I am hoping that somebody can point me in the right direction. For the past four years I have been sick without a diagnosis.
- excessive sleeping (12-14 hours)
- overall feeling of illness *malaise*
- hair loss
- fatigue and body aches (intermittent)
- aphasia (difficulty finding words)
- difficulty concentrating
- frequent colds, sinus problems
Positive Autoimmune Tests
ANA 1:160 (homogenous) - 2009
ANA 1:320 (speckled) - 2010
ANA 1:640 (speckled) 2011
Negative Autoimmune Results:
-TPO, TG (thyroid)
In 2009, TSH started climbing upward, it is now controlled by Synthroid. Dr. suspected Hashimoto's, but thyroid anti-autobodies were negative.
Ferritin is consistently low, despite use of supplements.
IgM - slightly low
Glucose - 4.2
Sleep study: mild sleep apnea, good oxygen saturation.
Cardiac study: mild tricuspid regurgitation, no need for follow up
Brain CT: mild frontal atrophy, unexpected for age, otherwise normal
Brain MRI: cerebellar tonsils 4mm, normal sinuses
Chest x-ray: unremarkable
As you can see, I've been well evaluated. Nothing stands out.
In the meantime, I've had to take a leave from my graduate degree studies, as I cannot focus and have difficulty writing.
Some days when I exercise, I feel fine, other times - like a truck hit me. It is random.
I feel sleepy constantly. (despite wearing a dental appliance for apnea).
Can anyone think of anything I might be missing?