My story starts with losing my sense of smell, a year ago out of nowhere I could no longer smell a single thing. I went to my PCP who did her normal checks and put me on 3 days worth of super antibiotics to ensure it wasn’t an infection of some sort. After this did not resolve my issue she sent me to an ENT for evaluation. After scoping and probing and prodding, I was told I had thyroid issues and had to be given a CAT Scan and Biopsy of my nodule/goiter covered thyroid. It was determined I needed to be placed on thyroid meds and no cancer found at this time.
But I still could not smell, next stop MRI of the brain, it was found I had white spots on my brain and the MRI was considered abnormal. I went to one Neurologist who stated the white spots on the brain were from migraines ( I had never been diagnosed with any form of headaches till this past Friday but have had a headache daily in one severity or another every day since I was 16).
I became frustrated that Dr’s couldn’t seem to tell me why I all of a sudden would lose my sense of smell and just generally being dismissed because of my age or whatever other reason they could come up with. I went about thinking no one is ever going to help me.
I decided to go to a Wellness specialist to see if she could help determine the issue. After weeks of meeting/ supplements/ blood work/genetic testing etc. In June after I had a spell of feeling like my entire body was sunburnt for 4 days, but hey like walking around in flames in the middle of AZ summer time isn’t delightful enough.
So let’s recap real quick: (Symptoms/Etc)
Loss since of smell over a year ago
Had ENT scope/CT SCAN/MRI/ Biopsy
Thyroid covered in nodules and 2 in goiter
HPA Axis/ Progesterone Steal
Vitamin D Deficient
Hormonal issues ( Testerone too high than too low/ No or sporadic menstruation)
Pins and Needles over the entire body
The entire left side of the body has become numb in the last couple weeks
Double or blurry vision
Pain in the right shoulder
Pain in the pelvis and rib cage that feels like my bones are crushing me internally
Ringing in ears/head
Trouble swallowing causing issues with choking and speaking
Could all of this be based off migraines?