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Need Advice- kind of long

I have been on a 3 month long search of trying to figure out what is wrong with me- I've had so many symptoms it's crazy. At first I thought they were all related to stress (I was under a ton of stress and was in a car accident 6 months ago), but now I think something is really wrong. So my symptoms. Tingling fingers, toes, tired, anxiety, acid reflux, don't feel right, sensitive to light, high blood pressure, not sleeping well, there's probably more I'm leaving out. I went to my dr. who sent me to a neurologist, who determined there is nothing wrong with me neurologically. He assumed it was maybe anemia or a vitamin deficiency, but after a blood test neither of those things showed up. What did show up- I had high calcium in my blood. The dr. didnt know much about this and told me to just wait and see if I feel better (I dont). I did my own research and it seems that this may be due to my parathyroid. I am so tired of feeling this way, and tired of no one knowing what is wrong with me. My regular doctor scheduled another blood test in 3 weeks to see if it is the thyroid- so finally getting to my question, if it were you- would you just go see a specialist now? I am so close to just looking up an endocrinologist and seeing if this is the problem, even though I dont know where to start with that. But I dont know if self diagnosing is the best thing, I'm guilty of Googling my symptoms.

 This is probably totally obvious to everyone but me, but I can't stop thinking about it and I guess I need to know if I should just chill and wait it out.

TIA

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Re: Need Advice- kind of long

  • My inclination would be to wait if #1 - you think you have a good doctor and #2 - your symptoms are not interferring with your life. (I can understand they would be annoying....)

    I hope you get answers and get better!

  • If the blood test for thyroid comes back ok, I would lean toward saying a lot of your symtoms come from anxiety (but remember, I am NOT a doctor nor do I work in the medical field).  GL.
  • I had anxiety (I thought I was losing my mind and actually went on anti-anxiety meds, but it didn't work) due to hyperthyroidism along with a myriad of other symptoms. I would wait for your blood test to see what the doctor says, if you still aren't satisfied see an endocrinologist. Also, check out this website www.thyroid.org
  • Like the other posters, I am not a doctor.  But most of the symptoms you have described above I have had because of my anxiety (except for the sensitivity to light).  They also tested my thyroid, several times, and all tests came back saying it was fine.  If it's going to cost you a lot of money to go see a specialist, I would wait for the test result.  But what I don't understand is why you have to wait three weeks?  Is there anyway you can ask your doctor to do the test sooner?  I believe it's just a blood test.

     

    Hope that helps!  Good luck! 

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