Hi everyone. I have questions about ES and infections. Including specifics. I have had bizarre infections often, for most of my life. The past 4 years- It seems every time I start to feel ok and restart life, I get sick again. It is to the point where my mom said it must be psychological (It is not, I asked)
(I will say that now - because of the pain, I am extremely sedentary and terrible fluid diet.)
I know stress lowers the immune system. I was thinking of the vagus nerve?
I also have wondered if I am catching illnesses because I have so many doctor appointments- Where people are sick, etc.
Backstory: (Ok to skip)
I have been ill since the beginning of December. My left ear has been hurting way above and beyond the normal pain. Like can’t move or do anything pain, crying, etc. My ENT surgeon finally discovered my eardrum is ruptured.
I saw 4 doctors, 2x in the ER. None of them took me seriously or ran blood tests. leads to another issue- stigma when doctors look at my chart. How many times do I have to see doctors before they really do a thorough job?
My ear was clogged so the first ER doctor gave me a Benadryl. I knew it was ruptured because noises HURT. My ENT missed it. I was at the ER where the doctor said my ear was “shiny and clear”. The next day my surgeon found the perforation.
I just got my second set of blood results back, they have improved a bit, but they are still off the charts. High enough to be afraid.
Bad test results:
white blood count high (additionally the ratio of all the different types of white blood cells are very disproportionate.)
platelet count is twice the highest normal amount
Slightly elevated liver count - might be attributable to Tylenol even though I am careful with amounts
**So, calling all current ES members **
I was wondering if infections or lowered immune system might be associated with Eagle Syndrome. Has anyone had similar problems?
I wanted to start this thread for everyone to comment on their own journeys