My guess, and remember, it is only a guess, is that you have a mycoplasma infection. I first contracted mine in 1968 courtesy of the USAF, who came to my little town after a flood and offered typhoid vaccines. You won't find anyone in mainstream medicine to help you find out if indeed you have the little vermin. A Lyme disease doctor may be of help, or search for Dr. Garth Nicholson's site. While you're waiting for an appointment from one of these, do yourself a favor, google mycoplasma infection, and in all likelyhood, you'll find many of your symptoms.
Various reproductive, GI, urologic, and neuromuscular disorders may cause or contribute to chronic pelvic pain. Sometimes, multiple contributing factors may exist.
Extrauterine reproductive disorders:
Chronic ectopic pregnancy
Chlamydial endometritis or salpingitis
Ovarian retention syndrome (residual ovary syndrome)
Ovarian remnant syndrome
Ovarian dystrophy or ovulatory pain
Pelvic congestion syndrome
Postoperative peritoneal cysts
Residual accessory ovary
Uterine reproductive disorders:
Atypical dysmenorrhea or ovulatory pain
Endometrial or cervical polyps
Symptomatic pelvic relaxation (genital prolapse)
Intrauterine contraceptive device
Chronic urinary tract infection
Uninhibited bladder contractions (detrusor-sphincter dyssynergia)
Chronic urethral syndrome
Abdominal wall myofascial pain (trigger points)
Compression fracture of lumbar vertebrae
Faulty or poor posture
Mechanical low back pain
Chronic coccygeal pain
Muscular strains and sprains
Pelvic floor myalgia (levator ani spasm)
Rectus tendon strain
Hernias (eg, obturator, sciatic, inguinal, femoral, spigelian, perineal, umbilical)
Carcinoma of the colon
Chronic intermittent bowel obstruction
Inflammatory bowel disease
Irritable bowel syndrome
Neuralgia/cutaneous nerve entrapment (surgical scar in the lower part of the abdomen; usually iliohypogastric, ilioinguinal, genitofemoral, and lateral femoral cutaneous nerves)
Shingles (herpes zoster infection)
Degenerative joint disease
Neoplasia of spinal cord or sacral nerve
Psychologic and other disorders:
Sexual and/or physical abuse
Potassium deficiency (hypokalemia) causes include:
Diseases that affect the kidneys' ability to retain potassium
- Liddle syndrome
- Cushing syndrome
- Bartter syndrome
- Fanconi syndrome
Diuretic medications (water pills)
Eating large amounts of licorice
Low dietary intake (a distinctly uncommon cause of hypokalemia)
The multiple, serious and undiagnosed or mis-diagnosed conditions and all those symptoms can ONLY co-exist in a systemic pathogenic infection.
Nutrinut_Bob, having gone through this, hit it right on!
The opportunistic nature of this pathogen has progressively taken over most systems, organs and parts of your body.
Make no mistake, the elusive characteristic of this pathogen, is what has kept all your doctors and specialists from properly diagnosing you all these years.
Many of the disorders mentioned by Red_Star are actually consequences
of a widespread mycoplasma infection, that has taken over the immune system.
While doing your research, as Bob suggested, I urge you to find a holistic
therapist or naturopathic doctor, the best you can afford, and get your immune system strengthened.
It is perhaps your only hope for improvement.
Only then you can beat this infectious pathogen and reclaim your life.
It is the bottom up approach, where you build up your immune system,
step by step from the bottom up, before accepting any of the suggested treatment protocols.
And for this I agree with Bob, contact Dr. Garth Nicolson.
Just do a search. And also take time to read various related posts here.
Please do not waste your life further, dealing with conventional doctors who are not knowledgeable in this field.
Feel free to contact me anytime.