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  • Posted By: SexiiNena
  • December 27, 2006
  • 03:00 AM


So I'm an almost 18 years old female, and about 4 monthes ago I noticed something was wrong with me. And everyday since September it has been the same thing...I suffer from nausea everyday any time of the day, and I am extremely tired always. I get enough sleep but still I am so exausted. Also my period hasnt came since the week of September 9th. My face has broken out and I have NEVER suffered from acne before ever. And I was gaining wieght...and FAST! At first I thought pregnancy but a home EPT test and a blood test from the OB/GYN confirmed that assumtion false. And while I was at the OB/GYN I had found out I had gained 20 pounds!! Since the last time I was in. That was only a 7 month spand! I alway eat healty, I dont drink soda or eat processed food. I also excersise regularly. Also I dont no if this has anything to do with it but my fingers and stomach seem swollen!??? WEIRD! Also I have been very moody, angry and depressed feeling! I have always been a happy person. I just havent been myself. A hormone test confirmed that I have a abnormally high testosterone level in my body and a high DHEA level. I got a CT scan on my ovaries and adrenal glads and both were clean. I am scared. Where do I go from here? I start college in June so Im leaving! I cant have this slowing me down! It's ruining my life! I feel so sh*ty all the time! Someone please give me some advice!!

thanks, Emy

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  • Have you had your tsh, free t4 and free t3 tested? You sound exactly like me. I gained a total of 40lbs now in a year. But had gained 30 in the last 5 months. I was sleeping all the time. My hands and legs would always hurt. So the doctors tested me and, had a severly underactive thyroid.I would hope your doctors have already tested you for that, but if the didn't, try that. And if they did, ask for your labs. I don't know if you realize this or not, but some people can be at a "normal" range for the scale, but for your body you really aren't. Also, I assume that you have been tested for pcos, and if not, there is another option. Good luck in your endeavor, sorry I couldn't be of anymore help.
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