- CASE FILE
Why can't anyone figure out what's wrong? 39 with health issues of a 90 year old.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
For years I have gradually worsened with symptoms of something no doctor has been able to diagnose. I have been tested by multiple doctors for thyroid problems, liver functions, iron levels and once I had so much bloodwork done that it made me physically sick. I have lower back pain particularly on right side that radiates to my hip and lower abdomen. Physical activity worsens it though none of the xrays or scans show any problems. I am always weak and extremely sleepy. Getting out of the bed is a battle. My hair is breaking off and falling out. My skin is constantly itching and I have headaches almost every day. I can't sleep without waking up in pain and constantly having to switch sides. Sometimes just sitting down causes numbness in my legs. If I dont move my arms constantly I get numbness in them also. I have severe memory problems and can't remember even the smallest details or conversations short or long term. I always have to have something to drink although all bloodwork comes back normal for diabetes. The pain is making my life hell and now it's affecting my mental health. I have isolated myself and even going outside is a task that takes hours to accomplish. At 39 years old I feel this quality of life is depressing. I love photography and once had a successful business. These days i can't even stand to move around due to the pain. Endless doctors... Endless scans... Endless bloodwork... Prescription drugs of every kind... Nothing is helping me.