I'm trying to figure out, what is causing all my random symptoms. The doctors I've seen dismiss them all as depression, but I feel something else is going on with my body. In 2008 I saw a neurologist for pins/needles in hands and arms,hand clenching, and chronic vomiting. He did a nerve test (normal) and an MRI. He diagnosed me with a microadenoma on my pituitary gland and referred me to an endocrinologist. In the time between the diagnosis and being able to get in with endo (at least a month or 2) I was lactating. Of course by time I got in I was not lactating anymore and had become pregnant, so the doc didn't do much because my hormones would be altered at that point anyway due to pregnancy. I have had several MRI s since to check on it by different drs throughout the years and some think its an adenoma,some just think it's my pituitary anatomy. Regardless, whatever it is it hasn't seemed to get larger (as of my last MRI in 2011 or 2012). Really i left the diagnosis on the back burner figuring it was a mistake.My issue is that now I have a myriad of chronic symptoms, that get blown off, and don't know what to do anymore. Is it my adenoma? Ms? Fibromyalgia? Or is it all really a hypochondriac story? A few of my symptoms have been present for years, others are more recent, but I know they are not all caused by my depression diagnosis..and it really ***** when a Dr sees the depression diagnosis and comes to a conclusion before he even half-*** examines you.anyway, I guess my first stop should be the neurologist? Should I bring a list of all symptoms or only 1or 2 so I don't overwhelm him/her? What tests should I ask for? Any recommendations for neuro near Austin,tx?
Older symptoms : severe fatigue ( even with anti fatigue medication, still have to take naps), tingling/numbness/clenching of hands, stretch marks (before pregnancy) ,etc (memory acting up)
My newer symptoms include,but are not limited to: headaches,back aches, menstral cramping all month, black eye floaters,occasional blurred vision, feeling hot,feeling cold,night sweat (Cold), decreased appetite, decreased libido, weight loss ( I don't mind.. Gained 60lbs for unknown reason in 2008..tthenn between 2009 and 2011 had 2 children which boosted my weight up a little more) irritability, random mood swings, body aches etc...
I have begun to think something like fibromyalgia, but almost forgot about the adenoma and symptoms it could cause.. I don't know, confused, tired of doctors, and tired of feeling bad all the time.
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.