirena coil fitted and suffer with sticky blood syndrome too, and I understand that it puts one at a much higher risk of ectopic pregnancy. Are these usually picked up through urine and/or blood tests? As I've been having very severe pain in the groin area, too severe to just be a normal period pain. So I have a lot of worries on my mind at the moment... I've definitely had food poisoning/stomach bug from shellfish, but, along with these nasty symptoms, severe migraines, cravings, tender breasts, a major alteration in periods etc, increased seizure count, (and by increased, I'm talking going from around about 4 per year, to around about 36 in 4 weeks), and a very low immune system. My doctor just DOESN'T listen to me, I'm now thinking of returning to my previous doctor's surgery because they're all about action, rather than trial and error. And as many of you know, I'm sure, trial and error is not quite as simple in Lupus patients as it may be with other normal patients. I'm looking forward to my next appointment with my wonderful Neurologist that is Dr Charlotte Lawthom. A doctor who really DOES ACTUALLY LISTEN to what her patients tell her. If she wasn't my Neurologist, she'd be my friend. She's absolutely fantastic. Phewph... well that feels better! So, anyone else had all these funny, weird symptoms accompanied by a baby popping out 9 months later???
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