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I really need some advice. I am 26 yrs old and my life has completely changed medically in the last year. It started with a gradual weight gain of about 30 lbs since last July. My periods have also became extremely irregular. I have 2 periods in a month sometimes or sometimes I only get 10 days of black brown discharge. From Nov-Dec I had my period for 30 days. I've only had a regular period maybe 3 months out of the last 10 months. I went to the Gyn who told me it could be , stress, early menopause, or a horomonal fluctuation. She gave me the pill, but I haven't taken it. I feel she should run some tests first. I have no pain and no strange odor. I also have gotten acne around the same time. In addition, I can no longer drive as I have episodes of extreme light-headedness.

I have been on Atenolol 25mg for 2 yrs for tachycardia, about a month ago my blood pressure became pretty low around 100/58, so my family Dr suggested I cut my Atenolol in half which I did. Then I got a migraine head ache for the first time in my life. I went back to the Dr. when they took my blood pressure it was 80/50 and when I stood up it was 110/70, so they weren't concerned. I suffered for 4 days with this headache. I am just concerned, it seems my whole life has changed, I don't feel healthy.

I have had some blood tests.... tsh levels were right in the middle and my glucose tolerance test was normal. My white blood cell count was a little elevated and red blood cell count was a little low. My Dr said it was nothing to be concerned about. Next they want to do an ultrasound on my gall bladder since I suffer frequent bouts of acid reflux that comes and goes.

I am on the following meds.... 12.5 mg of atenolol (I cut my 25mg in half), 20mg of lexapro, doxycycline for the acne.

If anyone out there has any ideas or thoughts I would be sooo greatful.
thanx:) Cindy