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Board: Thyroid Disorders 04-06-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,338
Posted By Deb5887
Re: Hyperthyroidism: What's next?

I saw my doctor yesterday and he put me on methimazole 5 mg 3x day. He said my thyroid was acting as none other he saw before. He showed me that my "Free T4" was elevated at 2.1, then went down quite...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 04-02-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,338
Posted By Deb5887
Re: Hyperthyroidism: What's next?

Thanks! My doc has done three or four blood tests since January. Then he sent me for the uptake test. Tomorrow I go for the ultrasound. Since I haven't been able to see him in the last few weeks when...
Board: Adrenal Disorders 04-01-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,434
Posted By Deb5887
Re: Please help! Do you recognize these symptoms?

Or it could be hyperthyroidism. I have many of those symptoms and my thyroid is hyperactive. They're doing the tests now to see what it is. Is she seeing a doctor? She really needs a doc.
Board: Thyroid Disorders 04-01-2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,338
Posted By Deb5887
Hyperthyroidism: What's next?

My doctor has been checking my thyroid since January. Last Friday I had uptake tests and my doctor called me to discuss the results. He said there were some hot spots, but there were no cold spots....
Board: Hepatitis 03-27-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,475
Posted By Deb5887
Re: Hep C and Diabetes

I had to do the same thing. I tried interferon about 10 years ago and it was awful!!! I didn't make it even halfway through the course of treatment. This time it went pretty well. I didn't realize...
Board: Arthritis 03-27-2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,266
Posted By Deb5887
Re: Psoriatic arthritis

I'm getting very good control of my psoriatic arthritis with Humira. I also had good control with Enbrel. Your rheumatologist should be able to help. Good luck!
Board: Psoriasis 03-27-2012, 06:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,580
Posted By Deb5887
Re: Biopsy for nail psoriasis

My family doctor wouldn't diagnose me with psoriatic arthritis because he said "it's too uncommon"!! Can you believe that? Then the rheumatologist diagnosed it before I had a chance to sit down. Good...
Board: Psoriasis 03-27-2012, 06:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,580
Posted By Deb5887
Re: Biopsy for nail psoriasis

Before my psoriasis got really bad I asked a dermatologist about my icky toenails. He said it was most likely a fungus, but when it didn't grow he told me it was psoriasis. I DID have skin lesions,...
Board: Hepatitis 03-27-2012, 05:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,475
Posted By Deb5887
Re: Hep C and Diabetes

I have had Hep C since 1985. I was diagnosed with diabetes a couple years ago. I didn't have any problems with the two interacting, but everyone's different. I had a similar blood sugar when I was...
Board: Lupus 03-27-2012, 05:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 941
Posted By Deb5887
Re: Diagnosed with Lupus...

I hope you won't mind if I tag along while people help you. Our family doctor thinks my husband has lupus. He's going to see a rheumatologist on May1. We couldn't get him in any sooner. I'm worried...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 03-27-2012, 04:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 653
Posted By Deb5887
Talking I'm confused and my doc's on vacation!

My doctor has been watching my thyroid numbers for a few months because my thyroid is hyperactive. I am going in for uptake tests later this week. In the meantime, my blood sugar is measuring lower...
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