I'm sure there is a thread about this somewhere but didn't find anything, so forgive any repeat questions!
I'm curious what other diagnoses people have in addition to their narcolepsy. I try not to be a hypochondriac but I have had so many physical changes and health problems I'm to the point where something has got to give.
Starting college in 2007, I started to get sick quite often, bad bronchial infections and the flu that wouldn't clear up for 5-6 weeks at a time. I had my wisdom teeth out then jaw surgery for TMJ/arthritic joint from grinding the cartilage out between my joints. Summer after graduating in 2011 my doctor found I had hypothyroidism and narcolepsy April 2012. Sinus infections started soon after, and one big infection after starting my Nuvigil I lost 18 pounds in 2 weeks and have continued to lose 5ish (143 to 120), I got the shingles in January and had sinus surgery this past February because most were filled with polyps or just swollen shut, all while continuing to get terrible headaches and infections.
On top that, my headaches/eye throbbing has yet to subside, I've become very light and air sensitive and see stars and lights, my skin goes through periods of awful pain from light touch, arms and hands tingle, my fingers/toes get hot red and swollen randomly, my face gets red and splotchy out of nowhere, my body aches constantly, I have the worst memory, started getting stomach issues, and I get holes in my gums-canker sores won't even cut it as a description!-along with the back of my mouth shedding. I also get little bumps on my skin that itch and recently had a bad reaction to Bactrim that gave me hives and tongue infection. The worst is this past week I've started to get a very frequent heart flutter...I get the random pounding palpitation in the middle of my chest that takes your breath for a moment but the past couple days it's been a few times an hour extra beats fluttering near my throat.
Let me just say that reading this dramatic tale would probably make me roll my eyes too, but I am willing to risk sounding a bit crazy for any information. I have looked up every autoimmune disorder and my neuro referred me to a rheumatologist when I mentioned some of these new issues. Any info you have or diagnoses you feel comfortable sharing would be great to hear...any number of these issues alone wouldn't bother me but I just turned 24 and was extremely fit my whole life as a competitive dancer now I have doctors calling me Benjamin Button saying I'm aging in dog years from how many problems hit me recently, so thanks in advance for any advice-- also sorry in advance for actually getting through this rant!! : )