Thursday, March 5, 2009

News flash?

I think my mother may have missed her calling to be a medical researcher.

Today she's been reading about Leaky Gut Syndrome--and it seems to explain a lot of my symptoms. It has been linked to auto-immune diseases, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and other conditions.

We'll ask the rheumatologist about this on Tuesday. It sounds like a major possibility to me.

pleeeeeease a diagnosis!


  1. Wow, that is exciting! With all the internet research I did trying to figure out possibilities for my niece I never came across that one. I'm going to look into it for her too. Also look up Porphyria and see what you think of that one. -Patty

  2. I did come across Leaky Gut in my research. However, I ruled it out because a lot of people that propose that it is linked to auto-immune disease also happen to sell things that strengthen your stomach lining. Solid evidence of a causative link does not yet exist. Most of the problems exhibited by Leaky Gut can be cleared up by antibiotics and I don't feel that's the case here.

  3. Yeah, mom could easily be a researcher of some sort.

    I agree with JohnMark (or possibly Lee, whoever wrote the above post). Nothing is certain until it's proven by tests.