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Type 1 diabetic and bilaterally deaf. Vision loss left eye. Confirmed MELAS of Mito Disease. Pain w/ Inflammatory Arthritis. Am 55 years old
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
Diagnosed with Mitochondrial Myopathy MELAS and suffered hearing loss and diabetes (managed by pump) , also HLAB27 positive. Inflammation wide spread lead to vision loss and constant eye pain. Small stature and low weight. Suffering from pain, loss of balance and severe arthritis in hips and back. Currently seeing 4 eye doctors, rheumatologist, endocrinologist, Neurologist, pain management to watch symptoms but symptoms are stacking up. Treating arthritis with diet, excercise, steroid injections, eye surgeries 4, hearing aids, acupuncture, physical therapy, DMARDS and now Rituxan infusion. With MELAS no help just “do the best you can”. Health Ins and financial issues becoming a problem. Would like help in managing pain and open to stem cell, eastern medicines and meditation.