Case Study

22 Years of Needless Pain Resolved in Just a Few Weeks

Starting at the age of 15, Lori felt miserable…fatigue, insomnia, mood swings, difficulty thinking, mild GI issues…but it was not until she was 26 years old that she’d had enough of the pain that she finally went to see a doctor to do something about it.  Unfortunately, she went through an ever-rotating carousel of doctors that started years of endless testing and misdiagnoses.

Grasping at straws, doctors incorrectly diagnosed Lori with chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, bipolar disorder and even Lyme disease. And so began round after round of IV treatments, injections, heavy antibiotics and strong medications.  Nothing seemed to work.  Her doctors always assumed that the culprit was bacteria of some kind and never tested her for viruses.  After years of treatment and testing, she was now suffering from chronic bladder infections and even sensitivity to light.

By this time, Lori was 37 and still in debilitating pain. A nurse practitioner, who was a customer of Aperiomics, diagnosed her with interstitial cystitis, a painful syndrome that causes bladder pressure with bladder and pelvic pain, where the AMA and Mayo Clinic define it as a syndrome with “no cure.”  She suggested that Lori be tested by Aperiomics. A sample of Lori’s urine was sent to Aperiomics for testing.  A single test…using deep, unbiased sequencing and genomic analysis that can identify any known pathogen, revealed that Lori had a very high abundance of Human Polyomavirus 2.

As a result of Aperiomics’ all-in-one report, the nurse practitioner was able to identify the cause of the pain and put her on a treatment to help ameliorate symptoms caused by high viral load.  For the first time in her adult life, Lori now holds a full-time job and, at the age of 37, is now a fifth-grade teacher.  She said, “I suffered needlessly for a long time. Aperiomics made a huge discovery for me that finally put a face to the cause.  The nurse practitioner and I were surprised at the speed in which it all happened. We didn’t know that we would find such improvement so quickly”  The nurse practitioner added, “Other labs can’t give you anywhere close to this type of information, especially in one report!”