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I've been diagnosed with fibromyalgia following workplace harassment trauma.
The diagnosis came out 2 years ago. Since then I became more and more ill. My GP basically always addressed the issues as a "it's all in your head" kind of thing.
I also gained 23 pounds in 6 months and in the begining of this year I started having appointments with an internal medicine consultant. She started requesting extensive blood work and paradoxical results came out:
Very high (over 150!) PTH - Parathyroid Hormone but normal calcium
Normal Thyroid but I have all the symptoms of hypothyroid including heavy and extended bleeding. I have some thyroid nodules too.
Very cortisol in January and March and May very, very low (serum was 0,5).
Vitamin D was also deficient.
I have many other symptoms... a few weeks ago following a very long period I lost my gait walking - literally I couldn't neither walk straight nor on a straight line.
I'm always exhausted and my sleep isn't restful. If I climb a flight of stairs I start to hyperventilate in exhaustion and can't walk straight. I also have periods during the day when I feel faint and I kno it's low blood pressure. It goes up and down during the day.
I've now started been followed in endocrinology at a central hospital. The young consultant ordered more tests but she didn't go without saying that "your weight gain doesn't make sense".
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