Hi there, have signed up for this site as i have been ill for far too long no with little sign of getting any better, as a result depression has kicked in so i feel worse than ever.
Where to start. This time last year i joined university after just coming back from traveling, it was a week before my birthday (halloween 2010) when i started taking a turn for the worse. But obviously because i was at university and my birthday was aprouching i carried on binging on all the wrong things. By christmas, i was passing out almost everyday, could barely see past a squint through my eyes, a huge red rash around my eyes, although not irritant so more of a red mark rather than a rash which doesnt effect the eyelids, giving me a sort of panda effect, although it extends down either side of my nose stopping at the level of my nostrils. I also have a horrible starving feeling if i dont eat something for a while and have had to cure that with an oatcake each time it comes. When it does it feels like my stomach is eating itself, my tummy rumbles all day long whether this feeling is there or not. Back then in christmas when i was at my worst i was sleeping around 14 hours a day and extremely lethargic. I will not beat around the bush i didnt treat my body like a temple at all, even when i got ill for the worse. I drank next to no water, alcohol everyday, and other things you can imagine a uk student doing. I thought i just needed to get home, detox, eat good food and be back to good health, not at all returned for term 2, soon got worse than ever, have never had to have antibiotics in my life before as have always had an alternative doctor, my flatmates forced me to the local gp where they assumed it was a salmonella infection and gave me antibiotics accordingly for the first time in my life. These made me feel worse than ever the rash around my eyes stronger, and my stomach pains much worse. I was forced to drop out because of this condition from university, have had a series of blood tests since, the liver tests showed i had a mild form of jaundice and galanjula fever, although i was prescribed nothing other than milk thistle and lots of water as i was back home with my alternative doctor. Months later of healthy living (have not drank since last year) it still hasnt gone away, and my alternative practice with its lack of advice has made me feel like a hyperdriac. As it didnt go away, i tried to tuck it under the carpet and got a job, however i was going to the loo over 20 times a day and this was highlighted to me at work, that i also need to be by a toilette all day. I have now quit my job to get better, have only just switched to an nhs doctor and have a colonoscopy in a months time (but they are only going to be looking at my bowels). A year on, still as ill as ever. Please does anyone have any ideas of what i have. One freind thinks its a parasite from traveling, or is it my liver considering i had jaundice and galanjula fever and no prescription for it and many people say the eyes are linked to the liver, or is it an allergic reaction with the eyes and my stomach messed up from traveling (i half starved myself to death, no joke brought either one rice or a stir fry a day for food to stretch my budget). I could go on forever, but does anyone out there have any advice, would be more than appreciated.
Ill try it in more simple terms incase my long post overwhelmed anyone from replying, its still as bad as ever, had a colonyscopy to no avail but waiting on tissue test, and have a scan this thursday. My stomach violently rumbles from the moment i wake up and can only be temporarily stopped for less than an hour by eating something like oatcakes. When ill be lting in bed at night its as if my left thigh is rumbling with my stomach. The skin around my eyes and directly next to my nose stopping just at the lip is red (not blotchy or a rash) and is more visable depending when i am feeling iller as it were. I go for sometimes up to 20 mini numbers 1s a day and have had my number 2s pretty much in liquid form since contracting whatever i have 14 months ago now. I am still at an alternative practice which recommends nothing other than milk thistle and water, my colonyscopy 2 weeks ago is my first contact with the nhs (normal practicing medical care) and the second step is having the scan on thursday. My stomach is giving out disgusting squelches even as i type, i just want to get to the bottom of this and get back to good health.