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Old 03-14-2012, 09:14 AM   #1
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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?

 
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Old 03-20-2012, 01:58 AM   #2
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Re: Should I consult a Doctor?

I think you should. Mention also Anemia and Hypothyroidism (for fatigue and hair loss).

A fasting blood glucose might not reveal if you have post-prandial high glucose levels. So I think a Glucose Tolerance Test might be more useful, preferably with C-peptide levels tested as well (both fasting and hourly).

For Anemia, your Hgb can be normal, but you still might have a latent form of it, like low Ferritin (if it's iron deficiency). For hypothyroidism, TSH is not enough. You'd need Free T3 and Free T4 levels tested as well. And it wouldn't harm if you had thyroid antibodies (both TPO and TG) tested.

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Old 04-27-2012, 07:27 PM   #3
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Re: Should I consult a Doctor?

Some of those symptoms are of MS. Don't freak out I'm just throwing it out there to maybe look into yourself. Lupus and MS have symptoms closely related to each other.

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