An Update 306/365

I’ve been dealing with some health issues for nearly 2 years and it looks like we may finally be making some progress.

About 2 years ago I started gaining weight. I was eating pretty healthy, yes I had days where I ate like complete sh*t but it wasn’t like I was eating a large pizza, a dozen wings, and a half gallon of ice cream every night. And, I was working out 12+hours a week at the gym and walking 5+miles a day. So there was no rhyme or reason for me to be gaining weight. No matter what I did I gained.

Along with this I started getting some serious acne I never had acne as a teenager so this was insane. Along with the acne came hair growth as in I have a mustache and beard growing.

I contacted my doctor and said I need to see an endocrinologist. He told me I was fine but we’d run some tests. The tests that were run came back normal. And, this started my 18 month battle with my doctor to get him to listen to me.

After 6 months he did another thyroid test and ran levels for different hormones and found that one was a smidge low. We’ve played with my medication dosage for a year and no improvement has occurred.

My symptoms continue to get worse and more ones are developing. My vision hasn’t changed at all however I now have periods of blurred vision and have issues at night with glare. I’m continuing to gain weight, and now I’m dealing with debilitating exhaustion.

I continued to fight with my doctor saying and demanding that I need to see an endocrinologist. Finally in July he agreed and referred me. It took until the middle of October to get in to see the endocrinologist.

I walked out of the appointment feeling vindicated as I no longer felt like I was just crazy and that yes I was right something is very wrong with me.

Within minutes the endocrinologist said we are going to do a test on you for Cushings, have you heard of it? It’s extremely rare but you’re presenting with nearly every sign and symptom.

Low and behold the first test was positive, the second test was positive, and we are doing a third test this coming week. Hmmmm I’m pretty sure we know what the answer is going to be.

So we have no definitive answer yet but at least we are on a path to finding an answer.

All I can say is you know yourself better than anyone else and don’t give up. Fight for yourself and don’t stop until someone listens. If I had given up I’d still have no answers and every day I’d continue to get worse.

I’m frustrated right now because I still don’t have answers and I feel like crap but I’m hopeful that we will have answers soon and I’ll start to improve soon.

Happy Saturday and don’t forget to set your clocks back.

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