please give me some advice. I have went to my doctor telling her I'm tired, she did some blood tests. said everything came back fine. put me on paxil for slight depression. (Dad passed away from brain cancer) Still tired ,joints hurt (knees ankles,shoulderand hands) severe diaharea feet and hands really dry and peely. weight gain(40lbs) this last year. very moody and not much intrest in sex. Can anyone give me some ideas as to help head me in the right direction.
I assume that your Dr checked your thyroid levels...
Depression can actually cause all of your symptoms... many people do not realize that depression can cause physical pain because they do not understand the chemical signals in the brain can be affected causing a host of symptoms.
If you think that it is not your slight depression that is at the root of all this you can ask for a referral to a Rhumatologist to have that specialist look into things further for you... it might be Fibromialgia (What used to be called Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)
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Hi kattiekari1. I am very sorry about the loss of your father.
I suggest having your thyroid checked. Ask to have the Free
T3, Free T4 (besides the T3 and T4) and thyroid antibodies tested in addition to the normal panel. These are simple blood tests. They are not usually done but are necessary for a comprehensive view.
If you need help interpreting your results, the people on the thyroid board here are very helpful. To me your symptoms sound like they could be from a thyroid disorder.
I am so very sorry for your loss. After I lost my Mom, I had these symptoms. I kept going to doctors to find out what it was, but all tests were normal. I finally saw a doc who talked to me about grief. Grief can cause a huge list of physical and physiological symptoms. It is very hard on your body and mind. I started taking better care of myself and didn't fight how I was feeling. Soon, I was much better. I hope you feel better soon. Take care of yourself, and tell yourself that it's okay to be selfish right now. You have suffered a great loss, and it will take time. You will feel better, just have patience and focus on what makes you feel better.