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  • Posted By: timeshadow
  • November 12, 2008
  • 02:48 AM

Hi everyone,

I need some help in figuring out what's wrong with me. The doctors all insist that there's "nothing wrong" or it's "low priority", which is making me insane. I am a mid-20s female. The issues:

--Weight gain (I've always been overweight, even since I was a small child (think since about 2yo), but last year I put on about 60 pounds in 2 months and I've been unable to lose it since)
--Inability to lose weight (I could work out every day and eat only salad or lie on the couch eating lard and I would be this (large, low 300s) weight)
--Digestive issues (3-5x/week or so, of varying severity... when they are severe, they are "attacks")
--Very, very foul flatulence (sulfurous at times)
--Constant fatigue
--Overwhelming hunger (not just "hmm, I want to eat", but the actual physical sensation of hunger)
--Cracked corners of the mouth and peeling lips (I don't just mean chapped, I mean "peels like a sunburn, in chunks" peels)
--Mild anemia (might be nothing)
--Dry skin (might be nothing)

and, I don't know if it's related, but in the last week or two I've developed facial twitches. Those could very well be stress, though.

I've had standard bloodwork done; my insulin/glucose/thyroid levels are all normal. I've been tested for food allergies, all normal. I was tested for celiac's antibodies, none. I'm scheduled for a colonoscopy in December, because it's "not a priority", but I *think* things are getting worse in the meantime.

I'm on a ton of vitamins (which I went on after the symptoms started, so I know they're not the cause), which I went on when my lips started cracking/peeling, and that fixed it for a while, but they're back at it and vitamins aren't helping. I'm on a standard women's multi, an extra B complex, and extra E, with no results.

Please... I'm desperate enough to ask in a public forum on the internet. If ANYONE can help, please say something.

My thanks,
Arilyn

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