I was diagnosed last week with Hashimoto's, and it was completely unexpected. I had ultrasounds done, by my rheumatologist's request, and the doctor who performed the ultrasounds told me I had Hashimoto's. He told me to speak with my rheumatologist and will most likely have more blood work done, and then receive a prescription. When I wrote to my rheumatologist, he had nothing to say regarding this. The tests he has ordered for me were to diagnose Lupus. However, I am ANA negative.
I have Raynaud's, photosensitivity, fatigue, joint pain, hives, hyper mobility, frequent infections, throat, chest and stomach pain, High CRP, low C4 and C3, high IgM, and low hemoglobin A1c.
So my questions are:
1. is it possible I have ANA negative Lupus?
2. Should I find an endocrinologist to treat my Hashimoto's?
3. Could my GERD of 15 years be causing some of my problems?
4. Should I have a Gastroenterologist perform an endoscopy?