I don't really know where to start with these things.Im 22 years old and I suppose I started getting Sick about 5 years ago. I was diagnosed with very high mercury toxixity last year which was a huge relief as I had had several doctors tell me that theres nothing wrong with me snd basically that everything was in my head. I had all my mercury fillings removed and had a few treatments but I kept getting worse and worse. After a while my doc sent me to get a scan of my ovaries because of irregular periods etc.. The specialist said o have a mild case of polycystic ovaries and it's nothing to be concerned about.
Over the last year I have goone so downhill in my health. I had to quit my job as I found myslef calling in sick at least once a week and then when i was at work i would be doubled over in pain with a flannel on my head. I finally managed to find a doctor who would take me semi-seriously, well could at least see that i was very sick and he put me on the "invalids benefit" which here in NZ is a weekly payment for people who are so ill they cant work at all. To me that was progress and I was hopefull that I could focus on getting better. Since then I have been on treatment for the mercury but I seem to be getting worse, despite the treament. I saw a new doc who specializes in mercury poisoning and he ordered so many blood tests I felt my arm was drained clean after that! Anyway... Alot of my bloodtests came back abnormal.... I have very high cortisol levels, high testosterone and something to to with my thyroid...so this new doc said well you definately need to see an endocrinologist. Meanwhile, waititng for the referal from the doc, my mum started looking through all her med books and found cushing's disease (which I happen to have alot of the symptoms for)
I.e *rapid weight gain (90 pounds in 1 year)
* Very purple wide stretch marks (thinning skin)
* Prone to infection (recurrent UTI's)
*constant muscle aches
* major anxiety which sometimes leads to psychosis
*loss of libido
* random blurry vision at times
* Severe fatigue (beyond belief)
* Insulin resistance.
* take longer to heal
I know that mercury can cause all sorts of problems but I know my body and I can feel something else is wrong with my body. I have an appointment with the endo next week (she is working late especially to see me) and is apparantly an expert on cushings. I know its probably a long shot that I have cushings but in alot of ways it would provide so much relief. Im only 22 and i've already put the last 5 years of my life on hold. My partner is a travelling musician and I want to be happy and healthy so I can travel with him. Right now Its seems like im stuck in a downward spiral of trying to figure out what is wrong with me and getting brushed under the carpet by nearly every doctor i see. I would hate to think how much money I have spent on medical related things in the passed few years.