- CASE FILE
I have been mysteriously ill for over a decade. All of my symptoms reflect advanced Lyme disease although I do not test positive on tests
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
I have been chasing my own cure for over a decade now. Symptoms first presented as gastrointestinal then sinus/head/neck issues, then the fatigue and brain fog/memory loss set in followed by swallowing/gagging/choking issues (literally feel like I'm being suffocated by my own body) and chronic widespread pain (everything hurts...joints, muscles, nerve pain...my skin even hurts). I have been through 3 surgeries in order to address my sinuses and throat issues with no success. Now my feet and hands are going numb on me which is very concerning because I am a hairdresser who needs to be on my feet and use my hands to earn a living. I have had to claim bankruptcy due to all of the medical bills. I've seen several ENT specialists, a Laryngologist, Allergist Rheumatology, Gastroenterology to no avail. I currently take zantac, singulair, budesonide, sudafed, ibuprofen, and a slew of immune boosting supplements. Please help...I used to be so full of life and very active (physically and socially) but this illness has completely robbed me of my quality of life. I can barely work anymore and my symptoms are so bad at this point that I am house bound on my days off because it takes more than I have to give to even make it through my work days. I'd really like to have my life back!