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multiple symptoms for a long time

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  • Posted By: marinda
  • October 1, 2008
  • 04:38 PM

Hi, I'm getting a little worried that my symptoms may be connected somehow, maybe someone here can help.

I'm a 29 yr. old female. For the past few years I've been developing different problems, the first being weight gain that was pretty sudden at first, now I cannot lose the weight, and it's mainly in my stomach area, it actually looks like I'm pregnant, but I've had a tubal...so it's not possible. I developed fatigue, which is getting worse, I have no energy at all. I starting seeing some spots in my vision, and there is a haziness in my left eye. I started getting a pins-and-needles feeling in my left leg about 6 months ago, and it's now more like a constant cramp/dull achy feeling, again, only in my left leg. It's always there, and it's very hard to sleep. I've noticed increased nervousness and anxiety as well, and moodiness (probably related to the fatique:confused:).

If anyone has any ideas, I would greatly appreciate your opinion.

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  • you sound like me and i'm only one year older than you. check out cushings-help.com because it sounds to me like cushing's syndrome. i have been tested for it but my results came back normal but it can also be a cycling disorder so you may have to be tested a lot before you even get help. do you have a small hump on the back of your neck, or a red face?
    ahleanna 5 Replies
    • October 1, 2008
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  • I wanted to add that I have memory loss, and trouble finding words sometimes.
    marinda 4 Replies
    • October 1, 2008
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  • yep, i have that too. one endo told me i was just overweight and prescribed me meridia weight loss pills but those are for people that overeat and i am not one of those
    ahleanna 5 Replies
    • October 1, 2008
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  • you sound like me and i'm only one year older than you. check out cushings-help.com because it sounds to me like cushing's syndrome. i have been tested for it but my results came back normal but it can also be a cycling disorder so you may have to be tested a lot before you even get help. do you have a small hump on the back of your neck, or a red face?I haven't noticed any humps on my neck, or red face (that would be hard for me to see as I have skin problems that cause my face to be red anyway (rosacea)
    marinda 4 Replies
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  • yep, i have that too. one endo told me i was just overweight and prescribed me meridia weight loss pills but those are for people that overeat and i am not one of thoseI don't overeat at all, actually I don't have much of an appetite at all. I eat because I have to, I rarely feel "hungry".
    marinda 4 Replies
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  • I haven't noticed any humps on my neck, or red face (that would be hard for me to see as I have skin problems that cause my face to be red anyway (rosacea) may not really even be rosacea! i was told i have it too but if you have cushing's your hormones will cause your face to be red
    ahleanna 5 Replies
    • October 1, 2008
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  • I've never even heard of cushings syndrome, thanks for the info so far.
    marinda 4 Replies
    • October 1, 2008
    • 05:40 PM
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  • i don't overeat, i try to eat three meals a day (counting my calories and my carbs too) with snacks again watching calories and carbs
    ahleanna 5 Replies
    • October 1, 2008
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  • here is a good site with a picture and symptom checker http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/cushings-syndrome/DS00470/DSECTION=symptoms
    ahleanna 5 Replies
    • October 1, 2008
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  • I would look into hypothyroidism as well. It could explain a lot of your symptoms. Its fairly prevelant in females. Best of luck.http://www.endocrineweb.com/hypo1.html
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 2, 2008
    • 09:49 PM
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