Posted 8/29/2014 3:59 PM (GMT -8)
I've been going through alot these past few years, but I'm still here.
I would like to share my story to see if it rings a bell with any of you.
At 20, i became very tired and started having shortness of breath. The shortness of breath became serious and I couldn't breathe one night and was rushed to the ER. I was then told I had hypothyroidism.
Things went down from there, I started having emotional issues (don't know if it was related or not) like crying, personality changes and irritable, memory issues and brain fog, weight gain, hair loss, dry skin and fatigue.
I was trying to find the right dosage and went to numerous of DRs with no relief.
At 22, I was found to have a high RA Factor, I saw two rheumatologist and they agreed I had a false positive. At the time my ANA was negative and all other test. Life went on, memory got worse and I was taken off of thyroid meds for 6 months and now its a year and DRs say I no longer have it. here's my recent TSH 2.370 Normal: 00.270 uIU/mL - 4.200 uIU/mL . After all this time, I still don't feel like myself.
Now, a month ago my ANA came back positive, still showing ra factor and high sed rate, crp is normal.
One minute my DR is telling me not to worry but telling me I should be alarmed and saying you have an autoimmune disease or bone disease. I've been out of school for two weeks because I can't deal. My family have no autoimmune diseases and I don't feel any different from when i started feeling bad at 20. The only thing I get is, what feels like cramps in my legs and my knees have sharp pains but that stopped. I'm so afraid that I don't know what to do. It's all i think about. I have absolutely no one to talk to and the more I look on the internet the more afraid I get. I can't run if its something but i don't know what to do. Any advice would be helpful. Thanks all the best of health.
SED RATE- 27 mm/hr (High)
Normal: 00 mm/hr - 20 mm/hr
C Reactive protein < <0.3 mg/dL
Normal: < 00.5 mg/dL
RA FACTOR HIGH- can't remember result.