- CASE FILE
Besides Diabetes and Endometriosis, my mom and I, plus my one doctor, still believes there is still something else wrong metabolic wise.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
I was diagnosed with Diabetes at 14. I was very active throughout middle school and high school with being in the marching band and playing soccer. I had no real big issues until my third year of college. I was kicked off my health insurance twice, they sent us a letter stating that my insulin wasn't a life sustaining medication. I ended up in the hospital twice with DKA, which is life threatening. My fourth year of college was awful, I was sick a lot with colds, stomach bugs, bronchitis, etc.
A couple years ago, I got set up with an internal family doctor who took immediate action, I wasn't well. From then until now, I was transferred to two endocrinologists, two OBGYN's, and a kidney doctor. At 26, I was diagnosed with Endometriosis after finding what they thought was a pelvic mass. I had surgery to remove an ovarian torsion in January of this year and I thought, my blood sugars will improve, I can lose a lot of weight, this was the solution. It wasn't sadly.
Some of my symptoms include in detail, fatigue after sleeping 12 hours at night or more, I can lose 15 pounds at one appointment and then the next week, I can gain that 15 pounds back, a lot of my fat is in my midsection, I have a stubborn hanging belly, a buffalo hump, I have skinny arms and legs but a fat face and a skinny butt, I take high levels of insulin because I have high insulin resistance, I have facial hair that I have to shave and hide with concealer everyday. My cycle comes every month even though I have endometriosis. My mom and I often refer to myself as a puzzle piece to my doctors, no one can figure this out, it's frustrating. Some days I have no appetite for anything, I mysteriously became allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, and strawberries at the age of 23. I honestly have no appetite but I seem to gain tons of weight and then lose it really fast and then gain it really fast again. I don't get it. The doctor's dismissed Cushing's even though I don't think the blood work was done right, and they don't think it's PCOS because I have endometriosis. The picture in my case file shows my huge hanging belly and my moon shaped face and my skinny legs and arms.