Headaches which turn into horrible migraines New Facial Hair Growth New Acne around edge of face and on chin downwards to shoulders, chest and back.
Weight Gain or unexplained temporary weightloss Extreme Fatigue and severe body aches, joint pain and muscle pain or weakness/tiredness Trend in energy highs and lows, like others, my body’s time schedule seems mixed up. I am more awake at night than in the day time. I get major energy spurts around 8 or 9 at night but seem zonked (majorly exhausted) during the day.
Very Hot or Very Cold trends
Times of dizziness or the shakes
Sinus Infections (usually progress to migraines) Occasional swollen face and/or lymph nodes (can even feel and see when my eyes swelling or trying to swell shut) Heart Races out of nowhere or feels like it’s going to stop.
A very clear "hump"
New hair loss
Sweaty or clammy palms, neck and feet.
wake up in the morning with a mysterious "odor" around neck If unable to work off energy get very anxious and jumpy. Also tend to hyper focus.
Before and after I get a period I have very bad "flu" like symptoms (even have “phantom” symptoms when I don’t get a period as they are irregular and very sporadic.) will be accompanied by dizziness, migraines and nausea
Will even have these same “flu” like symptoms at other times
High blood pressure
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Fibromyalgia and neuropathy
Blood sugar can go down to 42 and up to 190.
test results from 2005
Glucose fasting 89
w/ Glucola - in 1 hr - 147
hr 2 - 94
C peptide 4.1
progesterone, 17-hyddroxy - 152
Luteinizine hormone - 7.7
Dhea sulfate - 155
Prolactin - 12.0
total tostosterone - 112
Cortisol urine - 6.8
24 hr. - 98.6
Cholesterol for lipo - 228
Triglyceride - 135
HDL - 50
LDL - 151
Appointment with new endo Jan 24.. for both daughter and self!
Update February 15, 2010
I have been away from the boards for 2-3 years.. and am STILL in the process of trying to get a diagnosis.. and so is my daughter....the appt we went to on jan 27th 2008 for the new endo.. was so looked forward to... thinking finally... get answers.... Wrong.. we were both told we were fat.. and just needed to run.. ...with the size i am.. I can't run.. there is now way......
my weight is now up to 287 .... my tests come back negative.. and no matter what I do.. the most i can loose is 5 lbs..and then it comes right back..
my face keeps swelling.. i'm having to shave my face.. at least once a day.. this is totally embarrasing for a 43 yr old woman to do..
at least my family dr agrees with me..but.. until we can get a diagnosis.. i can't start on anything to fix the problem.. insc would not cover it..
I have also found out in the mean time.. that a great aunt died from addisons.. and I have a cousin and an aunt on the same side that have MS.. I'm tired of my eyes swelling shut and my face looking like i've been crying for hours.. the fatigue and irratibility is driving me crazy.... and to top it off.. I have had a viral infection that has been going on for over a month.. my immune system is having problems beating it. and i almost ended up in the er over it.. and I sooo hate hospitals.. I've ven gone so far as take pix when i have these flair ups so that the dr's can see I am not making it up.... i have no idea how many times in the past i've been told i'm a hypocondriac.. or a drug seeker.. I'm tired.. fed up.. and about to give up..