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my son has chron's disease and never had surgery. he had one treatment of stem cell therapy in Mexico .I was shocked later to see how thin he has become. He says he will be going for more therapy as soon as he gains weight. I am afraid he is being scammed. how can I convince him to get help in U.S. and which hospital will accept a patient in severe condition with no insurance.I am willing to get it for him but am afraid we wont be able to find a company that will cover his pre-existing condition.Where is the best place to take him?
Have gone to 10 doctors and no one can eradicate either problem....now I feel sick all the time....need some answers.
I thought I would start a discussion for patients with Mesenteric Panniculitis. From what I know, this auto-immune disorder has three stages to it, each with differing names (Mesenteric Panniculitis, Schlerosing Mesenteritis, Retractile Mesenteritis). Typically, this appears to be in older individuals with some other under-lying problem (Lymphoma, tumor, diverticulitis).
I have an atypical presentation because I do not have an underlying cause. The doctors seem to be hoping for Lymphoma to appear so they can treat it and have the auto-immune go away. I am interested in hearing from others with this. I had this diagnosed in 2011, so I am interested in hearing more about what this is like to live with. I want to hear from others who also have an atypical presentation. Did is come back? Also interested in hearing from those with Lymphoma. How was the treatment? Did it address the auto-immune?
Pretty much, I am interested in hearing from anyone who has had this, so i can better understand it, and not feel so alone with this!!
is there a cure for Mesenteric Panniculitis? someone I know has just been diagnosed with this disease after so many years of episodic abdominal pain and apparently wrong diagnosis. she is in her late seventies, is it normal at this age?
Edited: 10/13/2014 @ 10:10am
I have just had a scope procedure done and am frustrated as it came back normal and yet I am not normal. For over a year I've had horrible indigestion, excessive painful gas, constant stomach and chest pain, often nausea and chills if I overeat. I have not had a gastric bypass but I feel like I have. I tried Nexium daily for months and it did very little to nothing. Zantac, Omeprazole, Tums, complete change in diet.. none of these have helped. The pain doesn't come and go it is all the time but worse after eating. It is also worse if I skip eating. My diet cannot get any more correct for acid issues and I don't know what else to do. I'm also now broke after paying for this $1100 procedure that turned up zilch. I am in my early 30s, a little overweight... about 175 last I checked and 5'6. I am very active and do not sit all day at work. I do have a ton of stress, but I think I manage it pretty well. I don't exercise but I did before all this started and I want to, just can't work out when in pain. This is why I've become overweight this year. I am a non-smoker, and my only medical issues have been occasional abnormal pap smears/ovarian cyst issues and fibromyalgia. Only meds I take are birth control. Someone please help as I don't know what else to do now. Dr. is prescribing more Nexium, but I've been down that road.
I have PBC ,Diabetes insulin dependent, cancer Breast, thyroid Disorder, high Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, I amazing I am still alive. My Liver symptoms are worsening, I lost some of my appetite, itch like crazy. I have both on my right and left up an under the rib cage, due enlarged liver and spleen. Infection is treated about every two months. Most likely bladder infections or kidiney. Have sores on skin, this is due spleen not working well so immune system is very weak.
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