- CASE FILE
Im a mom who wants to give my kids a better me, I’ve tried everything and hashimoto’s encephalitis has taken my life away.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
Diagnosed with Graves, and hashimoto’s encephalitis at 26. I’m a mom who has to get better for her babies. Currently suffer from severe headaches, confusion, memory loss, blurred and double vision, muscle twitching, exhaustion, depression, severe anxiety, insomnia, back pain, numbness in my hands and legs, and weight gain. I was being treated by a neurologist with IV steroids from feb 2019-June 2019, I was Blacking out while home with my kids but the steroids fixed this almost immediately. Unfortunately they stopped working for a few symptoms, I gained 50 lbs, developed steroid acne all over, had inflamed tastebuds, fits of anger and agitation, severe swelling in arms, legs, face and hands, and still no menstrual cycle. Meds I was on were IV steroids, B12 shot monthly for deficiency, fluoxetine 60mg daily, Amitriptyline 60mg daily, levothyroxine 125mcg daily, two medications for swelling. My neurologist has referred me to yet another doctor, a specialist at the U.K. hospital in Lexington Ky. I just want answers, I want to feel better. I want to be able to play with my two babies, they are 2 and 4 and deserve a way better Mom than what I can give right now. My life is just wasting away, and being 26 I don’t feel like this is normal.