Mystery Diagnosis

Season 5 Episode 1

The Girl Who Couldn't Be Touched

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM Jan 14, 2008 on Discovery Health
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The Girl Who Couldn't Be Touched
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Ever since Taylor Kielb has been born, her parents have known there was something wrong with her. Taylor has breath-holding spells during which her heart stops. When she is two-and-a-half years old, she also experiences excruciating pain with redness on half her body. After several more years, a doctor confirms that Taylor does indeed have a rare genetic disorder called paroxysmal extreme pain disorder. Tracey Killarney has been healthy and productive, until she suddenly develops excruciating headaches. As if that isn't bad enough, she also experiences nausea, numbness and tingling on half of her face, tingling in her limbs, dizzy spells, coughing spasms, forgetfulness, incontinence, vomiting, and heart palpitations. Eventually, Tracey's doctor finds out that she has a schwannoma.moreless
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