- CASE FILE
After a rattle snake bite in ‘07, I began getting sick a lot. Within 15 months, I had the worst flu of my life with a stiff neck. Still sick
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
Following a pigmy rattle snake bite I began getting sinus and ear infections in the 9 months that followed. Traveled to the Dominican Republic after that and 4 months later had the worst flu of my life with a stiff neck. I seemed to never recover. I was on meds for nausea for 6 months just to try and work. Told I had a past mono infection and maybe Fibro or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Multiple women in my school also came down with the same diagnosis during that time. We had the highest absentee rate of any school in the county even tho we had one of the lowest enrollments. I had and still have severe fatigue, brain fog, confusion, memory problems, issues understanding new info, could barely hold my head up, insomnia , stiff neck, numbness, Bell’s palsy , and was told I was just stressed as I was the Assistant Principal of the school. Another teacher resigned due to her illness and others slowly recovered or transferred. I later found out the school was treated for black mold in one of the buildings. However, I have never recovered. I eventually retired after having a year off trying to get well. The Fibro and Fatigue Clinic in Marietta Georgia eventually tested me for Lyme disease since I did not respond to the best of therapies based on a highly elevated C4a which could have been due to mold or Lyme. Treated for Lyme after being sick more than two years. I’ve never recovered and have worked on detoxifying my body and improving my immune system thru IV Vitamin C therapy, gluathiaone IVs, phosphtyatil choline IVs, Myers Coctails, Ozone therapy thru the Blood, root canal removal, removal of mercury fillings, cavitation therapy, Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide nasal spray to heal brain atrophy ( I have no antidiuertic hormone causing the thirst and frequent urination) herbal therapy, nothing makes me well. I am a shell of the once vibrant strong woman I once was. I still get brushed off by most physicians if they hear the word Lyme in my history and I’m not sure that was ever my problem. And my appearance looks normal so how could I possibly be as sick as I claim to be. I’m so sick of being sick and told I just need a vacation. Traveling sucks the life out of me, people just don’t get it. 3 western blots negative, 1 Igenex lab CDC positive for past infection . Now I have Lupus type symptoms with immune deficiency (low C3 and C4) and high inflammation rate along with sicca syndrome symptoms of severe dry eyes and mouth with a slightly . positive Non specific ANA. As you can see, over the last decade my illness continues to progress and take on symptoms of other diseases. I am praying for a miracle. I have lost my two other siblings and now am an only child with a 86 yr old mother who is developing dementia. I don’t know how I can possibly get the strength to get thru this with her.