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My hair has started falling out, I'm constantly fatigued, I

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My hair has started falling out, I'm constantly fatigued, I have several bruises on my legs & a few on my arm that I don't remember getting. The fatigue is probably r/t very little sleep (I have a small child who doesn't sleep through the night) but the lack of sleep has been going on for 2 years & the fatigue has been worse over the past month. I also experience occasional heart palpitations & SOB. My resting heart rate tends to be 90-120 and irregular. I have had a stress test a year ago and was told I have "inappropriate tachycardia, was advised to cut out caffeine and not prescribed meds. I had my yearly OB physical last month - MP & chol are fine. I take a multi vitamin every day, the only medical condition is RLS,controlled with Mirapex. I am a 34 year old female, am about 60 lbs overweight. I don't eat super healthy but notbad either, & I exercise by walking or elliptical machine 20-30 minutes 3-5 x/week. What could be causing the exhaustion, hair loss, palpitations?

Hi there

Have your had your thyroid function checked?

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
It has been checked a few times. I started gaining weight rapidly a few years ago, 100 pounds in 3 years with no changes in diet or exercise, so my doctors checked it out, but it was fine. I don't lose weight easily at all. I followed weight watchers religiously and did not lose one pound.

It may be time to see an Endocrinologist...someone who specializes in the Endocrine system of your body. There may be metabolic disorders involved. They will run a gammett of tests to make sure nothing has been overlooked.

Also a Cardiologist might give you some insight into what's going on also.

Have you had a stress test, echocardiogram, pulmonary function tests??

Customer: replied 8 years ago.

Yes I've had a stress test and an echo. No pulmonary function test.

Someone else said I shoulmd see an endocrinoligist when I had my daughter because I never produced breast milk.

Someone else said I may have anemia (causing the fatigue), but I'm not sure about the bruising and hairloss. I lose several small clumps of 20-30 hairs everytime i shower.

My family just says i am tired and anxious.

Well, bruising and fatigue makes me wonder if something is going on like a blood disorder. However, the anemia will cause shortness of breath and fatigue.

It just sounds like there is so much going on that I think a referral to an Endocrinologist would be a great place to start.

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