There is something wrong with me but no doctor has been able to figure out what it is. My best guess is that it is another autoimmune, but I have no idea which one. I was hoping someone would have some idea what it is.
3 years ago, I got a stomach virus (similar to the one I got a few months before being diagnoses with diabetes) and since I have been ridiculously tired, so tired that I went to a sleep specialist. He said I have "delayed sleep cycle" and my internal clock is on "california time" aka I am about 3 hours off. Whatever, I just wanted to fix it. I was put on Provigil (a med that I recently found out was used to keep narcoleptics awake during the day). I was awake during the day and survived most of high school.
Junior year, another stomach virus. After a few miserable months, I realized that it was wheat. The gastroentrologist said I didn't have Celiac's. I stopped eating gluten just to save myself the sickness.
Senior year I was tired again, I could not concentrate, and I lost all motivation. My sugars went through the roof, which just made my problem worse. I was really frustrated because my grades tanked (didn't matter though, senior just didn't), almost didn't apply to colleges (I finished one application, the one for my dream school of Johns Hopkins. My mom sent in applications to 3 safety school because I couldn't do it. Luckily I got into Hopkins in mid-December, so the rest of the year didn't matter. I also had thick mucous in the back of my throat that made breathing through my mouth nearly impossible. 2 ear/nose/throat doctors did not know what it was. I went to psychiatrists as a final attempt. Once again, they didn't know and I was put on medication to keep me awake and somewhat increase my concentration.
College started and in the first year, my symptoms were somewhat under control. They randomly flared the ugly faces and made school difficult, but I survived freshman year.
Sophomore year, everything is horrible. I am tired all the time, I cannot concentrate long enough to study or take a test, and my memory is crap compared to what it used to be. I used to be able to read a chapter in a textbook once and then ace a test on it. I used to remember everyone's birthday, now it's an accomplishment to get the correct name with the face. I still can't breathe through my mouth. These symptoms sound exactly like hypothyroidism, but I went to 2 doctors to ensure that I was fully tested for it. According to the blood test, my levels are fine. One doctor put me on a low dose med for hypothyroidism, but that made me sick with hyper symptoms.
This is a long post, but to sum it up, I don't know what's wrong and I haven't found a doctor who has either. I need help. It has gotten to a point that if I am not better by the end of the year, I will have to drop out of school to bounce from Hopkins doctor to Hopkins doctor until I can go back. I really don't want to do that. Please, if you have any ideas, let me know.