- CASE FILE
Highly unusual case, too many dead ends. 27 year old Female that went from a normal life to using a walker and now a wheelchair.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
Now that you all have a small clue of what I'm dealing with let me take you back a year, Summer 2018, I was fairly in normal shape, was losing weight and trying to keep up with my then one year old. I started having pain around my rib/left breast, then my left arm started to swell and hurt. I went to the hospital as my right arm started to do the same, while in the waiting room both of my legs and feet started swelling and i started getting pain. They sent me home thinking it was just my Iron Allergy (Oh I forgot to mention this earlier, I am allergic to iron, in all ways) so they gave me allergy medication and sent me home. Less than a week later I went back to the hospital, my pain was worse than before and the swelling did not go down. Feeling pins and needles in my extremities and now my face I got sent home once more. The next day I didn't even want to move, my mom asked me to go to another ER where they did a cat scan (which came back clear) and set an appointment for me for a neurologist in their clinic. I went to said appointment and had an MRI done a couple of months later (10 small unspecified white matter lesions) and was asked to see my PCP. Getting a PCP with time in their schedule is difficult, i settled down at last at NYU Astoria, as my symptoms were only getting worse, i started getting back pains that came and went away on their own. I wound up in the hospital once more, this time because i couldn't walk from pain, apart from my other symptoms in the 5 months between hospital visits i developed blurrier vision as normal, memory problems which seemed minor, extreme sleepiness, concentration issues and after more testing done and more dead ends the doctors started believing it could be MS. This hospital visit was 4 days around Halloween. Being in the hospital once more for 3 days in December for loss of ability to walk and getting my first appointment with my PCP that month was a breath of fresh air. Now onto the present, I have now lost the ability of going out alone, being in my home alone, my memory keeps getting worse as I have lost most of my young years and teenage years. I cannot concentrate, at times my voice disappears for a couple of hours, my pain is so intense that I wake up screaming at night sometimes, getting hugged and touched leaves me crying even when I am taking all my medicine strictly. At times I cannot even walk to the bathroom, or sit up in bed. I still have tingling, numbness at times, extreme sleepiness, and hopefully haven't forgotten anything here. Please if anyone can point me in any direction I will happily do any test, I have been in the hospital for days on end and just want to know what i have.