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Please help. Told I am hypochondriac, but I feel something wrong

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 18, 2006
  • 06:50 AM

Ok. long list of vague symptoms. Joint pain, all joints, daily headaches, sometimes go to E>R> fatigue, shortness of breath, I had hyperthyroidism, doc said it was viral thyroiditis, and that now my thyroid has burnt itself out so now I am going hypo, I have a ventricular septal defect, or hole in my heart between left and right vetricle, just found it, doc will not pursue. cardiologist suggested more tests since my echo was so strange(severe aortic jet insuffiency). have rapid heart rate palpitations, pvcs, cannot seem to catch my breath. very weak, muscles weak, although used to be very strong just 4 months ago. lost 20 lbs, I eat twice the amount of calories that a normal person does(4-5 thousand a day)My vision is getting worse.Very depressed, Lumps throughout my body, neck groin, jaw, they are hard, but when sick, they swell. I have chronic bladder infections, constipation, Very irratable, very paranoid. acne. Hair growing on chest, chin. am female 26. white. I know something is wrong, but what? noone takes me seriousley because I work in medical field. I feel awful all the time. Please, any suggestions? Also hypoglycemic, cannot go more than 4 hours without eating, sugar bottoms out.

Thanks. email is jenreynoldslewis@yahoo

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  • Jen,You are diffinitely not a hyperchondriac!! Insist something be done with the hole in your heart. Insist blood work be done to check your present thyroid status. You sound as though you have a very weakened immue system and having a hole in your heart and possible thyroid burn out is not helping!!!Insist, insist, insist. It's hard, but this is your life and we are with you. I had to insist on referral today for particular tests , I left feeling anxious but...I am on the brink of cracking my case and NOBODY is going to get in the way.But also remain calm and rational when speaking with the doctors or they will keep digging in their heals. Failing that, go to a new doctor who doesn't know you from a bar of soap and don't mention your involvement with the medical area (if possible) so keep your language relatively lay man's lingo, a stanger won't feel personally involved and might think a bit more rationally.Keep us posted,Agape,searchingsam
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    • November 18, 2006
    • 01:14 PM
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