I have suffered episodes of violent illness, onset by what appears to be from fatigue (lack of sleep) and higher stress situations. I went to a gastro doc that did every test imaginable and he thought intestinal migraines may be a possible diagnosis, but really felt it was metobolic in nature. I am under the care of an endocrinologist that thought it may be a side effect to Glumetza, which I've taken for several years for poly cystic ovaries. I've been off the Glumetza for 6 weeks, and just had one of my episodes of violent vomiting and diarrhea, cold sweats, shaking and complete shutdown that requires days to recover. I have found that a glucose tablet helps to curb the symptoms initially but doesn't solve my problem. I had an ACTH Stimulation test where my adrenal response was normal. I've also had 24 hr urine tests, and tests to measure my glucose after fasting and all have been normal. I appreciate any advice. I am at a complete loss on what may be happening.
According to the data you provided (lack of sleep, anxiety, vomiting, diarrhea, cold sweats, shaking, tests for diabetes and suprarenal gland normal), you might have experienced hyperthyrodism.
Hyperthyrodism is a condition in which the thyroid gland is overactive, thus it produces a surplus of thyroid hormones. The most common symptoms include: weight loss, anxiety, weakness, fatigue, irritability, sweating and pretibial myxedema. The person might feel heart palpitations, and/or arrhythmias. Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea might also be present. Most of these symptoms are due to the increased metabolism, since the thyroid glandâs hormones control the metabolism.
You might want to visit an endocrinologist for a physical examination and hormonal laboratory tests for the thyroid gland. If elevated thyroid glandâs hormones are detected in the blood, the doctor might recommend additional tests (Ultrasound scan of the thyroid gland, thyroid scintigraphy-method in which radioactive iodine is administered). The treatment would depend on the exact cause (located in the thyroid gland itself or in the hypohysis-controller of the thyroid gland).
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