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This community is for individuals with an undiagnosed medical disorder. Please post your comments, questions and symptoms in the forum section.


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help figuring out what someone has please.... Created by neilstarks
Last updated 18 Aug 2018, 06:07 AM

Posted by neilstarks
18 Aug 2018, 06:07 AM

Hi! I am visiting family in Iran and in the country side came across a cousin of mine that has a disorder, that I would love to find out more about in an effort to help him. I believe he has some sort of down syndrome as his speech is not proper, as well as slow in a lot of areas. What scares me even more is he has some sort of really big bulge coming out from the back of his neck, kind of seems like extension of the spine, its not right whatever it is. 
I was hoping that someone can recognize these issues and  point me in the right direction so at least we could get this guy some sort of treatment to make his life better. I thank yo advance for your consideration! 

Hello RareShare | Solace in Writing Created by DiagnosingDan
Last updated 22 Jul 2014, 02:34 PM

Posted by DiagnosingDan
22 Jul 2014, 02:34 PM

Let me introduce myself. My name is Daniel Jennings, I'm 26 years old and since July 2006 I have lived with a chronic, undiagnosed medical condition. My symptoms include black-outs and hypersomnia, along with a few anomolies which require an entire anecdote to explain. In the past 18 months I have moved into London with my girlfriend and have attempted to take on regular work. This has proven to be far more difficult than I had imagined. I had to leave my first full time role after just six months because it was making me too ill. I now work freelance, but find the financial insecurities quite a strain, particularly when I'm going through a bad patch (as I have been recently). To exacerbate the situation, I've found that the mass of stories, doctors names, hospital names, conditions, tests and symptoms floating around in my head make it impossible to focus the little energy I have on something productive. So, a far cry from the previous eight years of my life, which were spent keeping thoughts about living with these unknown conditions to myself, I decided to start writing. It's early days yet, but on my new blog [ ] I've documented a handful of my experiences and will continue to do for the foreseeable. Don't get me wrong, my blog isn't particularly popular. I only have 22 followers on tumblr, and most of them are my Mum's friends. But I feel like it's helping declutter my mind, like a mental spring clean. With that in mind, I'm intrigued to hear if anyone has found solace elsewhere? Wishing each of you all the best, Dan

NIH Research Study for Parents of Undiagnosed Children Created by acmadeo
Last updated 14 Jun 2013, 04:40 AM

Posted by acmadeo
14 Jun 2013, 04:40 AM

In 2012 I wrote an article with some of the results from this study (Madeo AC et al. Factors associated with perceived uncertainty among parents of children with undiagnosed medical conditions. Am J Med Genet Part A 158A:1877 – 1884). Analysis of parents’ responses indicated that the greater a parent’s perceived control and optimism, the less uncertainty they perceived. Parents who perceived their child’s disease as more severe were more likely to perceive greater uncertainty. Many parents very generously answered open-ended questions about the areas they perceived that they did and did not have control. The following areas were identified as those where parents most often felt they did have control: information and decision-making about health care, advocacy, child’s comfort and self-care. The following areas were identified as those where parents most often felt they did not have control: disease, future, medical care and isolation. Over 10% of respondents (22) indicated that they have no control over anything. Thank you to the parents who took the time to complete the survey.

Posted by acmadeo
27 Oct 2009, 08:26 PM

*8/19/10 This study is currently closed to new enrollment. I will provide a summary of results when available. Thank you to all who participated. Anne Madeo* ***************************** The National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is sponsoring a study that seeks to learn more about how parents of children with an undiagnosed medical condition think and feel about their child's condition. We hope that this knowledge will improve the health care and counseling for these parents. Men and women who are 18 years or older and have at least one child with a medical condition that has remained undiagnosed for more than 2 years are needed to take part in this study. Participation involves one survey that takes about 45 minutes to finish. The survey can be taken online or a paper copy can be mailed to you. For additional information about this study, you may review the "Notice to Participants": *If you have questions, please contact:* Anne C. Madeo, MS, Principal Investigator Genetic Counselor National Human Research Institute National Institutes of Health Bldg. 31, Room B1B36 31 Center Drive, MSC 2073 Bethesda, MD 20892-2073 Phone: 301-443-2635 Email:

Undiagnosed Condition Created by Wainwright
Last updated 2 Jul 2012, 02:52 PM

Posted by katerad
2 Jul 2012, 02:52 PM

Hello, I'm Kate. I'm new to Rareshare. I'm 26 years old and I have some similar symptoms but not the same ailment. Its rough to realise your life has/will deteriorate at a much quicker and far more painful rate than most others in your life, I don't have alot of answers but I will share with you some things that have helped me. I get alot of cramps in my legs and back so I soak a towel big enough to cover the area in some hot water with 2 cap fulls of Eucalyptus oil, you can buy it at most supermarkets for faily cheap, leave it for a few mins and let the whole towel Absorb most of the solution, wring it out so not to burn the skin and wrap it around or drap over the area and leave for 10 mins or so. Its not a cure but it does give me some relief. I also do some very gentle stretching, I visited a physio and also went to a Pain Management Clinic and got them to teach me a few months worth of exercises. Im not sure with your loved one what is phsically possible but short walks are also helpful, Just the sun on your face is good for your mental state. A Psychiatrist once told me If you want to get depressed, lye down and do nothing" I walk everyday and it truely does help. Ive also tried Hydrotherapy, its great for the balance and also helps to do some gentle stretching in the water as your taking 90% of your body weight off. I also use heat packs alot during winter as the cold seems to wreak havoc with the pain and cramping. Gentle Massage is great too, If you have a look on youtube at Oncology Massage, teach yourself the Basic techniquics. I found that to be wonderful. Also recently In Australia, where I live, Botox has been found to STOP hand tremors. They are currently testing it with those who have parkinsons and they are having an amazing positive effects. I find that as a result of the medication Im taking, Tramadol and Dothep and other pain killers like morphine and ocxycontin,aswell as Muscle Relaxers, I take Norflex. im not able to focus for long periods of time and I also have noticed alot of confusion and memory loss I hope I was able to help and I will re-post if I stumble across anything else I will be sure to share. Stay strong,

Posted by Wainwright
14 Oct 2011, 10:50 AM

My daughter has been told that she has a genetic disease which has not been diagnosed. Approximately 5 years ago at 16 years old she began to get hand tremors, followed by walking and balance problems. She has been taking beta-blockers ever since and muscle relaxants to stop her getting cramps. Following MRI scans, lumber puncture and muscle and tissue tests they still have not been able to help her. They believe the white brain matter has atrophy which has affected her thoughts, memory, balance etc.. and she is now in a wheelchair and unable to work. Any views, ideas or help would be greatly appreciated.

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help figuring out what someone has please....

Created by neilstarks | Last updated 18 Aug 2018, 06:07 AM

Hello RareShare | Solace in Writing

Created by DiagnosingDan | Last updated 22 Jul 2014, 02:34 PM

NIH Research Study for Parents of Undiagnosed Children

Created by acmadeo | Last updated 14 Jun 2013, 04:40 AM

Undiagnosed Condition

Created by Wainwright | Last updated 2 Jul 2012, 02:52 PM


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