- CASE FILE
Severe Unexplained Air Hunger/Suffocation worsening over a 14 month period of time.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
I had suffered a stroke at birth due to an epidural and have Cerebral Palsy, I have also suffered three concussions in my life, the third one bringing me to this community. February 28, 2018 I tripped and fell at home concussing myself on a metal bar stool in my kitchen. The next day I noticed I couldn't taste or smell and had this temporary form of anosmia for two months. In mid May 2018 I noticed severe shortness of breathe that has been haunting me since, I have zero energy, my eyes burn 24/7 and my throat is extremely dry. In a normal summer I have extremely watery eyes and nose due to seasonal allergies, for the past two summers there is nothing. I also noticed that my fingernails had stopped growing by mid May 2018, I had severe headaches and had a series of tests ran at both my primary care facility and at the world famous Mayo Clinic. Doctors couldn't find anything, and as the days progressed I noticed by Christmas of 2018 I was in total air hunger, this is the same way I feel now and I am pleading for an answer. I recently had an MRI with contrast done and they attributed what I understood as an irregularity in oxygen supply to the brain on my injury from birth. However this has never presented any symptoms and I had a full set of MRI's done as a baby ruling out any and all brain damage. I don't understand where to go or who to ask, I feel like I am suffocating on a daily basis and I am in panic from this.