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Many symptoms not understood, I really need help...

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  • Posted By: Rindesayu
  • October 28, 2009
  • 08:48 PM

Bloated all the time, stomach pains, stomach problems, flatulence, increasing weight about 10 pounds per year since puberty even though daily routine hasn't changed too much, I don't eat that that much. Gained weight in belly area, and that's the place that's always been the skinniest (flattest). I never had problems with fat, or weight in my stomach (just with my butt and thighs, and now that's even more so a problem). Period's have become a little bit irregular than they used to be being heavy like they used to be at first, but not as long, and turning out not as heavy towards the end.

I've been getting tired very easily, although It does not cause me to sleep more, but makes me feel very worn out. My body has been aching more, and I've been out of breath. Walking up the stairs causes my heart rate to go up dramatically, and feel totally out of it. I do carry a big portfolio, tool box for art supplies, and back pack up with me which is a bit to be lugging around. But I think that it only extenuates the actual problem considering that I get those same symptoms without caring that stuff around. When I don't carry the stuff around it is not as bad, but still affects me.

My skin is also very sensitive, and I have stretch marks on my upper inner thighs, and butt. I bruise easily, I have some bruises at the moment (not sure what from), I scar extremely easily. I have scars on my feet just from pumps. and scar's on my arms from finger nails (they don't look too good at all -.-).

I also suffer from depression, anxiety, and ADD (the diagnosis for my slight learning disability, or whatever they call the fact that I have trouble concentrating). I have overcome a lot tried meds (they didn't work out), tried therapy (was there for quite a few months, and realized I was going nowhere). I did make it through a lot of things, but still suffer from it. I ended up finding someone I'm very happy with been with him for 1 year and 4 months. My emotionally abusive mother divorced my dad and moved half hour away. There is no reason I should be unhappy, but I feel it's just something slowling down my brain making me feel depressed. I'm not sure what, I'm no expert to be honest. Everytime I go to the doctor they just give me the same pills, say it's whatever, and there we go the problem never seems to be fixed.

I recently took a blood test, and urine sample to see if I had anything wrong with my thyroid, they didn't give me too much information on it just said that it checked out as normal. I wonder what could be going on with me. I'm just not quite sure.

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  • Bloated all the time, stomach pains, stomach problems, flatulence, increasing weight about 10 pounds per year since puberty even though daily routine hasn't changed too much, I don't eat that that much. Gained weight in belly area, and that's the place that's always been the skinniest (flattest). I never had problems with fat, or weight in my stomach (just with my butt and thighs, and now that's even more so a problem). Period's have become a little bit irregular than they used to be being heavy like they used to be at first, but not as long, and turning out not as heavy towards the end. I've been getting tired very easily, although It does not cause me to sleep more, but makes me feel very worn out. My body has been aching more, and I've been out of breath. Walking up the stairs causes my heart rate to go up dramatically, and feel totally out of it. I do carry a big portfolio, tool box for art supplies, and back pack up with me which is a bit to be lugging around. But I think that it only extenuates the actual problem considering that I get those same symptoms without caring that stuff around. When I don't carry the stuff around it is not as bad, but still affects me. My skin is also very sensitive, and I have stretch marks on my upper inner thighs, and butt. I bruise easily, I have some bruises at the moment (not sure what from), I scar extremely easily. I have scars on my feet just from pumps. and scar's on my arms from finger nails (they don't look too good at all -.-). I also suffer from depression, anxiety, and ADD (the diagnosis for my slight learning disability, or whatever they call the fact that I have trouble concentrating). I have overcome a lot tried meds (they didn't work out), tried therapy (was there for quite a few months, and realized I was going nowhere). I did make it through a lot of things, but still suffer from it. I ended up finding someone I'm very happy with been with him for 1 year and 4 months. My emotionally abusive mother divorced my dad and moved half hour away. There is no reason I should be unhappy, but I feel it's just something slowling down my brain making me feel depressed. I'm not sure what, I'm no expert to be honest. Everytime I go to the doctor they just give me the same pills, say it's whatever, and there we go the problem never seems to be fixed.I recently took a blood test, and urine sample to see if I had anything wrong with my thyroid, they didn't give me too much information on it just said that it checked out as normal. I wonder what could be going on with me. I'm just not quite sure.What are your bowel movements like?Any constipation or diarrhea?How many times do you go?Any mucus in the stool or anything else?Have you had your levels of vitamin c,k and copper taken?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 28, 2009
    • 09:33 PM
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  • Increased weight, fatigue, gastrointestinal disturbances are all intimately linked to depression. That is probably why your doctors just keep giving you the same pills. It seems to me that the majority of people posting complaints on this website underestimate the power that their minds have over their bodies. There is no such thing as a separation between mind and body. Depression leads your brain to interpret signals from the rest of your body as being painful. The nervous system in your gut is also linked to your brain and so depression can cause upsets there. There are no easy solutions. I'm sorry to hear about your predicament, it sounds like you have had to deal with some things that noone should have to go through. All I can recommend is that you continue taking your meds, and try to make changes in your life that will lead in a positive direction.
    gungwane 62 Replies
    • October 29, 2009
    • 06:46 AM
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  • What are your bowel movements like?Any constipation or diarrhea?How many times do you go?Any mucus in the stool or anything else?Have you had your levels of vitamin c,k and copper taken?No I haven't had levels taken, but today I had diarrhea, and horrible pain in my stomach yesterday. I woke up really oddly. My whole body felt as if it was working out or something, it was just overrun...I do have depression, but it is not as bad as it use to be, it's undercontrol. I do occasionally have little breakdowns, but I don't think about suicide or anything like I have about a year ago. :) I like living.Thanks for all the support Im just trying to figure this out. :)
    Rindesayu 1 Replies
    • October 29, 2009
    • 06:38 PM
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