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Just a really fast metabolism or something else?

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  • Posted By: skinnyIam
  • November 19, 2009
  • 04:06 AM

I had one of those sensative thryoid blood tests and the doc said it was normal. I have had all the regular blood panels done to check levels of vitamins, minerals, and etc. They also have done electrolytes and blood count tests all of which are in normal range... they say anyhow I have never actually seen the results.

I have always been a bean pole, I really never developed breasts, at the age of 19 the doctor back found I had PCOS and though I have tried :p I can not have children for some reason. I am currently 41 years old.

I have always stayed around 110 to 115 pounds which is what like 20 lbs below the optimal weight for someone that is 5' 6 1/2" and yes I eat like a horse and still could never gain a pound.

I have always been in good health, general evading all the viral stuff going around, yet occasionally would get a cold. Since March of this year it has been nothing but one thing after another. An UTI in March, a severe viral cold in April, shingles in May, another cold like viral in June that continued on to turn into two weeks long Broncitis. At this point I ask the Doc what the heck is going on... I have suddenly lost my immune system. In August I developed hip pain so the doc gave me a cortisone injection... and its been ***l ever since.

Sudden unintentional weight loss
Rapid heart rate (happened in May and again in August at 130+ bpm)
Fatigue, general - sleep 8 to 9 hours a day and tired by midday
Muscle weakness
Muscle Aches
High blood pressure (goes high when I am in pain)
Unable to gain weight (I am still stuck at 100 lbs though I eat 3 to 5 times per day)
Dry skin to were it flakes off and tried allot of lotion (have had it for years)
Loose stool or dirreaha (have had it for years)
Anxiety to the point I go into a panick attack - recent
Stress - recent

I am feel as if the doctors office is writting me off as a mental patient.... should I be seeking a specialist or something?

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  • I had one of those sensative thryoid blood tests and the doc said it was normal. I have had all the regular blood panels done to check levels of vitamins, minerals, and etc. They also have done electrolytes and blood count tests all of which are in normal range... they say anyhow I have never actually seen the results. I have always been a bean pole, I really never developed breasts, at the age of 19 the doctor back found I had PCOS and though I have tried :p I can not have children for some reason. I am currently 41 years old. I have always stayed around 110 to 115 pounds which is what like 20 lbs below the optimal weight for someone that is 5' 6 1/2" and yes I eat like a horse and still could never gain a pound. I have always been in good health, general evading all the viral stuff going around, yet occasionally would get a cold. Since March of this year it has been nothing but one thing after another. An UTI in March, a severe viral cold in April, shingles in May, another cold like viral in June that continued on to turn into two weeks long Broncitis. At this point I ask the Doc what the heck is going on... I have suddenly lost my immune system. In August I developed hip pain so the doc gave me a cortisone injection... and its been ***l ever since. Sudden unintentional weight lossRapid heart rate (happened in May and again in August at 130+ bpm)Fatigue, general - sleep 8 to 9 hours a day and tired by middayMuscle weaknessMuscle AchesHigh blood pressure (goes high when I am in pain)Unable to gain weight (I am still stuck at 100 lbs though I eat 3 to 5 times per day)Dry skin to were it flakes off and tried allot of lotion (have had it for years)Loose stool or dirreaha (have had it for years)Anxiety to the point I go into a panick attack - recentStress - recent I am feel as if the doctors office is writting me off as a mental patient.... should I be seeking a specialist or something?Hello skinnyIamFirstly I want to calm you....I am about 5.4 to 5.5 feet (a bit smaller than you) and I am also always between 100 and 110 pounds.You are on the lower side but still in the range of normalweight.As a child I also had a BMI of 18 or 19 and I gained my weight very slowly although stopping growing at the age of 14.Do you loose your weight all the time or does it stuck most of the time?I can also eat a lot but when I do that for a longer period I gain about 4 to 6 pounds and then it stops although eating much for longer.When I have periods in which I eat less, I loose that weight againBut it is never more I gain or lose,I also don`t gain weight easily,I am more slim but relatively stable in my weight.And I am glad about it to have stable weight.I had also checked my thyroid because of sometimes feeling hypoglycemic (hunger and cardiac problems),unexplained nervosity and other neuro-psychiatric issues...I also think that I am not a pure mental case,although many doctors treat us like that if we don`t fit perfectly in their diagnostic schemes.Thyroid came back negative,also adrenal glands.Have you ever got checked your adrenal glands?Your symptoms sound like possibly Morbus Addison (low cortisol levels)I don`t have Addison`s but I saw that I share some symptoms with you:-rapid heart beat,also sometimes low to moderate hypertension but generelly normotensive to bit hypo....but rapid heart beat is very often present-fatigue (sometimes but not so often)-but often day-fatigue and night awake-muscle weakness-fragile but bit thick skin-anxiety/panicI would check out Addisons and possibly Lupus eryhtematodes (because of skin problems and muscle aches you described).If you are unsatisfied with your weight, try to eat foods reach in carbohydrats and eat more portions a day, but I would ask the doctor finding the cause and what you can do gaining weight...Good luck ;)
    undiagnosed022 11 Replies
    • November 20, 2009
    • 09:33 PM
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  • Hello skinnyIam Firstly I want to calm you....I am about 5.4 to 5.5 feet (a bit smaller than you) and I am also always between 100 and 110 pounds.You are on the lower side but still in the range of normalweight.As a child I also had a BMI of 18 or 19 and I gained my weight very slowly although stopping growing at the age of 14. Do you loose your weight all the time or does it stuck most of the time? I can also eat a lot but when I do that for a longer period I gain about 4 to 6 pounds and then it stops although eating much for longer.When I have periods in which I eat less, I loose that weight againBut it is never more I gain or lose,I also don`t gain weight easily,I am more slim but relatively stable in my weight.And I am glad about it to have stable weight. I had also checked my thyroid because of sometimes feeling hypoglycemic (hunger and cardiac problems),unexplained nervosity and other neuro-psychiatric issues...I also think that I am not a pure mental case,although many doctors treat us like that if we don`t fit perfectly in their diagnostic schemes.Thyroid came back negative,also adrenal glands. Have you ever got checked your adrenal glands?Your symptoms sound like possibly Morbus Addison (low cortisol levels) I don`t have Addison`s but I saw that I share some symptoms with you: -rapid heart beat,also sometimes low to moderate hypertension but generelly normotensive to bit hypo....but rapid heart beat is very often present-fatigue (sometimes but not so often)-but often day-fatigue and night awake-muscle weakness-fragile but bit thick skin-anxiety/panic I would check out Addisons and possibly Lupus eryhtematodes (because of skin problems and muscle aches you described). If you are unsatisfied with your weight, try to eat foods reach in carbohydrats and eat more portions a day, but I would ask the doctor finding the cause and what you can do gaining weight... Good luck ;) Yes, I have done some research on possible matches. I have thought about three that deal with weight loss or unable to gain weight easily... Celiac disease (gluten intolerance), Addisons disease, Hyperthyroidism (though the blood T4 and T3 levels are in range), and since I am now starting to have uncontrollable nervious like shaking in my arms and hand when I simply carry something around 20 lbs for a little bit... Parkinson's disease. I got myself a new doctor in the big city.... have to wait about three weeks for my health records to get copied and sent over there before I can talk to the new one about what could be going on. Thank you for your reply
    skinnyIam 3 Replies
    • November 21, 2009
    • 05:22 AM
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