Young Woman With Mysterious Illness Needs Diagnosis

Cort

Founder of Health Rising and Phoenix Rising
Staff member
A New York Times article on a young woman with a mysterious vomiting issue is seeking a diagnosis. It took awhile but one of her diagnoses is POTS but POTS treatments did not help much. She's also been diagnosed with mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS).

She's been ill for 3 years, is now 17, is weak, has shoulder and neck pain and is very inactive. She vomits 3-4 times a day and has to swallow her regurgitated food to keep her weight up. The only thing that helps is intravenous solution. She sounds like an atypical ME/CFS case to me. Her illness probably started with food poisoning in Costa Rica.

The New York Times is asking for help with a diagnosis.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/06/20/magazine/netflix-diagnosis-series-lashay.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=second-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news
 

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