Just got back from the doctor, and that is a new diagnosis. Graves Disease, an autoimmune disorder. It does, however, explain many of my symptoms--increased sweating, intolerance to heat, insomnia, muscle pain, rapid heart beat, shortness of breath, anxiety, and the list goes on and on. In fact I have almost all of the symptoms aside from weight loss, which the doctor says is a misnomer when it comes to the thyroid, and puffy eyelids. Now it will be the endocrinologist as well as the pulmonologist I have to see, plus a two day scan on the thyroid.
Amazingly, with all the crap I put in my system, my cholesterol level is perfect. I am pre-diabetic, but the doctor said with my new diet, that should be well under control and not to worry. Blood pressure was back up to 166 over 110, but I did have a stressful situation while on the way over to her office. The moment I left the house it started to pour, thunder and lightning, the works. The bus stop is across the street, but the bus was a long time coming. When it arrived it was still pouring, and my umbrella was difficult to close. The next thing I knew I had sliced my finger open on it. So, when I got on the bus, the blood was dripping, the umbrella was dripping, my metrocard gave me a rough time, and nobody got up to give this old lady with a cane a seat.
When the doctor heard that tale, she said "No wonder." Needless to say, my medication regimen has been changed.