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Re: What's my next step?

Re: What's my next step?

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Posted by sara on September 02, 2000 at 13:35:03:

In Reply to: What's my next step? posted by Maria on September 02, 2000 at 11:38:54:

: Hi all. New to the board and am excited at the wealth of information!- Thanks

: My symptoms are:
: Constant fatigue, always after eating and especially in the afternoon
: (when the "brain fog" and the "low mood" set in) it's known as "siesta time in my house"
: low body temperatute (averages about 97)
: Always cold (I sometimes develop hives when out in the snow)
: Constant itch and skin eruptions on arms
: Borderline anemic
: Dry hair, skin, nails, eyes

: Blood test on 8-28 came back in normal ranges for
: Triiodothyronine, total 127
: t-4 (thyroxine), total 11.7
: Thryroid Stimulating Hormone 1.34

: My physician(s) never ordered a thyroid test when complaining of these symptoms in the past
: (just told to take iron supplements) but one did comment on my dry skin and low body temperature.
: He said to buy a particular body lotion and told me my body temperature was normal for me.

: I asked my dermatologist to take the thyroid test since I was there and thought my skin problems might be related to my thyroid. (she said they're not and hesitantly gave me the test).

: My current medical insurance is just for hospitalization so I'm trying to narrow down my doctors office visits.
: I'm not sure whether to find another GP or see an endocrineologist.
: It looks like my blood test do not warrant an endocrineologist but my symptoms do.

: My Dad also underwent a total thyroidectomy last year due to a large goiter. The surgeon at his bedside told my brother and I that thyroid problems are not inherited- I've since learned that this is false. This was the reason I started reasearching thyroid problems. I was reasearching for my dad but saw more of myself in the articles that I was reading.

: Any comment would be appreciated.
: Thanks again

: Maria, my symptoms are very close to yours, and again, my doc said it was not my thyroid, and I totally think they are wrong. If you get some good info, let me know! Sara.



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