I Have a Mystery Illness

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 34 People

    In August I went with my family to Puerto Rico

    for my younger brother's baseball tournament. During the trip I became very sick and dehydrated and went to the ER as soon as I returned home. I was diagnosed with travelers diarrhea. Then after a month I started experiencing stomach pain and headaches and flank pain. I now see...
    Kyliemariew Kyliemariew
    18-21, F
    Dec 10, 2013

    21 Yo Years Of Fatigue And Depression

    I am 21 years old, and mostly normal functioning. When I was a child, about 8 or 9, I was diagnosed with ADHD and depression, and put on medication for both briefly, but they didn't do much. The ADHD went away on its own, but I still have mild ADD. Thyroid and other endocrine...
    ritaclare ritaclare
    22-25, F
    Sep 2, 2013

    Is It Celexa Or a Mystery Illness?

     My sleep patterns are way off, I'm trying to get a job, and I took a friend's advice to try taking Celexa right before bedtime.  Not that I'm blaming her or anything, but I was down by 9, up at 11, down by 2, up at 5, down by 6, up at noon.  Half the day gone and...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Aug 19, 2008

    College Student... Desperate For Some Answers!!

      Hello, My name is Will and I am hoping by writing on here someone may read this and be able to help me with some debilitating medical issues I have been experiencing for the past 8 months or so. At little background information first. Up until this past September...
    dugganwi dugganwi
    11 Responses Apr 27, 2010

    Tired Of Doctors.

    I am a 34 year old woman and was diagnosed with Raynauds as a teen.I have been experiencing pan and swelling in my joints as well as sever muscle cramps for over four years.  Pain killers such as Ibuprofen don’t even touch the pain.  I have been tested for Rheumatoid...
    kittenskysong kittenskysong
    Jun 9, 2011

    Unsolved Illness Progressing, Baffled Many Doctors

    Well, it all started a few years ago.  It started out pretty simple as just feeling tired all of the time no matter how much sleep I got.  I was in my first year of college and figured it was probably just the rigors of school.  I brushed it off.  A...
    Geckogal Geckogal
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Jan 10, 2010

    Total Limbo

    In 2001 I became very tired, unusually tired. I put this down to stress of the job and carried on the best I can. Over a short period of time my body began to feel quite weak and I started having spasms. These were especially bad when I was very tired. One February morning I was...
    lalapa123 lalapa123
    Nov 10, 2011

    Looking For Any Help

    Hello I'm writing this because I have exhausted all other options and haven't gotten any answers.   A brief bio on myself... I'm 32 years of age, female, Caucasian, history of sinus problems, have Mitral Valve Prolapse, have an Arrhythmia, have a cyst in my sinus cavity and...
    hlmj1223 hlmj1223
    5 Responses Jan 9, 2012

    Help Mystery Illness Leading To Dead End.

    My mom has been sick for over 6 years now with a mystery illness that noone can figure out. Her stomach is bloated to the point where it looks like she is seven months pregnant (she has already taken a pregnancy test and that's not the case). Her legs are swollen three times...
    aaj09 aaj09
    2 Responses Sep 20, 2010

    Can't Lift My Feet...now In A Wheelchair????

    This is the report of my grandaughter:Legs heavy and she cannot lift them – I have to put them into bed.  She has to use her hands to move them when she gets out of bed, puts on shoes, etc. If she tries she can lift her left leg about ¼ inch of the ground when standing...
    paullvy paullvy
    13-15, M
    2 Responses Jan 25, 2012

    For my entire life I have been plagued with

    so many illnesses.Female issues, depression, anxiety, abuse, ptsd, digestive disorders, chronic pain (3 spine surgeries), etc.Well fate led me to the right doctor and I want to share that with everyone here because I have never felt better in my entire life.Dr. Joseph P. Smith...
    ladylaur ladylaur
    26-30, F
    Aug 6, 2015

    I was the 1st person ever in Britain to get the

    adult ttp as a child at the age 4. I was 1 in 6 million and the 1st person to get it. If the doctors gave me a blood transfusion I was going to die but my mum said no to it and she saved my life and I'm still living today. My blood was really low that there was not a good chance...
    tiashepherdx tiashepherdx
    13-15, F
    Aug 18, 2014

    Real Life Mystery Diagnosis

    I just graduated from college. I'm starting an internship next week. My friend and I are contemplating getting an apartment in Philly because we both went to college there and we both miss the city. In almost all ways, I'm a normal recent college graduate, except for the fact...
    wllwrt4fd wllwrt4fd
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 8, 2012

    I Need Answers Soon

    The only health problems I ever suffered from as a kid was getting colds in the winter due to a weaker immune system. As a teen, I started having troubles with constipation and I noticed I got more colds. I think my immune was becoming weaker. On February 28, 2011, I became very...
    MistyApollo MistyApollo
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 11, 2013

    Excruciating Left Hip Pain

    Hi there, I have been having trouble with my left hip for 3 years now. I am only 25. I used to be active and fit, now I spend all day lying in bed. The doctors have no idea what's wrong. I got a steroid injection 6 weeks ago and it made me disabled. I can barely walk or lift...
    Rcaps Rcaps
    26-30, F
    Mar 1, 2013

    Hidden Illness

    I have been having chest pain,shortness of breath,neck pain since 2005! And doctors continue to say there is nothing wrong! And I know there is something is wrong! I also have a fast heart beat alot to! And I am tired of what these doctors are saying! I am very,very frustarted...
    jsmie jsmie
    41-45, F
    1 Response Dec 30, 2012

    I Want Answers Now!

    Well I am writing this because I am seriously desperate for answers. I have tremors and I sleep more than I am awake. When people look at me and they see my hand trembling they think I am crazy and I have tingling in my hands as I am typing this and my tremors have gotten...
    cute4me cute4me
    16-17, T
    1 Response Apr 21, 2012

    My Mystery

    hiiiii. i'm gonna try and make this short. but the journey itself has not been short soo here i gooo.. i have always been a weaker kid, health wise. if there was a flu bug going around the school. i would most likely get it, and when i did, unlike other kids mine would last...
    breezie breezie
    16-17, F
    4 Responses Mar 9, 2008

    Sorry in advance if this post doesn't fit

    guidelines or whatever, this is the first time I've ever used this site. For the last 7 weeks I've been constantly in and out of the neurologists, pediatricians, ER, and hospital. Blood tests, urine tests, 20+ different meds (not at once, but overall,) balance tests, hearing...
    polyglotparrot polyglotparrot
    16-17, F
    Aug 21, 2014

    Im Sick Of Hospital

    Im 14 year old female, A few months ago i had a pain in my upper left abdomen which my GP gave me some antibiotics for a kidney infection, the pain then seemed to ease, then a couple of weeks after that i suddenly got this pain in my lower right abdomen, that was similar to the...
    Sickofhospital Sickofhospital
    1 Response Apr 12, 2013

    Migraines To Seizures To Fever To Amnesia. Keeps Getting Worse. Help.

    I've been tested for everything the doctors could think of. Recently I had a constant fever of 102 for  nearly two weeks, but no infection or elevated white blood cell counts (or anything else abnormal). At the same time I developed one of my migraines, which is excruciating...
    marvinkhj marvinkhj
    3 Responses Oct 17, 2010
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