I have been struggling with keeping health insurance for nearly 5 yrs now- ever since my ex-husband and I split up... I had state assistance (AmeriHealth Mercy) years back when I became "pregnant"...it was actually gestational trophoblastic disease ( a false pregnancy- sperm hit a defected egg), which required surgery. Anyway, the next yr after that I took advantage of still having insurance, and my doc had ordered an MRI for me when the involuntary eye movements, "jelly" legs, vertigo and odd vision disturbances were very bad. It was clear of MS for the time being, but that is all they checked me for. I was supposed to get another MRI the following yr if the symptoms remained. The state took my insurance away once they realized I had never had a baby, even though my doc wrote them a letter about
how badly I needed it for myself
So to answer your question... I have barely been tested for anything. Blood work always showed up normal they would say, whenever they would do that, although never any extensive testing (and from now on, I know to get my own results for my own records-- which I never did). No spinal taps, etc. I've barely been checked for anything.
I have had all of the fibromyalgia tender points for nearly 8 yrs now along with severe widespread pain in every nook and cranny of my body, so that's the main DX I have had.
But the neurological symptoms I still get are very troubling. And I need a wheelchair at times just to get around a grocery store because of the pain. Any suggestions?
A woman at the welfare office has been finally trying to get a hold of me though... we keep missing each other... but she was going over my case, and hopefully she will be able to help me soon!!!!
DX: Fibro, IBS, GERD, Daily headache, Migraine, Severe allergies, Bladder diverticulum, Mild kidney damage, Recurrent infections, Sinusitis. Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality, OCD / Dermatillomania. In the past: Gestational Trophoblastic Disease. + Undiagnosed issues; searching for the answers.
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