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02-24-2012, 11:57 AM   #3001
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Bozzy, that must be so awful and embarrassing for you ~ It's good that you're husband is so supportive...but still...

Thanks for asking Cat
Unfortunately, no I'm not any closer to any type of diagnosis. My most recent diagnosis of "gastroparesis" is almost laughable at this point. I mean, I did agree that my stomach wasn't working (I barely ate for about 2 months and lost just under 20 pounds). However, my GI doc was just too quick to diagnose "just" that, hand me some pills that don't work, and send me on my way saying "we really need to get you eating again" arrggh! Anyhow, I got a bad case of bronchitis and a sinus infection a few weeks ago. Went to my regular doctor and got a Zpack. Strangely enough after taking the antibiotics for a few days, poof, I can eat again! I don't eat a lot even "normally" but what a relief to just eat more than 3 bites without extreme pain and fullness! Soo...who knows now. I'm back to the usual with food running right through me again, and lower abdominal/pelvic pain and back. It's such an odd feeling with the pain ~ I often relate it to bad period cramps, except I had my uterus removed 11 years ago so it definitely can't be that ! LOL. It's just so frustrating what we all go through trying to get some answers and help. And, unfortunately with me having a daughter with severe Crohn's it's a downfall ~ my doctor blames all of my "issues" on being stressed due to worrying about her. It's ridiculous. I've tried to tell him I've been sick longer than her, and I was suspected of having Crohn's a year before they ever suspected it with her. As a matter of fact, her and I were both on Asacol and Prevacid at the same time when she was 9 years old ~ that was 10 years ago He just doesn't listen.

Gab is absolutely loving not having a stoma any more ! I can't imagine how she felt starting her first year of college and having to deal with that, but she didn't let it stop her from doing anything for a second.
As for my boys, (yes there are 2) they are basically still on hold as well. My older son goes every 3 months for an ultrasound to check his liver and spleen because they have been enlarged since April of last year. Docs don't seem to think its a big deal, but mom does. My youngest continues to have daily stomach pain, back pain, and fatigue. He is due to have his 14 year physical in a couple of weeks, and I have decided that if his growth is still on or below the 5th percentile then I will finally get more aggressive in finding out whats "wrong" with him. It's just so hard to push the doctors when they only have a few things show on testing, etc.
I constantly question whether Im doing the right thing with them by pushing for tests, then not pushing, then pushing. It's an emotional roller coaster ride honestly. I just hope I don't regret the "not pushing" part later :trolleys:

So have you heard any news on your Aunt yet today ?? I hope she's doing ok..
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02-24-2012, 01:10 PM   #3002
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Thanks T. No news on my aunt yet. She's in a hospital in Texas so they're an hour or two earlier than it is here (it's just past noon here right now) and they told her the surgery would be "at some point in the morning" (she said it's like having cable installed, they give you a very vague timeframe) and since it's still morning there, they might not have even started yet! I forgot to ask how long the surgery would take too. I'm having lunch with my mom and another aunt in an hour so I will see if they've heard anything then. The aunt that's having surgery is the wife of my mom's brother, so I could see if my mom has talked to her brother today. Just got to wait another hour to see my mom and hopefully she'll have more info!

My heart goes out to you, I can't imagine having 3 ill children, let alone being ill myself and 3 of the 4 ill people being undiagnosed! I'm sure it is very much a roller coaster ride and I don't know how you do it. You seem like a very strong person! I'm glad to hear Gab is doing well. It sounds like your doctor is kind of a jerk though! Have you gotten a second opinion? And have they offered any explanation whatsoever as to your older son's enlarged spleen and liver? I am not aware of anything that would cause that, but like you I'd be worried too! Try not to be too hard on yourself, I'm sure it is incredibly difficult to know what is the right thing to do and it sounds like you have a lot of ill people to look after, including yourself. Take care and I hope you and your boys can get some real answers soon, and I hope Gab continues to do well. Hugs!
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I just found out an update about my aunt - she's out of surgery and everything went very well. She's in a recovery room right now and then will be in ICU for probably 24 hours, then they'll move her to a regular room for a few more days and then possibly she can get discharged! She'll still need lots of physical therapy and stuff and will be very limited as to what she can do but she's on the mend and will be okay. Apparently she shattered one neck vertebra and cracked another one so they put rods and pins from c1 through c4 (c2 is shattered and c3 is cracked) to hold everything in place. So she probably won't ever be able to bend or move her neck/head like a normal person again. She loves doing yoga and now she won't be able to do certain yoga poses ever again. But for the most part she'll be okay, no paralysis. Oh, and apparently one of her doctors said that in the accident she also nicked her femoral artery (!!!) but it clotted up and will heal on its own. So she came really, REALLY close to dying both with the broken neck and the femoral artery! WOW she is lucky she's alive and will be okay! I'm very thankful!
02-25-2012, 01:09 AM   #3004
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Cat,
I am SO SO glad your aunt is going to be OK! Yes she is very lucky. She may be limited on some things, but she will get used to her new way of life as she heals, and it will all be OK in the end. There is a reason she is still here God is not ready for her yet

Allie, hope you are doing better and hope you can have a good weekend

Sunshine, how are you feeling? Hope your tummy is doing better

Hope everyone has a great weekend, and I hope I don't fall or bump into anything else in the next few days so my current bruises and boo-boos can heal

you guys!
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02-25-2012, 08:53 AM   #3005
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Hi

I have been reading this forum for a long time and felt it was time I joined!
I have been having symptoms for a couple of years and even though they have found ulcers in my terminal ilium and I have all the classic symptom (my GI has even said that he thinks its crohns) I only have the "suspected crohns" diagnosis.
I really love how supportive everyone is on the forum and I have been feeling so down with everything that I feel it is important to connect with people who understand.
I will write all my symptoms at another time but I am sure you all know what they will be
Thanks for reading my post.
02-25-2012, 10:08 AM   #3006
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hi sunny days! welcome to the forum!
has your doctor given any reasons as to why he wont give you a formal diagnosis?
i can understand why i dont have a diagnosis, because my bowel looked normal on the colonoscopy (just waiting for biopsy results)

everyone is lovely on here. feel free to ask any Q's or vent etc
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Hi Sunny Days, welcome to the club and the forum! Feel free to share more of your story with us. What tests have you had? Is there a plan in place to get you a diagnosis and some treatment & relief? It sounds like your doctors have found some evidence of illness, did they say why it wasn't enough to diagnose? I hope you can get a proper diagnosis soon. Good luck, and again, welcome!

Shan, I hope all your bruises can heal! For what it's worth, I am really klutzy myself and I am always bumping into things and getting bruised too. I don't think I can blame IBD on that, I'm just naturally awkward.

My aunt is doing well and still had a sense of humor even coming out of the anesthesia. Apparently she called my uncle (her husband) right after her surgery, and all she said was that line from Frankenstein: "It's Aliiiiiiive!" Ha ha! I think she'll be just fine.

I hope everyone is having a good weekend! I went to a comedy show last night and it was really good. Laughing really is good medicine and my mood is much improved today. There's nothing quite like seeing live comedy, either. Good stuff!
02-25-2012, 02:42 PM   #3008
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02-25-2012, 07:06 PM   #3009
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Sunny Days - WELCOME! It is SO important to find a place where you feel like others understand. I am still so very thankful for having joined this forum myself. Probably much like you, I was down and out feeling incredibly alone. I just wanted to have someone to talk to that was also experiencing what I was...this is the perfect place. I'm sure you'll feel the special power of everyone's support here in no time. I know I certainly have. And I feel blessed because of it. Thank you all for your support and encouragement.

I was woken again at midnight with my left eye pressure & crazy pain. I didn't go to work today because of it - my vision's now being affected. Luckily the mri and opthamologist appointments are not far off. I've been medicating all day with tramacet. I can still feel the pain, but less so, which is great. Another positive outcome is that i've been sleeping pretty much all day. So i'm working on catching up on all the sleep i've been losing lately. Hopefully my boss doesn't take it out on me too much upon returning to work...sometimes that happens. Not an ideal working environment, but hey...I've made my choice as to where I want to work, so I need to take the bad with the good!

Hope the rest of you are doing well. Cat, great news about your aunt. There is a reason for everything. Her work here is not done yet.

Sunny Days...looking forward to reading your story. You couldn't have picked a better bunch to open up to.
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02-25-2012, 10:47 PM   #3010
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Hi Everyone

Thanks for the warm welcome.
I have had symptoms for 3 years and they are diarrhoea alternating with constipation, blood in on and around stools, nausea, weakness, dizziness, joint pain, stomach pain and migraines.
I have had colonoscopies and 1 found 1 ulcer on the terminal ilium and about a year later there were 3.
Most if my blood work was "normal" thats why he said he hasn't diagnosed it yet because the inflammatory ones are fine but my bowel has the ulcers????.
I have lactose intolerance confirmed by bowel biopsy and now I have fructose malabsorbtion.
About 2 years ago I was anaemic that was the only abnormal blood test I had and I took iron for ages to bring it up now he want it to bottom out again and give me the pill cam as it would cost $2000 if I am not anaemic. I don't understand it if someone is sick and a specialist feels they need a test then it should be done!
I went to the Emergency room a few weeks ago from the pain and the doc there said I think it crohns and I hadn't mentioned it he also said that it can take 10 years to get a full diagnosis and he felt sorry for me because it does take a long time.
Another reason my GI said he wanted to "be sure" was that once its diagnosed the drugs come with there own set of problems and if I travel etc insurance will be an issue well I have issues now.
It is all so confusing.
I am sure I have left things out but I will keep adding if you all don't mind.
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02-26-2012, 04:26 AM   #3011
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Midol is the biggest joke ever. It does NOTHING to help my monthly girl cramps. i'm in so much pain over hereeeeeeeee. plus, 2 of my "friends" no longer are my friends anymore. I guess you find out who your real friends are when you go through so much. It's been a bad night, I've been upset about my friends plus my cramps and normal pains.

Crohn's Mom, you are doing SUCH an amazing job with your children. You are such a strong person, truly!! I know that my mom has been the best care taker with going through tests, and she has not given up through all the years, and now we are very close. I know that your children all appreciate what you are doing. I know that being sick can affect the entire family and I really look up to you, being so strong for all your kids and still being so strong and happy. You are amazing, and to your kids you are definitely their hero. Keep it up, you are amazing!!!

Cat, so glad to know that your aunt will be okay, and that she is alive, that is truly a blessing. Send lots of hugs her way!
02-27-2012, 09:59 AM   #3012
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Sunshine, I'm sorry you've lost some friends over all of this. The ones who stay are the precious gems though.
02-27-2012, 11:45 AM   #3013
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Sunshine, is Midol an NSAID? I can't remember but if it is, don't take that stuff, it could just end up making your tummy troubles worse! And I'm sorry to hear that you've lost a couple friends but Carrie is right, the ones who stick by you are your true friends. Good luck at your appointment today! I hope you get a good result from that awful CT scan!

Sunny Days, I'm not sure how the medical system works there, why would they charge you for the pill cam if you're not anemic? The pill cam is a good test to have, so I hope you are able to get it without having to pay for it. And unfortunately yes, it can sometimes take a really long time to get a diagnosis. I don't know if 10 years is the true average or not - some people get diagnosed right away, and others take forever to get a diagnosis. My aunt (the one I was mentioning earlier who broke her neck) had digestive troubles for many years, literally 30+ years, and only recently got diagnosed with Crohn's herself. Sometimes it takes awhile for scar tissue to become apparent when all the other tests come back normal, I guess. I hope you can get diagnosed soon, it sounds like you're close to a diagnosis but frustratingly not quite there yet.

Bozzy, itchy eyes and a red face sounds to me like it could maybe be an allergic reaction? Did you recently try a new food, or change shampoo or face cream or anything like that?

Ever, I hope you're doing better today. Good luck with the MRI and opthamologist! I don't have eye pain like you described, but I do wonder if this illness somehow affected my eyes. For many years, whenever I went to the eye doctor, one eye would always get one "step" (or whatever you call it) worse. It would alternate too, so one year my left eye would get worse and the next year it'd be my right eye. That was my pattern for like 10 years. Then I got this IBD or whatever it is, and suddenly both eyes improved one step! That was 2 years ago, at my most recent eye exam both eyes are the same as they were, neither changed since getting a bit better. Very weird! I wonder if there's some mild inflammation or something that pushed my eyes back to being a bit better than they were? Or maybe it was just coincidence, I don't know. Still, weird though to get worse and worse and then suddenly a bit better out of the blue!

So how's everyone doing today? I am good, still not sleeping well but otherwise doing great. My brother finally moved out of my house yesterday!!! Yeah!! That is a very good thing, when I initially said he could stay with us I thought it was going to be for a few months. It ended up being a year and a half, and for awhile he was taking drugs and being very hostile towards me and picking fights and just generally being a jerk. He's been a lot better lately but I am still glad he's gone. I'm so, so glad to get my space back and have some peace. I feel relaxed and like a weight has been lifted. This was long overdue and I can't believe he's finally out - thought this day would never come!
02-27-2012, 11:57 AM   #3014
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Awe Sunshine Thanks so much for your kind words ! You're so sweet
Cat is right, don't take the Midol dear ~ Nsaids are not good for you!
Good luck at your appointment today! Hope you get some answers !

Cat, how awesome is it to have your house back ??
I've let a couple of my brothers (I have 7) live with me at different times throughout the years. Never again ! I told my husband after the last one moved the last time to put a sign on our front door that says "NO VACANCIES"
I'm glad your Aunt made it through her surgery safely, and I hope she's getting better and better. I also hope your guts are starting to improve now as the stressors lesson

Bozzy, I agree with Cat ~ sounds like an allergic reaction is happening ! Have you gotten any worse since you posted ? Or did you get it figured out? I hope so Any time there are hives on your face it should be taken very seriously, as they have more of a chance of moving to your mouth and then throat and taking the risk of your throat closing up. Not trying to scare you, but I have MANY allergic reaction to things/meds throughout my life and I have learned the hard way. HOpe you are taking some Benadryl or similar to counteract whatever is happening
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T, 7 brothers!!?? I only have the one, thank goodness! No sisters either, he's my only sibling. But I am with you, there is a "No Vacancy" sign on my door now too! I will turn bro's room back into a guest bedroom, and guests are certainly allowed to stay for a day or even a weekend but no more long-term house guests! We only have one bathroom and I do not like sharing it with others besides hubby!
02-27-2012, 12:13 PM   #3016
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waah! I refreshed this page partway through writing a reply.

Cat - for most orphan diseases, auto-immune, slow-growing cancers, etc, the time to diagnosis is approximately 10 years. It differs slightly if you focus on one particular disease, but they're all around that long.


I got back the glucose results from my ITT, but none of the others. So far, I'm a little concerned because it looks like my readings fluctuated wildly. Is that normal?

9:07 82
9:14 34
9:16 86
9:28 75
9:58 43
10:18 71
02-27-2012, 12:49 PM   #3017
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Hi peeps! I dont know what that reaction was about. but just lasted an hour.. my face just felt red hot and tight. i hadnt eaten anything new.. and i dont wear make up or creams. oh well, at least it didnt get worse!

How is everybody?
02-27-2012, 01:08 PM   #3018
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Bozzy, I'm glad to hear it didn't last! It's crazy what things can cause allergic reactions. My dad once had an allergic reaction to a hotel pillow, he thinks maybe it was the laundry detergent they used on the pillowcase or something like that. He woke up and his face was red and blotchy, but only where it had touched the pillow!

Carrie, I don't know how to interpret those results but I hope you can get them figured out! And that's crazy that it really is a 10 year average to get diagnosed for stuff like this. Well, I've got 2 years down... statistically then I should be diagnosed by age 40 since I'm 32 now! That makes me pretty glad my GI decided awhile back to try to get me into remission rather than do further tests. I'd rather ride out the next 8 years in remission if possible! Well, when it comes down to it I'd rather be in remission forever.

Bozzy, I'm doing well - how have you been aside from the allergic reaction?
02-27-2012, 01:17 PM   #3019
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Bozzy, have you been checked for any mast cell abnormalities? mast cells are what cause allergic reaction. an umbrella syndrome called mastocytosis can cause random 'allergic attacks'.

I get terrible face rash if I stay at a hotel without my own pillowcase. I always either bring my pillow or a clean case to use.


Cat - my endo pulled more of my results from my chart! All of the ACTH results are gone. I'm so annoyed. I know he did this because he doesn't like it that I have my own feelings about my results, but what the hell. Its my body, my results! I'm going to have to open a can of whoop-ass on someone. the only results that get pulled are this doctors results. gr.
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oh and MIDOL can be either an NSAID or acetaminophen depending on which product it is.
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hi carrie, how very interesting. ive not heard about that before. i googled it - and my symptoms dont look the same. its not like hives, just hot and red.

i have suffered a two year period of cold urticaria about 3yrs ago. if any cold water touched me, i broke out in hives.. then it just stopped happening! how strange...

other than that, im doing ok. my hot flushes are starting to return though, with periods of "confusion". - its like im not really there, and lose track mid sentence - oh, and i get flashes in my left eye too. so its all fun in the sun eh?

carrie - have u tried googling the glucose test results? becuase ive not got the foggiest idea what they mean! haha!
02-27-2012, 02:07 PM   #3022
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I have a friend who has systemic mastocytosis which is how I learned about it. She has it pretty bad. She found out after having an MRI and having a terrible reaction where her back tattoo is. weird huh? it took her a long time to be diagnosed and even then it sounds like she was lucky it happened that quick.

I tried so many different ways of googling about the results, but I didn't find anything. Everywhere I've seen results mentioned, the glucose numbers posted all went in order like you'd expect. I didn't find any mention of results where the blood glucose dips back down.
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well, there's only one diagnosis for that im afraid..

.. you've got glucostosis. and we need to chop your arm off. haha
02-27-2012, 02:25 PM   #3024
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will you be getting a follow up consultation with your doc to discuss the results?
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There are still more results he's waiting for, but yeah, we'll end up discussing them. He has an accent though so sometimes I have trouble understanding him.

There are still results outstanding for growth hormone, acth, and cortisol that correlate with the glucose results.
02-28-2012, 07:52 AM   #3026
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i don't have any idea what i'm saying, but i would think your glucose levels would probably be wildly different based on if/when you ate or drank and at what point you are in the digestive process. diabetics get relief pretty quickly when they crash and then eat something. same with hypoglycemia. ???
02-28-2012, 12:41 PM   #3027
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Argh! So frustrated! Sometimes my GI is really good and other times not so much. This seems to be one of those latter times. I called his office to see if I could stop taking the hydrocortisone steroid suppositories, as I think the steroids are part of the reason I'm not sleeping well. His nurse called me back a little while ago and said that I can stop taking the suppositories but I should also stop Asacol for a week (???!!!). Apparently my GI didn't tell the nurse why, so I told her I really REALLY don't want to stop taking Asacol as it's working well for me, and that she should let my GI know that and find out his reasoning behind telling me to stop it for a week. Asacol wasn't part of my question to my GI so I'm really confused as to where this came from. I'm doing so well on Asacol, no way am I going to stop it unless he gives me a really good reason why. It just sucks that I have to keep fighting for treatment even when I'm doing really well! It's a neverending battle. So anyway, she hasn't called back yet. Wish me luck!

Sunshine, how'd the appointment go? Any news? Fingers crossed for you!

Carrie, sounds like your doctor is being as frustrating as mine is! Is he even allowed to pull results from your chart? That sounds fishy to me. Did he pull them from the online thing? Could you call or go to his office and request printouts of every test result so that you have them? I don't think he can legally deny you access to your own test results and medical records.

In other news, I started my period yesterday - and so far at least, NO cramping or pain whatsoever!!! It's like a miracle, it actually shocked me. I went to the bathroom yesterday evening and when I wiped, there was a bit of blood on the TP. I figured I must have a new hemmie or fissure but felt no pain back there and couldn't figure out where the blood was coming from for a minute, until I realized it was coming from my lady parts and not my bottom. Hah! That's definitely a first! I have been drinking more chamomile tea than usual as someone (flowergirl?) said it can help with the monthly cramps and hormone shifts. Hmm, very interesting! I love tea so I will continue on with the chamomile, it can't hurt and might be helping!
02-28-2012, 12:49 PM   #3028
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Hi Cat, not posted here for a bit but still lurking. Your GI has a bit of a habit of stopping/suggesting you stop meds via the nurse with no good reason.
Could you write a formal letter asking that he either speaks/emails you with reasons behind changes to meds etc or that he fully briefs the nurse as to why he is doing so. That way you won't keep having to chase around and get stressed with each GI contact. Explain that you are merely trying to be in full control of your condition and being part of the decision making process is important to be able to do this.
One of the most important parts of a doctor /patient relationship and therefore trust is that the doctor informs you of your choices and allows you to make an informed choice as to which option you prefer...a skill that quite a few medics seem to completely lack!
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Thank you Little Miss H, that is a good idea. Sometimes my GI calls me himself, and other times he has his nurse call me. Sometimes I get a call back the same day and other times it can take a week to hear back from him. And of course sometimes he says he'll refill my Asacol with no problem and other times he says stop taking it! He isn't consistent in a lot of ways and it does stress me out. I think I will write him a letter letting him know that and how it affects me and my ability to get the best treatment for my illness. He of all people should know that undue stress is not good for the guts, even for undiagnosed people! Ugh.
02-28-2012, 01:19 PM   #3030
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I sent a message to tech support. He can 'deselect' results from my view so I have to ask him about it directly. I find it terribly annoying, but whatever. The results are released around midnight and I get an email when they are. I'm just going to write them all down. I'm trying to give him the benefit of the doubt right now. He is an older gentleman with a strong accent, and I really think he's old fashioned and needs to be in control of the situation. It probably drives him up a wall that I know the results as fast as he does, and I research them. He hasn't pulled all of my test results, but I looked back into the past last night and discovered that he did pull all of the test results related to ACTH except for the oldest one which I bet he just missed. So I've told Kelly that I think a week from today should be reasonable to wait on calling him. Do you agree? He has nearly all of the results now, the others will just define the curve better.

Speaking of this, I got more results back last night, but I'm still missing some of the cortisol and acth readings. my GH peaked an hour after injection at 3.52 ng/ml. My ACTH results began at 546 pg/ml, the lowest result I have thusfar is at 30 minutes - its 83. So far, I have a cortisol peak of 21.1 ug/dl which, I think, is normal. its also an hour after injection. My ACTH has been consistently high whenever tested (its been tested for 2-3 years now). standard range is 8-42.

It's really really hard to wait a week to call him!! I'm feeling a little scared right now. Here's my scary worst case but realistically possible scenario. so keep in mind its worst case! but it has merits that worry me, and I hope, worry my endo enough to do more testing, mris, etc.

I've gone down this path before and turned back because my cortisol isn't high. I guess it is usually high with a high ACTH, but it doesn't have to be (for unknown reasons? I'd assume its because the body takes a break, I mean, how much cortisol can it squeeze out before it needs a vacation? makes sense to me, but I'm not an adrenal gland.) This would lead to the potential diagnosis of Cushing's Disease (the ACTH being so high seems to be indicative of one or more adenomas, particularly in the pituitary gland. there is a slight difference between cushing's disease and the umbrella cushing's syndrome). Ok that sucks, because Hello, tumor!, but I cannot find any other references to ACTH being consistently extremely high.

The next thing is that low growth hormone. What sucks here is that GH replacement is a shot in the bum!! and it can be caused by more tumors, or adenomas if you're being nice.

Ok moving forward to my healed gastritis and ulcer, my ridiculously high dose of prilosec, and the fact that my acid issues seem even worse.. well, that can be caused by gastrin-secreteing, you guessed it, adenomas! (this should be a drinking game, if you drink). These are normally found in the pancreas and can be too small to see during tests. Biopsy during upper endoscopy will not always show their presence because they can be small and sparse.

All of these different adenomas are rare, even more rarely are they metastatic. It's very likely that none of this is true, but its so rare that what if he doesn't think to look and it is true? I only mention all of them because they like each other enough to occur together. it's a party!

I've been skidding around tumors, who wants it to be a tumor? But it really could be a tumor, it could be a little pain in the butt tumor that can be removed, or one that just gets suppressed. A decent percentage of the population are assumed to have multiple little tumors that don't cause any symptoms and go completely unnoticed until death. Some of them get a little jiggy with it.

If you can't tell, I'm a little edgy today It'll lessen.

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