Do my bloods suggest hypopit?

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Hi. I'm a 19 yr old girl who's had a large amount of non specific symptoms for about 7 yrs that have been diagnosed as CFS.

I've known that I have hormonal issues for about 3 yrs now, so last May I came off my BCP and have discovered my periods are irregular.

I got my GP to do my hormone testing:

Estradiol: 94 pg/mol (day 4) 

LH: 2.1 (day 4)

LH: 0.8 or 1.8 (day 1) (sorry I can't remember which one it was!!! GYN described it as nice and low)

FSH: 2.1 (day 1)

My TSH is about 1.5 and my FT4 and FT3 are right at the bottom of the range. My prolactin is also directly on the border of being 'low'.

My numbers have always been awkward like this, despite me showing dozens of worsening hypothyroid symptoms for years and years. My most recent symptom is chronic paronychia on my toenails which will need surgery. My stomach hasn't been able to absorb key nutrients for nearly 5 years now with no found cause.

These numbers suggest to me that I have hypopit, as more FSH isn't being sent out to increase my estradiol. However I was referred to an OBGYN about it who told me there was no cause for concern.

That has kind of knocked my confidence about seeing anyone else about it - I haven't spoken to anyone else about the research I've done so it would be nice if someone shared my suspicions...

(I also believe I have GH deficiency and ACTH deficiency due to my joint pain, and the fact I basically stopped growing at 13. The problem is that I was always a tall child so when I stopped growing, people didn't think anything of it because I am still average height 5'5. I also have what I recognise to be episodes of fasting hypoglycemia.)

Thank you for any responses!

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    hi Ally

    well about your stomach , you could have absorbability issues

    I've heard the best thing for that is

    probiotics, also making sure your not taking antibiotics unless you really need to

    avoiding gmo's can aldo help your probiotic count

    these things together should help your stomach

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    your tsh looks fairly normal

    you could always ask for an antibody check

    to see if an autoimmune problem

    shows up but I dont think things indicate

    hypopituitarism.

    hypopituitarism is fairly rare

    but if you think you might have it

    you could get an mri to see if there

    is something blocking your pituitary gland

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    Hi there, sorry to hear about your issues. Ask the Dr to check your TPO and your growth hormone as you say. Because you are very young now... and it started 7 yrs ago  you should be looking into that for sure.  How s your weight? How is your blood pressure? How is your moods? The endocrine system is VERY COMPLICATED this I know for a fact. Let me know what’s happening. I am going to Florida for 2 weeks so I may not respond for awhile. Cheers
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