OK.....I'm a female age 47 and I have Hashimoto's (autoimmune thyroditis) I've had 2 spinal ops and suffer at times with nerve pain. I've been very unwell for the past 7 mths, at first Doc said I had a tropical virus after coming back from Marrakech but T Lymphocytes raised since then. Back in April I tested positive ANA 1:80 with nucleolar pattern, gastric parietal cells ABS and TPO ABS.I have permanent rosie cheeks, redness down my nose and red forefead. When my lymph glands are up on my neck, redness and bruised. Ache all over, pain in ribs and hips, even fingers and wrists hurt. Also headache, hair falls out daily but is ok cos I have very thick curly hair, so has thinned out. I know when things are bad cos my hair has no oil in it, I cant put a brush through it and its very dry and matted. Headaches come frequently, lost weight and little appetite.
I saw a specialist last week, paid to go private, also paid out for private blood tests as I was getting desperate and I need to get back to work!! He diagnosed me with a CTD and said it possibly could be Lupus and I'm waiting to have further blood tests. I see him again the beginning of November.
Oh yea and I have a low fever, my skin feels hot, especially early evening and throughout the night.
Before this started I was always constipated, not no more, go daily!! Very down especially during a bad episode and irritable and moody, def not myself. Last episode, had loads of ulcers in mouth, took pictures and also showed Dr.
Any advise or opinions wud be appreciated.