Is this a mental illness or could I have some kind of hormone or physiological problem?
I feel the cold really really easily. Other people will tell me it's not that cold or they will be sitting there in a t shirt and I will have a thick coat and a heater on. I thought I might have a thyroid problem but the doctor tested 1 of my thyroid hormones along with some other things and they didn't find anything unusual.
I have really dry and itchy skin.
I have mood swings where I will get really angry or agitated for no apparent reason or get upset over something really minor. I can feel hyper and extremely tired at the same time.
The doctor thinks I definitely have a mental illness and prescribed me a mood stabilizer. I don't like to take it because it makes me gain a lot of weight and it makes me sleepy if I take regularly. But I wonder if there is some other explanation for my symptoms that is not mental illness. If I could have a hormone imbalance? Or even lacking something in my diet?
I eat a balanced diet but I maybe don't eat as much vegetables and fruit as I should.
Has anyone experienced anything similar to this?