I am a 19 year old girl (I'll be twenty in a month), and for the past couple years I have experienced episode of symptoms. The episodes will last for several months and then go away for a few months. There doesn't seem to be any certain schedule or regularity when the episodes occur.
They change each time, also, usually getting progressively worse and adding one or two symptoms with each episode.
At first I was just extremely tired. After several years, the symptoms have grown and become worse. They include
Fatigue (napping twice a day sometimes, when I used to never nap unless I was very sick)
Nausea - a LOT of nausea
Moments of blurry vision
Upper abdominal pain, left and right side
Some headaches (not normal for me)
Cold hands and feet
Numb hands and feet, sometimes my legs feel numb, too
A lot of gas (yeck - but I eat a lot of fruits and vegetables...)
Bloating - sometimes as soon as I put anything in my stomach, even just water!
Milk products seem to be beginning to bother me.
Mixing words up (like trying to say 'ice cream' and saying 'cream ice')
Weight gain (not a ton of unexplained weight gain, but some)
Emotional trouble (sometimes I feel like snapping over the littlest things!)
I usually feel weakest and most tired at about 10:15 in the morning and 2 in the afternoon. Nothing I eat or don't eat changed it. Sometimes I think that not eating much helps with the stomach pain. I currently eat about 6 small meals a day (Adds up to about 1200-1300 total calories per day).
I have been to doctors...They have suggested inner ear trouble, depression, hypoglycemia (but the hypoglycemic diet doesn't help). No definite answers...I don't know what this is, and nothing I do helps. I used to be a very strong, active person, and I feel like I'm getting weaker. It's not like I am constantly in pain, but there is usually something to keep me in constant mild to moderate discomfort or pain. It's very annoying!
Can anyone offer any suggestions? I have also thought of hypothyroid, but two doctors have said no...