MY name is Krysten, I'm an 18 year old nursing student. I was diagnosed with colitis in Dec 0f '10 and recently have been having a lot of other health problems that no one can figure out.
I've fainted 6 times in 3 months, despite never having fainted before. There has also been some possible seizure activity, but that's still inconclusive. So I've been seeing a nuerologist, and he just slapped on a diagnosis of epilepsy while my cardiologist says its postural othorstatic tachycardia syndrom. So I'm not being treated for either at the moment.
Also, I've always has chronic fatigue and joint pain for the past 6 years or so, and have always been told its growing pains. Well, I haven't grown a centimeter in 4 years. So, I've also been seeing a rheumatologist because my GI said it sounds like arthritis. But the rhuemy said its not, it just sounds like I need more sleep. Um? Then, she saw my blood results and my ANA was elevated, so now she thinks lupus, but I don't see her again for 6 months.
Basically, I'm tired, in pain, confused, frustrated and stressed over all of this because no one has any idea what's going on.
I was wondering if anyone has had a similar experience with misdiagnoses and being told nothing is wrong and such.
Thanks for reading my nonsensicle ramblings.
18 year-old female
Dx: October 2010 Lymphocytic Colitis
Tried: Entocort, Prednisonex3(60 mg then tapered, never again), Pentasa, Bentyl, Lomotil, Pepto Bismol, Immodium, Dicychlomine, Chloestrymine, Remicade, Creon, Pepcid
Currently: Prozac (30 mg), 6mp (62.5 mg), Omeprazole (80 mg), Yaz, Ativan (.5 mg), Zofran (4 mg), Florinef (.1 mg),MutliVitamin
As much as this stinks, it could always be worse