- CASE FILE
I suffer from some kind of undiagnosed auto immune condition that moves around my body causing severe inflammation in various organs.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
My name is Sheyna. I am 25 years old. In 2017, I was diagnosed with Graves Disease. I can remember the moment that it started it was minutes after I gave birth to my daughter in 2015. I started to itch uncotrollably, the doctor said that it was my hormones but it has not stopped for 4 years. Then came the palpitations, hair loss, and weight loss. They told me it was anxiety. After 2 years I was finally diagnosed with Graves Disease. Since then my thyroid levels have been normal for 2 years and most of my hyperthyroid symptoms have gone but I slowly noticed that some new symptoms were popping up and that these symptoms would move around my body creating a kind of a pattern every few months. First comes the severe itching. My arms itch constantly it never goes away they itch all day and night some days are worse than others and I feel like i might lose my mind. Sometimes it spreads up to my face, neck, and chest but it always gets better after a few days. Then my heart races sometimes up to 180 for no particular reason and it makes me dizzy and light headed. A month or 2 later the pain will start first in my lower back like shocks of electricity then I get various sore spots all over: on my cheekbones, jaw, shoulder, shoulder blades, ribs, and thighs. After a few months my stomach becomes affected and I experience severe pain where I can barely move and after that it moves to my bladder causing me experience pain and frequent urination. The worst place that is affected is probably throat. Every year I get severe throat pain and swelling with no real cause and white blood cell count goes up over 17000, I always end up in the hospital when this happens with no real answer. This all happens every year like clock work and I feel like no one cares enough to look at the bigger picture. This isn't normal and I am suffering. I just want to be a normal 25 year old. I want to enjoy watching my daughter grow so far she has only known me to be sick. I am desperate for answers. I want to enjoy life again.