I have been experiencing various symptoms for almost three months. It started with 3 1/2 weeks of extreme nausea and retching, with no apparent cause. I had an upper GI that was normal. The raw stomach and often feeling like my uvula is swollen (it is not) continues, which sometimes results in the gagging sensation. I attributed this to possibly having GERD. Now for the past 1 1/2 months, I have had swollen ankles and wake up almost nightly with cramping in my calves and feet. A different doctor prescribed diuretics with potassium, but said to come back if the swelling continued after a month. The pills worked, so decided to go off them to see if the swelling would return. It took 10 days, but the swelling is back along with the cramping. My TSH number is 2.91 and the doctor indicated I may be borderline hypothyroid. Does this seem likely? All my other test results were normal (except low protein, but the doctor didn't seem concerned). A few other symptoms I have are itching on my abdomen and some fatigue ( I've been up for three hours and would like a nap!). I am an otherwise healthy 43 year-old female, fairly active and perhaps 20 pounds overweight. I am adverse to taking more medication and am looking at diet/supplements as a way to deal with the swelling, but am also concerned the swelling may indicate something else is wrong. Anyone have any ideas?Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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