PET Scan and Consultation Abroad

Fundraising campaign by Karl Mercieca
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I, Karl Mercieca have been suffering from intractable insomnia since August 2019, after a year of severe muscular pain throughout my body. I was until recently on extremely high doses of medication in order to sleep. I was taking 1000mg Quetiapine (seroquel), 20mg olanzapine (Zyprexa), 3mg Clonazepam, 60mg mianserin, 100mg clomipramine. I would take all those medications at night at once, and sleep 5-7 hours.

My doctors have since removed the olanzapine and quetiapine as they feared they were doing damage to my heart. Since the removal of these medications, I am getting 1-2hrs of very light sleep every night.

My doctors believe the cause of my insomnia is psychological since I have a past history of health anxiety, however I know that my insomnia is organic in nature. I desperately need a PET scan of my brain in order to identify what is going on. Since I am unable to find professional healthcare in Malta (my country of residence) I am trying to raise money for a consultation and PET scan overseas, likely in the USA or the UK.

I am on my last legs and don't know how much time I have left. Any donations are greatly appreciated, and all money donated will not be abused of, and will only serve my medical expenses.

You can find my channel on Youtube (Karl Mercieca) chronicling my journey with this medication-resistant and intractable insomnia.

Thank you all so much,

Karl Mercieca

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  • Karl Mercieca
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Donors

  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Apr 15, 2022
€50.00
  • shorfan Youtube
  • Donated on Nov 28, 2021
€10.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Nov 12, 2021
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May 06

Neurologist appointment at St James

Update posted by Karl Mercieca at 10:41 am

Unfortunately the neurologist barely listened to me, and wrote off my case as anxiety. Next neurologist will be one from the UK who specializes in sleep.

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May 01

Neurologist Appointment

Update posted by Karl Mercieca at 09:10 am

Dear all,On Monday the 3rd of May I am seeing a neurologist at St. James hospital in Sliema, Malta. Hopefully a fresh set of eyes on my condition will get the ball rolling.Thank you all for your support so far! I couldn't do this without your help.Much love,Karl

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24 donors
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Apr 15, 2022
€50.00
  • shorfan Youtube
  • Donated on Nov 28, 2021
€10.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Nov 12, 2021
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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Oct 23, 2021
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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jun 24, 2021
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  • Charles Teague
  • Donated on May 28, 2021
  • Hope you can get the answers and treatment you need and finally get a good night's sleep. Good luck!

€5.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on May 23, 2021
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  • Jessica Whittle
  • Donated on May 23, 2021
  • I pray you get the relief you are in need of :-)

€5.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on May 22, 2021
  • stay strong Karl. I'm into internet marketing and will be sharing your videos too. Hope they get some worldwide exposure and most importantly an answer + solution to your sleep condition

€10.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on May 19, 2021
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