I was a very talented medical professional at the top of my field before this dd got me. Mine may have originated due to having had a pituitary adenoma which infarcted and took out part of my anterior pituitary. That occurred despite my attempts to get my doctors to listen to me. I had symptoms and had begun to gain weight, have fatigue, have difficulty sleeping, and other things. I was told I was "trying to be superwoman." So much for doctors listening. At any rate, I have gained tremendous weight, had to quit practicing due to the sleep disorder and short term memory loss, sleep disorder, and then having injured four discs in my neck and four in my back. I have gained so much weight, developed a very difficult form of glaucoma, had to have surgery after lasers did not help, the surgery failed, had to have it redone, formed a traumatic cataract from the second surgery, popped a disc while having the second glaucoma operation on the operating table because they didn't put enough pillows under my back. I need to have a gastric band, but the insurance is giving me trouble. I am going to go to their office and sit there and scare everyone, if I have to. I was confined to an electric wheelchair due to my back, and arm problems when my back was really bad. I now have to use a scooter if I go any distance at all. I have developed a mitral valve problems and a tachycardia because I took Fen-Phen. I then developed bilateral thoracic outlet syndrome, but having the neck facet joints injected and the neck manipulated relieved that. I am becoming insulin resistant, keep sinus infections, get yeast infections from the antibiotics, have begun to have rectal bleeding and have a history of colon cancer in the family. I had four precancerous polyps removed last year and have to go back for more because of the bright red blood. I was a gourmet cook but that is down the drain. I had an IQ of 160 and now, sometimes I can't remember if I had breakfast, transpose numbers, will repeat a date or a time and then write down something very different. I live near Houston, TX and I simply CANNOT TOLERATE THE HEAT, PARTIALLY FROM FM AND PARTIALLY DUE TO THE PITUITARY. I have ground my teeth down and cracked them and have ten crowns. I have sleep apnea from the weight gain, but my other sleep is so disturbed that MY DOCTOR GOT A RELEASE SO HE COULD USE MY SLEEP LAB AND MY SLEEP TAPE AT A NATIONAL MEETING, WHICH IS DEFINITELY NOT GOOD. My husband cannot sleep with me because I kick and move all night long. It is not a good thing when the sleep tech tells you that they HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYONE THRASH ABOUT LIke YOU. Now, I overdid it preparing for Hurricane Rita and melted down. I developed tendonitis in my right arm and elbow and it swelled to twice its' size. Voltaren has helped but it is tearing up my stomach. My cholesterols are fine, but my insulin is 27 and my CRP is 27. I was an accomplished, intelligent, highly motivated, go-getter, aclaimed in my profession, spoke on the subject throughout the country, taught, taught Sunday School, was the Team Mom on all my son's athletic teams, had the energy of three people. Now, I HAVE BECOME A BIG FAT, NOT ABLE TO DO ANYTHING, SHADOW OF MY FORMER SELF AND I HAVE TO ADMIT THAT I HAVE BECOME TOTALLY OVERWHELMED BY ALL THESE PROBLEMS. I shouldn't be so whoa is me, as we all have very severe problems, but I miss who I was and I hate who I have become and I just needed to vent. Thanks.