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I'm 29 and feel 70, grey hair, teeth falling out... what's going on?

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  • Posted By: Ruby2blue
  • April 13, 2010
  • 05:07 AM

Sorry in advance if this is long... So I am a 29 year old mother of 2. I have always had a few strange symptoms and always gotten sick very easily. Since I can remember, I have had exreme fatigue, hand tremors and jerky movement issues as well as a horribly embarrassing problem with my hands and feet (they turn bright red and burn and throb whenever I'm standing for more than a few minutes). I had my first migraine at the age of 4. I started having severe stomach distress and episodes of major hair loss at the onset of puberty.

After weaning my first son, I developed keratosis pilaris all over my body, which is now just on the backs of my arms. I also started experiencing enamel loss on my teeth. Recently I went to the dentist and found that I had 9 cavities and horribly receding gums. Since they were filled 6 months ago, two of the fillings have fallen out and my teeth continue to deteriorate.

Last year I devoloped debilitating bladder symptoms and had to quit working. Initially, I did have an infection, but the symptoms keep returning and there is no bacteria to be detected. I feel like when I drink water, it just does not absorb. I was in the ER with dehydration despite having been consuming adequate liquids. Now, I drink and drink, and just have to go to the bathroom every 2 minutes and my skin still feels dry and itchy. Also my hair is about 30% grey already, my skin is fairly wrinkled for my age, and I get bruises for no reason. I have terrible insomnia to top everything off.

I no longer have insurance and the clinic dr. that I see thinks I should see a gastrointerologist and an allergist, but I cannot afford that at this time. Is there anyone else out there who has experienced anything like this? I feel soooo old?!

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  • Sorry in advance if this is long... So I am a 29 year old mother of 2. I have always had a few strange symptoms and always gotten sick very easily. Since I can remember, I have had exreme fatigue, hand tremors and jerky movement issues as well as a horribly embarrassing problem with my hands and feet (they turn bright red and burn and throb whenever I'm standing for more than a few minutes). I had my first migraine at the age of 4. I started having severe stomach distress and episodes of major hair loss at the onset of puberty. After weaning my first son, I developed keratosis pilaris all over my body, which is now just on the backs of my arms. I also started experiencing enamel loss on my teeth. Recently I went to the dentist and found that I had 9 cavities and horribly receding gums. Since they were filled 6 months ago, two of the fillings have fallen out and my teeth continue to deteriorate. Last year I devoloped debilitating bladder symptoms and had to quit working. Initially, I did have an infection, but the symptoms keep returning and there is no bacteria to be detected. I feel like when I drink water, it just does not absorb. I was in the ER with dehydration despite having been consuming adequate liquids. Now, I drink and drink, and just have to go to the bathroom every 2 minutes and my skin still feels dry and itchy. Also my hair is about 30% grey already, my skin is fairly wrinkled for my age, and I get bruises for no reason. I have terrible insomnia to top everything off. I no longer have insurance and the clinic dr. that I see thinks I should see a gastrointerologist and an allergist, but I cannot afford that at this time. Is there anyone else out there who has experienced anything like this? I feel soooo old?!I don't know why I keep thinking this but have you ever been tested for diabetes?
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  • and if you can not afford a doctor to rule out the diabetis, you can ask your pharmacist for ketoacidosis sticks. Just dip the stick in fresh urine and read the results on the stick against the range results on the bottle. Your urine will tell you what is being excreted, and how much or not enough.
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