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I have been struggling my entire life with reoccurring illnesses.The past 3 years my symptoms have grown so terrifying my body is screaming
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
My entire life I spent being ill with memories of Christmas, Birthdays and family gatherings either missed or completely miserable because I was always sick. I have always been mocked, made fun of or given feedback on what I should be doing my entire life as if I hadn't tried those things to help myself. I have been to countless specialists that either write me a ZPAC for infection or tell me that I have a nasty virus or flu going around. Over the past few years, I have struggled tremendously with surprising symptoms that no doctors or specialists have seen or knew what to do with. Aside from the hormonal problems that gave me a breast cancer scare, abdominal pain off the charts for months, swollen red burning rash hands for months I have also developed scalp psoriasis during this time. I have so many episodes where I know exactly what is about to happen to my body because it happens to me so frequently and so extreme I sometimes feel that my body is actually not going to recover or I might end up dying from this. The episode is so debilitating to the point where I can no longer get myself to the doctor, urgent care or emergency because my body won't allow me to. I find myself glued to my bed or couch for a minimum of 3-5 days and that is if all I do is take medicine to make me sleep. I cannot get up! I then get symptoms like a flu or virus, followed with sore throats, a low grade fever (which has been here all year), sinus/allergies, chest and lung pain or respiratory problems. I also have constant vertigo, nausea, confusion and dizziness. Most of these infections are starting to include yeast and bladder infections and 24/7 diarrhea. This year it has debilitated me so much that I am constantly missing lots of work and events and am unable to commit to large commitments or vacations without insurance in case I need to miss. When I have given myself time off, lots of rest, good nutrition and really take care of my body with low amounts of stress I can take breaks with a pretty normal day. On days that I hardly do much at work I am still completely exhausted. I am reaching out to you because I feel that I have exhausted every doctor and specialist and now am to the point that my body feels that it is shutting down on me over time. I am a single 37 year old female with no children (but would like if that's not an also an issue), take yoga, go on lots of walks outside and am a high school teacher for a dance program. Most people understand that I may have an unknown issue but after missing so much become less understanding because I "look well". I know in my heart that this issue might be so special that very few individuals will know or recognize the underlying issue. I have recently done more blood work with another specialist and it has been 3 weeks and no response as of yet. I started the AIP diet over the past week in an effort to find food allergies or help heal my gut.