I have suffered from depression my whole life. In July 2009 I had a hysterectomy. I had a cyst on my right ovary, 15cm, and discovered after pathology that my right ovary, which had to be removed because of the size of the cyst, had cancer cells developing. I was still not felling well so I had a ct scan that showed I had a cyst on a Kidney. I went to a nepherologist and after he listened carefully to me and ran many tests discovered I had hyperparathyroidism resulting in hypercalciumia. I had every single symptom of this disease for many years including kidney stones, uncontrolled headaches, body aches, mood changes, anxiety and memory loss. In November 2009 I had a parathyroidectomy. **my calcium level an hour before surgery was only 10.1 and they removed a 3cm adnoma with the parathyroid) The surgeon checked all of the parathyroids and confirmed that only one was in need of being removed
I have felt much, much better. The only symptom I really have left are fatigue, not sleeping, depression, intestinal issues and memory problems. The fatigue and memory problems have gotten much better but I wonder if there is something still going on with my endocrine system. I have had my thyroid, pth and calcium (calcium is now 9.5) checked and they are back to normal. I am on lexapro, xnax and vyvanse. The vyvanse helps enough to get me out of bed and a little energy. The xnax does help me sleep and takes care of anxiety.
Is there something that my dr's are missing or do not know about?? What tests can they run to have a comprehensive view of all of my endocrine system? Is there new research out there that may help diagnose and relieve my remaining symptoms?
I have researched this in great length even down to a possible genetic test. (which I don't remeber the name of)
I am 37 years old and have four wonderful children and a great husband that I want to enjoy.. I am desperate to feel better. I feel like I have taken care of 3/4 of my medical issues. I need to know who to go to and what they need to test for to make sure I don't have anything else going on and to figure out why I still fight intestinal problems, fatigue, anxiety, depression,memory loss and most of all, help me sleep at night.(I have had a sleep study done which said I have sleep stage disfunction and do not go into REM sleep) They didn't have a solution for the problem.
Please, please, please give me some direction. I really want to rule out any more endocrine problems I may have. If my problems are simply depression, I can deal with that, I just need solid answers from experienced doctors. I have discovered the tests are only as good as the Doctor reading the results and lab results without listening to the patient are pointless.
Thank you for your time.
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