What Do Fatigue, Weight-gain And Depression Indicate?
Please clarify your menstrual history
Dear Ma'am, I have gone through your question and I understand your concerns but I would recommend that you clarify you menstrual cycle history and whether you have been experiencing any irregularities to be able to help you further and to determine whether these symptoms are premenopausal or not .. kind regards
Hypothyroidism or premenopausal syndrome
The symptoms you are experiencing could be due to hypothyroidism which is a decreased level of thyroid hormone produced by thyroid gland .. This leads to unexplained weight gain, laziness , decreased energy and chronic fatigue .. This can be diagnosed by a blood test of T3,T4 and TSH levels and can be easily treated with thyroid hormone replacement therapy..
Another possible cause is premenopausal syndrome in which gradual decrease of estrogen hormone production occurrs , this can lead to unexplained weight gain , hard nipples , dry vagina and hot skin without elevated body temperature ..
This can be diagnosed by a blood test of day 3 estrogen level and can be treated with estrogen replacement therapy..
The tingling that spreads from your hand to your arms can be due to neuritis or due to an early carpal tunnel syndrome .. so I would recommend that you take vitamin b 12 supplements daily .. of no improvement occurs then please get a neurological examination to exclude carpal tunnel syndrome ..
I hope you find this helpful
Ulnar nerve compression
if you experience numbness of your pinky finger then this excludes the possibility of carpal tunnel syndrome and raises the possibility of ulnar tunnel syndrome ..
Ulnar tunnel syndrome occur due to ulnar nerve compression or entrapment at the level of the elbow .. This could be due to cyst formation at the elbow joint ( ganglion cyst) or due to injury ..
I would recommend that you get a neurological examination of your hand and arm together with an X-ray of your elbow ..
if diagnosis is confirmed then according to the extent of nerve compression, the treatment will be decided either by anti-inflammatory medications and physiotherapy or by surgery to decompress the nerve ..
I hope I answered your question.
if you don't have any other clarifications then please close the discussion..