So, I went to the doctor's yesterday with my loving boyfriend and I got diagnosed with Turner's Syndrome *sigh* My karyotype tested positive much to my dismay
And, also, I tested positive for osteopenia from my dexa scan as well. So, I have to get my bones back into shape so it doesn't progress into fractures and such. Anyone have helpful advice for me? I would appreciate anything!
I have more testing coming up back with my normal clinic, but, it's just double checking things because of my brand new diagnosis. My thyroid tested fine and well as my adrenal glands too so that's good. I was also told that I do have a chance for children so that made me really happy!
Also, I'm being re-tested for Celiac with IgA and IgG testing. My endocrinologist didn't like the other test (which I've posted the results on these forums) or something - that was a confusing part of the appointment.
Last night - was the first time I have cried for that long in years.
I finally got to visit my now official endocrinologist yesterday morning and it has completely left me shaking to my core. I don't want to bore everyone with tiny details so I'm just going to talk about the most important facts - if I don't vent and cope, it's going to eat me. She told me, that my first doctor who ordered my hormone tests should have, is that I basically have no more estrogen in my system. It was un-measurable. This and something else, which I can't remember now thank to all of this news, make her think I might have P.O.F (Primary Ovarian Insufficiency). And, to go along with this, that I also could have Turner's Syndrome. She also said that my CT scan for my pituitary gland was normal, but that an MRI would have been better.
...........just. wow. I thought I was healthy. I thought everything was basically fine. My boyfriend and I have been talking about getting married and having children someday so happily within the last few weeks. What am I going to tell him...? Is he still going to want to be with me? He wants to be a father....
I now have a packet of blood tests (including thyroid ones), a multiple-time cortisol test plus a dexa scan and another ultrasound lined up. I'm also going&prescribed to begin HRT after I get these tests done.
Plus, Celiac is of course still not off the table quite yet because of: my non-diagnosed IBS, I probably have the DH skin rash and now my possible Turner's.
*sigh* My depression has kicked into high gear. So much so that I may actually look into depression medicinal help or counseling.
I'm trying to stay positive, though! I just have to accept all of this because it's not going to ever go away. It will take time, though.
So, thanks to the amazing people of this site I took their advice and convinced my doctor to order my Celiac Blood Panel and she did. She was so sweet and tested me for H. Pylori before we even discussed Celiac (which - I knew it wasn't it because I was on antibiotics last month!). She listened to everything I had to say, knew that I had to be eating gluten for the tests to be accurate, and even let me show her the entire Celiac panel and offered to add them before she found out the healthcare system already has a full Celiac panel on file for lab testing orders. Also, she added it to her lab testing favorites in the computer, too.
Anyways, I walked into to my local hospital this morning and the lab took three vials of blood for my testing. I am curious, though - it that going to be enough for the entire panel?
-tTG IgA and tTG IgG
-DGP IgA and DGP IgG
-Total Serum IgA
-AGA IgA and AGA IgG
Anyways, thanks everyone and here's to finding out my results soon!
Update (9/23/14): Called my doctor's office and they have my results in! They've been having issues with getting results, so I had to wait till this week for an appointment anyways. Tomorrow is the big day - I find out. Will get help tomorrow evening from everyone here