I am an unemployed xray tech and a full time only parent to my 6 yr old son.
I was in a minor MVA which I didn't feel any pain from, 2 months later I found out I was preg
[More]nant. Going into my 2nd trimester my vision got worse, I started to become agitated by every little thing, had no patience and cried ALOT!! The Doc's wouldn't listen really, they said its normal for vision changes during pregnancy and also the facial numbness (Bell's Palsey is what they called it.) During pregnancy I ate right and drank a lake full of water. I did good until late 2nd trimester, I blew up like a balloon, had no ankles and it felt like stepping on needles when my feet touched the floor. Doc's said nothing was wrong. My son was born via c-section due to his heart rate kept falling and would not stay at a steady rate for long. He was healthy, I had a difficult time breathing so they checked me for CHF, which was negative so they gave me breathing treatments. I went home in 2 days. Here is where I should tell you that the father didn't want anything to do with the pregnancy nor would he sign the birth certificate. I felt alone even though some family offered a little help, I was in this black cloud, I cried over anything, my child would not sleep, and I was working on call 24/7 for the first 6-7 months of my sons life which means I was in and out alot.
I spoke to the pediatrician about him not sleeping, she said thats normal and he would. I was losing my mind, working like I did and not sleeping...it went on for 2 years. During that time I broke down in tears with my OB/GYN and he told me to see my PCP so I did. He (PCP) told me to get my son taken care of and I would be fine with some sleep.
I changed pediatricians and he said my son had a mood disorder...what the heck is that?! He put him on Risperidone at 2 yrs old, this freaked me out. My son slept the first night for 8, 9, 10 hours, don't really remember just know it was a good sleep. It didnt last, he eventually started having hallucinations from the meds, which are suppose to stop hallucinations. So to cut this part short, for the last 4 years my son has been to see many Dr.'s who like to medicate him and I'm still not sure if this last change in meds is right or wrong it has only been a couple weeks.
All of the dealing with my son, back and forth to this dr that dr, get this med, no change that med. Dealing with the jerk that wanted nothing to do with his child. My body starting to break down along with my sanity.
Here is a list of my issues:
no patience, no tolerance, loss of organizational skills, vision loss, chronic neck/back/body pain.
Diagnosees: IGg2 subclass deficiency, DVA (developmental venous anomoly) in my right temporal region, a nasopharyngeal cyst, my crycoid sphincter does not open/close properly, herniated discs 4/5 5/6 6/7, spinal stenosis, cord edema, myelomalacia, radiculopathy both arms to hands top of back and should blade, arthritis, bone spurs, Bertolottis Syndrome witch goes along with the transitional lumbar vertebra, spina bifida occulta, deformities of my transverse processes, radiculopathy both hips and legs to feet along with body cramps and skin crawling sensations.
I can't seem to get any answers or real help. I finally got my pain doc to order the proper tests to get a Dx for Bertolottis Syn. only after he looked at the MRI of my neck and told me to take caution he was alarmed that the wrong movement might cause paralysis. Neurosurgeon can't do sx because my neck has too many things wrong with it and since my lumbar already has bone fused to bone she can't do anything with that either.
I'm lost and I am trying to figure this out myself.
I recently discovered the adrenal fatigue topic and I have almost every symtom...I'm just afraid that my PCP won't order all the right tests. Research says a saliva hormone test III is the best, but all he would order is 24 hr urine collection for Cortisol levels.
If anyone has comments please feel free; good or bad I'll read them.
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