Apr 19, 2009
My name is Heather and I am 23 years old. I came here because I have so many health issues and like to see if I can get any ideas to bring up to my doctor whenever I happen to go next. I have realized that every doctor is different and has different opinions and it's frustrating. I currently suffer from thryroid disease (it is unknown if I am hypo or hyper, but I do have a goiter and get ultrasounds 3 times a year and bloodwork multiple times per year because my thyroid is covered in nodules and is slowly growing. My other health issues include GERD, IBS, Anxiety (and stress, of course), Fibromyalgia, Diverticulosis, early stages/signs of PCOS, vitamin B12 deficiency (I get monthly injections), anemia, scoliosis, and I might have missed a couple other medical conditions...I can't even remember them all. I have had stomach issues my entire life...if it's not one thing, it's another. I have very low immunity. I had my gall bladder removed around labor day of 2008. Every since then I have been sick with severe nausea, cramping, and diarrhea. It has been one of the hardest things to deal with in my whole life. I lost approx. 50 lbs in this short time frame and continue to lose. I have yet to find a medication that works for me with these issues. Currently I take Questran for it, which is quite unpleasant! My other medications are Synthroid 25mcg, Xanax 1 mg 2-3 times per day, and Omeprazole 20mg. I also take acidophilous pearls to help with my digestive tract. I've gone through a lot for being 23 in my opinion and I'm just hoping that sometime soon these issues would go away.
Anyway! I graduated college in December 2008 with my degree in Criminal Justice. I currently work as a bank teller part time (20-25 hours a week), I've been there for 2 years. I can't wait to get into the Criminal Justice field and hope that I will be hired sometime soon! I love animals, especially cats, and I volunteer every weekend at a local pet adoption agency. I've been a dancer for 15 or 16 years. Besides dance, in my free time I like to go swimming, go to the beach, hang out with my friends and my boyfriend, watch TV, go on the internet, shop, sell things on ebay (and buy things), listen to music, and lots of other stuff.