I am a 29 y/o Female I believe I have a Thyroid problem, here are my symptoms:
I have had hayfever all my life...as I got older though the symptoms became less severe. I was diagnosed with Eczema 2 years ago...before that my skin was silky smooth never flaky. I also have developed red acne like rashes on my cheeks, these developed when I moved last sept. to an enviroment which is extremely hotter then where I was before. I'm always tired...I sleep anywhere from 8-12 hours a day and I feel like I haven't slept at all. Since last August I have gained 60lbs....I do work out 3 times a week and I try to watch what I eat but I do eat some junk food sometimes but I don't stuff my face. Those are the main ones but I also have slight depression, very brittle nails and muscle aches.
I have been going to the dermitologist where I moved to since the begning of the year. I tried to bring up the Thyroid maybe being a cause but they wrote me off like I was nuts
The strange thing is when I first started going to them they weren't so sure it was eczema and did a biopsy but it came back saying that it was eczema, they said they'd never seen a case like mine...they had every intern on the floor come look at my skin! It has spred beneath my breasts and in my arm pits causes dark brown blotches.
I was wondering if anyone else out there has the same symptoms I have and how I can get the doctors to listen to me and do a thyroid test. My skin is so out of control I refuse to wear anything that shows my arms....it's over 100 degrees where I live so you can imagine how miserable I am! I use lotion but I'm still so itchy that I scratch all the time causing my skin to turn red. HELP!