I was with marine artillery in shield
and storm. I have multiple problems with my spine, to include
degenerative disk disease especially in my cervical spine. I
have a bright spot at T-2 the call it a lesion on my spine. I have
cognitive problems, reflux disease, sleep problems,
shortness of breath, one pupil is bigger than the other
(left pupil), muscle spasms pretty much everywhere, pins
and needles pretty much everywhere, my legs are getting
weaker and the feel as though there is electricity running
through them, I have skin cancer which was diagnosed in 2003
by a private doctor who removed it from my nose but now I have it in
other places on my face. I have speech problems and its
getting harder to write things. pains in my knees, feet,
hands, neck, low back, and persistent
headaches. Well I want to know how many of you have these
symptoms, I was with an artillery unit, we breached the minefield
through the elbow into Kuwait and went straight into the burning oil
fields, then to the airport and then north until it was over. I do
have more symptoms but I'm doing this from memory so bear with me
please. My body is slowing down and I'm only 38 yrs of age.
Fox Battery 2-12 Marines.
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
so please contact me because we need to stick together, there is
power in numbers. Well that's it for now so everyone who is
suffering I hope we can beat this, take care and I hope to hear from
lots of you soon.
|7-5-08 Wish I could tell you everything was great with me but the truth is I'm getting worse. Just got told that I have skin cancer in both my eye sockets, I already had a bunch removed in 03. This is really scary since my eyes are involved. Also turns out I have 3 lesions on my spinal cord when the VA told me I only had 1. I had a different doctor look at my films. Anyone else out there with similar problems please reply, this sucks. David Coffman|
I was in the Gulf and have been diagnosed with multi symptom illness, to include eosinophilic esophogitis
with no pathological findings, Back flow, Gerd,
weight 34 LBS in a year, muscle spasms, atrophy, speech problems,
movement disorder, degenerative disk disease, degenerative spine
disease, balance problems, skin cancer nose, and above each eye in
each corner. I had 3 operations. I have had cysts removed and
developed a rash of some sort on top of both feet. My appetite is
shot. I have severe headaches that last up to 3 days at a time now
with no letdown. I have a cyst in my throat and the docs say they
don't know why. Dizziness, numbness and tingling in most
of my body, which has now turned into muscle cramps and vibrations.
I also have a lesion on my cervical spine which the doctors have
said have degenerative changes since last MRI. They only did one
brain MRI in Oct of 07 which I'm told should have been repeated. I
finally was referred to neuro muscular clinic and just had a spinal
tap, no results yet. They are also finally talking about muscle
biopsies, I have a gen surgery consult the 29. Short term memory
problems and now severe depression. Also bloating and problems
defecating. I cramp up at night big time and during the day I'm
exhausted. I was in the Marines in Kuwait inside the Oil fires and
we had to many chemical alarms go off to count. Also From what I
understand most of the depleted uranium was used in Kuwait and we
climbed on burnt out Iraqi vehicles of all sorts and when past the
highway og death. I was in artillery. My name is Dave and I'm
looking for answers.
Rapid weight loss can be a sign of
liver damage. However, just
as the anemia does not show up 'in the numbers' as doctors expect,
so too, is the case with some liver damage. This happened to
the Chiropractor in our town. They had to insert a camera at
his navel, and they found that he was full of cancer. I
suspect in his case he was a victim of 'second hand solvent
exposure' as the Exxon Valdez oil spill cleanup was going on in
1989. Many exposed to 2-butoxyethanol in Inipol EAP 22 and in
Corexit would be going to the chiropractor with new aches and pains.
In 1992 Dr. Leland Oljker came down with melanoma eye cancer.
In 2004 he was diagnosed with a 'rare' liver cancer.
On the other hand you are dealing with autoimmune metabolic issues primarily -
Maybe you are not getting the nutrition you need?
Any digestive issues like Scott Hamilton had? *
Dizziness to Fainting to Seizures *
I think the most important two things
that you can do ... is
1- to find the ANEMIA .... (Because of the headaches, I would wonder if you are being exposed to BUTYL right now? Any flu symptoms showing up now? Or sniffles or serious diarrhea?
Being 'cold to the core' ... dizziness and the 'chills' are also signs of 'the anemia'
I suspect you are looking for acquired ... approaching ... AUTOIMMUNE hemolytic anemia that 2-butoxyethanol causes
A proper view of CFIDS, CFS, FM with helps for doctor to find the FATIGUE
2- Avoid BUTYL
My system is also maxed out (though to a lesser degree than you)
and whenever I get around ethylene glycol monobutyl ether
or other BUTYL products ... I get either the sniffles, to congestion ... to DIARRHEA
ALMOST immediately ... say within 5 minutes (listen to your body for 'right now exposure' & avoid Butyl exposure
Next thing for me will be joint pain, but a couple of times when that started up
I took Ambrotose (a glyconutrient powder) and it backed off
Dr. Reg has offered to do a helps study
providing the glyconutrients to gulf war vets
Who he is and how this should help
It offers better cell to cell communication and better cellular level nutrition,
and I think it must help an autoimmune system aright itself, although the company who makes them makes no claims
I think this would be an advance autoimmune issue which used to be
called 'the grip'
Suspect what Pres FDR * had (He did not have polio)
Health Changes like CFIDS after flu
And thoughts shared with others - Nov 08
Vets with Gulf War Illness * Peacetime Vets with health issues *