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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
this blog will be about my journey with this disease
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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

was i cyclo



two weeks ago the day before i was to receive my infusion of biogens aducanumab at ucla
i felt vertigous and nauseated and gassy
my wife she said more than usual on that one

i had diarrhea and loss of appetite and bloatedness and stomach cramps and fatigue and those other symptoms mentioned above over the next few days
it took me about a week to feel better

this morning i read this article on mcdonalds the golden arches folks on how they have quit serving salads since they have tracked a gastrointestinal infection to these salads
the article said
it was from fecal contamination

now i dont even want to know how those salads got contaminanted
my imagination even cant imagine how that happened

now i know i didnt get this from any mcdonalds salads
its been years sinc i have eaten at one

now a days you never know
since those salad mix things you buy at the store that are triple washed
they seem to be the source many times for these gastrointestinal infections
it could be i got mine from those

my wife she got sick a few days later

i eat a lot of compost so i have some resistance to infections by all those good germs i injest
no i just made that up

the infection from the mcdonald salad is from cyclospora and is called cyclosporosis

sounds bad huh

a stool sample can be used to diagnose it
sometimes antibiotics and or antiparasite meds are given to some patients
its worse if a person is imumocompromised and gets this infection
like someone with hiv or cancer

most folks dont have to be treated

the symptoms can wax and wane for weeks

its that waneing i dont like
so far i havent waned yet

the way to prevent it
avoid the golden arches

the organicgreen doctor

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