Should I consult a Doctor?
I'll try and make this brief. Im a 37 yr.old female. I'm not overweight, but on the higher end of "normal."
I was diagnosed w/ high blood pressure at 30; no family history. Don't drink or smoke. Controlling it w/ Beta Blockers.
At 35, I felt like i had the flu for 3 months or so before going to my PCP. Joint pain was the worst symptom. Fatigue, and hair loss a close second, and third.
Blood test showed neg. Flu, but positive ANA antibodies. Went to a Rheum. and had more tests. Positive for DS DNA. Lupus diagnosed w/ meds.
The problem is that I don't feel like I have Lupus. Aside from clinical findings, there are no physical symptoms.
Currently, I am having intermittant tingling, and numbness in my toes on both feet. My hands and toes are always cold, but not discolored.
I am shedding my hair a lot. I can see my scalp thru my thinning hair, but not balding or patches.
The oddest thing I have, is a constant sweet taste in my mouth. Almost as if I've sucked on candy made of equal or sweet in low. I can taste food, and drinks, but as soon as that flavor leaves the sweetness comes back.
I get dizzy frequently, and I've noticed my hands feel weak, and shaky before dinner- almost nightly.
I'm not overly thirsty, but urine output is more than what I drink. I am hungry constantly, and even though I have a sweet taste in my mouth, I'm craving more sweets.
Should I consult my Doctor? Should I mention Diabetes?