I'm 31 years old and feel like I'm 80. I've been ill for so many different things over the past couple of years.
In the past year alone I've seen 5 doctors who couldn't tell me the time. They made me feel like I was crazy. Even when I got double vision in my right eye and had to wear an eye patch for 3 months. No one could figure out why. I still have vision disturbances but after two med packs of steriods the double vision went away.
I came across this web site last week and connected with so many things from other people. I printed off the sheets and took them to a new neurologist I was scheduled to see. To my amazement he completly agreed with me! He said it was very likely I did have cushings and/or PCOS. He scheduled an appointment for a Endocrinologist that specializes in this area and I am to see them Tuesday. I will update from then but I want to say I'm grateful for this site because it gave me some hope of an answer. I've been so miserable. I felt like my soul was trapped by my body and I didn't even have the energy to make it better.
If you're doctor makes you feel crazy, find another one. I know even with insurance it's expensive but help is imperative.
Here's a list of my symptoms:
-hump on my neck (have had for a while and thought it was from bad posture!)
-hair growth where it should not be
-loss of libido (I'm 31 this is so not right)
-fat in the middle
-horrible stretch marks
-no period for over a year (my last gyno told me I was just lucky)
-extremly low cholesterol
-hard to breathe, like there's somthing heavy on my chest
-reoccurent kidney stones
-cyst on ovaries
-frequent bathroom visits
-swelling of legs and feet