I’m in shock right now. Serious shock.
I may have just stumbled upon one complete diagnosis that explains all the ailments that plagued me since childhood. All of my symptoms were individually diagnosed, but NOT the actual full issue. I’m stunned. I can’t say that enough.
I have been dx’ed with food allergies and sensitivities (for example my stomach throws a tantrum if I have dairy or artificial sweeteners).
I have adhd. I’m extremely hyper active.
I’m a functional Aspie (the joys of being in the autism spectrum).
I have O.C.D. Ask me about how I always have to spin the inside of a dryer.
I’m a horrible insomniac. Me and Tylenol PM are very close friends.
I have eczema.
I’m dyslexic despite being a some what efficient writer and a decent reader.
From the hours of 7 am – 1 pm I am a cranky jerk. I’ve don’t like mornings.
I’m wired at night. Not anything I consider weird especially since I detest daylight.
I am overly sensitive to sunlight and sound. Easily fixed with sun glasses.
My husband jokes I have the cold hands of death.
Before this year, I spent the last 10 depressed, riddled with anxiety, and paranoid.
I don’t do crowds well. (I’m autism spectrum so this fits in line with that).
All my joints crack and pop. My knuckles crack when I make a fist. I always thought it was kind of cool.
I can’t eat before 12 pm. The thought of doing so makes me sick to my stomach.
I get motion sickness. My husband likes to whip the car around in circles just to watch my cheeks puff out.
Apparently all this plus more (I left out some stuff just cause I could go on and on) points to a metabolic disorder called Pyroluria which can be an underlying cause of schizophrenia, autism, bipolar disorder, and a few other things. It’s a B6 / Zinc deficiency and can be managed quieter effectively by supplements and a specialized diet.
Funny thing is, I usually drink a Monster every day (for about a year now) and my depression has been gone for about the same time. No, I’m not saying I can fix this by chugging Monster… in fact, I should stop because the diet specifically mentions no sugar. I need to manage this in a healthy way.
So step 1 is to see my doctor and get some testing done. They need to know if I really do have this, what my levels are at, then they can work out a supplement plan to treat it. This should be very interesting…
The thing that makes this also dramatic is that pyroluria is hereditary. Deedee suffers from a similar set of symptoms as me. Not only can the discovery help me, it can help her.
No doctor has ever tested me for this before. I could be solving an illness that plagued my family and my extended family!