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Unsure and Frustrated

From: Starweb9 - 6 years 5 weeks ago

I am a 21 year old female who has always been very active. I am 5'6. In high school I was in ROTC and would run 5 miles every other day. I eat healthy and drink a lot of water. I still run when I am able to and try to take care of myself. My sophomore year I found I had hypoglycemia and anemia. Then my junior year I was given medication for my depression and for my OCD and anxiety.

Two years ago, I became incredibly sick and for three months I lost weight rapidly with no reason. In that time, I went from 125lbs to 85lbs. I ended up in the hospital, and after many tests, they found my gall bladder didn't function properly so they took that out. I was able to start gaining weight, but the pain never subsided. Even now, I am in constant pain. I went to many doctors regarding it, but they quickly dismissed me.

The year 2010 I endured many traumatic experiences and so I started gaining a lot of weight and I was tired all of the time. I had an upper endoscopy, was mis-diagnosed with celiacs as well as a few other things. My depression was at it's worse, as well as my other health problems. I started going to the gym and after going for three months, I didn't see even the slightest of improvements.

May 2011 I found myself in a mental hospital for five days. During my stay, one of the nurses informed me they had noticed my T levels were off and I might have hypothyroidism. She gave me a bunch of paper on it and it made a lot of sense. All of my health problems suddenly made sense. I felt I had an answer. Unfortunately, the mental health facility did nothing about it and discharged me into the world once again.

I am at my wits end. I have no insurance, but I am tired of being tired all of the time. I sleep about 9 hours at night, and by 2pm I am exhausted and I need to sleep about four hours. My appetite fluctuates constantly and my OCD is at its worse. For those who have stuck through my novel of a post, if you have any advice, or comments, please, help me. I just want to be healthy and stable.

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