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Any ideas? I'm so tired of this.

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  • Posted By: ldymcbth33
  • October 15, 2008
  • 08:15 PM

My history: I am a 33-yr-old female with Polycystic Ovaries. I am 6 months postpartum. 3 months postpartum, I developed some kidney stones that took 2 months to pass. Have been to the urologist several times - everything ok there.

I also have a small hepatic adenoma (benign tumor on liver from hormonal birth control use) that has been under observation for a couple of years now.

For 8 weeks now, I have been dealing with intermittent dizziness. For the past 4 weeks, I have been dealing with intermittent loose stools - I'd say 4 out of 7 days my stomach is upset. And then for the past few days I have also started having night sweats and increased sweating in general.

I had a panic attack in conjuction with some of the kidney stone pain, and have been having anxiety problems postpartum, as well.

Thyroid numbers have been checked out, deemed ok. Had abdominal MRI on liver/gallbladder and all is fine there. Liver function fine, kidney function fine, CBC fine. Went to EENT and ears/balance seem fine. They put me on prednisone in case I had neuritis but nothing changed during the course of treatment so they assume that'snot the issue.

My GP chalks all this up to generalized anxiety disorder and panic problems, and has me on Lexapro. Which is fine - I do need the help. But I can't shake the feeling that there has to be something going on with me medically causing the dizziness, which occurs probably 10-12 times a day.

Do you have any ideas or suggestions as to additional tests that should be ordered?

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