Autism, juvenile oligoarticular arthritis, heart defect, kidney stones
Hello everyone! I’m 18 years old and really need to get my medical conditions under control and figured out, so I was hoping some of you had some ideas.
I was born at full term, seemed to be healthy, and went home right away. Apparently I was not a great baby sleeping for 10 minutes at a time and would scream otherwise. At 3 months I had to be resuscitated and was on an apnea monitor for 4 months. at 2 years I was diagnosed with an auditory speech delay which eventually got me diagnosed with Autism spectrum disorder. At 3 I was diagnosed with juvenile oligoarticular arthritis only affecting the right and then eventually both knees. Since my last flare almost 8 years ago, I have had chronic pain in my joints. even ones not affected by any inflammation. My rheumatologist says that I am hypermobile but I did not score high enough on the beighton scale to be diagnosed with a hypermobility syndrome or Hypermobile ehlers danlos syndrome, because I am not hypermobile in my fingers which counts for 4 of the 9 points. I have extremely soft velvet like skin but no atrophic scarring and I tend to Subluxate my si joints and hips and shoulders. I was recently diagnosed with a bicuspid aortic valve which is a congenital heart defect. and I have multiple kidney stones. I get periodic episodes of severe joint pain and weakness where I need to use crutches to get around and walk. All of this is of course taking a toll on my mental health leaving me with depression and anxiety. and I have been tested for everything it seems like. I forgot to mention that my arthritis has moved to my eyes with uveitis and scleritis. Someone please help if you have any ideas. I can tell you that it is not lupus and not lyme disease as those have been ruled out multiple times. thanks