Most of the Doctors just look at a symptom and treat it the way they think; - they know it all. Then, the diagnose comes, like an etiquette of a product. Does someone looks what is behind the symptom? Which is the cause, and the cause of this cause?
One Doctor -cardiologist- saw me and when he found out I was multisymtomatic gave me some pills for the anxiety, nothing else.
Then a regular family Doctor saw me, and when I told him I had gone to an acupuncturist long time ago who gave me some iodine for the thyroid, the Doctor almost threw me away from his office. He order Synthroid, but after I took it for a couple of days and told him I didn't like it, he said that was all he could do for me, and recommend me to go to a specialist after charging me 650 dollars for some testing... I stopped the Synthroid!
Then, the "specialist" - Endocrinologist - said that my thyroid was hurt by a virus so he gave me amoxicillin for 6 days, some steroids and said that I didn't even need to come back, that I will be fine... it's been almost two years of those sapient words. I don't know what he did with the extensive list of symptoms I gave him in writing; did he add them to my folder o trashed them?
When, after much pain, palpitations, not being able to walk normally, total fatigue, etc, etc, I found some light in my very close tunnel thanks to this wonderful Doctor I knew in
After reviewing my testings and list of symptoms he considered treating me for a thyroiditis, but as an infectious one. His dosage of antibiotics was stronger - Azitromicin - and many days of careful treatments of steroids. I told him that the antibiotics were not good, because i felt worse - now I know why- and then I took lots of Cyclobenzaprine.. he was not very happy with this decision I took.
I started my roller coaster! Good days, terrible ones. Some semi good weeks, some semi bad ones... but Doctor Quintero was not happy with the results. He said that a Thyroiditis didn't behave like this; it should be gone months ago with his treatment. So he asked me to look at my self to find any indicator of other problem on the road. I found I was constantly swallowing! There was a liquid coming from my nose even though my breathing was almost ok, I felt from time to time, certain pressure in the nose, some blocking, but not something that I could say really bad or sinusitis.
The egg was first, as the sinus was my cause of the thyroiditis. The Doctor recommended me the flushing with water and salt. I also used some nasal sprays - some homeopathic, some from the pharmacy. In the morning I was cleaning, in the afternoon making it dry. The most important, thinking how to "finish" this bacteria I found information about the "silver sinus" so applauded and so criticized, and decided to take the risk; and you know what? it's been sooo worth it; such a blessing!!!!!!!
The magic was done: without liquid coming down, my throat got better, the pain in the thyroid came down; the swelling in neck and shoulders came down too... everything got so much better. I got muscles back, my black under the eyes was lighter, my stomach was not exploding, etc. My sputum passed from brown green to totally clear!
Relapses? many, all the time, until today! At the point that my hands got swelling, I got pain in the wrists; got the nerve pain and some other issues. I thought it was part of the "recovery" and just when I thought I was going to be totally fine, I got worse, every time. It's been almost two years now.
So, in order to get some recent testing, I went to this other family Doctor of a Walk in Clinic, who happens to also be an endocrinologist. He said I had no sinusitis, but to use a nasal spray with steroids for the swelling (so why it is swelling?); he also ordered me more steroids for the hands and neck swelling - that I didn't take, sorry- and said that those values of the thyroid, over 4.7 were not meaningful. He said I was anemic, but ignored any possible cause. He didn't want to listen my story and when finally I begged for testing of my sputum, he ordered a test that just looks for streptococcus aurous; so, it came back negative to which he justified his diagnostic. Very unhappy...
So, looking for the hen, to see who was first, I found this website. And, boom, every sentence I've read, every feeling I have gotten reading these stories seem like a mirror to me; it's even funny! And I want to honestly praise everyone being so sharing, so understanding, so good!
So, in this long road, if the sinus caused the thyroiditis, and the sinus is been caused by a bacteria, how can I certainly know it is the temible Chamydia Pneumonia, or if it is just a perverse "candida"? by the symptoms I would say it's both and more! but I still don't know what caused what... One thing I know: I worked here in the
So, I'm afraid I won't get a Doctor here who dares to treat me for the Chlamydia Pneumonia, and I urgently need help here, because I cannot buy the medicines my Doctor in Colombia might order for me because the pharmacies here do not accept prescriptions from Doctors abroad... nor orders to do testing... so here I am, with my swelling hands writing like a crazy one, - at 4 a.m. - hoping something good might happen! I'm very positive!! I've seen so many miracles that I know more are coming.
I would prefer to write a blog with information helping you guys, and it looks like I just complained...sorry! hope next time!
Please tell all your beloved ones how much you appreciate having them around!