- CASE FILE
In the past 2 years I've had chronic abdominal pain, fatigue, and a sudden rise in allergies and other health issues.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
I've had painful periods for around 7 years, which slowly got more painful over time, but the pain stayed to my periods. About 2 years ago, the pain stopped going away between periods, instead being there all the time. The pain is so bad I will start vomiting and have more than once vomited for hours, ending up in the ER just to make the vomiting and pain stop. My pain also gets worse when I bend, stretch at the middle, lay on my stomach, and lift things. I've gone from being able to lift 120 pounds to not being able to lift over 20 pounds with causing my pain to get worse. Around 2 years ago I also developed fatigue, and started being constantly tired. I used to sleep 6-8 hours and be active through the day, but now I am constantly tired even when I am sleeping 8-12 hours and I still might fall asleep or nap. My OBGYN suspects endometriosis, but is worried I will have an allergic reaction during a laparoscopy and be in a dangerous position. She also believes I have vulvodynia, but says it doesn't cover the strange painful periods. I have also developed many new allergies, some of which have sent me to the hospital. I'm now scared of trying new medicines since I'm suddenly having severe allergic reactions to some of them. One medicine I finished, but ended up in the ER when my throat would burn when I breathed because it apparently had burnt my throat and stomach lining. Even though it was a year ago I have heartburn constantly since and my throat will feel like it's burning when I smell certain smells. I've gone into anaphylactic shock trying some medicines. My body can't decide if it wants to be constipated or have diarrhea week to week, with little to no difference made by my diet unless I've eaten foods I'm allergic to. At the beginning of the year I had two cervical polyps detach on their own, each one was roughly the size of my thumb; no one seems to know why I had them or why they were so big. In the past few months my health suddenly got worse. My eyes will get red, but usually my left eye, along with vision in that eye getting blurry. Sometimes dark specs seem to float across my vision. I have more abdominal pain specific to my left side along with having a bloody stool, but the source of the pain hasn't been found. The source of bleeding was determined to be hemorrhoids, but nothing else was found. I also had an issue where half my body went numb for 20-30 minutes and I was confused and had difficulty talking during it. My left arm and leg still haven't completely gotten back all feeling, feeling a bit like pinpricks in places. Occasionally my face has felt odd since, like it feel asleep for a bit. It can feel a bit painful to lay on my left side, so I've started avoiding it. I have also been dizzy since, and my memory has been a bit rough. I will forget basic things, like a list of groceries I just saw or even my phone and wallet.