I was pretty healthy growing up. However, when I had my first child provlems cropped up I was 19 years old. It began with fluid retention and constipation. I was referred to a 'specialist' he said my kidneys were fine. I too had terrible post partum depression. I got better but those 2 problems got worse. I also had a few misscarriages. I delivered my second child he was placenta previa and almost died. I gpt so ill and I cried often as well the sporadic shaking began and my ability to stand for any length caused a great deal of pain. I had a nervous breakdown. The doctors began to tell me ITwas all in my head and put me on various anti depressants and tranquilizers. My mind was not functioning as well by then. I was losing my memories My 3rd child I vomited morning, noon and night. The doctor said I was B12 and iron anemic. I got injections but continued to vomit the entire pregnancy and after the delivery I lost 20-25 lbs during my pregnacy from not being able to keep food down. The doctors just quit helping me . They milked the system though and finally It was discovered after several fractures in that year that I had osteoporosis. I was 32 or 33 then.NO one cared WHY I had it. my 4th child was born with a 2 on the apgar he looked like he would die, usually they do with that low of an apgar. He stayed in intensive care for several weeks. My nerves were shot by then I cried often and became more confused. I had had pain over both of my kidneys for many years by then but as usual the doctors thought I was a hypochondriac. My 5th child was born . I finally was diagnosed with CONGENITAL kidney disease Medulary sponge kidney. The only complications of this disorder is if I develope kidney stones. They still denied I was ill Finally a doc did an exploratory(tricked into it)He found that both my kidneys were scarred from an infectious process that took 6 months of antibiotics to take the infection out.and packed with stones. I had at that time 60percent total function, I was 35. I could not focus. I slept only 3-4 hours max a night since I was 30 after my 3rd child. I am now 54 and after many years of degradation and eventual blacklisting from the SPOKANE 'doctors' In 2005 I did research for the pancreatic stones, the aortic calcification the kidney stones the memory loss the multiple fxs, the high risk pregnancies, the horrible bone pain and the psychosis...I, in 3 months and after over 50 hospitalizations and surgeries to my pancreas discovered a disease that each oif these health problems fit into. primary hyperparathyroidism. EVERY PROBLEM was attributable to this. The doctor ran a test and my paraathyrod was at 171 the high measurment is 65. I looked up what was the best way to confirm the diagnoses. A sestamibi scan. The same 'drs' that could not diagnose me for 33 yearss said the sestamibi was negative for this disease. I had 18 procedures in Seattle for pancreatic stone removal by an awsome brilliant DOCTOR. I called him I knew these soctors collectively were MURDERING me I was scheduled for another removal as well finally sent to an endocrinologist and it was confirmed I DEFINITELY had primary parathyroid hyperplasia. They removed 3 and 1/2 glands. I slept for the fist time in 22 years for the ENTIRE night, my mental health is much improved and I had no idea how much pain I was in until about 1 year after the surgery I realized my bones werent hurting hardly ever...my glands that I kept telling them(over150 doctors)were swollen are flat and no pain. My allergies that they medicated me for years are virtually gone. The saddest thing for me is that I am in 4th stage renal failure due to the stones and I know I am being left to die here in Spokane because the physicians are apathetic and I am being penalized for the psychosis I exhibeted prior to the surgwery. I am too sick to doany thing on my own and can find no advocacy. I just want you all to know that if you or someone you love is mentally ill PLEASE know that many physical illnesses cause mental illness. Endocrine disease especially.Parathyroid tests are not routinely done it takes an astute diagnostician to order this test. GOOD LUCK Linda:mad:Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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