- CASE FILE
Post pregnancy development of a magnitude of rare and debilitating chronic illnesses. Root cause has not been found despite testing.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
Completely healthy Young adult with a career in nursing until delivery of my first and only child 5 years ago (Normal pregnancy and delivery.) 3 months after delivery I developed tachycardia when standing, dizziness, hypotension, chest pain, blurred vision, daily fever, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, weight loss, headaches and weakness. Have been diagnosed with Gastroparesis, Dysautonomia-POTS, Ehlors Danlos Syndrome, CSF leak, small fiber neuropathy and an unspecified connective tissue disorder. Have had an epidural blood patch for the CSF leak and a gastric neurostimulator implanted for the Gastroparesis. However I am not improving and am becoming more ill. BMI of 14.9. Still having terrible abdominal pain and nausea daily, dizziness, fever and frequent episodes of syncope with standing. Tachycardia with standing and abnormal heart rhythm. The fevers are daily and prevent me from going outside. I’m no longer able to safely drive. I want my life back!