High Testosterone and HirsutismSince I was young, I’ve always been hairier than other girls. I believe I have PCOS, by my gyno will not confirm or deny it, but my testosterone lvls were tested and they were high. I’ve had 3 live births and 2 miscarriages. I had low lvls of progesterone with the miscarriages. I have also had psoriasis on my scalp since puberty and IBSD. After the birth of my first child, my weight ballooned and my facial hair has continually gotten worse.
I am 30yrs old, weigh 220 and am 5’7”. I Carry most of my weight in the belly like a man.
1. Chief complaints (Diagnosis) – Excess facial and body hair, irregular periods, high testosterone, difficult to lose weight, fatigue, memory issues, IBS-D
a. Diagnosis PCOS, psoriasis, also have a vestibular schwanoma on right ear canal
b. Exact location ( affected organs) bowels, uterus, vagina
c. Sensation occasionally lightening strikes in pubic area, itchy scalp and back (no psoriasis on back, just back acne)
2. When did it all start? Puberty, but it got worse after having my first child (more body hair and weight)
3. Are there any changes in your mental /emotional state since your illness? Occasionally, I have moments of anxiety or depression
4. Describe anything that makes the problem worse (ie. position, temperature, food etc. ) MSG, first meal of the day, some forms of chicken send me running to the bathroom. Both my brothers and parents have IBS-D.
5. Describe anything that makes the problem better (ie. pain is better for cold bathing or at night in bed etc) watching what I consume carefully, weight loss does help with hirsutism a tiny bit, but it’s hard to lose the weight
6. What other physical / mental symptoms do you have? Describe with;
I have scoliosis. Pain in my right side that recently developed. Headaches on top right side of head.
Diagnosis (if any) no formal diagnosis
Exact location (affected organs)
Describe anything that makes the problem worse (ie. position, temperature, food etc. )
Describe anything that makes the problem better (ie. pain is better for cold bathing or at night in bed etc) sleeping
7. What time of the day do you feel the worst in general? Middle of the day, but I have a difficult time waking.
8. When do you feel better, during hot weather or cold weather, humid or dry weather? Warmer weather. My teeth chatter when I’m slightly cold.
9. What do you crave for in food items and what are your aversions? I crave meat and salty foods, yet I don’t really like salt. I have aversions to refrigerated leftovers.
10. How is your thirst; Less, Normal or Excessive? Excessive
11. How is your hunger; Less, Normal or Excessive? Excessive
12. How well do you sleep? I sleep, but never feel rested. I feel like I need 10+ hrs to feel well.
13. Are you generally feel hot or cold? My feet are cold a lot.
14. What medications have you been taking to treat the disease? None
15. Please describe your history of illness ( and medications if any). I don’t get “sick” often. Birth control and spirolactone were prescribed to regulate periods and control hair growth. I didn’t take it for long.
ONLY FOR FEMALES
- Are the periods early, regular or late in general? Irregular. Anywhere from 40-100 days between cycles
- How long does it last? 7 days, always
- Do you suffer from any kind of physical or mental discomfort before, during or after the periods? No
- Is the flow scanty, normal or excessive? Normal
- Is the blood thick bright red, dark red or pale watery? Bright red at first
- Do you notice any clots in the flow? Small clots
- Any pain during the periods? No
- Have you ever used any hormone pills / contraceptive pills in your life? Yes
Thank you for reading. Please help.
Arienal on 2018-11-12
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