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The last year I have had to deal with various health issues which arose after taking the antibiotic Ciprofloxacin. I was 24, in great health all my life, until I took that medication. After 7 days of taking it, I began having horrible fatigue, muscle and tendon pain, and numbness in my hands. It became difficult to eat more than a few bites of a meal for weeks. I are eggs daily during the first month to try to keep my protein intake up. Within 3 weeks, I developed an intolerance to eggs. My stomach no longer digested them and they began appearing in my stool just how I had eaten them. I also began to break out in itchy hives. I stopped eating eggs and the hives went away. I supplemented the eggs with chicken for the next month. I began to develop hives from chicken after a month of eating chicken daily. Both of these foods I now avoid or I will break out with hives.
I also developed yellow stools over that time period which I at first attributed to the food intolerance. After I removed these foods, the yellow stool sometimes went away, back to a darker brown color, but never entirely. I still have periods where I experience yellow stools, without any food triggers. They seem to be happening more often than they used to. Most of my stools now are yellow. I had one normal bowel movement about 2 1/2 months ago. I seem to feel better when my stool is a normal color.
I have seen a gastroenterologist. He did multiple stool samples which checked for parasites and malabsorption. Every test showed a normal result. I thought for sure it would be a malabsorption issue because I have lost about 10% of my body weight. I also have floating stool about 50% of the time. It is most times very soft and has a mucus layer on the outside which makes the stool almost look fluffy.
I have also been chronically vomiting with constant nausea. The GI performed an endoscopy that showed two lesions on my lower esophageal junction, likely caused by the vomiting. I was given a PPI medication which sometimes helps to reduce the vomiting, but other times does not help at all. I also am now getting ulcers in my mouth pretty frequently.
I have been dealing with this progressing issue for a year with no diagnosis, and I really want to know what is wrong with me. I am very underweight and have not been able to work for the last year due to the chronic fatigue and vomiting.
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