I'm new to this forum so please be patient and like some others that I've read, this may take a while. The worst of my symptoms began over the past 8years or so, but I have others that I've been dealing with about 17 years. A brief summary of my history may be helpful. I am now 43. When I was young, around 8 yrs old I had what my doctors think must have been scarlet fever. I know it is possible that may be an underlying cause for my problems as well. I have had 4 surgical procedures. Have had one ovary removed due to a very large cyst, my gallbladder removed, varicose vein removed, and a uterine ablation to treat fibroids. I have taken herbs and things to attempt to correct my periods, if anything worked, it would only last for a month or so and I was back to square one. I also pretty much lost all but about 5% of my libido following the ovarian surgery. To fast forward about ten years, I forgot what energy felt like. I deal with things that are essential and no more than that. This has resulted in even poorer health, unhappy relationships, deeper debt. All because I actually started getting stupid. I couldn't even deal with everyday issues. About 7 yrs ago, maybe more, I started having problems with my throat. I get what feels like a blockage when I try to swallow liquids, usually water, any temperature. About 5 yrs ago, this resulted in my passing out. My husband didn't know what happened, so I was taken to the hospital, they found nothing, told me it was a vagus nerve reflex. I was also anemic due to my periods. I was really cold and tired all of the time. And I mean cold, I sat in a 103 degree hot tub and was cold the whole time. They put me on iron, which somewhat helped the heaviness of my periods and some of the tiredness. It happened again about a year later and I hit my head on the floor. They ran more tests. My EEG came back with abnormal in both temporal lobes so the doctor automatically passed it off as epilepsy and put me on Kepra. I was taking that for at least 2 years and was only getting worse with everything else. I ended up asking for antidepressants. Again, I felt good for a
month or two, and just continued to feel worse. I couldn't watch my grand
baby move on someones knee let alone bounce him myself. I would lose my
balance walking next to my husband. I didn't feel like doing anything. I was
really tired and now besides the coldness for however many years, I also get a feeling of a lump in my throat which the doctor instantly passes off as my sinus'. Keep in mind that this "lump", when it's there, it's there. Food passes, liquid passes, I swallow as much as I possibly can because it doesn't go anywhere. This in turns also causes me to eat more than I should. I can't pin point anything for a cause because it doesn't seem to be triggered by any particular food or vitamin or anything like that. Needless to say, this past spring, my doctor sent me to a rheumatologist because my blood work showed lupus. The rheumatologist ruled that out. He couldn't figure it out, just said that something is compromising my immune system. Oh, I almost forgot, I also get these funky little spots on my fingers and toes, not warts, more like an itchy nerve bumb kind thing. Funny thing is, my rheumatologist's wife gets the same thing and he can't figure it out. If I take garlic or a detox, they tend to come out. They itch and then get sore and firm up and go away but they have a reddish center, sore looking, nothing more. They're not warts or pimples. They only come on my fingers and sometimes my toes. So, this past spring, I decided, after reading more things, I got an adrenal support formula to try and my god it was overnight results! I stopped my prescriptions and felt better than I did in twenty years!! Too bad it only lasted about two or three months this time. Now I'm not near as bad as I was, but now I think if I could find a doctor to thoroughly test my thyroid I'd be good. I have all the symptoms of the low thyroid, even a few of low parathyroid. But I've taken kelp which helped a lot, but now instead of being cold, I'm hot and cold. If I can just find a balance. Good doctors are so hard to find, then they ****h because people don't go to them when they're sick! Please help!