Hi. GP has tentatively diagnosed me with PCOS (awaiting ultrasound). He also thinks that Cushings or an Autoimmune Connective Tissue Disease may be present, either as well as, or instead of PCOS.Symptoms and blood tests taken are listed below:
Fatigue;irregular menstrual cycles 27days-40days; moodswings; dizziness;headaches; weightgain (round middle and neck area);excess body hair;forgetfulness; unable to concentrate; prone to skin conditions (rashes,fungal infections,dermatitis,rosacea,skin tags); tender heels; muscular and joint aches/pains (no swelling); numbness,and pain in facial region;pressure sensation in ears;shortness of breath and very defined breathing (worse when tired or on exertion);heart palpitations;hair loss;dry,grainy,irritated eyes;clumsiness;sensation of lump in throat (fluids to help swallow food);loss of appetite;suspected thoracic outlet syndrome; have also had trouble with not producing oxytocin during labours and breastmilk never 'came in'.
All symptoms come and go. The fatigue is there all the time, but varies in intensity. Blood tests were all taken over a month ago. Symptoms such as joint/muscular pain, the eye problems, clumsiness and forgetfulness have worsened since then.
Blood tests - HbA1c:40mmol/mol A, TSH:1.13mIU/L, Sodium:141mmol/L, Potassium:4.0mmol/L, Iron:19umol/L, Transferrin:2.74g/L, Iron Binding:62umol/L, Iron Saturation:30%, Ferritin:54ug/L;Taken cycle day 3 - FSH:4.2, LH:5.5, Estradiol:125pmol/L. Taken cycle day 13 - Prolactin:403mlU/L, Progesterone:0.80nmol/L Testosterone:2.1nmol/L; Creatinine:65umol/L, Glomerular Filtration Rate:>90mL/min/1.73m2; Glucose:4.9mmol/L; C Reactive Protein:<5.0mg/L, Rheumatoid Factor:<15.0IU/mL, Uric Acid:0.36mmol/L; ANA:Positive, Pattern:Speckled, Titre: 80; Cholesterol:5.6mmol/L, Triglyceride:1.3mmol/L, HDL Cholesterol:1.3mmol/L, Chol/HDL ratio:4.2, LDL Cholesterol:3.7mmol/L; Microsomal antibodies: <100; Thyroglobulin antibodies: <100; Anti-Thyroid Peroxidase 22IU/mL