I am sure that I have an issue with my immune system. I talked to my very unhelpful GP about this yesterday when we discussed my TSH of 5.9 and she said there was nothing wrong with me. I asked if I could have the antibody tests and she said no so I've decided to pay for them myself.
I have recently started to have bizarre reactions to the cold weather when I am outside for more than 5 minutes. It started with my face and hands being scorching hot, red and rashy. I am not sure the photos do it justice but those that have seen it in person seem alarmed and always point it out. My colleague said my hands looked like they'd been dipped in acid! Once I'm indoors it tend to go away after 15 minutes and I'll take an antihistamine to help.
I showed these pictures to my GP who said it is eczema. I am struggling to agree as I have never heard of eczema that only lasts 15 minutes and then disappears completly! I used to have eczema on my arms and it lasted ages.
Today I walked the 30 minutes home and my legs started to feel like they were on fire. I took my leggings off and they looked sunburnt and were swollen. I have taken an antihistamine and it's gone.
I am not sure this has anything to do with hypothyroidism but has anyone else experienced this? I googled it and it looks like there may be a link?... possibly to Hashimoto's? I am at the very early stages of considering I might have a thyroid problem and want to know if I might need to look into this further.