SON'S LIFE-LONG INTESTINAL DISORDER
Hello "Ted", I am contacting you regarding my adult son, who has battled all his life with intestinal problems. As a child we thought it was milk allergies; then he developed almost a hyperactive personality, would crash in deep fatigue, but could not sleep. In High School and in College, along with contracting mononucleosis, he had all the symptoms (he told me he drank Pepto Bismal as if it were a water bottle, for his stomach.) Additionally, he has had itchy, flaky scalp, a thumb nail that was diagnosed as psoriatic arthritis. Now out of college with a family of 4 to support, he still deals with additional complications. Two years ago he contracted Histoplasmosis (fungus in the soil from pigeons), later he had MRSA. He has a difficult time sleeping, and being focused mentally as well as he would like. I am guessing (from hours reading your responses all over Earthclinic.com) that he has a fungus, and perhaps parasites (drank from swampy waters in the Great lakes on a teen canoeing trip.) His diarrhea in the past year has escalated to the point that he has lost 30 pounds that he didn't have as excess, and is going to the bathroom 10-12 times a day. He currently is finding a little benefit in following the GAPS diet, but still not well. He is in frequent pain intestinally. I am fearful of his outcome and his longevity at this point. He has two small children in their family. Please could you give some specific advise on what to do for him?