Hi, my name is Ash. I am 30 years old and I had never heard of Marfan Syndrome until about 3 weeks ago. I was talking to an orthopedist about my scoliosis and he said I look like someone with this syndrome.
My symptoms include:
Pectus Exavatum (I had surgery for that 15 years ago)
Tall and skinny (6' 4", 140lbs)
Disproportionate arms & legs compared to my torso
Legally blind (I have had corrective lens since I was 13)
Collapsed Lung (got pneumonia when I was 5 years old)
Scoliosis (45 degree curve)
Asthma & Emphesyma (I don't smoke!)
However, there are several symptoms I don't exhibit such as stretch marks, flat feet, and crowded teeth. I have been having random chest pains more frequently the last few months and knowing now the severity of this syndome on the heart, I am getting concerned and anxious. I have an appointment with my Primary Care Physician next week to discuss all of this.
Any and all info you can give me would be greatly appreciated...
Thanking you in advance,