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How can one's compromised immunity be restored after treating cervical/ uterine cancer in an IBS patient?

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Posted on Mon, 18 Feb 2019
Question: I am immunity compromised from cervical/uterine cancer from a Mirena IUD cyst under my device about 9 years ago. I had chemotherapy and radiation for 6 weeks.The radiation was to the pelvis only for 5 days a week at 6 weeks. The chemotherapy was...excuse the spelling...sysplatin, and given at once a week for 6 weeks. The lymph node I had in one inner thigh was infected with the cancer but it did not get into the side walls. The cancer was removed during surgery and then the treatments began immediately 6 weeks following.
Now here is the kicker. I have been diagnosed with previous thyroid disorders and found the supplements of selenium for the thyroid mixed with other ingredients naturally helped stabilize my thyroid. My naturopath thought this was the problem of my rapid weight loss. I started having irregular bowels and the same symptoms again.
I had tempromandibular joint disorder causing massive migraines. I was vomiting from them and then the esophagitis took place above. I had very severe TMJ and so my boss/dentist gave me Botox shots to disrupt the nerve as it keeps it from working for roughly about 6 months. I had occlusal adjustments and the night guard calmed the grinding which caused the migraines. I was also hit in the face by a baseball from co-ed so it was a man who threw the ball. The blow to the face set off the migraines and then the grinding of my teeth. Great news for a dental hygienist right!
I had thyroid tests again about 2 months ago and a cat scan to see if the cancer was back or somehow not gone or lurking again. The cancer was negative however I have esophagitis. I was vomiting about 3 times a week due to stress as a dental hygienist and my immunity being low. So I was put on these supplements to regenerate and heal the esophagus which have goldenseal root, aloe, slippery elm root, licorice root, marshmellow root, uva ursa, and many others to help. It seemed to help the healing and I was spitting up red blood for a long time at least 3 months. So now it is pink and the esophagus feels much better.
I am still losing weight. It seems every time I gain a little and then get sick I am back to a loss of weight from the previous time. I can't seem to turn around. I saw a physician and he wanted to put me on a proton pump inhibitor with yellow harmful XXXXXXX and my naturopath said no and quit taking it. I was suppose to take it for 3 months.
I have been taking colostrum which is milk fed to a cow within the first 16 days of birth to the baby for immunity. I am also taking whey from New Zealand, the purest kind without anything artificial. I use bone broth protein and I have been on a gluten free and organic 100% diet as of last month. I eat very clean since my cancer but I didnt know I have gluten problems.
A week ago I have been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome and I have 2 bad pathogens probably from vegetables, my naturopath said. I had my saliva and stools tested. She said they were two bad pathogens and that they were eating my nutrients and I couldn't gain weight. She also said that I was allergic to wheat, barley, and rye which had been most of my diet in the last 9 years. I eat 100% whole wheat duram noodles and bread etc. I ate 3 large bags of vegetables that were organic and recalled from Costco with 3 other people in the household. They all have diarrhea. The vegetables had Listeria.
So I was gaining weight and then I ate raw garlic with plain organic yogurt which was recommended if I could tolerate it and had ibs all over again for 3 days, losing all of the weight again and then some. I am 6'1 1/4 inch tall and I weighed 149 pounds this last month. My ideal weight is 167-185. I am now showing my ribs, my buttocks are hanging and I look like a holocaust victim.
The following will be a little about what happened after the cancer I had in April of 2009. I had Lyme from a tick biting my ankle and a brown recluse spider bite at the same time. I had the spider bite treated with corticosteroids and they worked. Shortly after that I had the rash run up to my face from my ankle. 5 doctors could not figure out why the spider bite was making me sick. The superintendent of the hospital ran me for Lyme disease and I was positive. I had 3 sets of antibiotics and I was sicker than a dog and exhausted. I was told by a nurse that colloidal silver killed Lyme disease so I did my research and she made me some. I imediately got better. My lyme was tittered 3 times as negative after.
Now my boyfriend has herpes simplex cold sores. He gotm them in his mouth and I have never had them before ever! My mother is a carrier but she was extrememly careful with sharing drinks and my brother or I never got them. Now my boyfriend had them in his mouth about 2 weeks ago ansd never shared drinks or kissed me. We have a dishwasher for sterility.
When I looked at the internet it said that chemotherapy can cause them but I have not any with my cancer treatments or even after. Now I have a cold sore on top of ibs and rapidly losing weight.
I am on an all natural strong probiotic and when I finish the regenerate, i have to take a Freedom, Cleanse,and Restore which is suppose to kill the pathogens when I raise my immunity. My immunity does not look promising and I am worried no one knows what the heel is wrong with me.
Please give me some insight what you think I should do? I plan to see an intern doctor as I am just laid off work and on medicaid today.

Would you agree that my boyfriend gave me the herpes virus? On top of all of this mess?


And would this throw me into a lower immunity with everything I already have. How would you treat Listeria?

I would like to add that about 2 and a half years ago I had a hobo spider bite me in the shoulder and I used colloidal silver, neem oil, and meadowfoam oil and it cleared up. I did not see a physician however it never came back. It took a good 3 months to get rid of it. Could I have gotten morgellons disease from this? The bacetria from my shoulder was looked at by a microbiologist and he said it had metal spikes in it.

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Answered by Dr. Salah Saad Shoman (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Unlikely

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

Your symptoms do not suggest morgellons disease. Hobo spider's bite usually cause local symptoms only, as it does not inject a venom.

Listeria is usually treated with intravenous antibiotics to avoid serious complications like meningitis. Usually, the antibiotics as prescribed for seven days but could be increased if the case is severe.

Herpes will not lower your immunity but it is the other way around. You probably got infected with herpes due to your low immunity. It is possible that you caught it from your boyfriend as you don't have to share drinks to get it. You could get it if you kissed or his hand which previously touched his sore got in contact with your mucus membranes. I would recommend that you apply Acyclovir cream on the sore three times daily to fasten your recovery.

To test for your immunity status, I would recommend a differential WBC count that is repeated monthly to detect the response of your immune system to the supplements you are taking.

I hope you find this helpful. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Salah Saad Shoman
Internal Medicine Specialist
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Follow up: Dr. Salah Saad Shoman (1 hour later)
Thank you and yes I found it very helpful.
My saliva and bowel test did show an amoeba and another very bad pathogen that my naturopathy physician said was from probably from vegetables.
Do you think that I can gain weight by my naturalistic regimen? Do you think at this critical point I should see an internal medicine physician as yourself? I was also very skeptical of antibiotics at this time because I have such bads ibs. It may make it worse. Why would the garlic set my ibs off? Is it because it is killing the pathogen or upsetting it or because of the raw garlic intake that can cause abdominal distress? Could I take capsules of garlic and do you recommend that?
What would you recommend for the irritable bowel syndrome?
Thank you for your time,
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Answered by Dr. Salah Saad Shoman (27 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Treatment is required

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

I would recommend that you refer to a gastroenterologist to get a prescription to treat the amoeba infection with Metronidazole for 10 days. Untreated amoeba can spread to the liver causing a cyst or an abscess. Treatment is essential to avoid such complications.

Gaining weight is a sign of improvement of your inflammatory bowel condition, which is unlikely to improve without medications and on naturopathic ways only.

Garlic has an irritating nature and is known to make inflammatory bowel conditions worse.

I hope you find this helpful.

Regards,
Dr. Salah Saad Shoman
Internal Medicine Specialist
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Brief Answer: Unlikely Detailed Answer: Hello, Your symptoms do not suggest morgellons disease. Hobo spider's bite usually cause local symptoms only, as it does not inject a venom. Listeria is usually treated with intravenous antibiotics to avoid serious complications like meningitis. Usually, the antibiotics as prescribed for seven days but could be increased if the case is severe. Herpes will not lower your immunity but it is the other way around. You probably got infected with herpes due to your low immunity. It is possible that you caught it from your boyfriend as you don't have to share drinks to get it. You could get it if you kissed or his hand which previously touched his sore got in contact with your mucus membranes. I would recommend that you apply Acyclovir cream on the sore three times daily to fasten your recovery. To test for your immunity status, I would recommend a differential WBC count that is repeated monthly to detect the response of your immune system to the supplements you are taking. I hope you find this helpful. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Salah Saad Shoman Internal Medicine Specialist