- CASE FILE
I have been Chasing the Cure for about 4 years now. Been to two cardiologist, three endocrinologist, 4 rheumatology and no answers.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
This all started when I was 20 and gained 70 pounds in less than 6-7 months. I also started having heart issues and chest pain. Saw a cardiologist who said I had uncontrolled high blood pressure but in his other tests he found hyperaldosteronism so he sent me to a endocrinologist in town who said he didn’t know what to do for me and sent me to one in Vandy and that doctor had surgery after my visit and I guess forgot about me. I started having extreme fatigue and joint pain and sun sensitivity that came in the form of a rash. Saw a rheumatologist who said fibromyalgia. Saw two more rheumatologist who said fibromyalgia along with the other medical issues. Finally went to uab and found a rheumatologist who listened and believed me and put me on methotrexate to treat undifferentiated connector tissue disorder.