Hi, ive been treated for hypothyroidism for 20 years and rhumatoid arthritis for about the same maybe longer. My doctor put all my symptoms down to one or the other. Symptoms include joint and muscle pain, fatigue, allergies including really bad conjunctivitis, iritable bowl, sore throat and mouth, weight gain, and lots more. I had a really bad alergic reaction about 4 years ago when my whole body swelled up including my head, my head was oozing puss all my hair fell out. My doctor, at the time treated me for scabies but eventually, after 3 months sent me to dermatology where they were very concerned and it took over a year to get under control. I have now changed doctor and having had blood tests etc, he told me the hospital queried lupus but my doctor never acted on it. My daughter was diagnosed with lupus 9 months ago and i asked my GP if it could my problem to wich he said no because i would have been showing symptoms for ages before now. Id been seeing him for 30 years with all these symptoms, which is why ive now changed GP. Hes doing some blood tests. I was on 150mg levothyroxine, blood pressure tablets, water tablets (been having issues with kidneys). He says my thyroid is 28 and should be under 2 so now uped it to 200. Ive no idea what this means. Im tired, in pain and depressed and having horrible cramps in myback and legs. Sorry for the waffling but this is the first time ive been able to get all this off my chest. Wonder if eventually there will be light at the end of the tunnel. Ty to anyone who listens , im greatfull
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