Still don't know what's wrong with me!! (long)
So about 3 weeks ago, I started feeling really run down, headaches, weakness, dizziness, ear pain, jaw pain, ears ringing. At first I thought I had allergies or a sinus infection. But the symptoms that made me make an appt was bruising more easily than normal. And for a few days my leg muscles hurt from my hips to my toes, and when I moved my toes they would burn. Felt like if you go outside in the snow without gloves on and your hands get frozen and then when you come in they get really hot. But it was my feet. My muscles in my legs ached like I had just run a marathon. But I'm a stay at home mom and quite honestly, I don't do all that much except laundry and light chores. I've never felt anything like it. At night especially, I get really warm, mostly in my face, and I feel like I should have a fever, but I don't. My temp hasn't gone higher than 99.3. My memory is shot. I often will stop in the middle of a sentence because I can't think of the right word. I'm tired, but not necessarily sleepy, more like a weakness. My body feels weak. I've had heart palpitations. I've had them since I was a teenager, and had them when I was pregnant because I was dehydrated. I've been drinking tons of water and only have 1 caffeinated beverage per week, if any at all.
I am breastfeeding and the first thing I thought was that I was anemic, because of the bruising. Then with the other symptoms, I suspected thyroid issues, and I actually posted in both those forums also. Those were the two things my doctor suspected. She also thought maybe my sugar was high because I did have gestational diabetes, but I had a follow up glucose tolerance test a month ago at my OB and it was fine.
My dr ran a CBC, TSH and what she called a "metabolic test that would check for kidney function and glucose levels" the drs medical assistant called this morning and saidy tests were normal!!! My glucose was slightly elevated but I had eaten breakfast before I went in. I said well if they're normal, what's wrong with me. She said I don't know hun.
The only thing I can think is that I did start taking my prenatal again about a week before my dr appt. I have noticed the fatigue is better, and the achy legs, but I'm still finding bruises here and there. Would a week of prenatals have put my iron levels back to normal so that my tests were normal? I'm sorry this is so long, but I wanted to make sure I didn't miss anything! Thanks for reading.