please can I ask your advice. I have had hypothyroidism for at least 7 years and recently had a bad TSH result with auto immune indicators! I had an emergency referral with a rheumotologist yesterday who diagnosed me with lupus, gave me six weeks of steroids, a leaflet on lupus and one on hydrachlordine (if that's spelt right). It's true that I have constant joint/muscle pain and terrible fatigue but I've never had any joint swelling, skin rashes or any noticeable reaction to sunlight.
I'm taking 20mg of steroids (day 2), and my mind seems more alert, but my heart is racing and my pain is no better.
If I'm totally honest I'm scared, confused and not sure this is a correct diagnoses! No one has addressed the issue of why my TSH levels are 17.1.
Can anyone offer me some insight?
Thanks in advance.