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Woman in pain and agony for over a year is diagnosed by stranger on Facebook
Facebook.Annie Marshall has been suffering from stomach pains for months and after several doctors failed to get to the bottom of the mystery illness, in stepped an American lady on the social media platform.The 20-year-old has been experiencing symptoms since March 2020 following a bout of food poisoning, the Daily Mirror reports.READ MORE:Terrifying moment boy's face sets alight as 'fire football' game goes terribly wrongA year later, after losing two stone, and being in constant pain, specialist doctors told her she was suffering from gastroparesis, but she claimed none of the medications or treatments worked, including a liquid diet.She underwent an MRI scan, had Botox injected into her stomach, and even flew out to Texas for keyhole surgery, but nothing solved her issues and she continued to experience severe symptoms.One doctor told her she was anorexic and there was nothing physically wrong with her, saying he couldn’t give her the help she needed.Annie told the Mirror: “A stomach is supposed to empty itself in half an hour but for me, after four hours, 0% had emptied.“I didn’t know what to do and was feeling really low in myself – I had pretty much given up and vented to a gastroparesis Facebook group about everything that had happened.”It was then that the heroine of the hour appeared.Annie went on: “I had a message from a woman in America who said she had been a nurse for 20 years and I should look into MALS (Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome).“She had it herself and had worked with MALS surgeons – so it was sort of like luck.”MALS is a condition in which the median arcuate ligament presses too tightly on a branch of the aorta that sends blood to the stomach, liver and other organs.Now, after Annie and her