New Chronic Health Problems?

My zoom appointment gave me some new things to consider. My doctor continued to give me advice on getting better from Bronchitis. He did tell me to expect a few weeks of extra fatigue and cough. Since I’ve had this many times before, I don’t doubt his predictions.

I’m to finish my round of steroids, keep taking Mucinex, get lots of fluids, and steam some essential oils (tea tree and/or cedar). I’m going in to the office tomorrow for Glutathione Nebulizing treatments. Then, the doctor brought up some test results that I’d forgotten about.

They ran a SIBO test back before Christmas and the results came back. My doctor always wants to explain the details in person, so I was curious. He said that I didn’t test positive for SIBO, but I did have abnormal results.

I don’t totally understand all the results and don’t remember the exact gases that were tested. From what I could tell, my digestion isn’t working properly. I think we all knew that, but now the doctor wants to investigate how to make it better. He told me to start taking Hydrochloric Acid (supplement).

He also mentioned that I have slow motility, which is very common in people with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. I’ve read a lot about this and know that some people with EDS have very serious motility issues. He said instead of doing tests to determine this, I can eat some granola with un-ground Flax Seed and see how long it takes to pass.

This information should give him more information about the condition affected negatively by EDS. We also discussed my Kidney numbers. Having Stage 3 numbers back in September, 2021, I’m concerned about how the numbers look now.

My assignment is to stay very hydrated and get re-tested in two months. He mentioned a drug that can help to prevent worsening CKD numbers. I’d much rather add a preventative than let my kidneys slip further down. I’ll have to learn a lot more about adding a new drug, though.

@2022, copyright Lisa Ehrman

Disclaimer: I’m not a medical expert. This post contains my opinions and experiences, and is not meant to be taken as medical advice. If you have a medical concern, please consult your personal physician.

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