|URGENT I really need some help and advice.|
|from Karen 1236 Sep 2003
Location: Owensboro, Ky., United States
My son is a Naval veteran and has been recently diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver, ITP (rare blood disorder, low blood platelets), the lining of his brain is diminishing, causing extreme dizziness, lack of coordination, enlarged spleen. He was in the Navy in 1990 and 1991 and was not sent to the Gulf but the Mediterranean cruise. He also had a child still born in 1996, now has two sons and one only weighed 2lbs. when he was born and now has to take growth hormone shots and thyroid pills and may have a form of cancer, we won't know, doc said till he begins puberty. My son's cousin was in Navy same time and was sent to The Gulf and he has the very same problems. We know of at least 3other veterans in our town with the very same problems and we have only been looking for Gulf war vets in our area for 1week, and look how many we have already found. The only common thread we can find with these boys, is that they all received the booster anthrax vaccine in 1990 and 1991.They have had some congressional hearings on this vacine. Istill have a lot of research to do but I wanted to respond to your post and let you know there are others out there. Thanks. karenj1236, E-mail email@example.com
|Not sure if this is the right place to ask this...but
help is needed
In Open topics there is a post called, "My Dad needs help, Calf
muscles are wasting away" or something close to that...Here is the
post made by Katie....
I am 19 years old and just found out about my dad having IBM (I
think), he has kept it from me until now. He said he has felt weakness
since the early 90's but didn't see a doctor until the end of 1999. He
was only 38 or so when he found out, and after talking with him it has
progressed very quickly!!! I mean I noticed his falling or
"tripping" as he called it, but I never knew what it really
|GW91Vet - Beginning to share My
Joined: Jun 2003
Location: FL, USA
It has been a long time and my life has changed in so many ways as a result of it. I have gone back and forth from being skeptical to knowing without a doubt. I had occasional health problems before GW, but afterwards it just went downhill and was a frustrating, infuriating and depressing path. I went to Saudi Arabia in Dec of 90. I was Army. I am a female. I had some inoculations before going, was forced to take the PB pills under threat of article 15. (which I now wish I had chose instead of the pills) There was scuds being shot down every day more than once a day. I was on guard duty when I felt the impact of the last scud launched hitting a compound only 10-15 min away. (which no site or article ever writes or acknowledges)
When I started feeling sick I didn't even associate to the Gulf War. I was telling one of my first sergeants about my symptoms and he pointed out that I sounded like the cases of GW Illnesses occurring. I read the article and cried. I was one of the first ones on the Gulf Registry. I have gone through tests and Psych evaluations galore. I have the muscle pain & spasms, headaches, nausea, extreme fatigue, blurry vision, memory problems, muscle weakness, legs giving completely out, sleep issues and other difficulties. I have a civilian diagnosis of Fibromyalgia and Depression. The VA gave me a Depression only diagnosis and undiagnosed illness. I at least have some medicine that can help me somewhat function. I have gone through many jobs and my physical strength keeps declining. I was a top tester for my PT (Physical Testing) I was one that max'd them. I use to work out and was into different physical activities/sports. I use to be able to walk for long periods of time and now I pray I can make it through my shopping trips to the grocery store. I no longer can do physical activities and my tolerance for the sun is almost nonexistent.
Because of my civilian doctor diagnosis and persistence, I finally have a 40% disability rating with the VA. That may seem small to some, but after 11 years of 10% and no more help from the VA other than Psych counseling it is a major step.
in FL :-)
|sickgirl15 Docs Not Helping??
Nov 11, 2003
Location: Sydney, australia
Just a question i have been diagonsed with c.f.s about two weeks im
15 i went a like a childrens doctor dont know whats its called...then
just bak to my normal g.p....
thank you alot ....... dat was great thanks heaps
i have only had it for about 3 weeks....
|11-20-03 To this dear one I was in the process of writing a reply when I was banned from the forum. Basically, sore eyes, first route of entry for this chemical;|
|They reinstated me - but I must be sure to follow all
their rules (I'll read them again!)
[QUOTE=sickgirl15]i have only had it for about 3 weeks....