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Why am I a medical mystery?

I'm also only 25 years old. I was hospitalized after flu-like symptoms that led to paralysis of my legs. I can walk only with a walker now cause of leg weakness. Doctors called me a medical mystery cause they tested and can't find anything why or how long this will last. I'm going for more tests next week. They think what I have been experiencing lately is connected. I gained 30 pounds in a month, irregular periods, shortness of breath, and I had influence b two times within 3 months. I had 6 different specialists at the hospital that could not figure this out. Then the legs not working properly. They ran lots of bloodwork, x-rays, CT, lumbar puncture, flu swab, covid swab, everything negative or relatively normal no life or death situation they believe. Any ideas on what this could be?

Female | 25 years old
Complaint duration: 4 days
Medications: albuterol inhaler as needs, epinephrine injection as needed
Conditions: asthma, penal gland cyst

3 Answers

Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is a rare disorder in which a person’s own immune system damages their nerve cells, causing muscle weakness and sometimes paralysis. In most cases the problem persists for several weeks and then gets better on its own.
Thanks for the question.

Your condition is complex, and has a long differential diagnosis. The main considerations are Infectious, connective tissue, and hormonal. Some testing and exam are imperative. The initial presentation suggests Guillain Barre Syndrome, which occurs after several infections that could also cause myocarditis or immune- mediated renal dysfunction, in turn causing fluid retention and weight gain. You should seek out further examination and testing.

I am uncertain… Perhaps B12 deficiency or idiopathic Guillian-Barre syndrome. I wonder if you could have a vascular malformation in your brain… Did they do an MRI of the brain?