Posted 12/14/2013 9:29 PM (GMT -6)
Some background info before my question.
I'm 25 (Male) - 164lbs (5' 9)
I have Vitiligo
My mom has Vitiligo
My dad had Diabetes, he died when I was 2 (he was under 30 and died from diabetic related reasons).
My half sister has diabetes( she was at one time in diabetic comma)
about 7 months ago I decided I wanted to get in shape, so I started doing P90x. I was about 30+ days and I was doing great, I had lost 10 lbs and I could do over 50 pulls in a session (yay me). But, that all changed suddenly after I took caffeine out of my diet. Workouts were no longer hard they were impossible, I only wanted to sleep. I thought, this must be from the lack of soda/coffee. I put caffeine back into my diet and still I was unable to workout. At work I was unable to focus, and my head would not stop pounding. Eventually my lymph nodes started swelling up and I decided enough was enough I was going to go to the doctor (I hadn't been to a doctor since I was 20?). After many failed guesses she (my doctor) was able to determine that my tsh level was 5.8 (ish) then 3 weeks later 12. I was put on 50 mcg of synthroid and then it was increased to 75. My Vitamin D levels were also low (16), so I was put on supplements. My doctor advised me to wait 6 months to come back in for a check up, despite the fact I was still in pain.
After a few months I switched to a different doctor (and doctor's office). The new doctor had my TSH & T4 levels retested and both were in the normal ranges. My Vitamin D range was 53. My Glucose (fasting) levels were normal. The doctor said my thyroid was Swollen and that's probably why I was feeling a pain in my neck (mainly on the right side). She referred me to a specialist to get a thyroid ultrasound (This coming Monday) and did a TPO antibody test.
The results for the TPO ab test came back positive >1000. My doctor referred me to another specialist (endocrinologist).
To kind of summarize, I'm in a large amount of pain (mainly the right side of my neck, behind my right ear and the right side of my chest), I have photophobia like you wouldn't believe, I can't stay awake for more than 6 hours, my eyes have started hurting really bad (like dry feeling and my eyelids are super red. possibly from the weather). I also have headaches that never seem to go away and an irritable bowl that started about a month ago. And to top it all off, I'm having emotional breakdowns at least twice a day.
Any guess as to what the BLEEP is wrong with me?
NOTE: Sorry for the grammar issues, I'm too tired to fix it :(