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Question: Campylobacter 3x Gastroenteritis 5x over 2 years


 corvallis - Sun Dec 02, 2007 6:51 pm

I am 24yr female who seems to pick up so many bugs! I also have chronic headaches that result from muscular pain radiating from shoulder upwards which i've had for 10 years. Im in naprosyn, naproxyn, nadalol, losec and imigran for headaches (for last 4 months) I believe the pills aren't helping my stomach but have had problems before these. I eat healthy and exercise daily but constantly feel unwell and sore. Oh how I wish I could do a decent days slog!
I don't drink or smoke but still seem to get sick and have to take many days of work which is hard financially. I wonder if there is an underlying cause of frequent illness or just the luck of the draw! Any advice would be appreciated thankyou.
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:59 pm

User avatar Hi Corvallis,

Gastroenteritis infections are very common. Most of these are viruses. Having campylobacter three times is a bit unusual but to my knowledge, there is not a particular immune problem that would predispose a person to getting just this infection without also getting other bacteria infections frequently.

There may be an underlying GI problem contributing to your pain, though. I would recommend that you see a GI specialist. You are also correct that the naproxen may be irritating your stomach. It may be helpful to take an antacid. I would recommend you discuss this with your doctor also.

Best wishes.

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