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jacey
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   Posted 7/24/2008 3:33 PM (GMT -7)   
I went to see my new family doctor. I have always felt that hormones could explain some of my symptoms. I have had my thyroid tested a couple of times but nothing turned up. After looking over everything over my doctor suggested an endocrinologist. Have any of you gone to one? What were the results?

Jacey

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   Posted 7/24/2008 3:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jacey,
 
I have an endo due to my chronic steroids.  I have always thought that my hormones were partly to blame for my lupus and fibro.  My thyroid always comes back normal, and so do my female hormones.  It's frustrating because I know my hormones have so much to do with this.  I also see an endo for my adrenal glands. It's not uncommon for someone with lupus or fibro to have sluggish adrenal glands.
 
What symptoms are you having?
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   Posted 7/24/2008 5:17 PM (GMT -7)   
I've been to an endo by I am a diabetic on insulin. Had nothing at all to do with fibro. Did he say why he was sending you and what he hoped to learn? He owes you that much.

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alicat72
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   Posted 7/24/2008 10:33 PM (GMT -7)   
i actually started going to an endocrinologist when he referred me to my rhuemy......i had swollen glands for years and my female troubles were just awful, so i saw the endrocrinologist....he knew right away that i needed a rhuemy....kinda strange how they are connected....

jacey
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   Posted 7/26/2008 6:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone. The symptoms I have been concerned about are slugglish metabolism, racing heart (I go to a heart doctor for this problem although the heart itself is fine.) chronic fatigue and sudden weight gain about two years ago that I can't seem to get rid of. I don't know if hormones are a part of all this, but I have always felt this was the case. I have a friend who was diagnosed with fibro years ago. She had a very severe case. Many days she could not get out of bed. She went to see a doctor who checked her hormones. found out they were out of wack and once they got her stabilized all her fibro symptoms disappeared, plus she lost 75 lbs. I don't know if the same can be said for me, but I think I would like to find out. It might take me a few months before I can go to an endo though. My kids are getting ready to go back to school. My youngest is starting kindergarten. Busy time right now.

Thanks for your comments.

Jacey

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   Posted 7/26/2008 6:27 AM (GMT -7)   
I hope that you get some answers soon.

It would be something if we all found out that this had something to do with hormones. And could be fixed.

Best wishes to you,
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Tapestryloom
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   Posted 7/26/2008 8:13 PM (GMT -7)   

This is very interesting.

I am currently having my hormones tested. Thyroid, hormones, adrenal glands, vitamin D and some others. I'm 45 and my periods have been spoty and every 2 weeks. I am nursing my baby so that could have something to do with it. I plan on weaning him in October when he is a year old.

My problem is that I am loosing weight. I have never been a size 6 in my life but I am now. Woohoo! I have some classic thyroid symptoms (some of which could be related to post-pregnancy) Hair falling out, rapid weight loss after pregnancy. Lost 26 pounds in 9 months. cholestral drop. Went from 235 to 191. Fatigue. I told the Dr. that I could drink a dble espresso and it wouldn't even faze me.

It will be interesting to learn what the results come back as.

Oh and someone said they had a seizure disorder that went away? I'm being tested for that by a Neurologist. There seems to be a lot of common ailments that go along with fibro that leads me to believe that it is an auto-immune disease.

Carolyn


I am a mother to 4 children; James 7 mo.'s, Davey 2 yrs, Dana 4 yrs, and Anne 9 yrs.  I am currently studying to become a natural childbirth educator.... and just trying to figure out where my priorities are right now.


Marlee2
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   Posted 7/27/2008 8:01 AM (GMT -7)   
I have my thyroid checked once a year, I'm on synthroid and have been since having surgery for goiter when I was 17. I have had adrenal glands checked a couple different times but nothing extensive.
 
My BP is all over the place and I have low blood sodium so I have thought about having more extensive testing done on the adrenal glands. Plus my body seems to stay in the fight or flight mode. It wouldn't hurt to have things checked by an endrocrinologist if there are problems.
 
Who knows what is our out of whack bodies or a problem.
 
Carolyn, you don't think nursing is responsible for the weight loss??? Your mother of 4 children when do you have time to eat??? I was very skinny when my three boys were young. I hope it's just your active life that is causing the problems.
 
The only thing a dbl espresso would do to me is cause anxiety. Nothing seems to give me energy.
 
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Tapestryloom
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   Posted 7/27/2008 8:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Marlee,
Ya think maybe? Running around after small children and not getting enough to eat and drink may be the reason for my weight loss? Could be. I'm trying to up my calories and water intake now.

I had a disturbing pedy appt. for my youngest in which the Dr. said his weight and height are leveling off at 10% weight and 0% in height! So it may be from my terrible fatigue (I tried to nite wean so I could get sleep) or maybe he wasn't getting enough food and enough variety of the stuff he really needs. Sorry for getting off track here! You would think after having 3 children that I would know how to feed my babies?! But then again, I didn't have this disease while nursing the other ones.
Have a great Sunday
Carolyn
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Marlee2
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   Posted 7/27/2008 9:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Carolyn, I was very sick after my youngest son was born. I had to have c-section and kept hemorrhaging for months. Long 6 mo story, I got down to 94 lbs before it was all over with. I had to stop nursing him at 6 wks. cause even though he was getting plenty to eat it was not nourishing enough.
 
I was very disappointed in having to stop nursing but it was for his sake. I know you want to nurse til he is a year but maybe you need to supplement with formula too. I know nursing is just as much for the mother as the baby and it's hard for us to give up the closest bond there is between mother and child.
 
You have done great hanging in there and I don't think anyone is going to call you a bad mommy. tongue You mothers with small children and fibro are amazing.
 
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