I'm sure my story is like many others. I am a 39 yo female. I have had fatigue issues for years and I was put on many different antidepressants over the last 10 years now. I was on 4 different ones about a year ago but was unemployed for 6 months and went down to 1(Lexapro) b/c of cost. Psychologist sent me to the Doctor to determine if there is another cause of fatigue besides depression. So I have been getting lots of Blood Work. Also sleep study was done and I was diagnosed with Sleep Apnea and given a CPAP.... which I haven't been using consistency b/c of congestion issues.
I will give you my latest blood test results that my doctor gave me over the phone plus my symptoms.
- 80 lb weight gain over last 18 years
- Extreme fatigue
- Chest pain (had episode about 1 month ago of BPM of 173/100 and was told i have angina)
- High Blood Pressure
- Borderline Diabetic
- High Cholesterol 214
- Liver emzymes ok (previous test they were elevated)
- Esr high 30s
- Infection (ear)
- Ana negative
- Folic acid normal
- Vit B12 309 low
- Thyroid hyper 1.14
- Vit D 5 very low
- my leg some times jumps sporadically
- usually feel hot when others don't
- nails very thin
- VERY Frequent urination
- signs of arthritis (testing for rheumatoid)
Generally I feel horrible pretty much all the time!
I am supposed to get a PCOS test,see cardiologist (heart stress test), see an endocrinologist, and mammogram.
The medicine I have been put on is
* Simvastatin 20 mg
* apo-hydro 25 mg
* Enalapril maleate 5 mg
* Lexapro 10 mg
* Fish oil
* metFormin HCL 500 mg (2 times a day)
* Sulfamethoxazole-TMP DS
* very bad bag under my eyes and swollen hands
Doctor is calling in more prescriptions today. (i think Vitamin D). I have never taken so many pills at once. I'm going to have to get one of those big pill boxes :(
I know that there are probably a few issues going on but want to make sure there is not a major issue that is being missed. As a side note I want to get pregnant and my health is such a mess right now. Also keep in mind that 2 years ago my only issue was being overweight and fatigue.
Right now it seems almost everything is blamed on me being overweight which could be true and I know I need to lose weight which has been very difficult for me. I eat organic food / natural as much as possible. I have tried only eating 1000 calories a day at one point and still didn't lose weight. I was very thin until my early 20s (105 lbs 5'2")
Well I hope some has some insight and I appreciate any feedback/help.
Thanks for reading!
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