- CASE FILE
I have chronic fatigue and I'm in pain everyday. The pain moves but my right foot and my right leg always hurt. My eye color has changed.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
I'm seeking help because I feel like I'm wasting away. I have no energy and I'm in pain everyday.
My whole body feels weak and tired even after a full night's sleep. My right foot always hurts and has red blotches on it. My right leg will also hurt and has red blotches on it. After walking just a short distance my right calf hurts so bad and my toes and feet stay hurting and going numb. My neck always hurts and is stiff. I have very little appetite or I'll be sick to my stomach. I have terrible memory issues and they just keep getting worse. I can't remember words. I also have insomnia and get night sweats almost every night.
My medical issues have impacted me so much that I decline almost every invitation to do anything. I can't be active or I will be down the next 3 days. I have 3 kids that want to be active but mom doesn't want to do anything.
I've been to my PCP, rheumatologist, urologist, neurologist, gastroenterologist, gynecologist. The rheumatologist told me I had fibromyalgia and UCTD. He put me on plaquenil for almost a year but then took me off of it and just left me with no answers yet again.
I am on medication for Ulcerative Colitis and anxiety and depression.
My obgyn thought I had endometriosis and did surgery. Come to find out I have no left ovary. He did a genetic test and found I have Turner Syndrome.
I have had many blood tests that show inflammation.
I had an EMG and MRI done recently. The EMG showed nerve damage on the left side, chronic L5 and S1 radiculopathy. The MRI of my lumbar spine shows mild to moderate stenosis and inflammation. However, it doesn't explain the painful lump on my right toe, the pain and red blotches I have on my right foot, the pain in my right calf when I walk too much or when I bend down and it feels like hot lava rushing through my legs and then when I try to stand back up the lava rushes again and I have to stand for a minute until my legs stop hurting and the feeling of lava and weakness goes away. I'm tired of running in circles trying to find answers and yesterday later I'm still running in circles. However, I'm getting worse and more fatigued. I have so many symptoms and I feel like there haven't been any doctors who want to hear them all so I keep getting brushed under the rug.