- CASE FILE
I've had health problems my entire life. I'm a single mom of dissabled kids with no health insurance and I feel like I'm slowly dying.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
Since I was a young child I've had anemia, asthma, mouth sores, heartburn, migraines, and rashes (mostly on my face). I have allergies, (not severe but they cause hives on my face and mouth sores) to everything from cats to chemical odors. I get a weird sensation sometimes and my eyes get stuck, I kind of freeze for a minute, can't control it and everything goes out of focus, I never pass out or fall or anything but I feel a weird foggy type calm just before it's going to happen. I've had random stabbing pains as long as I can remember, they feel like tiny pulsing electric shock, they happen in random places and only last a second or 2. My parents didn't have dental insurance when I was a kid so I struggled with severe tooth decay which affected my adult teeth as well. I also have muscle spasms frequently mostly around my eyes, face, and legs, sometimes full body shudders. My eyeballs feel like they're shaking back an forth sometimes and go unfocused I feel dizzy when that happens. I have ADHD as well. I was very sick every fall through my teen years with strep and pneumonia, then better, and extremely athletic for the rest of the year. I had a very bad grand Mal seizure at 15 years old, the doctors found scar tissue in my temporal lobe, but couldn't pinpoint a cause. I never had another seizure as far as I know. I fainted several times where I felt dizzy, nauseus and lost consciousness through my teens and 20s. I had severe ovarian cysts from about 12 years old until about 30. I had 4 pap smears come back with mild to moderate dysplasia. I've had 6 sons and every time my paps test normal afterwards. 4 of my sons are autistic. I had my tubes tied after my youngest son 6 years ago and that's when the hair loss, and extremely heavy periods with blood clots the size of golf balls started, and a foul smelling pinkish brown discharge in between periods this was tested when my son was about a year old and I was negative for everything, no infection, STD, or abnormal pap. I have cramps along with it that feel like early labor pains. I have ganglian cysts on my wrists, a large cyst abutting my sphenoid and maxillary sinuses, a small cyst like bump on the side of my nose and a small cyst where the back of my neck meets my shoulder. I have tons of skin tags and protruding moles, more recently in the last couple years I'm noticing cherry angiomas, new moles, skin tags, and tiny black raised dots that look like blood blisters. popping up everywhere all around my trunk, legs, and arms (I'm talking by the dozens). I have a ton (probably 50+) of tiny flesh colored skin tags all over my neck and upper chest only. I am constantly out of breath, sometimes just from talking, sometimes from standing up and walking across a room. I constantly feel exhausted. I have palpitations to where it feels like my heart is going to explode when I get even a minute or 2 of cardio this is accompanied by nausea and dizziness. I have severe headaches that are really bad and last for days at a time through sleep and everything, not the migraine type, there's no nausea with them, and they're much more painfull. I'm going to sleep with one and waking up with it. I've had ocular migraines (what the eye doctor suggested they were) where I can't see and my vision looks exactly like a kalidescope. I have contact dermatitis from soaps, chemicals, metals, and sometimes I don't even know why. I sometimes get hives on my face when walking from one environment to another for example into someones house or a outside (happened since childhood). My legs, arms, and hands occasionally swell. I have severe heart burn that makes me have a chronic cough and very elastic or bubbly phlem comes up, it's opaque but not colored, just white. My heart burn is so bad I occasionally breathe in the reflux in my sleep and wake up coughing so hard and feeling like I can't catch a breath it makes me vomit. My abdomen constantly looks like I'm 5 or 6 months pregnant. I've gained about 30-40lbs in the last 3 years and can't seem to lose any weight no matter how hard I try. I have degenerative disk disease, spondylitis and spondylosis and a schemoral's node in all 3 areas of my spine including lordadic curve loss. My arms go numb frequently and I have a sensation like pins and needles with mild numbness in my face along with my lips getting slightly bluish/purple often. I've been having very elevated sed rates since childhood that nobody was able to figure out why. I'm just 40 years old now and I've moved around a lot, I don't know if any of these symptoms are even connected, I'm sure there's probably more than one thing going on but I've never had a doctor who was willing to try and connect all the dots. I have a family history of brain aneyurisms, developmental delay, gallbladder disease, abnormal paps, and pancreatic cancer and all this terrifies me. I know the extreme stress from not being able to afford to take care of my health issues is probably contributing to some of these symptoms, but I have to learn what's going on so I can manage this better. I don't take any medications except Tums, which I take many times a day because I've always been ultra sensitive to medications, also why I don't drink alcohol. I really am concerned most with the head, stomach and pelvic issues because I'm beginning to feel like im going past the point of no return with my health. I'm hopeful someone has some ideas to where I should start. Thank you!!