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I feel like a House patient

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 14, 2009
  • 09:48 AM

Diagnoses = depression, anxiety, ADHD, rosacea, and excessive sweat glands in the feet. Bloodwork and a 24 hour urine test show high cholestorol and large urine volume, but nothing else. Bilateral temporal visual fields deficit and pale optic discs with vision very gradually becoming less acute. MRI clean. Neuroopthamologist said optic nerve test showed no problem.

lifelong sleep problems and large weight fluctuations seemingly out of nowhere. Also have had issues with head and body hair loss, itchy skin, muscle spasms/rigidity when sleeping, aches and stiffness when I start moving after a period of rest. Chronic excessive thirst. Balance and coordination problems. Difficulty adjusting to changes in lighting. Intolerant to extreme temperatures, difficulty swallowing and digesting fiberous foods. Had a spinal fusion at age 14 for juvenile scoliosis with a blood transfusion and lost consciousness once as an infant for no apparent reason. Currently 39. Used to drink alcohol. Still smoke cigarettes and get plenty of diet coke. Any ideas? (pcp, neuroopth and endo have no "big picture" answers) Thanks!

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  • You've had alot of testing so not sure.........Has your thyroid ever been checked ? and not just blood work, Ultrasounds and a Specialist in this area might be worth while?I hope you find some answers soon :)Samanthahttp://www.undiagnosedillness.org
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 15, 2009
    • 08:14 PM
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  • Research Aspartame side effects on the internet. It might be the diet coke you are drinking that is causing your problems. I wish you the best.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 15, 2009
    • 11:42 PM
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  • You've had alot of testing so not sure.........Has your thyroid ever been checked ? and not just blood work, Ultrasounds and a Specialist in this area might be worth while?I hope you find some answers soon :)Samanthahttp://www.undiagnosedillness.orgI keep thinking thyroid. Bloodtests are normal, but will ask my pcp about other tests. Thanks so much! I am also thinking Cushing's, or pseudo-cushings from alcohol, although I quit drinking months ago...
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 16, 2009
    • 02:10 AM
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