Help! Unidentified mono-like sickness

Jill Schaller JillL.Schaller at um.cc.umich.edu
Fri May 13 15:45:36 EST 1994


Subject: Help! Unidentified mono-like sickness
From: Garett B Choy, gbchoy at salsa.engr.ucdavis.edu
Date: Wed, 11 May 1994 07:22:09 GMT
In article <gbchoy.768640929 at salsa> Garett B Choy,
gbchoy at salsa.engr.ucdavis.edu writes:
>My girlfriend has been sick for 2.5 years... and the doctors have not
>yet been able to identify it.  I'm hoping to get suggestions to check
>out with her doctors.  Here's the deal:
>
>She had mononucleosis over 2.5 years ago, and recovered.  EBV was
>verified.  Since then, (for the past 2.3 years) she suffers from
>extreme fatigue (needs 10-12 hrs sleep a night) and extreme nausea.
>She's seen about 8 doctors already and none have been able to verify
>it.  A recent probe (fiber optic) revealed that her stomach lining
>was inflamed, however, the biopsy taken by the probe did not reveal
>the bacteria they were looking for.  Her regular doctor touch-tests
>her spleen and thyroids, but he says they're ok.
>
>Does anybody have any suggestions?  Thank you for your time.  Please
>send responses to: gbchoy at engr.ucdavis.edu
>
>Garett

Garett:

I'm sure they've checked her for chronic fatigue syndrome?  I also
suffered from a similar illness a little over a year ago that went
undiagnosed.  Thyroid and white cells checked out o.k., but had similar
symptoms.  The only thing I was able to link it to was the heating/air
conditioning in my apartment at the time.  When ever I had either on,
within a few days I got desperately ill.  Some sort of allergy or
Legionnaire's type disease?  Who knows, but I moved into a home with an
air filtration system on the heating/air conditioning and have been fine
since.  I hope you have better luck at finding a doctor who can diagnose
and cure whatever it is that she has.  I felt like I was being
poisoned...extremely tired, light headed and nauseated...and the doctors
treated me like I was crazy!



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