A Rare Infection, Standard Tests Came Back Negative
Mid 2018, Sean began having odd symptoms unusual for an otherwise healthy 33-year-old man. His symptoms initially ranged from intense skin irritation to nausea of which no over the counter medicines seemed to be helping. After several dermatology appointments, doctors were stumped as to why Sean was also proving to be unresponsive to prescribed medications and ointments. His illness’s symptoms were increasing, however, soon consuming more of his daily life and work.
In Extreme Discomfort, Unable to Communicate Her Symptoms
Elizabeth was a 3-year-old girl living in the south. Unfortunately, as a young toddler, she could not communicate the extensive pain she was in for months. Her discomfort was so bad that according to her Mother, “if she wasn’t held, she would scream”. Elizabeth could no longer stand to play, be outside, or enjoy any of the common joys of being her age.
A Mystery UTI and Chronic Incontinence
At only 19, *Lauren began experiencing symptoms consistent with a chronic Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), including urinary incontinence. As a full-time college student, she was discouraged by the extreme difficulty of managing these limiting and embarrassing symptoms. Not only was Lauren’s social life disrupted, but her academic career also suffered tremendously due to the constant pain and other symptoms.
Exposing a Case of Bacteremia
In October of 2018, Allen, age 78, began noticing mild chest pains. As a patient previously prescribed a blood thinning medication, he immediately became concerned and sought medical treatment for his symptoms. His results showed elevated levels of blood clotting factors, but his doctors were not able to identify the root cause. Because elevated clotting factors can lead to pulmonary embolisms, strokes, or heart attacks, a lack of proper treatment can become deadly.
11 Years Old, Multiple Tests, Years of Suffering and an Elusive Treatment
At the age of 11, and after 6 years of suffering illness after illness, Eric – a young man in Wamego, Kansas, had been tested and tested, but no one seemed to be able to pinpoint the cause of his extreme discomfort and frightening symptoms. Eric suffered from ADHD, OCD, moderate Asperger’s Syndrome, severe sensory problems, rages, trouble swallowing and even lesions on his hands as the skin would crack and peel.
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.
After 6 Years of Abdominal Pain, Finally Answers
Barbara’s son John, 19, woke up one morning complaining about extreme stomach pain. Despite a number of examinations, the pain persisted for many weeks and, when he was scoped, his doctor diagnosed him with Celiac disease, a serious autoimmune disorder in which the ingestion of gluten can lead to damage in the small intestine.
Ruling Out Infection
The trouble began in September 2016 after he had had a new pacemaker implanted. Within a week of the procedure, his surgery site was not healing and had begun to exude blood and other fluid. Naturally, everyone assumed it was an infection and his doctors prescribed antibiotics. After a couple of months the wound still wasn’t healing and infection-like symptoms continued.
A Lifetime of Pain Finally Relieved
Starting at the age of 21, Beth started to have bouts of stabbing bladder pain. They would persist for a couple months and then go into remission for two to four months at a time. During this time she was able to start her own business, settle down and have children, but her searing bladder pain was only getting worse.