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    Starting to lose hope..
    An_251229 posted:
    Three years ago I started to get extremely sick. I have spent two years in bed after being poked and tested for just about everything possible. I am a 27 year old guy whose pituitary gland stopped functioning. My testosterone and thyroid hormones were basically non-existent. I have to take daily thyroid medications and every couple of months have testosterone pellets implanted in my hip.

    My life has been flipped upside down and I honestly feel like i'm in the twilight zone. I deal with daily fatigue and extreme pain all over my body. I've never experienced being this TIRED!! I have broken bones, sprained joints, and torn tendons. This pain never ends! I can't sleep because it keeps me up and every morning I wake up feeling like death. No medication even makes it bearable. My memory, mood, interest, and feelings have changed dramatically! I used to be an energetic, smart, athletic, fun, social guy.. working to finish my degree and because of this I had to drop out of school. I had to quit my job and move in with my parents. It's awesome being 27 and living with your parents let me tell you! Now I spend my days and nights laying in bed watching TV. It's been a year here with my parents and I just want my old life back or part of it!

    Due to the mood swings before getting my hormones regulated.. I drove away my best friend/girlfriend. Not having hormones made me angry! I said and did things that I can't even understand! I am so EMBARRASSED that I did those things. The worst part of it all is that I feel awful that I hurt her and I can't take away the pain I caused her. She thinks i'm that horrible monster that I was when I was sick.

    I'm broke..sick.. in pain.. and I have come to the point where I cry everyday and I don't think I can keep making myself think this is going to get better.

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