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I have read the symptoms on the list for peri and lucky for me, I have most of them. IM 46 this month and I have had my hormones checked twice over the last six months and The doctors keep telling me they are "fine". If they are fine then why do I feel insane?
I have experieinced Vertigo, nausia, headaches and migrains, anxiety, sleep disterbances (feeling like im not sleeping well and some nights waking multiple times), digestive issues of all sorts, severe anger!, I work hard to keep my mouth shut because I often feel like I shouldnt be this angry over most things, Crying a great deal, blurry vision that comes and goes, not being able to concentrate or remember what I have just read (I'm a student of Phychology) although Im typically a great student the last 18 months I feel like a total idiot not being able to recall words or ideas, small areas of transient hot spots, thinning hair and hair falling out....again!, bad taste in my mouth, feeling detached from loved ones or apathetic about participating in day to day activities with people, numbness or tingling, feeling disconected or like im viewing life as a dream, vaginal odor that comes and goes with no discharge or itchy even though im a super clean freak, constant sinus pain and drainage with persisitnt throat clearing, I had two episodes of what I believed as well as the parametics was a heart attack but after being hospitalized and extensive testing there was no evidence at all of any cardiac issues, feeling too cold sometimes even when others say it feel fine, feeling tired and lethargic often and not able to complete physical tasks that I had been able to do two years ago with no problems. I was a fire fighter for ten years and finally decided I couldnt keep up any more so quit that job and went back to school to become a Phychologist. I feel like Im going insane but given my studies I dont fall into any "crazy" catigories.
So here is what tests have been done and the findings:
CT Scan normal (outside of a small fattly deposit not affecting any surrounding objects in the optic chiasm) We have known this was here for many years and it remains unchanged. This CT was done to find out why all the sinus issues and headaches that seem to be located in the sinus areas of my face and forehead. Nothing of interest noted!
MRI: same findings, Nothing of interest noted.
Extensive eye exam: nothing noted outside of general changes due to aging and possibly allergies.
Extensive Phyciatric testing and two years of follow on counseling: nothing noted outside of anxiety and mild depresssion due to unresoved medical fears. Dr. continues to see me at my request and not because she thinks I have unresolved issues.
Allergy testing and shots to "fix" the allergies that were cusing the sinus issues and visual problems. Didnt help either.
Hormone levels checked twice and advised that they are all in normal range.
I have a refferal to neurology with no appointment schedualed yet, still waiting
Appointment schedualed with ENT next week to check sinus issues.
Final comment on all of this. I began taking an over the counter estrogen suppliment about six weeks agao and my migrians, vertigo and nausia went mostly away. I forgot to take them for three days and they started to come back and once back on them they have been mostly gone since. It doesnt seem to help any opf the other problems though but if my hormones are normal then why does this help any at all?
So the big question if you have stuck with me and read this far is: are any of my symptoms not something that others are experienceing? Does anyone see anything that they think I need to address as outside of the possibility of peri? Do you see any thing that I am experienceing that you think isnt peri related? I feel like I should be instatutionalized some days. PLEASE, please comment if you have any advice at all!!!
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