Draino guts with tender nuts

Posted by gravysoul @gravysoul, Sat, Feb 16 4:05am

40yo. 2015 My stomach/guts feels like I drank Draino at least once a day randomly, and my guts are irritated constantly, spasming at times. No reflux, bloating, gas, blood in stool, or abnormal BM though. Aug 2017 right testicle pain and conjunctivitis developed, white eye discharge, discharge in toilet. After many doctors, CT scans, ultrasound, bloodwork, STD tests, and rounds of antibiotics later, no diagnosis and very little relief. Nutritionalist "said" I have Candida overgrowth from spinal surgery in 2014, so I've been on a keto diet for 10 months, good probiotics, Lglutamine, and heavy oregano oil (1-2grams per day). While it seemed to improve with each step, my testicle still hurts daily, right kidney is screaming, guts leave me in fetal position often, and my heart palpates hourly (from low carbs I guess). I've seen family doc, GI doc, urologist 3+ times, and cardiologist over the past year – everyone says I'm perfectly healthy. The infectious disease doc wouldn't even see me because my records show I'm healthy, of which I am obviously not. I know candida takes time, and everyone promises I'm not dying, but it hurts something fierce. Help if you can.

Hi, @gravysoul – Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. Feeling like you've drunk some drain clog clearer would definitely be uncomfortable. With right testicle pain and conjunctivitis, plus constantly irritated guts, it's very understandable you are looking for some answers. Sounds like you've been a good advocate for your own health, visiting with various specialists.

I'd like to invite some members into this conversation who may have some perspective for you on all you've experienced, like @dawn_giacabazi @kariulrich @lighthouseceliac @ambrose @storie @mamacita.

Not sure about where you have been seen thus far to try and get a diagnosis for your situation, but have you gone to or considered an academic medical center to try and put together what may be happening with your body? Is travel out of your region a possibility to be seen for an opinion?

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Wow all of this does not sound fun at all!! Just a suggestion, have you been to a Doctor that specializes in food intolerance or sensitivity? I don’t know much about the keto diet, the right carbs are so important in any medical diet, but doing it just slightly wrong for any specific cause can be detrimental. Treating the cause and not the symptoms can be such a struggle in healthcare.
Examine different autoimmune diseases, mine is Celiac Sprue. The simple crackers to settle my stomach were killing me. So hard, but keep an open mind and never stop trying to figure it out.

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Hi, @gravysoul – Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. Feeling like you've drunk some drain clog clearer would definitely be uncomfortable. With right testicle pain and conjunctivitis, plus constantly irritated guts, it's very understandable you are looking for some answers. Sounds like you've been a good advocate for your own health, visiting with various specialists.

I'd like to invite some members into this conversation who may have some perspective for you on all you've experienced, like @dawn_giacabazi @kariulrich @lighthouseceliac @ambrose @storie @mamacita.

Not sure about where you have been seen thus far to try and get a diagnosis for your situation, but have you gone to or considered an academic medical center to try and put together what may be happening with your body? Is travel out of your region a possibility to be seen for an opinion?

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I would consider anything at this point. Travel is possible.

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