I understand that hypothyroidism/myxedema can lead to deposits of mucin under the skin; and I wonder if this is the cause of my persistent swelling. I have suffered since pregnancy with 'fluid retention' that never responded to diuretics.
May I ask if this is familiar? Puffiness around eyes, scalloped tongue, puffy jawline, bulges on inner edge of elbows knees and outer ankles, swollen fingers and swelling between knuckles. In addition to the swelling I have also developed lot of 'grainy' lumps in my fatty tissue - and it really hurts to touch. I had been told that it was a possible symptom of fibromyalgia, but would really appreciate your opinions.