I am looking for some help and perhaps a touch of reassurance that what i am experiencing is normal. I am new to all this and very overwhelmed and the info from doctors is well, erm lacking is probably the polite way to put it.
To give some context I have been poorly for around 2 years and I have recently (finally) been diagnosed with partial empty sella, hypopituitarism which has caused adrenal insufficiency and hypothyroidism and the medication I have been given is Hydrocortisone and Levothyroxine which I have been taking since diagnosis.
The majority of my symptoms have gone with the meds which is exciting, but the odd one pops up from time to tome to give me a reminder. That I can live with. The part that has confused me and struggling with is how I have been feeling these last 4 weeks....
From my rib cage down to my hip bone level, I am experiencing a bruised, dull ache type pain with shooting stabbing pains and if I stretch out my insides feel like they are tearing and burning 🙁 I feel incredibly swollen. In addition to this my breasts are extremely tender and nipples very sore and I can not currently wear a bra at the moment as it hurts too much. My breasts are larger than normal and I have had to buy the cup size up in my bras but it almost like they feel and are swollen. I have also had paid in my legs and my back pain is much worse than normal (I have medication for the last 7 years for my back - Bunov Transdermal patches 10mg to combat this). I went to see my sports masseur who massaged my legs for around 3 minutes and then refused to continue as they felt inflamed. I have been wearing loose fitting trousers as my jeans are unbearable to wear. Is this a side effect? Or even a symptom? I can't seem to find anything online to help and the doctors want to "see how I go".
I have put on around 10kg in total, and I expected to put weight on from what I had read and seen in the forums but the above makes me feel like a balloon ready to pop rather than the usual putting on of weight.
Anyone else experienced this? Any tips to help the pain?
Thank you in advance.