- CASE FILE
Animal rescuer for 20 years. In 2016, I got an infection from shelter cats and I have since been a medical mystery to the specialists.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
I am 41 years old, I have done animal rescue for 20 years as well as being a public defender. I have Stargardt disease which makes me legally blind.
In 2016, I became infected with cryptosporidium from shelter cats. Since then, I have had new ailments and have seen by close to 20 specialists.
I suffer from chronic diarrhea, headaches, reoccurring infections including but not limited to deep tissue fungal infections and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. I do not absorb fat soluble vitamins as I should. I have a low IgM count. I have new allergies to foods that have caused me to faint, have a seizure, etc. I have seen three gastroenterologists, three neurologists, endocrinologist, rheumatologist, infectious disease, allergist, immunologist, etc. I have tried hypnotherapy, natural remedies, acupuncture, IV stem cell therapy, Neuromodulation biofeedback, MRI, CAT scan, HIDA scan, ultrasound, colonoscopy, endoscope, hundreds of blood tests for rare conditions like heavy metal disease and hundreds of fecal tests for rare conditions like bile acid malabsorption which was sent to the Mayo Clinic. I have also since being diagnosed with REM disorder with periodic limb movement. As for medication, I have tried so many I can’t keep count.
The specialists are out of ideas on what could be causing the multitude of symptoms I have and they just keep passing me from specialist to specialist. I was told the next step would be the University in another state. I need help.