Another thyroid person w/ lupus questions
I'm Michele and I am suffering thyroids problems, right now it is being called painful tyrioditis and toxic multinodular goiter. Today I posted on the board about so symptoms I've been having more often and it was suggested I be checked for lupus.
I've had chronic joint pain for years, I self medicated with vicodine until i found myself in full blown addiction. I stop taking all narcotics in July 05 and since then the pain in my body is back and greater. I've also had terrible headaches always at the base of my skull, almost daily, I have one now but it's more on the right side tonight. In addition, I've always suffered intermitent butterfly redness on my cheeks and nose and never knew why, of late it has become a daily occurance and it can happen even when I'm freezing. Lastly, a week ago I had a sore in mouth. I've never had anything like it before, it was a round white sore and the tissue around it as very red. It lasted several days and the fisrt few, it was very painful.
Help, I'm 45 and I feel like I'm falling to pieces. Any words of advice.
Thank you so much.