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Can a cyst cause autoimmune symptoms?

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  • Posted By: tigerpaw
  • August 16, 2010
  • 05:20 PM

Over a month ago I started getting neck pressure, burning in my collar bone and shoulder pain. My Dr thought for sure I was hypothyroid, did a tsh test came back normal. I've continued to get the pressure and burning in neck and or collar area. Every day it seems it moves around. Also had a lot of sinus pressure etc over last month. I've also had a swollen lymph node for 6 weeks now.
My sysmptoms are, some I've had for many years"
light headed/foggy feeling at times
get cold very, very easy
Anxiety/generalized nervousness
hair loss? I don't look like i'm losing hair, but I find it falling out all the time
cold hands/feet
about 4 times per year night sweats that last about 4 days.
muscle/joint pain (especially in knees shoulders)
lack of concentration/forgetfullness
Very dry hair
Itchy legs
lose my balance about once every two weeks
heart palpitations
Blood pressure always on low side.
Vitiligo (since I was 16)
Raynuades syndrome i've had since 16 (sp?)
hoarsness in voice that comes and goes
almost everyday I now get episodes where my face feels flush

I've felt worse the last month or so, though when the symptoms got worse I was under an extreme amount of stress, this is when the neck pain/burning started. Curious thing is, at the same time over the last few months the cyst i've had on my ankle since i was 16 is now gone! Could the cyst being absorbed by my body be causing an allergic reaction, or is it possible whatever else is wrong with me caused the cyst to go away? I'm now 42.

Not really trusting my Dr as every time she asks if i want physical therapy for my neck as if it is related to an injury which I know it is not. They are sending me to have a biopsy on my lymph node, not sure if this is the best route to take? Any help?

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  • Over a month ago I started getting neck pressure, burning in my collar bone and shoulder pain. My Dr thought for sure I was hypothyroid, did a tsh test came back normal. I've continued to get the pressure and burning in neck and or collar area. Every day it seems it moves around. Also had a lot of sinus pressure etc over last month. I've also had a swollen lymph node for 6 weeks now. My sysmptoms are, some I've had for many years"light headed/foggy feeling at timesget cold very, very easyAnxiety/generalized nervousnesshair loss? I don't look like i'm losing hair, but I find it falling out all the timecold hands/feetabout 4 times per year night sweats that last about 4 days.muscle/joint pain (especially in knees shoulders)lack of concentration/forgetfullnessVery dry hairItchy legslose my balance about once every two weeksheart palpitationsBlood pressure always on low side.Vitiligo (since I was 16)Raynuades syndrome i've had since 16 (sp?)hoarsness in voice that comes and goesalmost everyday I now get episodes where my face feels flush I've felt worse the last month or so, though when the symptoms got worse I was under an extreme amount of stress, this is when the neck pain/burning started. Curious thing is, at the same time over the last few months the cyst i've had on my ankle since i was 16 is now gone! Could the cyst being absorbed by my body be causing an allergic reaction, or is it possible whatever else is wrong with me caused the cyst to go away? I'm now 42. Not really trusting my Dr as every time she asks if i want physical therapy for my neck as if it is related to an injury which I know it is not. They are sending me to have a biopsy on my lymph node, not sure if this is the best route to take? Any help?Make sure to get blood test for FREE T3. TSH may take years to reflect a thyroid problem. Check www.stopthethyroidmadness.com and www.ithyroid.com (or maybe these are .org). Also, some of your symptoms sound like hyperthyroid, some like hypo, and it is not uncommon for women to be hypo nonpms and hyper during pms. I would get a hair analysis at traceelements.com (one of only 2 hair analysis labs that do not wash the sample, so get accurate results) and see if you are low copper, as that may cause hyperthyroid (ithyroid thinks it can, and I went hyper thyroid and DO have low copper) and Graves (autoimmune). I do not say all these symptoms are related to thyroid, but most sound like it. Some of those foggy brain feeling may be something else, like methyl cycle biochemical pathway problems, either due to B vitamin deficiencies or genetic mutations. After you get your thyroid fixed if that is it, youmight want to go to this board regarding B12 deficiency for any remaining brain fog or neuropathy type problems: http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/showthread.php?p=238092#post238092
    madanthony 1087 Replies
    • August 17, 2010
    • 00:07 AM
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  • Make sure to get blood test for FREE T3. TSH may take years to reflect a thyroid problem. Check www.stopthethyroidmadness.com and www.ithyroid.com (or maybe these are .org). Also, some of your symptoms sound like hyperthyroid, some like hypo, and it is not uncommon for women to be hypo nonpms and hyper during pms. I would get a hair analysis at traceelements.com (one of only 2 hair analysis labs that do not wash the sample, so get accurate results) and see if you are low copper, as that may cause hyperthyroid (ithyroid thinks it can, and I went hyper thyroid and DO have low copper) and Graves (autoimmune). I do not say all these symptoms are related to thyroid, but most sound like it. Some of those foggy brain feeling may be something else, like methyl cycle biochemical pathway problems, either due to B vitamin deficiencies or genetic mutations. After you get your thyroid fixed if that is it, youmight want to go to this board regarding B12 deficiency for any remaining brain fog or neuropathy type problems: http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/showthread.php?p=238092#post238092 thank you - I went to a lab abd had my own blood work done for thyroid issues. I tested high for the thyroid peroxidae ( sp) it was 71. I tried to post to find out what that means but no answers. I will go to the site you gave me to see if I can find answers there. I'd like to know what is going on before they stick a needle in my neck next week. thanks for your help. Can't seem to get answers anywhere else.
    tigerpaw 8 Replies
    • August 22, 2010
    • 02:09 AM
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