I have been searching through the threads on this site hoping to find some answers for myself since I am not satisfied with my doctors input.
I am 47 years young and have been in declining health for several years now. The closest I have come to a diagnosis on myself from my lengthy searches on the internet seems to be Cushings disease. Please can someone tell me if they think that is what I might have and what I need to go to the doctor with to make them understand me.
I have been diagnosed with fibro in 2003 in which they subscribed Skelaxin which doesn't work, MVP back in the mid 90's but no longer take meds for it, I guess I was cured. Within the past year they finally told me that I have hypothyroid, I take 75mg of Synthroid or the generic shall I say which my dr has upped the dosage to get here 3 times. This last test I never heard anything from the dr. She said that I should have lost weight by now and that is why she ups the med. I still have not lost any weight and I have been on 75 mg since January 07. I guess I should let you know what is going on with me and maybe someone can help.
My biggest concern is that my abdomen is bloated all the time, people think that I am pregnant. It makes breathing difficult. I hurt in the upper right quadrant which sometimes will take in the whole abdomen. I have a bulge that protrudes out sometimes in my upper right side. My bones aches so bad and seems to be getting worse. I am weak a lot, muscle spasms, joints in my knees and hips can be excrusiating at times. Pain in the shoulders and upper back which has just recently started. I have had a chronic pain in the middle of my back which started a few years ago when I woke up in the middle of the night with a feeling of something being slammed through my chest. ( I had tests run at the time with everything showing normal) sometimes the pain is worse than other times. Can't figure out what triggers the severity of it though. I get bad bad headaches at times which hurts from the top of my head and down to the base of the skull. On Aug.17th,2003 I had a reaction to something (beef) which going through the normal reaction crap I also had this pain in the base of my skull that was so bad that I wished I was dead. My husband called the ambulance and my blood pressure and pulse was so low they rushed me to the ER where they said I had went into anaphalactic shock. The put me on an IV for a couple of hours and sent me home. I know I am jumping around but I have to write it down as it pops in my head. Oh, I have forgetfulness, concentration problems, loss of interests, super low labido (which is hurting my marriage even though he says it is not, but I feel the strain). I have had duodenal ulcers in the late 80's, recently have gastritis and esophagitis, peptic ulcers, my gallbladder was taken out in Nov.06 which did not help any of my symptoms, has only added painful scars to my list. I also have IBS and take Colestid for it.
I have bulging discs in the lower back. I sleep on a heating pad every night.
I have had some kind of problems with my stomach since I was a teenager which makes me think there is a hormonal problem too. If something does not sit right on my stomach I make myself vomit so I can feel better. That is better that having a stomach ache until it decides to come out itself. Sometimes I vomit violently. No I am not bulemic(sp).
I have had colon polyps also and large internal hemroids that will bleed sometimes. My stools are of every shape, size and smell imaginable. (yuk)
My surgeries consist of 3 ovarian cystectomies, appendectomy, tubal ligation, hysterectomy, gallbladder removed, plus seveal scopes and probes on upper and lower intestines. They just cannot find what is making me so miserable.
I also have high blood pressure (inherited) I currently take 50 mg of Altenenlol twice a day and still have boughts of high blood pressure which I think is what causes the headaches. Heart problems and cancers run in my family. My father passed away with Mesothelioma (which much of what I am experiencing makes me feel like my Dad did for years) my health feels like a carbon copy of his.
I am just tired of feeling so tired all the time and being bloated. If the medicines that they give me would work then I would not be trying to self diagnose myself. Please does someone have some guidance for me.