- CASE FILE
I have been sick for 13 months. I have been to numerous doctors, hospitals, experts, and yet no one has made an official diagnosis.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
The following are past, current issues, and diagnoses thus far. Many have not been fully addressed after 13 months. Fibromyalgia, cdiff, paraprotenemia, acid reflux, anemia, colitis,epileptic seizures, galactorrhea, insomnia due to "medical condition ", inflammatory polyarthropathy, jaundice, norovirus, MTHFR C677T deficiency and homocystinuria, positive ANA , cortisol level of 30.1 (high) , 29.0 prolactin (high) , rashes including but not limited to levido reticularis, neurologic problems, chronic migraines, TMD, small hiatial hernia, chronic sore throats and history of chronic step, gastritis, ulcer, mild splenomegaly, raynauds, memory , balance issues, dizziness, possible sma syndrome, cervical rediculapathy. I am in constant pain and cannot work. 10 months ago a rheumatologist told me I was a "conundrum " with many moving variables and to give him time. He is no longer practicing. I cannot afford another rheumatologist. I have outstanding referrals for Washington University Neurology and Rheumatology which I cannot afford. I recently, in the last 7 days, was seen by a pain management doctor that performed occipital nerve injections (into the skull). I have tremendous relief from this, but the persistent balance and dizziness increased in serverity. A brain MRI , not yet resulted, was performed as well. I am out of funds and out of time because my caretaker will be no longer able to provide care and a place to live as of October 1, 2019. I am out of options. If I go into the ER I am told I am critically ill and sent home with doctor referrals that I cannot afford. Upon one visit to "unnamed hospital" I presented with four painful medical issues. I was told to "PICK ONE" for them to treat. I cried because I've never heard such a thing. Anxiety was added to one of their diagnoses due to this brief moment of crying. This type of treatment plus the lack of funds make it hard to have hope. Looking forward to doctors appointments would bring relief and comfort and HOPE.