Posted by kinab
on June 12, 2000 at 02:52:18:
In Reply to: Symptoms- opinions please. posted by Tim on June 11, 2000 at 17:34:10:
: Age 43: Height 5-11: Weight: 210 lbs
: These are not in any particular order and happen with differing frequencies.
: Periodic yellow facial pallor
: Strong smelly urine
: Bouts of tiredness
: Bouts of feeling weak/drained
: Co ordination problems
: Feeling facially flushed
: Headaches on waking which get gradually worse.Eventually have to lie
: down.Feel washed out after headache has gone.
: Arms feel weak sometimes when i have headache.
: Irritable if ready for meal and have to wait.
: Often hungry after a meal
: eating between meals
: Hungry between meals
: periods of drowsiness
: Drowsiness after meals especially when i have eaten a lot.
: Back ache
: Cold hands and feet
: Darting pains
: variable concentration
: Fears and phobias
: Poor memory
: Mood swings(On lithium)
: Bouts of tearfulness
From your symptoms and the fact that you are taking lithium, which is know to make you hypo-thyroid, also your yellowing of your face can be due to adrenal insufficieny. I would get a thyroid test done and if your TSH is over 2, either get off the lithium or you will have to take a thyroid supplement, also, get your adrenals checked.
Believe me hypo-thyroidism covers most of the symptoms you describe.