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medical anomaly since birth

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  • Posted By: dmasm1
  • May 8, 2007
  • 00:30 AM

I was born seven weeks premature in 1967, suffered from BPS and was not expected to live more than a few hours. I spent 120 days in an experimental incubator and was finally allowed to go home.

My mother was on methotrexate at the time for treatment of psoriasis and the doctors believed that this is why I was born early.

Since then many unusual medical problems have occurred.

First If I get a common virus, cold or flu, my major symptom is extremely sore skin, very much like a bad sunburn.

in the early 1990's I started to experience terrible burning pain in my stomach. This occurred several times a year and I made many trips to the doctor and to the emergency room. I was always sent home with a bottle of ant-acid and told to watch my diet.
It got so bad in 1998 that the doctors finally decided to do an exploritory surgery, and found that I had been suffering appendicitis attacks. The surgeon said my appendix was a ball of scar tissue about the size of a large lemon!!

Now for the last several years I have been symptoms very much like MS but still have no diagnosis.

Has anyone out there had similar experiences as this or am I all alone in this?

Any response would be greatly appreciated.

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