Patient Comments: Mitochondrial Disease - Symptoms

What symptoms do you have of mitochondrial disease?

Comment from: MaryEllen, 65-74 Female (Caregiver) Published: February 28

My mother-in-law has had chronic bronchitis for years. She is constantly getting the flu and colds. She is a cancer patient and has been cancer free (breast cancer resulting in the loss of one breast and lymph nodes) taking tamoxifin for 8 years and recently switched her drug to the new one instead of tamoxifin. She has beeen quite ill with what she thought was the flu. She had several rounds of antibiotics and did not improve. She was recently diagnosed with a mitochondrial bacterial infection. She was given prednisone and also a different antibiotic. I thought there was no cure for mitochondrial changes and that this diagnoses was not explained to her very well.

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