I am a 27 year old female. I have been had many strange symptoms for many months including: 80 pound weight gain in 3 months, swelling, joint stiffness, trouble sleeping, fatigue, headaches, lack of menstrual cycle, food cravings, sensitivity to touch, and increased facial hair. Having lost and kept 90 pounds off for two years, I used to live a very healthy and active lifestyle. I have seen many doctors including an Endo and OBGYN. Tomorrow I go to see a Rhumotologist. Here is what we do know: my FSH and LH are low, I had elevated levels of cortisol, but they have normalized and my ANA levels are high. I am really worried. I don't know if not have a diagnosis or having one would be better. I just want my life and body back. Does anyone have any ideas what it might be? Thanks for the help!
Reading your post, you are having it bad.
You state you have had an elevated cortisol reading, have you been tested for Cushings Disease.?
Your symptoms sound like cushings disease to me.
Also check for PCOS, which is poly-cystic ovaries.
Get a full thyroid blood test also to check for hypo-thyroidism.
This sounds like an endocrine problem to me, also at the same time get a blood glucose level done also for diabetes.
Sorry ive asked a few questions , im just trying to get a better picture so i can help.
Please keep me posted
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.