- CASE FILE
Went from healthy, active, no medications, to countless skin infections, celiac, fibromyalgia, gastroparesis, cysts, inflammation, and more
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
I had some minor issues as a teen, maybe as a child, that seemed to resolve themselves after the birth of my first child (but which is the first time in my life that I actually put an effort into my health). Baby #2 came 3.5 years later and the emotional symptoms started. Divorce brought on more health issues but nothing not manageable. After breastfeeding my 3rd and final baby, my health started to decline rapidly starting with a very bad case of something similar to hormonal acne that I feel was never properly diagnosed, even 7 years later. The issue was only along my jaw line, and worse where my hair touched my face. I tried everything I could think of to improve it, including trips to the dermatologist where he simply accused me of picking my face -_- I have had countless issues since this time. Scabbing on my face and scalp, losing about half of my hair, the acne turned into white spots all over my face, sort of appearing like tinea versicolor before going away. My skin everywhere, no matter how much I moisturize, is extremely dry and itchy, including my scalp. I have severe anemia that is not helped with a high iron diet or supplements so they do not believe that I am even taking care of myself. I can't gain weight no matter how much I eat which isn't a lot because food makes me feel ill. I have to eat like a bird so that I don't throw up and I am nauseous 90% of the time. I was in the ER with uncontrollable vomiting 6 times in the last year which led to a diagnosis of gastroparesis (delayed emptying of the upper stomach) but everything they tell me to do doesn't seem to improve it. I can't help but think they are wrong. Endometriosis runs in my family, both uterine and thoracic, but they refuse to do further testing. I have all the symptoms of ovarian cancer but they won't do a CA125 blood test to give me peace of mind. I have developed in the last 2 years something I can only describe as adult onset autism. Extreme sensitivity to light, sounds and too many people talking which leads to an emotional angry outburst even though I do not feel angry. I have this odd feeling that someone is always watching me even though I know there's no one there, the feeling won't go away. I can't sleep without sleep meds, and even can't sleep with the meds sometimes (went off them for quite some time with no improvement). Jaw clenching is ruining my teeth and I've been told they will begin falling out soon. I have a constant burning, sharp, stabbing pain between my shoulder blades which apparently is from one bulging disc. They don't seem to believe the level of pain I am reporting. I was diagnosed with gout a few years ago, was even on crutches on some days but the lifestyle did not fit the diagnosis. I haven't felt the toe pain in awhile, but I now have a pain that goes from my pelvis to the front of my thigh/groin area that is so painful that I can't walk much some days. The pain totally vanishes sometimes and then returns. I keep telling them that all symptoms are worse during menstruation and ovulation but they will not do an MRI or an ultrasound on my leg to rule out artery issues. I feel like I cannot breathe when this happens which is usually what sends me to the ER. The pressure in my chest is so intense that I feel the NEED to vomit to get "whatever it is that's in there" out of me. I just want to know why I am limping every day at this point. I work full time as a customer service manager, I'm divorced and I have 3 kids. The health issues ruined my marriage and now they are ruining my ability to be a good mother. Please help me if you can, thank you and God bless!