Ok this is a long one so prepare yourself
My friend died this week from an unknown illness. She was only 20 years old.
At first her only health problem was being over weight and a back Injury from work. She received a cortisone shot for her back and later that night she lost her bladder control and went the ER. They said it was an allergic reaction and she'd be fine. This is where the story takes a crazy twist...
A few weeks later my friend is still taking pain meds and doing PT for her back, when she comes down with swollen and bruised hands and feet, and a rash. She is diagnosed with arthritis and begins medications.
A few weeks later she is not better and starts having painful joints and fatigue , lack of energy and random puking events. Then her hair started falling out. After 2 days at home without eating or using the bathroom she is rushed to the hospital with another strange symptom, her skin was bright red and peeling away! After a week in the hospital her skin rash settles down and her skin is looking better, she is only left with some odd hole type sores around her body, about 10 of them.
By now her hair is mostly gone and she is eating and walking again. About 3 weeks later she starts having breathing problems and requires oxygen. This same time her leg swells and becomes red, hot, and painful. This pattern moves around her body for the next 2 weeks all we see are random red, hot spots on her. By this time she is moved to the critical care unit and put on a ventilator because her breathing problems are so bad. She is on it for 2 weeks and it was turned up to 100% O2 but her O2 levels we're still droping and they said if she came out of it she would have brain damage. The family decides to let her go. We do not know the Autopsy results yet, only so far they have found Mold and Yeast growing in her lungs.
I lost my best friend this week, we we're like sisters. I feel lost without her.
I'm mostly upset because a healthly 20 year old experiences these problems over a 7-8month period and dies, and noone knows whats wrong!
How could this be?
If anyone has heard of these symptoms before please reply, i've spent countless nights on the internet and can't figure it out.