Symptoms - respitory, alopecia, rocesea, joint pain, other
I have been struggling for 3 years to figure out what is going on in my body. I've seen Dr, after Dr. including Chinese herbal doctors with no improvement. I've always known how fortunate I've been to be healthy, but now I've been sick for 3 years.
It began with a bad respitory infection that has never gone away. I attributed it to the air in Los Angeles but then, I've always lived in Los Angeles. Then I developed Alopecia Areata. It slowed for about a year but now it's progessing, freaking me out. I have joint pain, rosacea anda general feeling of being unwell. I'm worried that the disease will progress. I am already having difficulty performing anywhere near where I once did at work. I was once an athelete, now I have trouble breathing all the time.
I ran across this forum today and I'm wondering if all these mysterious symtoms might be tied to Cpn, which of course I've never heard of before. Every treatment has failed.
Has anyone else had a similar progression of symptoms? Are chronic respitory, or asthma-like symptoms common?
Just in the last hour that I have read this forum I have learned so much and started to cry thinking that maybe there is a way out. I have been left in tears by some doctors, they can be so dismissive when they don't know what to do. Why is it that so many doctors won't take the time to journey on a path of wellness with you that might take them into unknown territories, it would seem that this is an important part of being a doctor, continuing to learn. The patient being an ally in a Dr's pursuit of excellence in medicine. I guess there are things I don't understand, maybe challenges I don't get.
I have looked at the information on Dr. Powell offered here and will call for a consultation. If anyone knows of someone willing to test and treat Cpn with these protocols in the Southern California area I would appreciate the heads up.
Thank you, this site has been the most encouraging read I have had in over a year. I don't want to just give up!