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Old 12-26-2011, 06:12 PM   #1
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lipids and autoimmune connection?

Is there a connection between problems with lipids (high cholesterol), circulatory problems, tingling parts which feels 'connected' to each other, and autoimmune problems? I also become ravanous for food (fat&salt), and left sided tingling on chest and tongue. Also a chronic dry cough. And serious fatigue and sleepiness. I do have Xanthomas (which are bumps on skin caused by high cholesterol) which I figured out myself but have not discussed with doctors yet.

I have no idea how this is all related. Most MRI and blood tests come back within range, and I it seems my undiagnosed problem falls into a number of catagories. Anyone else like this? If my doctors don't know what is wrong or are dragging their feet, what should I try to get them to focus on?

 
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Re: lipids and autoimmune connection?

High cholesterol can be associated with autoimmune thyroid diseases, which can be easily diagnosed by a simple blood test. The food craving may be caused by a large variety of things. You do not mention if you have weight issues, either under or over, or if your Doctor's have determined that you have high cholesterol. Circulatory problems can cause tingling sensations but may or may not be associated with an autoimmune disease. You don't mention what you had an MRI for or what labs were off. I guess I would start with the xanthomas. I would have a Dr diagnose your your skin concern and go from there. For instance, if it is a xanthoma, how can it and the high cholesterol be treated? I of course am just a patient, but if I don't understand something, I ask my doctor to explain it until I do. I do hope you don't have AI problems, but keep us posted.

 
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