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PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, I'm desperate for HELP!!

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  • Posted By: makahfili
  • May 23, 2008
  • 05:36 PM

ok, so the beginning of March i went through a battle with pneumonia, and then all my health problems maximized! Here's a list of symptoms that I have been experiencing.. weight/hair loss, anxiety, psychosis, chest pain, palpitations, lower/upper GI pain, constant heartburn and gnawing pain right above belly button (seems to be associated with my hiatal hernia, but pain has gotten unbearable at times), fatigue, waking in middle of night and not falling back to sleep (not normal, for I am a very hard sleeper), depression, panic attacks, insomnia, and muscle/joint pain. It sounds like alot, cuz it is! I dont have any health insurance and am fighting that battle with our federal agency to get back on, but it's been a journey! until I go in, I need some advice on what it may be so I can have tests done, and get my health back on track so I can enjoy life as a mommy. I am miserable and it feels as though my organs are takin on alot. Please Please help!!!!
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By the way, i forgot to add that I was recently diagnosed with CIN 3 (pre-cervical cancer) in March as well. They did a blood test as well, and found that i had a low white blood cell count at that time. I haven't been back to the doctor for anymore tests, because of my health insurance issues. I cannot go to the doc again for I have accumulated so many bills as it is... :(

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  • Sounds like you may be having some ovarian hormonal problems or thryoid problems...both very common and fortunately or unfrotunately the symptoms are very, very similar. Waking in the night, fatigue, depression, muscles aches...both ovarian and thryoid and very common symptoms for both. And with precervical cancer...how are you being treated? Are you taking any hormones like birth control or something else...any kind of hormone can give you those symptoms or in this case side effects..... You need blood work for thryoid and ovarian hormones....a very good GYN can probably take care of both...as far as thryoid you need ALL these: TSH, FT4, FT3 and TSH (0.3-2.5 range as normal not 0.3-5.0 as some underinformed doctors think) and the antibodies for the autoimmune diseases of the thryoid Graves and Hashimotos. If it is thryoid it needs to be treated, but it CAN be treated and you can be feeling better...take care of it soon as the longer you wait the longer it may take to recover. The thryoid hormone effects every cell in your body. Joan
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