3 years ago I was diagnosed with PCOS, my Dr. prescribed 2000mg of Metformin/day, and Yasmin BCP to help regulate my sporadic menstrual cycles. I stopped taking the Metformin, due to insurance issues, and now I'm back on the 2000k/day regimen.
Since my initial diagnosis of PCOS, I found that I had an ovarian tumor (teratoma), in addition to a sudden attack of hypothyroidism. In 2007 my TSH levels were 68.07, with symptoms of severe muscle pain/cramps, fatigue, memory loss, black outs, severe swelling and weight gain (40 lbs.), and excessive body hair growth, all within the span of a month and a half. My levels are back down within normal ranges, and I'm currently on a daily regimen of 75mcg of synthroid, but I'm still experiencing some of these symptoms (Fatigue, sporadic muscle cramps, excessive hair growth, weight fluctuations, I have generalized swelling when exposed to heat over long periods of time, 'mental fog', and more pronounced memory loss). Just the year prior, I had no problems with my thyroid.
In October of 2008 I had surgery to remove a golf ball size tumor (teratoma) from my left ovary. For 3 weeks, I had felt better than I ever have before, I was practically euphoric. In late November, right before my first period after the surgery, I was struck with a migraine that lasted for 4 weeks (I never had problems with migraines before).
In December, I started having problems with my digestive tract. At first, my heart would feel like it was going to pound of out my chest, then I started having pains in my stomach, and chest (that mimicked a heart attack), and a burning/stabbing pain in the upper right quadrant of my abdomen. I then started having fluctuations in my bowel movements, going from one extreme or the other, from constipation to diarrhea. This symptom lasted for 3 months.
I've had every test known to man done on my digestive tract, with everything coming back normal. The only finding that I had was the beginning of esophageal and gastric ulcers. And I'm still having issues with my movements. I can see that none of my food is being digested, I have gastric and esophageal spasms, and I now have absolutely no appetite.
I also have been having issues with my neck and back going out of placement, as well as shoulder/neck muscle tightness, perietal pressure in my head and tingling/tightness at the base of my cranium, tingling/numbness feeling from mid calf to mid foot, bilateral stabbing/burning pains in the false rib area of my back (not kidney related), burning sensation on the left side of my sternum, chest, subclavian, and L arm/shoulder pain, and fainting. I was also recently diagnosed with rotary scoliosis. Now, due to everything hitting so hard and all at once, I'm now having problems with some slight anxiety and depression.
Medications I take daily are: Metformin 1000mg bid wc, 40mg famotidine bid ac, pre-natal vitamins qn wc, 75mcg synthroid qam ac, and otc antacids prn.
Everything that has been ruled out: Gallbladder disease/stones, cardiac issues, digestive problems, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, cushing's, liver disease, pancreatitis, and all of my tests and blood work come back with in normal ranges. In essence, I medically appear that nothing is wrong, other than the beginning of ulcers.
Other than my PCOS, teratoma, and hypothyroidism, I was the picture of perfect health before my surgery.
I have seen 6 different doctors (1 internist, 1 OB/GYN, 3 family doctors, 1 gastroenterologist), for all of my new issues, and they're just as baffled as I am and like to tell me "it's all in my head". I know it's not all in my head. I know when something is wrong with my body, and something is definitely not right. Could all these problems be hormonal in nature, auto-immune, or could there be something else going on that we're all missing? I would love to be pointed in the right direction, of what kind of doctor I should see, so I can have my 'normal' life back and be rid of these problems once and for all.
Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance,