When I was 9 I was very ill; I'd been ill for a couple of week which the doctor had said was a stomach bug but I had lost a lot of weight and hadn't improved so my mum called the doctor again and I was rushed into hospital. It turned out I had an absess on my appendix which was about to or had just burst. The hospital put a drain in to drain off the absess and 6 months later I had to go back into hospital to have my appendix removed.
The day before I went into hospital I was playing with my friend and I passed out which was the first time this had happened to me; since then I passed out several time's, sometime's for no apparent reason, once because someone was shouting at me (bad person) and the last time was when I was 19 and I'd been on a diet. Since then I have tried my best to avoid highly stressful situations as I get really shaky and I fear passing out again; I also piled on the weight because again for the same reason and although I have not passed out since being 19 I have come close a few times.
From my mid twenties I did visit the doctor a couple of time because I was worried that I was always feeling tired but it was put down to me being overweight etc...... so, even though I have gradually got worse over time and experienced a number of different health issues I hadn't really bottered the doctor because I'd assumed that these health issues were my fault as I let myself put on so much weight, which to some extent was probably true.
However a couple of years ago I decided enough was enough and I went on the last diet I was going to do (i.e. I was not going to fail). I did initially loose weight but then the weight lose became very slow even though I had stepped up my game, and I found that my health issues were getting worse not better and I found I was having headaches and needing to rest more frequently etc.... Having mentioned this to the nurse who was monitoring my weight loss I was tested for Hypothyroidism and the results showed that that was the case and I was put on Levothyroxine.
This worked at first for about two or three weeks then I noticed that the symptoms were getting worse again. Unforunately it took several months for the TSH level to fall within the abnormal range before the doctor increase the dose and again I started to feel better again. This lasted for about four or five months and I had begun to think maybe everything would be OK now for while, but over the last month or so the symptoms have been coming back again and at the moment I can't sleep as I have very vivid dreams each night, I also need to pee in the night, my neck and spine has started to ache, I've very tired and I can't think as clearly as I could before christmas and I'm having slight headaches. Oh and I'm craving food all the time; I'm sticking to the diet but it is very hard.
Sorry this is very long winded but I've been reading about Adrenal Fatigue and I've wondered several time's if my illness when I was little (as I believe that I was very, very ill) could have caused problems with my Adrenal Gland which in turn has caused the Thyroid Problem and I was just wondering what people's thoughts and experiences have been and if anyone can relate to my problems. The only person I have talked to about my condition is my GP and I am worried that if there is an underlying problem with my adrenal gland will I continue to have this yoyo on my throid condition.
Thank you for listening.