Severe digestive problems, hypothyroidism?
For three months I have been experiencing tons of digestive problems, mainly excessive bloating, fullness and nausea most of the time.
I have had a blood test, an ultrasound and an endoscopy... my stomach looks normal, the biopsies came back and showed nothing, my gallbladder looks normal etc.
The doctors are thinking I have gastroparesis/delayed gastric emptying so my stomach is taking way too long to empty.
I have lost over 25 pounds in three months due to the fact that I can't eat much since I always feel like I have food up to my neck. I'm on reglan but it's only helping somewhat.
It's believed that this was all triggered by a very high dose of accutane (isotretinoin acne medication) that i was taking since it started right after I finished my cycle.
however Im curious is there is an underlying cause, mainly in my thyroid.
Along with the terrible digestion problems I am also feeling very fatigued and run-down, ive tried getting more sleep but I still feel like I'm in a zombie-like state during the day just going through the motions.
Ive been taking my temperature (by mouth) and it rarely hits 98. Most of the time it's around the low 97's, in the morning it's usually in the high 96 area.
My hands are also freezing cold a lot of the time, I hadn't payed too much attention to it until a lot of people I shook hands with nearly freaked out at how cold they felt.
Does this sound like hypothyroidism or something else? The only thing I don't have is the weight gain, quite the opposite is true as i have a really hard time putting weight on.