I am 21 years old, male
About three monthes (march,2008) i was diagnoised with gastroparesis after suffering three monthes with nausea,, etc.symptoms (ie, since december 2007)
but i think i had brainfog-like feeling since mid 2007, but not severe, ( around this time i sometimes felt my body is really itchy, woke up at middle of night , so i thought it was sleep disturbance that cause the brain fog)
whenever i had those feelings i went to bed and sleep for about an hour or two , then i was back normal.
but since the gastroparesis has developed(december 2007), brainfog became chronic, 24 hours. like i am in dreams.
now for six monthes i am suffering from brainfog and gastroparesis( lucky nausea went away, but still.....other stuffs)
ALL blood test comes out normal(full scale blood test including TSH), Brain MRI (normal) and ect.( abdomin CT scan, ultrasound, gastroscopy, barium meal)
but gastric emptying test was abnormal(delayed gastric emptying)
I doubt that i might have some hormone problems ,,, may be thyroid problem.
why??? both brainfog and gastroparesis can be caused by hormone problems hyperthyroidism. and i had very similar symptoms of hyperthyroidism.
my question is this ,,,
1. does normal TSH always mean my throid hormone level is normal??
2. can there be other possible hormone problems other then TSH?
3. any other possibilities???
here are my symptoms
-weigh loss ,about 7kilos
-brain fog -severe
-intolerence to cold
-indigestion when i am sitting or standing , but much better when i am lying down (very odd)
-hiccup for few hours whenever i eat something but still feeling food is stuck