It sounds like you do need to see an endocrinologist. I finally found a good one in Seattle by where I live. She has been diligent about checking my blood every couple of months until I get to what should be normal for me. You should be on some sort of Thyroid replacement if your thyroid is not accurate. I am on Synthroid and the newest one Cytamel together they help the levels go back up to normal, but you have to be patient becuase it's not overnight results it takes a few months to get your levels back to normal.
I also have SLE Lupus, Fibromyalgia and RA.. so I know how you must be feeling. I have been through so many doctors its sickening to think about. But do keep up with your visits with a Rhumetologist and a regular MD as well. I take Plaquenil, Topomax and Cymbalta daily as well to treat the other symptoms. and I take pain medicine for my RA however if you haven't started I would recommend trying anything OTC first as pain medication is very addicting and it's something you think you can control which is what I told myself for months now I can't seem to get off of them b/c I am so dependent on what they do for my arthritis.
Good luck to you feel free to contact me anytime for advice.. PS the rash sounds like it could be Rosacea, I have that as well the best way to find out is to go to a Dermatologist. That is if your results are negative for Lupus. Rosacea is the only other thing I can think of, I've had it for years many things can make the rash flare up, you might want to do some research if you haven't already.
Last edited by rosta04; 04-13-2006 at 11:02 AM.