Solie said:There was the whole spiel about going against medical advice, but alas, they send me home with some antibiotics.
My BF, who had been extremely supportive throughout all of this contacted an MD, to get a second opinion. Basically we were told that the antibiotic protocol was absolutely one of our better options. Although we were on the right track, I still had other issues that remained unexplained, like the blood in the stool that still requires attention, (even though I haven't noticed any blood as of recent) she recommended that when I finally get my insurance to go see a couple of specialist.
Every day after that, the pain was still very intense. I didn't really eat much. Although I got hungry; my stomach would growl; I felt full. And while I understand that sounds strange, that's the best way I could explain it. I was very bloated and my stomach protruded out noticeably.
And this brings me to today. The pains have been subsiding slowly day by day. I'm finally able to stand, and walk up straight, which I wasn't able to do prior. I'm finally getting my appetite back, and while I still feel weak from the whole experience, I feel myself regaining my strength.
I already have plans to go to an OBG (since I never did see one at the hospital), as well as a Gastroenterology. So as of now I will continue the antibiotics, try and keep my diet as clean as possible, and once I get my insurance, I will follow up with a couple of specialist.
I'm glad the pain is slowly subsiding, Solie. Doing an antibiotic protocol seems to help, which is a good sign, and I think means that there may be a pretty strong bacterial infection. One thing that helped me with gut healing, and perhaps you can give it a try once everything has subsided, and you're completely okay again, is l-glutamine. I had the powder form and I would put that in a glass of water, about a teaspoon. Maybe you can have a bit of anti-parasitic wormwood as well (I got the non-alcoholic tincture), I don't know if that helped me, but I took some drops in a glass of water for a couple of weeks, just in case (that was after I had some sharp pains a bit similar to the pains you described, but not as severe). Here's some interesting info on blood in stool that I just found in connection with parasites.
But yeah, maybe it is worth a try once you're better, your appetite is fully back, and you have more energy. Though, if there are ulcers involved, I wouldn't take wormwood at all, as some sources say it's not good to take it in that case. So, just a thought! I hope you can get to the source of it with a specialist and get a good treatment protocol, and feel better soon. Hang in there!