- CASE FILE
9 months ago I woke up with debilitating symptoms. I have been in an out of hospitals for monthsnd seen dozens of specialists, with no help.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
I woke up one day and have been sick ever since with a mysterious illness. It all started with an unbearable choking feeling that still to this day has not eased, then it affected my heart ( causing Afib and now bracacardia simultaneously). In the beginning I had trouble walking that has now improved , severe tachardia ( my heart went from my normal 40-60 resting to 200 BPM without warning for months) as well as shortnesss of breath, torso, head and limp numbness and pain constantly. I have been in an out of hospitals for months and seen various experts ranging from cardiologists, gastroenterologists, pshyciatrists, nuerologists, pulmonologist and the list goes on. The only thing we are sure of is I have severe dyspaghia ( severe weakness of my esophagus muscles, which is very abnormal for someone my age), I lost and gained significant weight from having so much trouble swallowing, I have a dislocated tmj joint, that needs surgery and I also have small issues with my heart but nothing that stands out. I feel sick every minute of everyday and I am desperate for a cure and not sure where to turn anymore. Before all this, I was an avid vegetarian and exercised everyday, I was extremely active and upbeat and I never had any health issues previously. I have always suspected a link between my time teaching in China a year and a half ago( I got very Ill for months there with food poisoning) since I was never the same when I came back home. I truly hope someone has some insight or can help, it would change my life. -Nicole,