So I've all but given up on finding an answer to my symptoms, but I'm still a little to persistent. Here's what's going (I'll try to condense this):
I'm female, 21 yrs old. Everything started with breathing troubles: random moments of difficult or a slowed breathing pattern, restricted inhalation when exercising. Chest pain: sharp and stabbing when I would breathe in or sometimes move. Palpitations: at times can feel/hear heart fluttering in chest. Constant headaches: at least three times a week, ranging from low-grades to full out migraines. Extreme sensitivity to cold: regardless of temp (unless in sun or very heated room), shivers, body kind of goes into hibernation mode. Fluctuating weight: gain and lose 5-10 lbs within a few weeks. Extreme sleepiness with alternating moments of insomnia: can sleep all day and night, though sometimes can't get to sleep until 4 or 5am even later. Annoyingly brittle fingernails: they peel (get little cracks and kind of come off in flakes), they break way too easily. Dry cough: constant cough, worse at night, can feel hard mucus in chest but can't cough it up. Dry skin. Constipation: despite taking a laxative recommended by the doctor, it continues. Menstrual cycle: longer duration and heavier bleeding. Slow mental acuity: brain seems sluggish, harder to think. I don't now if I get fevers or not becuase by body temp fluctuates from 96.8F-98.2F, 98.6 isn't usual for me.
After being diagnosed with asthma, I was then told I had chronic sinusitis instead. The medication did clear the cough and cut back on the frequency of the headaches. The doctor suggested I have a FT4, FT3, and TSH test after a physical examination of my neck. My test results came back normal. After having my symptoms blamed on stress, or anxiety, or me just being "unhealthy", I gave up trying. He wanted to do a CBC but I was too frusrated to come back the next day. I use to smoke about 5-6 cigarettes a month, but I haven't smoked in about 6 months. I eat 2-3 meals a day a snack or two, sometimes I have no appetite and barely eat. Some of my symptoms are constant (cold sensitivity, constipation, headaches, brittle nails, dry skin, weight issues), others come and go. Hypothyroidism seems to fit, or perhaps some type of anemia.
I don't have insurance and I'm getting tired of going to doctors and paying to be told that I'm making this crap up. Sorry about the long post, but I'm annoyed and worried, so hopefully someone can help. Thanks.
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