I am a 71 year-old female with bipolar disorder and many other chronic conditions. In June 2018 I was admitted to hospital with Lithium poisoning (Bipolar Med - My dosage had just been increased and I had five times the normal level in my blood, and nearly died). When I was discharged I found out that I had kidney disease stage 3 from the Lithium poisoning. Then from June 'till October I lost my appetite and also lost 20lbs. I was 144lb, and went down to 124lbs. Because of this unintentional weight loss, my doctor ordered tests thinking that I possibly had cancer. I saw a gastroenterologist and had a colonoscopy, endoscopy and abdominal cat scan. My gynecologist did a thorough examination and did more blood tests. She even tested me for HIV because she thought it might be systemic. Thank God, that came back negative - couldn't see any reason why it shouldn't. I also had a mammogram with good results, and a brain MRI, and lower extremity MRI because I previously had a high intensity area in the marrow that could have been suspicious.
Well, if that wasn't thorough, I don't know what is! I am now totally tested out and my insurance company is going broke. Unfortunately, I no longer recognize my body because I have folds of skin where fat and muscle tissue once was. I don't feel ill at all, still have no appetite, but my weight is hovering around the 126lbs. to 124lbs daily and I even LOST 3lbs. over Christmas.
So that's it, really. No more tests and no explanation as to what is going on either. Any ideas?.