- CASE FILE
A collection of autoimmune diseases with no relief for over five years. Treatments haven't helped to relieve any pain or discomfort.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
Back in 2006 I started to get numbness and tingling in my arms and hands. It was diagnosed as overuse syndrome. I typed a lot at a job which may have caused the onset. Once I no longer worked at that job the symptoms seemed to disappear. During this time I also had some gastrointestinal issues. Seemed like if I ate anything other than crackers, white rice, chicken, or banana, it would upset my stomach. I couldn't even drink coffee. I moved away from the area, thinking maybe the place I lived was making me feel ill. Then all symptoms seemed to disappear within a year. Then the worst pain came when I was at the end of 29 years old. I started having chronic back pain. As time went on my body has completely turn on me. I was so fatigued, couldn't sleep due to pain, waking up from pain. It got to the point where I felt like I was beaten severely when I would wake up. Since then it has only seemed to get worse. My mother let me know I probably had fibromyalgia, it runs on her side of the family, as well as other autoimmune diseases like lupus. Anxiety attacks decided to show up around 29 years of age. As well as depression. This body of mine is like living in a torture chamber. Since this all began I have had and have many symptoms including: joint pain in hips, knees, shoulders. chronic back and neck pain. Limbs: numbness, tingling, fatigue, burning. The last two and a half years I have had left knee swelling and pain on and off, and now stinging in my left ball of my foot, makes walking very painful somedays. About a year and a half ago I started getting nauseated and having these weird cold/hot spells where I sweat, i get chills, I turn pale, and I can hardly function because it feel like all my energy was sucked out. I have a hard time breathing sometimes. Neither of those symptoms have lightened up. I am nauseated every day. I don't vomit all that often, my body has never been a big fan of vomiting. It is debilitating and makes trying to live life very difficult when you never know if you are well enough to do anything.
I have seen Rhuemetologists, chiropractors, done physical therapy, gastroenterologists, Ear nose and throat, multiple primary care physicians, naturopaths, and others. Nothing anyone, including myself has been able to help me have a better quality of life.I have stretched daily and done yoga. I am so sick and tired of being sick and tired. I have tried many different medications. I feel like a lab rat. And I just keep going back for tests and medications with no relief. I have hope there is something out there or someone who can help put all the pieces of my messy life health puzzle together.