Hi I have literally stumbled across this today whilst trying to help my partner. He has been unwell for about 6 years now and is getting worse. His mental health seems perfectly fine apart from moody and frustrated. However everytime he has time off work he seems to loose some of his symptoms. Once he is back at work the symptoms return almost instantly.
He suffers with a horrible scary persistent cough, voice changes, aches and pains all over, swollen glands, Blood noses, coughing up blood and very tired, cant eat properly as his throat muscles dont work corrently. This was a test he had at the alfred in melb to discover the muscles dont contract properly then chokes on his food.
He has been seen by gastro surgeons, general surgeons, ent specialists, scleroderma clinic in melbourne to rule out scleroderma, all his bloods come back reasonably normal apart from cholesterol being up a bit.
He recently took 4 weeks off work and has had much more time off due to the coughing and had some surgery to stretch his oesophagus. Whilst he was off work, his coughing, blood noses and vomiting blood all stopped. Soon as he returned its come back and his back to coughing so much his work wanted to send him home.
I am now at a loss of where to go to get him help and so are all the drs we have seen. They have now sent him to a neurologist as his sensation changed.