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From: punkyb - 6 years 21 weeks ago

I got an appointment for an endo for the first week of June. In the meantime I am trying to figure out what my issue is. This threat is not that active so I do not expect a response but here goes...

I went on beta blockers for Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia about 5 years ago. My resting heart rate was 140. I was getting headaches and was generally just uncomfortable. A year in I asked to go off the meds, mainly because I had gained weight that I could not get off. The doctor said it was fine and that was that. Since then I have not been able to get any weight off, save a few pounds here and there with a LOT of effort. Around the same time, I went OFF low estrogen birth control. I had the typical symptoms of decreased libido and thought my weight gain might be due to the drug so I went off that one, too. I thought by having nothing in my body, it would help.

Over the years I have tried reducing calories, cutting out carbs, save for brown rice and sometimes 100% whole wheat products. I cut out sugar as well and started eating more fruits and veggies. I exercise 4-5 times a week and started incorporating weights. I eat about 1,300-1,400 calories so that my body gets plenty of nutrients and calories but also so that I can "lose weight'. Nothing has helped.

hair falling out
bruise easily
feeling anxious and on edge
sensitivity to coffee/adrenaline

I thought I was hypo because I was not losing weight but then I read about thyrotoxicosis, which is associated with hyper, that mimics heart issues like tachycardia. I feel like I might fall into a few categories and I'm wondering if anyone has encountered this. Obviously without a blood test there's nothing I can do to pinpoint what it is but I want to go into the appointment well informed.

I had my doctor test my thyroid twice. The last test was a few years ago and he only had the TSH (1.36), which led me to make an endo appointment. I wish he had done the whole thyroid panel as well as sex hormones, antibodies, etc. I know my body and I know something is going on and I need someone to listen and to understand how much I have tried to get into shape and that I have had no results whatsoever. I don't gain but I cannot lose no matter how hard I try. I have NEVER been overweight and it's incredibly frustrating.

Anyone have any thoughts or opinions? I'm 33, 150 lbs (120 lbs in 2008'ish) female, non smoker, occasional drinker.

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