Hi all, I was wondering if anyone out there could possibly help shed some light on my situation. 2 years approx my skin started drying out almost over night and looking old and withdrawn. I started using creams to try and moisturise my hands and body. Then later I came out in a rash on my back scalp and then around my chin. I was also very tried stuggling to keep up with everyday activities which is not like me at all. I have also been feeling really cold especially when getting tired. Sleeping 12 hours a day and still feeling tired sometimes. I went to the doctors who said I probably had an allergic reaction and prescribed me steroid cream for my rash on my face. Long and short the rash didn't go away and I was refered to a dermotologist who said I have acne and dermititus. I have never had acne in my life never mind at 30 years old! At this point my hair dried out, started matting and brush fulls coming out when I brush my hair. Brushing my hair when wet was now impossible. I have always had brilliant hair and skin which I have never had to worry about maintaining really, so this was a reall sudden change that I noticed. I then became pregnant and when I was about 12 weeks the dr took my blood to run further tests. The results were all normal TSH 1.3 serum ferritin 38 ugl and serum folate 19.9 abnormal but apparently no need for action. Obviously I was taking frolic acid and iron at this point as well for pregnsncy reasons and to try and self hep myself as suspected an iron deficiency. I also stopped using fluoride tooth past and cut so many thinkg out of my life that could be the culprit. Because of these results my doctor said I don't have any thiroid issues and there was nothing else they could do. My symptoms have only got worse and I feel as though my body is drying out. My symptoms started to improve very slightly a couple of weeks ago and I am now 29 week pregnant. Is this because my thiroid is now producing more because I'm pregnant ? Are my blood results affect by been pregnant as I read somewhere that the thyroid produces more when pregnant and therefore can mask the results? Also if this is the case how can I interpret theses whist been pregnant? Or will I have to wait until I'm not pregnant to get new blood done to show a true reflection. I feel so frustrated as I have been to the doctor so many times and I am sure they think I am imagining theses symptoms. i know my body and I know something isn't right. Any advice, help or previous experience would be greatly appreciated I have always been so healthy .
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