I first noticed I was having a problem 3 years ago, when I was drying my hair with a blow dryer and my hand started shaking, my heart beating out of my chest...I thought for sure I was having a heart attack. Did I run to the ER, No...like most women I just tucked it into my brain and thought I'll keep tabs on it...it will pass. Well it did not go away. I realized I was having a problem when the rage was to a point where my husband was ready to move out and get an apartment just so he could function(He stayed bless his heart). My body hurt all the time. My joints, my feet, my hands just ached all over. I choked alot on beverages. I could'nt sleep and I had night sweats and mood swings. I was a basket case. My Internist set up some heart test, like a thyallim stress and ekg and a chest xray which of course all came back normal. My blood work showed a cholesterol level of 465 total (yikees) and a low potassim level.I went on like this for a couple of years (2) and one day I had such a severe attack of multiple symptoms that I made my husband drive me to the University of Michigan Hospital think surley a place of this caliber can figure out what is wrong with me. They did alot of blood work and contrast CT and low and behold my heart seemed just fine (even tho I felt like I was dying) butttttt.........they did find a tumor on the thyroid that was worth looking into, ummmm why didnt my own doctor check my thyroid? I present classic thyroid symptoms. So I went in for a FNA(a fine needle asperation) it was a biopsy of the 3cmm tumor which showed suspicious hurthle cells and as a result I had surgery for a total thyroidectomy and was introduced to a nice Endocrinologist who put me on sythroid and said my symptoms should now be elimenated with the thyroid replacement medication. Cool I thought, now I can get my life back in order and lose some weight and feel good again.but it never seemed to come together. I still have joint pain my weight keeps climbing now my joints hurt just as bad or worse, I'm still moody/ragey as ever and tired all the time not to mention I have a stomach that it growing like an alien being and my back (lower) hurts so bad I still can sleep at night. I was begining to think maybe this is more then just a thyroid problem, but what else it could be???This lead to a lot of research on the internet which I have finally come to belive may have cracked the mystery behind how I have been feeling. ie: CUSHINGS DISEASE I have an appointment with my doctor to plead with him to start tests for cushings based on my self diagnois. I can only hope He will listen to me. I will keep you posted
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