every test done locally with no diagnosis:pulmonary, infectious, E.N.T
My fiance' in the Cincinnati, OH area has something going on and no one here seems to have a clue. Does anyone know of a way to get test results forwarded to someone on the Mayo staff that is more skilled, more knowledgeable or just concerned enough to not pass a situation along to another doctor and let it go?
For months she has been experiencing shortness of breath and having a non-productive, barking cough. She is spiking random fevers ranging from low-grade at 99 degrees or so up into the 102-103 degree range with night-sweats. She is lethargic and just generally feels like crap. And yes, she has been tested for COVID., Repeatedly.
I have heard terms like ventricular atrophy, dyspnea on exertion and pleural effusion.
The short answer is that she can't breathe, has a cough that is both painful and painful to hear, her body generally hurts and has zero energy. This is resulting in a state of depression that doesn't do anybody any good, and certainly doesn't make her optimistic about pursuing a solution.
She has had a boat-load of tests locally with one doctor referring her to another who refers her to another, and so on…but no one seems to have a clue what in the world is going on, much lest what to do about it. And the docs seem disinterested when they can't come up with an answer and move her along to another specialist.
Does anyone know of a way to submit her plethora of test results for review / consideration rather than putting her life and job and child on-hold for a week or so, as well as the additional expense for a single mom, to come have all of these tests run again?
She's at the point of giving up. And once that happens, things tend to go downhill rather quickly. Any help / input would be appreciated. I'm not even exactly sure to which group this should be posted. And direction there would be helpful as well.