I am 22 yo. When i was 16 I began getting sick with my disabling chronic headaches. In the past 7 years I have gained 120 pounds barely eating. I can barely exercise because my head hurts so bad and gets worse when I do activity. I was diagnosed with everything from tension headaches, migraines, to psychological. Finally I got a doctor who diagnosed me with insulin resistance saying that the medication I was on would solve all my problems. It didn't. He sent me to a spine doctor to have a cortisone injection because we have tried so many tests and medications but nothing works. She said my symptoms pointed in the direction of cushing's disease so she didn't give it to me.
I have been tested twice for cushing's and it says I do not have that. I have done many years of research and I have almost ALL of the symptoms of cushing's.
She felt my thyroid and it is said to be enlarged but it has fine function so I'm getting an ultra sound for pcos and thyroid nodules. I'm pretty sure I have been tested for Pcos before but nothing makes sense.
I know endocrinology is where the answer lies... I just don't know where.. if anyone knows anything please help... my symptoms are:
*few to no periods.. with either really heavy flow to spotting when i have one
*facial && belly hair (abnormal amount)
*weight gain with trouble loosing it
*high blood pressure
*enlarged thyoid ( i guess)
*numbness && tingling with shooting spikes sometimes when I touch my arm
* back pain
*sensitivity to sound, smell && light (depending on the day)
*also have had kidney stones && random allergies out of nowhere
please help me.. if your going through this too... even if you don't have an answer.. i feel so alone.