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Could this be linked to hormones

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  • Posted By: Piobaire
  • May 22, 2008
  • 02:48 PM

I am a very active and usually healthy 26yr old female. For the past few months I have been feeling generally unwell with some bone pain and bruising in my legs, fatigue and weakness, digestive issues such as constipation, incredible thirst and frequent urination. My doctor checked my blood sugar and it was low normal but ok. Lately she asked me to track my blood pressure and body temp. My body temp ranges between 35.3-35.7 C and my blood pressure is in the 90/50 range. She checked my TSH levels and it came back as .8 with .5-5 being the normal range (I am in Canada). We both are stumped. Any ideas??

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  • it could be linked to your hormones yes i think maybe your doctor might need to send you to a person who can look further into this by doing more testing like an MRI ST scan running blood tests urine tests and all that good stuff even though its something small now i feel doctors in canada need to do moretesting with their patients to figure out what is wrong with them, I am no doctor or nurse but i have gone through a course where i know what doctors can do if you push them, even though she is stumped and thinks that it might be something not to worry about i would push your doctor or get a second opinion i have had to do this a few times only because doctors didnt think that there was anything to worry about, well i just lost a good freind to breast cancer here in canada because the doctor didnt think that there should have been any more treatments done on her a few years later she passes away because of the cancer, i know your symptoms are mild now but you never know especially with someone who is healthy as yourself i would be a little bit pushy i hope i have helped not too much advise i can give but again im no doctor or nurse~hope all works out for you
    mekomoo2 2 Replies Flag this Response
  • It could be something like chronic fatigue syndrome... that can cause increased urination and subnormal body temp and the issues you have. i suggest you look at http://wwcoco.com/cfids/bernesx.html which has a good list of symptoms which can occur in this (and the frequency they occur)
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies Flag this Response
  • For checking thryoid sufficiently TSH test alone is not enough information...general practioneers (GP) often don't realize this. YOu need FT4, FT3 and TSH and probably the antibodies for Graves Disease and Hashimotos as well to get a thorough check. With a low TSH that may indicate Graves disease but you need the antibody test and the FT3 and FT4 to tell for sure...so don't panic about it, but do get it checked. Joan (PS> I had Graves Disease...takes a while but is treatable). Low body temp and low BP may indicate a thyroid problem...sometimes with the autoimmune diseases of the thryoid thyroid numbers can actually fluctuate and even look normal.......you may actually have thryoid tests that show different things at different testing times....you should get tested again especially for the antibodies. Joan
    Joan5555 316 Replies Flag this Response
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