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sick of being sick

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In 2001 I was a active 16 year old 5'8 and very happy. The only health problem. I had was

AdHD which to an extent I had out grown. I weighed about 137lbs. I was happy and doing fine in school.

At the time I was a sophmore. My freades were great and I had a boyfriend. The around october everything changed. I got really sick. My liver and spleen swelled up I had gotten mono, but unlike normal people, who it didn't phase it knocked me off my feet. At the same times my immune system bombed I started having high blood pressure and soon after developed depression. They had taken me out of school when I got mono. I didn't go back till Jan 2002. My doctor was very suspicious because what 163 year old let alone an active normally health one develops high blood pressure she suspected a tumor, but she only looked at my adrenals never checking my pitutiary. I went through two cat scans, a pelvic and vaginal ultra sound. And the only thing they found was I had a baby spleen along with my normal one and weird enough I had fibroids in my uterus at 16. Not the tumore she was looking for. They were not what was causing my problems.

 

My weight was increasing to and i was excersising and easting pretty good. Then fatigue slowly crept its way in. I would be exhausted just from walking from the bed to the toliet and back. Me who had always been full of energy . But no matter how exhausted I was I had to go to school. So I'd take naps when and if I could. But it didn't help. And then I was restless at night or couldn't sleep whether I had or hadn't taken a nap. And some times I might get burst of energy late at night. Even if I could sleep at night I was still exhausted the next day. My depression was getting worse to. so was my BP. They have over the years switched my BP meds cause each would slowly stop working or not work at all. Some of the BP meds they have put me on are plendil, diovan, lotrell. They alos had me on the following for depression. Geodon, zoloft, topamax, respadole,effexor. None of which worked very long or at all. By my senior year I felt totally tierd and like life was beating up on me. They took me out of school my whole senior year. One reason was I continuely got toncilitist to the point I could barely swallow or breath they took them out in aug. 2003. My doctor was also suspicious of hormonal imbalance abecause of my periods were irrgeular and heavyso they then tried to steady it with BC pills i was on orthro tri cyclan low, the BC patch and seasonal.

 

On top of everything else my immune syustem is weak I get sick very easily and don't heal easy. Starting in my juniour year I started getting terrible head aches and migrains and my attention spn decreased sevewrly. Shortly after I graduated I got these purplish pink stretch marks on my breat upper arm thigh and tummy. I also started and sill at times today wake up with bruises in place I barley hurt or didn't hurt at all . Then came the floaters in my left eye, and the ringing and wooshing in my ears which I still experience. I also went through two sleep studies after my toncils were removed. They diagnosised me wtih sleep apnea and RLS (Restless leg syndrome) Even afterthe cpap and medicine I still didn't and still don't sleep good. In june 2004 when I first met my hubby I weighted 160 by december i weighted 172. I married in Jan 2005 and by december that yaear I weighted 230 . My breast which were a 40 F were bothering me and I assumed was causing the back pain I had reduced to a 42 D in march 2006 My weight went down to 225 and with in a month i was 240.

 

I have gained over one hundred pounds. My blood pressure is out of control my depression is terrible. As a person who has never had skin problems I now experience acne and dry skin. My weight gain is mainly in my tummy upper back and face. I recently was told I have a moon face, adn have been confused for a pregnant woman. Even though fro over a year I have unsuccessfully tried to get prenant. I have bad insomnia. And am losing my memory and ability to do simple equations that use to be easy for me. I am becoming forgetful too. Sometimes I forget stuff as soon as I have said it. I am quiet frequently stumbling over my words. I use to be superior at math and now it eludes me. I am exhausted all day. I am in the bathroom all dsy too having to use it frequently. the room spins a lot for mee too. and for a while now I have been having werid pressure that is paingfull when I lay on my tummy with my head looking forward on a pillow. Wxtreme pressure like my head is going to explode if I don't raise my head up . I don't know what is wrong with me but I suspect it is cushings. please help me.

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