- CASE FILE
I’ve received a number of diagnoses over the last decade- gastroparesis, asthma, hypogammaglobulinemia, and POTS, with no unifying diagnosis
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
About a decade ago, I began having recurrent nausea. Over time, this turned into not being able to keep much of anything down. At age 18, I was diagnosed with gastroparesis, and supplemental nutrition (via IV and feeding tube) were started at age 19. Meanwhile, I was having recurrent respiratory infections, which were found to be likely due to hypogammaglobulinemia, for which IVIG was initiated. A chronically elevated heart rate and multiple syncopal episodes were diagnosed as Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. During this time, I was also told that I have asthma and adrenal insufficiency, yet I was never given a single unifying diagnosis for all of these conditions.