- CASE FILE
At 27, I am suffering from multiple unknown chronic issues. I have had 13 surgeries in 12 years and am so tired of no knowing what is wrong.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
In the last 12 years I have had 6 abdominal surgeries relating to Endometriosis/adhesions/PCOS, 3 shoulder surgeries due to joint instability and muscle damage, 2 breast surgeries and 2 spinal surgeries. All of my major (quite a few smaller as well) joints frequently sublux throughout the day and my neck is extremely hyper mobile. I struggle with infertility due to my reproductive issues. In the last decade I have developed severe allergies leading a specialist to suspect Mass Cell Activation Response. Brain fog and fatigue are a major issue in my life. I have sought help from multiple doctors in my area and while there are quite a few guess, none are entirely sure what is going on as testing is always within normal range. Many suspect some form of connective tissue disorder (my father was recently diagnosed with Polymyalgia Rheumatica) but can't seem to pinpoint which one. The rheumatologist stated that I "fit too many boxes" and released me from care (I have been seeking a new physician). The allergy specialist is playing catch up. My poor PCP is just trying to keep me functional. I am on a high dose of Cymbalta to combat the chronic pain, seroquel to help me sleep, extreme doses of Xyzol, pepcid and monolukast to suppress my allergy response (not working as I had an anaphylactic response just last night) and of course my daily cocktail of ibuprofen and tylenol. I have lost relationships because of these chronic issues and blame them for at least part of my failed marriage. I am so tired of fighting for answers but know that I also can not continue to live this way with no relief in sight. As I type this I have reset my left hip, popped my fingers and toes, and taken a migraine pill. I go to work and come home to my heating pad. I rarely eat as I am either in too much pain or too tired to even make a bowl of cereal. There are so many other things that I can't seem to even put into words. I desperately need help and answers before I have to stop living a normal life completely as I am terrified that by 30 I will be back in my parents basement unable to work or hold relationships.