I am a 29 year old female who has over the last year gained an unexpected, unexplained 35 lbs. I have always been thin and now feeling very uncomfortable.
About a year and half ago I went for a yearly pap smear and told my gyno that I had been experiencing a lot of ovulation pain, apparent cysts as well as an odd thing of still secreating milk even though I stopped breast feeding 4.5 years prior. They ordered a few tests ACTH, TCH and a few others I can't remember. They also started me on oral contraceptive. With in days of beginning the pill my milk production stopped and I never had the blood tests done. (Stupid, yes, I know)
A year later I went back for the annual and told them about the weight gain and they ordered a few more tests. The only one that came back abnormal was my fasting insulin level was very high. I was referred to an endocrinolgoist.
He ran a series of tests, including renal panal, Coritsol and 2 hour oral glucose. I was diagnosed with Diabetes a month ago. The corisol test required me to take a pill at 11 pm and then the blood work to be done precisely at 8 am the next day. If HIGH, it would indicate the precence of an adreal or pituitary gland tumor. The normal range was 4-22. Mine came back very low at 1.9.
The last two times I have been in high sudden stress situations (a friend confronting me with something very rudely & being involved with police catching someone that stole from me and me seeing them arrest him) the normal stress indicators appear like red face, racing heart, jittery, etc. But, then I get UNBELIEVABLY bad pain in both of my kidneys. It is severe for a minute or so, then decreases to an ache for several days.
Can anyone help me... and can anyone recommend how I should approach my Dr. with this without looking like a crazy person? I don't have another appointment with the endocrinologist until September.