I am 22 years old. I have had problems with my period since I was 12. (not getting them but three times a year, and now I bleed everyday, and I can't take the "pill" because it makes me bleed really bad constantly until they put me on a different medication to stop it) I have abnormal hair growth on my face. I have cystic acne. Dandruff, dry skin, buffalo hump (i've had since I was little and my mom took me to the doctor for it and they said not to worry about it) weight issues all around my mid section. I started getting severe stretch marks when I was about 12, and I was 5'2 130lbs, so I wasn't overweight at the time. Was diagnosed with anxiety and bipolar disorder. Severe body issues. I always had reoccurring infections until this day ranging from bronchitis to ear infections to strep, I even had MRSA. I am tired all the time, not sleepy tired, just exhausted feeling. I knew something was wrong and when I was 18 I saw that I had all the signs and symptoms of PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) and went to my doctor with it. He diagnosed me without testing me, and put me on metformin. I was extreamly sick and I've been trying to stay on the medication, but my body can't take it. I was on prednisone for a bad infection and my blood sugar went sky high and the doctors told me I was diabetic. The diabetic drug they had me on made my sugar go low so I had to eat every couple of hours or I would pass out. I stopped taking the medications all together now. I had a blood test done and my liver enzymes were high so my doctor thought I had either something wrong with my gallbladder, or I had hepititis, both tests were negitive, but my white blood count was also elevated. The doctor also noted that my ovaries were fine from the abdominal ultrasound I had done for the gallbladder. No cysts on my ovaries, which is what PCOS is. So I looked up the wrong diagnosis for PCOS and came across Cushings Disease. I have all those symptoms as well. Excessive thurst, my mom had me checked for diabeties every year because I drank so much water. I also have had pain in my kidney regions come up, and when I go to the doctor they tell me that I must have pulled a muscle in my back, I know the difference between pulled muscle pain, and the other pain I was having, and would get angry with them. My doctors around here think that I am making everything up, and that I shouldn't worry about things. My health is getting worse I am more tired than any other time. I have had ear infections for the past 4 months that will not go away and I've been on 5 kinds of antibiotics for them, and the ER doctor told me to get tubes put in my ears. I have no insurance, so I see the "cheap doctor" or I go to the hospital. I can't hold down a job, and I don't like to go out in public really anymore. My blood pressure has always been normal to the low side, now I've noticed its getting higher in the 130/85 region. Its not that high, but my usually ran 110/70-120/75 never any higher. So I am worried, we have a lot of diabetes in my family as well as heart disease. My grandfather had a benign brain tumor, and after the removal of it had a stroke which ultimately led to his death 10 years later. My other grandpa died of a massive heart attack. My grandma has vitamin b12 deficiency, my other grandma has type two diabetes. I don't know if any of that is relevant, but I thought I would add it just in case. If anyone can help me I would be very greatful. I live in the Columbus, Ohio area, so if you know of any better clinics or "cheap" doctors that I can go to to get some tests done that would be great, any and all information is very helpful thank you!Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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