I have been diagnosed with autoimmune/Sjogrens syndrome and interstitial lung disease for the last 7 months and been on daily prednisilone 20 or 15mg and hydroxychloroquine since then.
I've had a couple of one-off cortisol and TSH levels taken during this time, which I was told fell within normal limits.
However, I am keen to press for full thyroid and adrenal function tests.
Is there anything that is likely to persuade my consultants that this is necessary?
For example, will it help if I raise a recent, new symptom - a kind of 'mini panic attack'.
(what happens is that if I have a passing anxiety-making thought, I get a sudden rush of flushing, nausea and a racing heart).
Or does this sound silly? Are there more important/convincing symptoms or concerns I should raise?
I'd be grateful for any thoughts/experiences.