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I've been exhausted for what feels like years, it's come to a point where I know something is wrong. So I go to the go and ask to be tested for fibro and me etc, I get a lot of aches and pain, most of the pain is in my shoulders, arm muscles/bones and my right hip is quite often agony. I have gained 5st in 3 years, and really struggle to lose weight, my mood is very irritable/snappy and I never used to be like this, and thinking back to dieting whenever I've become stressed I seem to think 'bugger the diet I need rubbish food' and quit, but I also can't seem to lose weight now and I've been trying for 4 months quite seriously, and I've not lost a thing.
I have typical apple shape, stretch marks on arms, breasts, stomach, thighs, large breasts which have become very saggy, round face, thinning skin, lots of hair growth on face, breasts, stomach and thighs, a very large buffalos hump, in 5ft7 very large hands,feet(were a size8 and are now a 9 wide) and wrists, very bad migraines with loss of vision and vertigo (this last migraine attack lasted 10 days and the headache and pressure are still lingeringly another week on) thinning hair on my head, strange periods,very weak muscles and tiredness/exhaustion, bruise very easily and have sometimes had borderline low platelets on blood results (but were normal this time) I also have urticaria (chronic hives/allergy to something) very loud tinnitus and athsma/tight chest and insomnia 2/7 nights typically.
I think that's it. So off I go to the doc asked to be tested for whatever would make me tired, I think she tested me for fibro/me/rhumourtoid arthritis, full bloods, blood sugar, thyroid, live and kidney function and Cushing's in 24hr urine all the bloods came back normal, but the 24hr urine came back as high cortisol level.
It was the end if the day 6.30pm and the lab was closed, she said she thinks she needs to send me for a blood test next but has never diagnosed someone with Cushing's before, but printed me off an info sheet from this website, and a depression questionnaire, which I've filled out, I know I'm not depressed, I've had really bad depression in the past and this is not the same, I'm extremely exhausted and frustrated, and I do get low and snappy and pretty much sick of feeling ill 80% of the time, I feel like I have flu I would say 5 days of 7 but more so this last month I've been poorly every single day bar one for the whole month, I've had a 10 day migraine with loss of vision for 2 days and vertigo and increased tinnitus, and after the migraine went the headache has still been there every day, throbbing/pressure headache by my cheekbones and behind my ears. And this last week i have a sore throat and cough again, in the last 6 months I've had at least 4 bouts of sore throat. My blood pressure is also normal.
Today i feel really frustrated, its mid day here and I've not heard from the doctor, she is supposed to be ringing the lab to find out what the next step is. I've been googling and kind of need some advice and support. I know until I actually have more tests and a diagnosis I'm in limbo. I've told my fiancé but keeping it from the rest of the family just in case it's nothing, and just in case it isn't nothing. Normally I'm a big talker but I can't tell people yet. So figures I would try to find some help online. Thanks for reading.
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