Today I went to the clinic again. Because something,maybe the Ehlers Danlos, has rendered me so incapacitated I am unable to earn (not only money but INSURANCE). Today, the clinic doctor told me that my connective tissue is in remission. He also told me that the bug bite was normal. It happened on May 11 so tomorrow will be 6 weeks old. He said that triple antibiotic was making it worse (which seems a little conflictive of it being normal) and do not use it. I mentioned that the doctor whom I saw 5 weeks ago (when it was a pressurized blister that could not be drained) said that I was immunosuppressed and that it would take awhile. He emphatically told me that I am not immunosuppressed! He said to rub cortisone into it aggressively. HE REFUSED TO WOUND CULTURE IT. Offered 7 days doxycycline. Should I take meds before culturing? Any suggestions?
Also, the curvularia wound culture on my elbow still bears a scar (after being a nightmare to contend with). Sometimes the scar (which I think may be a cigarette paper scar) burns/itches/stings like crap and when I look at it, it is in the process of developing a lump. I watch the lump grow as it continues to burn and hurt. What the heck is causing this? Now, I again ask if I should be treating wounds without culturing them?
I also have complications from infections such as strep. I’ve also been told that nobody knows why I have an unusually high strep concentration in my blood. Macrocytosis (large red blood cells), low folate. My hypothyroidism is always very erratic and I’m accused of drinking a glass of milk.
As if it weren’t bad enough already.