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hi! i am a 38 year old female. i am having several issues that might be related to 1 thing but i'm not for sure.ii lost my job 8 months ago. for the past 6 months i have gained 45 pounds. i dont see how this is because i barely feel like eating and if i do it is maybe once a day. i have no energy at all,i do how ever take a womans vitamin once a day. my blood pressure has been running from 160/111-139/89. i am so sluggish that when i start doing something i get out of breathe fast(i have never smoked) and when i feel like i'm going to pass out. i don't sleep well at all,and i am forgeting things and i feel really confused sometimes. i get frequant nose bleeds sometimes it will happen while i'm trying to sleep.my monthly cycle has been way off as well.my periods have last a whole month going non stop. i had my tubes tied 6 years ago after the birth of my last child. i have never felt like this before. I have 6 kids and i have always been very active. my normal weight has been 140;now it has been 196. please tell me what do you think is wrong with me.
Tue, 6 Sep 2011
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Hi,Syndey,
Thanks for query,
it seems multiple systems are involved in your problem.
It requires complete evaluation of your case.
Go for following investigations before we conclude any thing,
1,Thyroid check up,
2,S. cholesterol and lipid profile,
3,Blood sugar,fasting and post lunch,
4,complte heart check up with ECG,
5,Gynaec check up with ultra sound,
6,Daily bp recording chart,
After all reports your physician will advice and go for treatment.
Ok and bye.

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hi welcome to health care magic.see as these all issue start after you leave the job it may be like some kind of depression .you should do regular exercise and yoga.try to find another job as you said you were very active before.you also check your blood for lipid profile,RBS,THYROID T3,T4,TSH,KIDNEY PROFILE also check your blood pressure once a week and monitor if it still high then you have to start antihypertensive medicine.but first you have come out from your inner sadness ,leave tention then you got all your answer of your question.
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