- CASE FILE
I spent a week in ICU in 2017 with a mystery illness. I’ve been “sick” since, suffer from multiple issues, and no one can find an answer.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
I was admitted to the ICU for a week in 2017. It was suspected that I had pneumonia and meningitis, however tests (ct scan and spinal tap, blood work) all came back clear. I ran a very high fever, cramping, couldn’t stay awake, unbearable pain, couldn’t feel my limbs, hypokalemic, and I was miserable. And I have never recovered. I’ve seen numerous specialists, have had several tests done, but no one can help me. I feel like my life has been taken away from me. I wake up everyday with migraines, and body pain, pins and needles all over my body with numbness, unbearable neck and back pain, chronic hypokalemia, awful stomach issues, extreme confusion, extreme fatigue, I pass out frequently, and I have episodes where it feels like my brain just cuts off and I’ll have tremors and my body gets very stiff. I never know if I’ll have a good or bad day. I rarely drive anymore because of fainting spells and confusion. Before I got sick I was very very active and was training to become a yoga instructor. I want my life back.