- CASE FILE
Body rash for 9 years, joint pain and swelling, skin pain and itchiness, muscle pain, stomach problems, eyeball swelling, blood clots
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
It started in 2010 with a rash on my wrists whenever my skin was exposed to cold temperatures. It progressed into an itchy full body rash that would happen when my skin gets wet and cold. When it gets really bad, my hands and feet swell up too. The only thing that helps is to get my body warm. Then I started getting random joint pains, mostly in my hands and feet. Over the years, it has reached most of my joints (most recently my knees). In 2014, I was rushed to the hospital after having breathing problems for 5 days. After being told I had pneumonia, I was sent home only to be rushed back to have them tell me I had huge blood clots in my lungs. Doctors were surprised I lived. After years of living with my rash, I then started to get more symptoms in 2017. One of the most concerning ones is that the whites of one of my eyes has gotten really painful and swollen twice. I also started getting extremely dry eyes to the point where i could no longer wear my contacts. It was around that time when I also started getting weird skin sensitivity. It was almost like having a sunburn without having one. It mostly happened on my upper back. Anything that touched it lightly was painful (like just putting a shirt on and having the fabric run over it. In 2018, I went through 3 months with horrible stomach pains after I would eat anything. It suddenly went away by December of that year. (TMI) I go through bouts of constipation and diarrhea every few weeks. The most recent thing to happen to me was getting a bumpy, itchy rash on my lower back that nobody could explain. A few days after that, my right knee got so stiff and swollen that I could barely bend it.