Response from doctor

@aconner (219)
United States
October 21, 2008 6:30pm CST
Well, I'm not pregnant. :( And I should be getting my test results back for my thyroid soon. Once that is back we'll know if I need to wear a heart rate monitor for 24 hours. Ok, I'm a little worried. I'm 22 years old with all of these health problems. Gah! I know what I need to do to help improve my health but why can't I just get motivated to do them. Eat right, less, and exercise more... well exercising is out of the question for now until the doctor tells me otherwise. :(
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@psspurgeon1 (1109)
• United States
22 Oct 08
I know exactly how you feel. I'm 25 and have more health problems than some 70 year old people. I have hypothyroidism and let me tell you that is a doosie. It is the master of disguise. It can manifest itself in so many areas of your body and life. My laundry list of thyroid symptoms include: depression, weight gain/inability to lose, headaches, body pain, nausea, severe mood swings, lethargy, sleeplessness, over tiredness and the list goes on. All of these things have been linked to the thyroid. It is actually a very common ailement and relatively easy to control. I have issues remembering to take my meds on a regular basis so it's been an uphill battle for 8 years now. It also causes period problems and infertility/trouble concieving. There is also a thing called PCOS that you may want to be checked for if it is not the thyroid. Also, the thyroid causes severe anxiety in me that feels like a heart attack, shortness of breath, and sometimes I feel like I have 400 lbs of pressure on my chest. It causes me to feel like my heart is skipping beats also and that can last for hours and days at a time where I cannot breathe at all. So like I said, the master of all disguise... I wish you the best of luck and if at all you need more information or someone to complain to you can message me.
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@aconner (219)
• United States
22 Oct 08
Wow, mine hasn't gotten quite that bad and I pray that it doesn't. I have had a problem with taking the meds as well on a regular basis. I've gotten better though but it seems like I always get a 1 month prescription and make my doc appointment a week after I run out of the meds, there for it does me no good to really try and track it with the blood tests... you know. Well, I'm sorry you have it as well. It is an every day struggle with the symptons, especially the trouble conceiving part. I want children so bad, I've just got to have faith that God knows what he's doing in my life. Thank you for your comment, I'll have to find out more information on this PCOS you speak of.
• United States
21 Oct 08
As I am not certain what your condition is that will prevent you from exercising I must say that you are wise to not start any type of exercise program w/o consulting your physician first. Too often you hear of people jumping right in w/o knowing whether or not they can safely endure exercise or what level they can endure. I hope that all goes well for you.
@aconner (219)
• United States
21 Oct 08
I'm not quite sure why the doc told me not to exercise because before she knew of the head aches she was encouraging me to exercise. I'm physically able to exercise but I'm trusting she knows what she's talking about.
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• United States
22 Oct 08
Perhaps you could ask her about some mild, non-strenuous exercises. Perhaps using a pedal exerciser.
@aconner (219)
• United States
22 Oct 08
She said I could do some walking but nothing that gets my heart rate up too fast. I wonder if she's concerned with a heart condition? Wow... I should really stop worrying about this, shouldn't I?