I don't know if all my issues are all related in some aspect or are separate. I am not the only person with weird or different problems, and I surely won't be the last. I do want to find out what is going on with my body.
As a child around the age of 5ish I had constant ear infections due to drainage. Tubes were added to my inner ear to aid in recovery, and my adenoids were removed. At the age of 13 I was tested for a few days which resulted in a diagnosis of ADD. I received my diagnosis 15 years ago when there were many unknowns. I was sleeping in class, poor attention, organization, and bad grades. I was the first in my class at the age of twelve to shave and go through voice change. The private middle school I attended did not allow facial hair. There was a short month of back pain during the age of 6 to 10 years. Pain flooded my body when I tried to sit upright. After that month it never came back. X rays pointed out part of bone were missing. 5 years ago at the ripe age of 22 I started having bone pain issues in my ankles, and heel. MRI detailed a small hole that was forming in my ankle. 1 year later my knees also started to give me pain. Started taking pain meds as temp remedy. I started going bald around 22 even when most of my family/extended still have their hair. Here and there the past 10 years I have had muscle pain throughout my body for no appropriate reason. I am 27 and I am still taking pain and ADD meds. I still have acne even after constant exfoliating showers. I have flaky skin on most of my body but it’s mostly noticeable around my eye lashes where it is viewable. I have had dandruff as long as I can remember. I have very oily skin. I don't know what a lot of ear wax is but I think I have it due to the constant cleaning. I am a big guy horizontally and vertically, but I am overweight by about 40lbs, and my weight is constantly fluctuating. My biggest issue is the fact that I feel like my IQ has dropped significantly. I think they call it brain fog. I have always associated it with ADD. Reading takes forever due to poor focus, and memory. I have to read homework twice sometimes. Writing a paper is even harder, because I am constantly trying to think of the proper words. When I speak to people I find myself not coming across clearly due to poor word choice, time it takes to remember next thought, time it takes to plan out what I am trying to say. I have had heart palpitations my whole life. Muscle tremors started to affect me 6 years ago. These tremors were on my left eye lid for 1 month. The tremors happen all over my body. I only broke one bone in my body at the age of 4. I have problems sleeping and lose of energy which is a huge factor when I don't take my ADD medicine which is a stimulant. 2 months ago I saw a spot on my body which resembled skin cancer. I go to the bathroom once a day for the most part. My last issue has not happened in over 6 months but I would get blurry vision to the day here and there. I don't know what is regular when talking about feet and hand temperatures. My feet and hands stay cold longer than normal I think. I live in Florida where it is sunny year round and I would still go to sleep sometimes with socks on. I take calcuim/Vit D, Omega 3, B12, Daily Vit, Glucosamine and Condrotin, Biotin and zinc, saw palmetto everyday to negate all these issues.
Family history: Most women have thyroid problems and they are taking daily meds for it. My father is a diabetic. My sister has ADHD. Family has bone, and arthritis problems.
I finally did something about yesterday and had a TSH test performed to check my thyroid. This issues I am having cover all parts of my body so I am finding it hard to nail all these issues to one thing. I should be at the prime of life, but I feel like I am 50 years old. No offense to all of those. I just feel much older than I should be which makes me thing that something is going on in my body.
I am open to any advice. thanks. RyanA
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