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anyone have any ideas?

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  • Posted By: janedoe777
  • September 19, 2007
  • 02:41 PM

These are my symptoms; it's driving me crazy; been to doctors and through the gambit of tesing...nothing seems to help:

Restless sleep – wake up tired; night sweats from waste up; Charlie horses in calves about 2 times per week.
Constant dreams and sometimes night terrors
Pain in neck down both sides below ears
Pressure in left ear; feels like something pushing out sometimes horn noise
Pain in neck on right & left side when turn head
Pain down left arm – and shooting pain when turn arm certain ways
Soreness in lower middle back
Pressure under bottom left rib – sometimes it moves or spasms sometimes goes to right rib
Lots of gas and bloating, especially in the mornings and late at night
Cannot lose weight most of it in stomach
Face swelling
Acne
Hump below neck upper back
Very painful and heavy periods; bleeding between periods (have fibroid tumors)
Tired all the time, sometimes depressed feeling; I worry a lot
Sometimes confused thoughts and/or can’t get words out
Sometimes nauseous in the mornings
Dizziness, a lot from when crouching to standing - this is getting better
Sometimes itchy feeling above back right arm pit and/or all of back

i took a lot of antibiotics as a child (tonsilitis). i am 48 yrs old.

i have been diagnosed with high blood pressure. low thyroid function. fibroid tumors. critically low iron (which is actually normal for me) - doctors are treating the symptoms only..not figuring the problem to fix it :(

would appreciate input. thank you.

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  • 35 Symptoms of Menopause I was amazed that I was suffeing from 32 out of the 35 symptoms. I figured my problem at its root was hormonal (I'm 46), but thought I was too young to be "menopausal" - figured it was thyroid, etc. Well, it turns out that perimenopausal women suffer just as much, if not more, and, are probably running around a great deal thinking they are suffering from something a great deal more serious. Btw, natural progesterone cream, bioidentical hormone testing & replacement, multivitamins/fish oil/calcium/magnesium, whole food (organic, if affordable) diet, etc. really do go a long way in treatment. Also, I really think avoiding the anti-depressants, anti-anxietys are a good idea because of the dependence they cause, however in the short term may be an effective jump start.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 19, 2007
    • 05:53 PM
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  • thank you for your input, on e I didn't consider. Worth looking into. thanks!
    janedoe777 1 Replies
    • September 20, 2007
    • 04:18 AM
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  • Cushing's DiseaseSymptoms include rapid weight gain, particularly of the trunk and face with sparing of the limbs (central obesity), a round face often referred to as a "moon face", excess sweating, telangiectasia (dilation of capillaries), thinning of the skin (which causes easy bruising) and other mucous membranes, purple or red striae (also caused by thinning of the skin) on the trunk, buttocks, arms, legs or breasts, proximal muscle weakness (hips, shoulders), and hirsutism (facial male-pattern hair growth). A common sign is the growth of fat pads along the collar bone and on the back of the neck (known as a buffalo hump). The excess cortisol may also affect other endocrine systems and cause, for example, insomnia, reduced libido, impotence, amenorrhoea and infertility. Patients frequently suffer various psychological disturbances, ranging from euphoria to psychosis. Depression and anxiety, including panic attacks, are common.Other signs include persistent hypertension (due to the aldosterone-like effects) and insulin resistance, leading to hyperglycemia (high blood sugars) which can lead to diabetes mellitus. Untreated Cushing's syndrome can lead to heart disease and increased mortality. Cushing's syndrome due to excess ACTH may also result in hyperpigmentation of the skin, due to its ability to stimulate melanocyte receptors.Symptoms include rapid weight gain, particularly of the trunk and face with sparing of the limbs (central obesity), a round face often referred to as a "moon face", excess sweating, telangiectasia (dilation of capillaries), thinning of the skin (which causes easy bruising) and other mucous membranes, purple or red striae (also caused by thinning of the skin) on the trunk, buttocks, arms, legs or breasts, proximal muscle weakness (hips, shoulders), and hirsutism (facial male-pattern hair growth). A common sign is the growth of fat pads along the collar bone and on the back of the neck (known as a buffalo hump). The excess cortisol may also affect other endocrine systems and cause, for example, insomnia, reduced libido, impotence, amenorrhoea and infertility. Patients frequently suffer various psychological disturbances, ranging from euphoria to psychosis. Depression and anxiety, including panic attacks, are common.Other signs include persistent hypertension (due to the aldosterone-like effects) and insulin resistance, leading to hyperglycemia (high blood sugars) which can lead to diabetes mellitus. Untreated Cushing's syndrome can lead to heart disease and increased mortality. Cushing's syndrome due to excess ACTH may also result in hyperpigmentation of the skin, due to its ability to stimulate melanocyte receptors.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • September 20, 2007
    • 08:28 AM
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  • janedoe777,Have you looked into lipodystrophy? It's extremely rare, but the things that caught my eye were: not being able to lose weight, hump in the neck, swelling in the face, ...It could be a long shot, but there are several different types.. perhaps worth investigating.Hope this helps..
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