I have hashimotos and have been very symptomatic for many years but over the last year things have been getting worse and many new symptoms have arisen. I have started getting pins and needles in my hands and feet along with red fingers( no white or blue) and a swelling feeling. It's feels as if the blood is getting drawn and trapped there. I get tight band feelings in arms and legs especially in legs and slight bending movements will give me dead legs in an instant. I have trouble getting upstairs, walking and moving up any gradient. It feels as if all movement is cut off from my hips ( complete stiffness) and I get a let down pain that lasts several minutes after climbing stairs. I have also been getting headaches/ swelling feeling in head and odd as it sounds in my chest with palpitations at simple activity. If I bend down I get palpitations and a cut off of blood supply feeling in my upper body/ head, floaters in my eyes etc..
I have previous diagnosis of prinzmetals angina. (Diagnosed from an abnormal stress test and an angiogram) but the cardiologist didn't say much and said he wasn't sure what was causing it and basically discharged me. This was 6 years ago. Since then I have had raised anti-cardiolipin antibodies ( does anyone else have this?) I have been put on a daily asprin which seems to have made things worse. Along side all this when the symptoms are active I get a terrible anxiety that comes from nowhere, I have no control over it and it can last days!
I'm starting to worry that it is yet another autoimmune disease of some sort, vasculitis or something. I went to the doctors last week and they don't really take me seriously. They reluctantly sent me back to a cardiologist who just did a 24 hour ecg that was fine and said I was fine!
I'm wondering if anyone else has had a similar experience or can give me some advice. I've also wondered if this could be an allergy to chemicals? I have some allergy to foods which I have avoided. Finding this very debilitating/ worrying and feel like I'm getting nowhere! Thanks so much for reading. Very grateful for any help!