My hair falls out like crazy, my periods have been irregular for 20+ years, I have started breakthrough bleeding, my pubic hair is falling out, I've gained a LOT of weight over the years, and my skin is incredibly dry. My mother and three sisters have hypothyroidism. I've had my thyroid checked many times over the past 5 years. Twice the TSH level was undetectable, it was so low, and the last two times it was 3.45 then 2.0. Any ideas why I am having these symptoms? Also my internist ran an FSH test that came out at 30.65, and he says I am post-menopausal (so did the gastroenterologist I saw), but I am having periods and breakthrough bleeding. Why do they think I am postmenopausal?
How tall are you (feet and inches)?: 5' 3"
What is your weight in pounds?: 280
How old are you?: 47
How long has this been going on?: More than a year
Check all symptoms you are currently experiencing:
Describe associated symptoms not listed above: Hair loss (everywhere), irregular periods, breakthrough bleeding, extremely dry skin
What have you done so far to remedy this condition? Please include tests and relevant studies here.
My doctor is testing me for cushing's disease and PCOS, but no results yet. I have had several thyroid tests and they have come back all over the place; two came back with no TSH level at all and two came back with levels of 3.45 then 2.0. He said my testosterone level came back at 137.
Please list any chronic medical problems and also list any prior surgery: Mixed connective tissue disease, asthma, sinus problems, severe allergies(inhalation/food/
Procedures include colonoscopy and EGD done 12/2011
Check all conditions present in your immediate family... :
Asthma / Lung Problems
Please list any medication allergies that you have : : Medical Glue (anaphalaxis)
Please list any medications you are currently taking (and dosage if known) :: Advair 250/50 b.i.d.
Proventil HFA prn
Protonix 40 mg q.d.
Diovan 160 mg q.d.
Norvasc 10 mg q.d.
Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream 0.1% b.i.d.
Plaquenil 200 mg b.i.d.
Ibuprofen 800 mg b.i.d.
Vitamin B12 1000 MCG q.d.
Vitamin D 2000 MCG q.d.
Allergy shots QWK
Zyrtec 24 hr q.d.
Epi-Pen 0.3 mg prn
When was your last menstrual cycle?: 4 weeks ago
Are you currently using or do you have a history of tobacco use?: No
Are you currently using or do you have a history of illegal drug use?: No
Please describe your alcohol consumption :: Never
HOW QUICKLY DO YOU NEED THIS TO BE ANSWERED?: Within the next few days
1) I'd like to know if you have any suggestions as to what's causing my symptoms. Could I have hashimoto's thyroiditis? Why does my thyroid test normal while I'm having these symptoms?
2) Why does my doctor think I am post-menopausal when I am still having (albeit irregular) periods?