It's me again, been busy reading Izabella Wentz's Hashi's book and have noticed H.Pylori pops up quite a bit. Did a little reading up on it and apparently it's quite common and many people can have it and show no symptoms. Initially she had gut problems (which I didn't) and she obviously showed positive. She had bundles and bundles of different tests (obviously I can't afford what she had done) but as I am trying to look at every avenue, I wondered if it was worth getting tested? I do have a couple of the symptoms plus I have lost a stone in weight since I went downhill
I am updating this because, as with all of us, we are seeking the causes behind our illnesses and more importantly,, how to put things right so we can get a decent quality of life! I have had two severe Hashi's flares since late last summer (which is when I found out I had Hashi's from having my own private bloods done, which showed an antibody reading of 4,000). Since then I have been researching and asking for advice on here, trying to learn about the disease I have.
Now any Hashi sufferer will know (as I am learning) that there are a multitude of things linked to it and it's a case of process of elimination having different tests. From what I have been reading flares are usually triggered by something; I think my trigger might be stress. BUT I don't remember being that stressed when I had my flare up late summer. I was bumbling along quite nicely and since the late summer I have not been able to get right and had another severe flare up over Christmas, which I am hoping I am just coming out of.
I have been casting my mind back to the late summer when things kicked off badly for me and I may have stumbled across a reason to be tested for gut parasites and H.Pylori and any other test if someone knows!!!
I started doing some gardening work for people to boost my poor income. I have done quite a bit of work for customers who are pet owners (dogs and cats). Now we all know that cats and dogs poop and wee in gardens. I have never been a great lover of gardening gloves and did carry out work without using gloves as I love the feel of the soil through my hands, although I did end up using gloves all the time because my hands were getting sore. I think you see where I am going with this as regards tests as I have read that H Pylori can be picked up via faeces!
Even though I have had pets for 50yrs I am wondering if I picked up some sort of parasite/bacteria from my gardening work which started the ball rolling in attacking my immune system. Because of the work I did and not always using gloves I am thinking it is worth getting tested, so at least I can cross another thing off the list.
What do you think guys? xx