- CASE FILE
Undiagnosed/misdiagnosed neurological trauma with transient and worsening symptoms.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
The different diagnosis that the doctors use to justify prescriptions:
Chronic fatigue, unspecified
Deficiency of other specified B group vitamins
Other adrenogenital disorders
Other specified menopausal and peri menopausal disorder
My wife suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury in a car accident as a child. Doctors didn’t know much about brain injuries in 1980. While she was pregnant with our second child she began collapsing. She wouldn’t lose consciousness but she wasn’t able to move or speak. Over the years her symptoms have become worse. She loses all function in her arms and legs and often doesn’t have the ability to speak. Her symptoms ar transient so he can be fine on minute and collapse lifeless on the ground the next. It’s like the signals from her brain simply stop getting to the rest of her body. In her words, it’s like somebody reaches in and flips the power switch to off. Doctors tested her for seizures, strokes, migraines, heart problems, blood pressure problems and everything else they could think of. She has had MRI’s, CT scans and others. The only two real facts we have come up with are that she isn’t producing hardly any hormones on her own and that her hypothalamus is smaller than it should be for adults. We believe that the car accident and resulting TBI damaged her hypothalamus and the connection to her pituitary gland and the massive hormone demands of pregnancy shorted out an already stressed connection between the two. Doctors tried placing her on Hormone Replacement Therapy which showed an initial help but quickly stopped working. They switched her to Bio-identical hormones and those stopped working. My wife seems to adapt to medicines and treatments and they all stop working. She is currently bed ridden and spends about 23 hours a day in bed. She needs to be helped to the toilet or to shower. On a good day she can get about a half hour of exercise in our room but most days she can only lay there. We need help. Please help us find a way to help a 45 year old woman, who’s greatest joy is being a mother, wife, and homemaker, return to life.