There’s nothing more frustrating than having a medical condition that doctors can’t explain or understand. When you’re ill and searching for a solution, hitting a dead end time and time again is as exhausting as it is scary.
After doctors were stumped by her strange rash, Calvina thought she had nowhere else to turn. The condition was making her life hell, and she desperately wanted answers. Luckily, she kept searching…
A decade ago, Calvina lived a normal life in her small Oklahoma town, but one chance incident turned her world upside down.
The rash began to spread, and she went to numerous doctors who all told her different things: it was nerves, it was allergies, it was all in her head. They prescribed her drugs and medicated ointments, but they did nothing to curb her skin condition.
Soon the itchy dark bumps were everywhere on her body — except, thankfully, on her face. The itching kept Calvina awake at night and began to interfere with her ability to work. She didn’t just want a treatment — she wanted to know what was actually wrong with her. Still, though, the doctors were stumped.
The show paid for her to see a number of specialists, and after a biopsy of one of the bumps, they were finally able to determine the problem. Calvina was suffering from two autoimmune diseases, urticarial vasculitis and hypothyroidism, which were exacerbating each other and causing the rash.