I am posting on behalf of my mother who has been sick for over 4 years and no doctor has been able to properly diagnose her. Her symptoms are uncontrolled and she seems to be getting worse and worse. She is 65 yrs old and here are a list of current symptoms:
Severe hot flashes
Profuse sweating & chills
Burning pain across whole body and at times lasting for hours, pain is excruciating
Low energy after activity, she becomes weak and short of breath, can only walk short distances
Stomach aches and nausea
She has had the following tests done:
Cat scan of abdomen - negative
Nuclear medicine xrays - negative
Multiple blood work - came back abnormal with excessive adrenalin in blood
The only thing that seems to help a little bit is eating at least every 2 hours or less. She will eat until she starts feeling better and the more she eats, the better she feels but only for a short period of time. She tends to feel the best late afternoon, into the evening.
She has an excellent doctor who is trying to help but unfortunately he has run out of ideas on how to treat her. She has tried many different medications including ketamine treatments. Some of the meds have worked for a while but then they eventually stop working.
Each day her symptoms are different.
PLEASE if anyone can help, we are in desperate need of direction/help.