I really need some help diagnosing myself. My GP has done nothing but blood tests and refuses to believe my issues are linked. I am a 22-year-old female.
I have had constant stomach acid since 2005, which I treat with 40mg of Nexium daily. I had an endoscopy but they couldn't find a cause.
I also suffer from hypothyroidism (2008 diagnosis) and aneamia (May 2009 diagnosis) - which I treat with levothyroxine and ferrous sulphate.
Recently, over the last six months I have been having flare-ups of a facial rash and swollen under-eye area. Each time it flares up it gets worse. It's itchy and hot. When it calms the skin peels off. This has flared up approx. 5 times. It seems to get worse at the gym. The GP thinks this is an allergy and I have been referred to a specialist.
Since March I have been suffering from hair loss, I have lost about half of the thickness of my hair. My doctor thought this was linked to the iron deficiency but it seems to be getting worse.
I have VERY irregular periods that go from 50-19 days. Yesterday i was taken to hospital with severe period pains which caused me to black out.
Since April my skin has become spotty - it has been clear my whole life until now.
I gain weight, even when I eat 1000 calories a day and exercise 4 times a week.
I also suffer from lower back pain (since Jan 2009) and have seen a chiropractor about this.
I have had a healthy body my whole life and suddenly, over the last two years, everything seems to be going wrong. I have had full blood tests and they can find no source of the issue.
I'm going out of my mind. I've suffered in and out of depression since I was 14 and I can feel it coming back with all these illnesses.
Please help. I don't know what else to do.
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