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My whole life I've had digestive problems and have never felt "good" as long as I can remember. About a year ago I had a seizure and was diagnosed with "leaky gut syndrome" by an immunologist after doing an extensive allergy panel and discovering I am pretty much allergic to everything. At that time, I was placed on a very strict candida diet (no sugar including fruit or alcohol, no dairy, no caffeine, no complex carbohydrates, no fungus, no gluten, only organic foods, etc). I was also taking high dose probiotics, prebiotics, an adrenal support supplement, grapefruit seed extract, etc. I was feeling absolutely no relief, so about a month or so ago a nutritionist ordered a stool test for me, which showed 2 parasites, a pathogenic bacteria, and a fungus thriving happily in my gut. She put me on a 6-week regimen of extremely high dose probiotics, an herbal treatment for parasites, bacteria and fungus (called Apex GI Synergy), Interfase, vitamin B12, high doses of fish oil, coconut oil, and lots of fresh lemon for my liver to help it cycle out the waste. I am not feeling much better and this restricted diet is so hard to keep up long-term. The herbal treatment course will be done in the next couple of weeks. What would you recommend I do as a next step from here? I just want to finally feel better. I'm suffering almost daily migraines, frequent nausea, CONSTANT bloating and gas, occasional stabbing lower abdominal pain, constant alternating constipation and diarrhea, frequent leg/foot cramps, constant low energy, hair loss in waves, more and more frequent fainting (I have a congenital arrhythmia which has gotten worse in the last year), and just a general malaise. I have been tested for AIDS, Hashimoto's, and they did an endoscopy which only showed redness and swelling in my stomach.
Sorry, I was notified that my question was determined to be "worth" more than $14, but with all the medications and supplements I have to buy, I can't afford to see a doctor or pay more. $14 is an hour of pay for me. Please have compassion and provide me with a little guidance, I am desperate...
Thank you for your reply. I wish I had the money to be seen by a whole team of experts and get a bunch of testing done. I do not have health insurance. My stepdad has Lyme disease so our family has certainly found out how typically useless and expensive the healthcuse system is, even when you DO have insurance. I live in Denver and could travel anywhere in the country for a few days probably, but would not be able to afford whatever tests and treatment they would inevitably want to do. Sad truth. Thank you for your time. I will of course give you a good rating.