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I'm hoping someone could point me in the right direction to finally pinpoint what is going on with me.
For years I've had the following symptoms:
-excessive thirst (always thirsty/cotton mouth/dry throat, never feel quenched)
-frequent urination (I'm drinking a lot)
-Hair loss, front center hairline thinning (noticeable)
-chronic constipation (always dry/rocky--sorry)
-dizziness, feeling unstable
-abdominal pain (often stabbing or like lightning bolts)
-easily fatigued muscles
-occasional heart palpitations/feeling like heart is pounding
-constant post-nasal drip (allergy medicines do nothing)
-constantly burning, watery eyes, sometimes causing vision problems
-cold hands and feet
-fatigue, sometimes exhaustion
In addition, the following symptoms occur very frequently (some seem to come in waves and occur together):
-diffuse joint pain
-cystic acne along lower cheeks and jawline
-extremely itchy spot on outer right thigh, no rash
I have recently done the following tests:
-CBC: marginally low WBC, not significant. Otherwise normal.
-HGB A1C: 4.8, est avg glucose: 91
-all other standard blood tests were normal
-Vitamin D was low earlier in the year, but I corrected it with supplements
-Rheumatoid Factor/C-Reactive Protein/Sjogren's/ANA/ESR: all normal
-Complete metabolic panel: normal
-thyroid antibodies: normal (TPOab was 44)
I went to an endocrinologist the other day, who basically shrugged and said she couldn't explain my symptoms. She ordered TSH (again), T3, T4, as well as another metabolic panel + antidiuretic hormone, but she told me she expects all of these to also come back normal.
I can't imagine that feeling the way I do is normal...especially considering that my lifestyle is very healthy. I'm a very normal weight (BMI 20), I eat a completely vegan diet (mostly whole foods- avoiding processed foods, added sugars, all oils, and watching sodium), I work out regularly, I drink only water and the occasional herbal tea...I should feel amazing, right?!
I will say that I've been on birth control most of my life, and I'm currently weaning off of it because I think it may be contributing to at least some of this. I've gotten off once before, and it didn't go well...so I went back on.
Has anyone experienced anything like this and figured it out? Or am I actually normal, as my blood tests thus far indicate?
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