- CASE FILE
Diagnosed with RA and Sjogren's in 1998. Then, Fibromyalgia, Celiac Disease, Hashimoto's, Ulcerative Colitis. Now Heart Failure. Please Help
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
Diagnosed with multiple autoimmune disorders.
Began in 1998 with a swollen finger and elevated SED rate.
Diagnosed first with RA and Sjogren's, then a different autoimmune disorder every few years.
Treated with high doses of prednisone and Methotrexate for nearly 15 years. Initially treated with Plaquenil as well, until 2015.
Tried various biologics (Humira, Enbrel, Remicade) without relief.
Tried Lyrica without success.
Experienced Dialated Cardiomyopathy in 2015. Diagnosed with Heart Failure without a cause and function was 10%. It's theorized that a virus attacked my heart. No prior history of heart issues.
Nothing works. I've only piled on issues and medication since 1998. There's no relief in sight.