- CASE FILE
Complex gastroenterology issues such as gastroparesis, severe chronic constipation, chronic gastritis, daily headaches and tachycardia
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
I used to be healthy. I am 49 years old but when I was 33 I started getting sick. It started with gastroparesis and severe headaches. I started having seizures and falling. I started to not recognize people that I had known for years and had symptoms of dementia. The symptoms worsened over 4 years till I was bed bound, had home IV therapy, home O2, and round the clock care. My family doctor finally discovered that I had a atrial septal defect that I was born with that was 14mm and I was not oxygenating all my blood flow. They closed the defect and I started to improve.
However, I still have lingering problems that no one can help with or solve. Most attribute the myriad of issues to the original heart problem but other doctors don't think so. Some believe I have some kind of syndrome or they are related to a genetic disorder.
Here are a list of all my CURRENT problems that are still present 10 years after my heart repair:
- Chronic constipation- severe
- Chronic gastritis
- Chronic daily headaches
- Hemiplegic Migraines
- Interstitial Cystitis
- idiopathic sinus tachycardia (my cardiologist says this is unrelated to my atrial defect)
I have tried all forms of natural cures from hyperbaric chambers to acupuncture to pure eating and everything in between and it has helped my symptoms but they always return. I meditate daily and do yoga as well. I currently have removed gluten from my diet and take in no caffeine. I limit dietary acid as well. This affects my entire life. I have trouble exercising, eating, sleeping and having sex. My health affects every part of my life. I am desperate to find out if I can regain what I have lost. I think this is caused by something that can be cured just like my heart was a contributing factor, I believe there is another piece to this puzzle we have just not figured out.
I am desperate to find a cure and open to all suggestions from the crowd .