I am a 21 year old female who used to be extremely athletic and ate meticulously healthy. I've had to stop University and am currently feeling helpless and in search of an answer. It all began a year and a half ago. One week I just started having brief episodes of vertigo. I've had labrinthytus twice before so I just thought it was that. A week went by, two weeks, and then it was full blown 24/7 vertigo, where i felt like i was on a boat just rocking and the earth was always moving beneath my feet (it has never made me physically ill though). I went to see 2 ENT specialists, physiotherapists (got treated for benign positional vertigo), and had an MRI done and all inner ear tests possible - everything came back as normal. I was so frustrated, but i was told it was non-life threatening, whatever was causing this. so I overcame it and changed my life around it, and learned to cope. then three months ago more symptoms started up. now i am completely and utterly exhausted, i had extreme weakness despite my extreme level of fitness, I have hand tremors, my knees shake when i go down the stairs, I have difficulty in sleeping and even after sleeping 12 hours i still feel like i could go back to bed. so there i was again, going back to the same doctors and this time they were thinking thatall these symptoms could be related to a longstanding undiagnosed thyroid problem, especially since my grandmother had thyroid problems at my age. the more i researched hypothyroidism the more it made sense to me -- i've had so many of these symptoms, all of which i just learned to live with like sleep apnea, cold hands/feet (purple), excessive sweating, amenorrhea, reoccuring stomach problems (diagnosed as esphageal reflux syndrome, aches in my shoulders and neck, etc. I went to see a chinese medicine practioner and he also noted that my body and energy levels were in fact extremely well, but there was something definately stopping in and my body has been dealing with this condition for some time. it all made way too much since, especially since my grandmother at my age had to have thyroid surgery because she had a goiter. I've had just a regular blood test done, and an extensive thyroid test, and everything has come back as "normal." I am so frustrated and desperate because I have all the symptoms of hypothyroidism, yet the tests say i don't. I've read cases of this happening to some people and I was hoping there could be someone out there with anything -- ANY INFORMATION. any information is better than no information. I'm so desperate right now and at my wits end!
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