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Could my many medical problems be caused by hypopituitarism? PLEASE HELP!

I am 20 years old and over the past few years I've had many medical problems that lead me to believe it is caused by hypopituitarism. My symptoms include:

1. When I was 17 years old I was diagnosed with Alopecia Areata. I was missing patches of hair for about a year and a half & then my hair began to grow back again. (Currently, I am not missing any hair.)

2. Again, since I was about 17 I have had extreme pain in my knees. I went to a specialist, got an MRI, & they told me nothing was wrong.

3. I've also had many skin problems since I was about 17. Every so often I get rashes that last for weeks. Or sometimes I get hives that last a few hours and then go away. Right now, I have a rash on the side of my foot & it is the worst rash I've ever had. I've had it for about 3months now. The rash almost looks like a patch of blisters. & It keeps spreading up my foot. I went to the doctor & they simply told me it was an allergic reaction to something and told me to use hydrocortisone cream, which is not working. The rash usually only itches at night.

4. I started menstruating when I was 16/17 years old. My cycle has never been regular. It is sometimes a month late or early. Or some months it will not come at all. So I went to my OBGYN and got it checked out. They told me that I was not ovulating because I had a hormone imbalance. My FSH level was extremely higher than my LH level.

I really think that all of my medical problems are linked. What do you guys think??? I would really appreciate any opinions or comments.

Thanks.
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231441 tn?1333892766
Hello,

my first thoughts are allergic reaction.

Have you been tested for celiac?  If you haven't been tested, you should be.

If you have been tested and it was negative, then you should trial a gluten free diet for at least 1 month to see if it helps.

Your problem could also be PCOS.  This is where there is insulin resistance cuasing problems.  Low carbohydrate diet adn exercise may help.  Have you been given a proper work-up for PcOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome).

Finally have they tested your thyroid?  They should test FT3, FT4 and TSH.  IF you have these results please let us know the test results and the reference ranges.

I would not jump to conclusion about hypopit, which is actually very rare.

Please look further into PCOS and celiac, which I believe are more likely answers to be evaluated.
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3241062 tn?1346895870
hello, I'm a 33 year old woman daignosed hypothyroid appro 2 years ago. Lately, I've been having the following syptoms:
joint pain in my feet :can't put weight on my feet most of the time,very painful
loss of period for 6 months and counting
11 miscarriages
heart palpitations
extreme headaches
weight gain!!:( can't seem to lose it..
recent lactation even though not pregnant-did two hpt, now I have yellowish, sometimes greenish-blue discharge from breasts-still hsppening
very full and tender breast tissue
normal thyroid levels
prolactin at 36 in october now at 16.9
difficulty with digestion-causes heart to race and feels like its coming out of my chest
tired all the time
previous antidepressant use but weaned off now
"brain-fog"
irritable
tingling in hands and face occasionally
ummm... i think that's about it...jeesh.
I'm feeling very frustrated at this point because my gp says it's stress related but in my gut I feel that there is really something wrong.
Any ideas,opinions or advice? it would make me feel like there's hope that I will feel better:)
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