have an appointment today at 10am with DR.feeling apprehensive as I ask myself will it be a waste of my time.i know my thyroid and the lump in my neck are more enlarged and that my stomach "bloating"as dr calls it could be related to thyroid??I got up this morning and sure my nose is more swollen it definitely (at sides -bone)and it has spread to my cheek bones and brow bone.if I can bring myself to tell him why I believe it is lupus it means going back 2 years ago.ihave printed off some of the posts on here to show him from those who have exactly the same experiences as me ie facial swelling and bruising.nasal sores.he told me not to go on the internet anymore but this site is the only place where i get some comfort knowing others are experiencing the same as me.want to tell him that I have lupus symptoms and that CTS and swollen abdomen could be thyroid related.have along list of things I want to bring to his attention and ask him.who knows if I will do so?
so just gto home after my appointment and he said my vision was OK and that my thyroid was OK .I said how have I lost weight elsewhere and weight gain is all abdominal its not my diet.today my stomach is applying even more pressure on my ribs.
I forgot to ask fro a referral to ent and rheumatologist,so emailed the surgery when I got home along with a printout of a post from someone here who has exactly the same experience as me .don't know how much longer I can live with these . every time I lookin amirror I see how huge my stomach is , how swollen my nose is and the bruising around my eyes.surely something can be done to rectify these .