I have recently been diagnosed and started treatment for an auto-immune syndrome - I have been on immune suppressants and prednisilone for the last 5 months. However, I have been becoming steadily more fatigued and cold, with accompanying shivering and nausea.
Over the last 2 weeks, this has got so severe that I been barely able to get out of bed; the slightest exertion leaves me sick, shivering and utterly exhausted.
I was admitted to hospital yesterday and tests appear to show that I have no infections. I was seen by my respirologist too (I have interstitial lung disease), who said he was baffled. I was not seen by an endocrinologist.
I asked for checks on my thyroid function as I am wondering if my auto-immune condition is attacking my thyroid. But I have no experience or knowledge of thyroid function or tests. The results wont come back for a day or two - so I am told.
When they do, what questions should I ask? What should I look for?