Travis James Moore
Type of Porphyria:
Acute Intermittent Porphyria (AIP)
My AIP story written by Travis James Moore
All I can really remember was I was in a flare up with my first attack without even knowing what was causing the attack. At first, I thought I had a bad case of the flu but the symptoms didn't match porphyria. I had a headache, back pain, abdominal pain and vomiting. I felt drained! My doctors didn't know what was wrong with me either.
I was so bad off, I didnt know what was wrong with me. I thought I was going to die. I was only fifteen at the time the symptoms were happening to me. The doctors finally figured out that I had AIP by looking up my family history. My parent was had the same symptoms as me but they had both died.
As soon as the doctors discovered I had AIP, they started the treatment to slow down the attack. It took almost a month for me to get better. Since that day, I been very careful to listen to my body and do as the doctor tells me. Thanks for reading this. I hope it helps those of to really listen to your body because you never know something like this could affect your life.
Editors Note: Travis is a photography Model so he put together a tphoto hat describes the pain of a acute porphyria at
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