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So many symtoms and doctors say its nothing!!!

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  • Posted By: dimps74
  • August 15, 2010
  • 04:18 PM

I am a 36 year old female with an active 4 year old. I myself have been active like working from home, taking care of house (with help from babysitter), going to the gym, active social life etc. I was diagnosed with Grave's disease (hyperthyroidism) approx 2 years ago and have been on sythroid and methimizaole ever since. My T3, T4 and TSH levels are normal.
But for the last 4 months I have been suffering from a combination of symptoms which are getting worse - excessive exhaustion and fatigue, nausea throughout the day, have started getting heaviness in the right side of head recently with some headache on and off. The fatigue is accompanied by fogginess, lack of concentration, lethargy, forgetfulness to the extent that sometimes I cannot remember where I am going or what I am supposed to do that day. I have been pushing myself to do normal day to day activities but its becoming increasingly difficult. I need to be in bed after every 2 to 3 hours and still cannot recharge myself. Nausea is accompanied by lots of burping and of course I have been waking up every morning with a really bad taste in my mouth which lasts throughout the day.
The doctor has given me some nexium which sometimes helps with the nausea but not completely.
Other symptoms are: excessive hair fall (for the last 4 years), tingling and stabbing pain at times in my right foot (doctor told me not to wear high heels which I hardly do), increased urination (every 20 to 30 minutes)
I am not pregnant, I dont smoke or drink, get plenty of sleep and eat a healthy vegetarian diet.
My endo has ruled out all possible autoimmune diseases (he claims so) and my PCP thinks i should go see a shrink.
Please help!!! I just want to start feeling better and be my old self again.....

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  • I had very similar symptoms with H-pylori. They only found it after a gastroscope but I understand it's a fairly simple blood test. The other thing your symptoms suggest is diabetes but it seems your doctors would have checked into that already (if they're any good anyway).Lastly I would have your B-12 levels checked, this is a vitamin that is highly underrated, and isn't routinely checked for in blood tests. My doctor missed it for years and years. Truthfully though you can't take too much so if you take a 1000mcg B-12 supplement everyday you'll notice within about 2 weeks to a month if it's helping you.It's most likely NOT in your head, but don't rule out the possibility of another medical doctor (a psychiatrist) being able to help you. Mine diagnosed a thyroid condition that was causing all kinds of problems, that no other doctor including 3 specialists caught. They're trained to know the difference between "in your head" and "in your body" and it can be very validating to hear it's not in your head.
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