Over the past four months, I don't know my own body sensations anymore. During the winter, I developed left side stomach pain which I think might be an ulcer. The problem is, the symptoms seem to keep evolving - they don't seem to be the same as they did when I first got them. I lost about 30 pounds over the winter too, since all this started. I had various blood tests and a pelvic ultrasound, so far results all look good. I have an endoscopy scheduled in about a month, it's been a long and agonizing wait. I live in Canada where the health care is free, but there's a bit of a wait sometimes.
I'm 51, periods still regular, until this all started I felt pretty good except for a slowly diminishing appetite. I was a weekend drinker, but on weekends I could down a bottle of wine on Saturday, then take a few Ibuprofen that evening and on the following morning. One Saturday afternoon I felt a piercing pain in my upper left side that didn't go away for a few hours. I also had a few incidences of serious gastric reflux over the winter. I had this occasionally before, but it seemed to get worse during the winter.
I also feel cold a lot of the time, right now. That seems to be the only hypothyroid symptom I have. I have upper back pain, left side abdominal pain (upper), gas pains which seem to move. There has been no day where I did not have abdominal or gastric symptoms. Back when this started, I had no appetite (that's improved), early satiety (get full easy, still do, but it's a bit better). I have a gut feeling
that when I have the endoscopy nothing will be found, that I am either going through perimenopause or have escalating symptoms caused by anxiety. Of course, there's ulcer or GERD or gastritis to consider. I hope it isn't pancreatitis. I just wanted to tell my story in case anyone has anything interesting or a comparable story.