I am 42 and will be going to a new doctor for my gyno appointment. Over the years I have accumulated many ailments and Im beginning to believe that I may be dealing with one issue. The following is a list of symptoms, when they began, what medical test said and diagnosis if any.
*1994- Diagnosed with dysthymia. Put on Effexor. Remained on medication until a pre- gnancy in 1997. I had no depression while pregnant or nursing (3years).
*1995- Nails would partially lift from the nail bed. Thyroid test showed normal. Doc-
tors said it was a side effect of the Effexor. 1997 pregnancy fixed the situation. Curr-
ently only the corners lift.
*2001- Feeling anxiety and putting on weight without changes in my diet. Sleeping
long hours.Thyroid test was normal. Put back on Effexor. No change in symptoms.
*2003- Anxiety attack. Felt like a heartach. Stress test was normal. Echos normal.
Blood gases normal. Put on Lorazapam. I was told that I have an anxiety disorder.
*2003-2009 I was put on several different medications. A Beta blocker for the aryt-
hmias. High doses of Lorazapam equaling to 4-1mg pills a day. High dose of Effexor.
*2009 I got pregnant and was told to go cold turkey off all medications. I had severe
withdrawls and felt myself going in and out of reality. I chose to terminate and ween
slowly off most of the medications. I am currently on 40mg of celexa and .5mg of
lorazapam as needed (usually 3 pills a month)
*2010- another thyroid test showed slightly low but no need for medication. Totally
taken off Beta Blocker because my blood pressure was dangeriously low.
*Today Im dealing with extreme tiredness, irratability, achy joints, headaches, anxiety
at odd times, heart palpatations, dry skin and slow weightloss even while on a strict
1200 calorie diet and 50 minute exercise 4x a week.
Im hoping that all this information will help me get closer to an answer. I dont believe I have an anxiety disorder but that all these symptoms are something else.
Thank you for the help,
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