- CASE FILE
Constant medical problems since birth. Doctors always bandaid issues, can't fully fix anything. Things get worse every day.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
At birth I was born with an anal fissure and at 6 weeks of age I had my first surgery to repair inguinal hernias on both sides. At 3 years of age I had my first colonoscope, where I had polyps and diagnosed with IBD. I had a tough childhood with parents divorcing, my father remarrying and I had to deal with physical, verbal and emotional abuse. I was always missing school due to being sick. I had asthma, and sports were challenging but I loved them. In high school I missed months of school from mononucleosis which was recurrent and I would have blood in urine all the time with constant abdominal pain but no answers. I started working and got a good job for the government collecting insect specimens from areas around OHIO. I was bitten by a tick on a field site, it embedded in my right arm. I was treated with antibiotics, but nothing seemed to go well after this. I could not concentrate in college, I was always sick with colds and strep throat, and always tired and in pain. I got pregnant and had a very scary high risk pregnancy. Emergency C section, and in the hospital for a week due to some unknown cause for high fever. I meet with an out of state no insurance coverage doctor who runs a slew of tests which show I have chronic lyme disease. Antibiotics help in part but bowel issues are terrible. Cant afford to keep seeing this doctor, but cognitive issues have gotten better. I started to get kidney stones every month. Constant urinary pain, hormones irregular, bowel problems and anal pain. I started to have paralysis issues, choked it up to anxiety. Foot drop, back pain, hip issues, I have a fall and find out I have immune issues and arthritis. Heart issues arise, and its intermittent. Then progressively gets worse where I have syncope episodes. Left tube and ovary are removed after a large mass had engulfed them. Bowel issues get worse, can't digest food right, low potassium, and issues with my heart arrhythmia that isn't typical. Tachy Brady and episodic pausing, causes anxiety and fears. PVC, PAC Skin issues have cause pain and discoloring, scarring and nothing seems to help my steroids. My appearance is rough, I am embarrassed to go out in public. Period are non existent and if they do come they are excruciating, hormones do not help. Weight gain, swelling, systemic pain all keep me home as much as possible where I can be close to the bathroom or medications and comfort needs. Not able to work, doctors appointments every week, specialist all stumped on how to help, family helps but they are so frustrated. My Primary struggles with all the issues and trying to find the connection. Medications are tough because some might help but I have side effects since I'm so sensitive. I need help, I need someone to look at all the issues, run tests correctly, and not just one item at a time. I keep hearing from others to share my story with this new initiative and so I am reaching out to you for your help today. Please help me get my life back!