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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 7, 2006
  • 09:36 PM

I am writing these in hopes of maybe getting some direction on what other steps can be taken on the case I'm about to describe.
A friend of mind who is probably in her early 50's has been deteoriating fast in the last 12 months. She had started with complaints of joint pains, weakness, vision problems (double vision, blurryness), difficulty swollowing.
She is now unable to do anything for herself. Her husband has to feed her, bathe her, and she is now in a wheelchair. She had started with leftsided weakness, and now she has no strength at all. Some of the things she has been tested for are stroke, brain tumors, lupus, and even cancer, but all tests that have been done including MRIs, bone biopsies, and all kind of lab tests have been negative. The last hospital she was at was Shands Hospital here in Florida, and she was also evaluated by a psychiatrist and they told her husband that her problem is medical and not psyciatric, but yet here she is getting worse daily, and all medical testings are saying that there is nothing wrong with her. She now can't speak clearly and a speech therapist has been recommended, but no diagnosis is being given for her speech impairment. Her husband is at his last thread, and we all are dumbfounded and feel helpless, because we don't know what to do for her, nor do we know where else he can take her, where they can get some answers. Here husband is desperate at this point and sure would like some kind of help or guidance on where possibly she might can get some help.

Thank you,

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  • Hi Carmen - I am no doctor but i would be taking this woman to the Mayo clinic in either arizona or minnesota for a complete evaluation asap.. good luck
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 8, 2006
    • 03:05 PM
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  • Hello, I am sorry about your friend first of all, are there any accidents or trauma she recently suffered or even in the past any severe accidents that may have injured the muscles around her head,neck and jaw? I have had these symptoms as well not to the point that my jaw locked up to where I could not swallow,but have had a nagging constant swelling in my right thyriodal area,diziness,different head aches and muscle aches,sleeplessness and weakness with fatigue. I have not been to the doctor my husband neglected coverage so to not acquire a bill I have waited. I was in a car accidnet in Feb of 2005 rolled my car and my left side bounced off the window while it rolled and had a severe impact from the seatbelt in my uterus.They only examined my abdomen and wrote off my pain as whiplash,however it is beyond a head ache now as you can see and the muscles around my head neck and shoulders are constantly stiff see what she says it could be symptoms misdiagnosed and left untreated that caused a mild injury that was ignored. And pray for her with her one day and ask God to heal her as you two embrace and believe it with all your hearts.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 29, 2006
    • 06:49 PM
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