Here's my story. Since I was 16 (now 30) I've had one health problem after another. One morning I woke up and couldn't feel my legs, by the time I arrived to the hospital the feeling was finally coming back. Since that day I have had pain in my knees on and off one knee or the other. A bit of time after that I had gotten some major pain in my abdomen and was tested for everything (appendicitis, IBS, colitis, stones, u name it) I was in the hospital for 2 weeks and they never figured out what had caused it.
So, from then on it's just been one thing after another. When I went to college at 19 I'd already been diagnosed with osteoarthritis. I became pregnant with my daughter (age 20) While pregnant with my daughter I was soooooo sick, I ended up at the hospital several times dehydrated. The sickness lasted until I was almost 5 months pregnant, also I had lost about 25lbs during my pregnancy. I never gained any weight, just loss.
After my daughter was born I felt like any other mother, tired and sensitive. Nothing out of the ordinary. I gained a bit of weight that first year, nothing major, barely noticeable.
The Next year I continued to gain weight, a lot of it. I put on about 30lbs. I was exhausted and getting one flu after another and then I started to get anxiety attacks and very bad vertigo. I got the vertigo on and off. That went on for a long time. After gaining the 30lbs and more I finally found a Dr. to listen to me about how awful I was feeling. He diagnosed me with Hypothyroidism. I though Oh My God finally, I can go back to being me.
With my thyroid being treated I then saw a Dr. for my anxiety and that handle. After about 6 months my TSH lvls were stable and my anxiety fine, but I still felt horrible.
I was still getting one flu after another, infections. also had no periods since my daughter was born. I I was diagnosed with Acid Reflux and IBS. I also still had Vertigo on and off. I also got asthma.
At 24 another Doctor diagnosed me with PCOS and Fibro. Diagnosed with no tests just my history, so he put me Metformin and with 3 months had my periods again. I moved to another place and everything was going ok. Just the regualr exhaustion, pain, flues, but no more vertigo...it disappeared.
2 months after all this I became pregnant with my son:) He was a wonderful surprise. The first 5 months of my pregnancy was hell, back and forth to the hospital with migraines and dehydrated. I lost 40 lbs while pregnant and felt great and had a very healthy son.
After he was born I felt good for awhile just had my regular problems and then BOOM I was hit with Gallbladder stones and had to have my gallbladder removed. From there things have gone downhill. After it was removed I ended up with a stomach hernia, my PCOS was back with a vengeance, I became anemic, got allergies I didn't have before(mold, grass, trees, dust).
Next came Sleep Apnea, Lower Back pain, Neck Pain.
Today I saw the Dr. My blood pressure was low as always and my cortisol is low.
Does my story sound familiar with any of you? Could it be possible all of this suffering could be caused by 1 disease. Maybe Addison's?