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Dry patch of skin on neck, fatigue

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  • Posted By: RLewis08
  • June 11, 2008
  • 05:50 PM

I have been feeling for sometime something may be wrong with me hormonally. My grandmother and aunt have something wrong with their thyroid they take meds for. I am 27, female, and have been diagnosed and am taking meds for ADD. My energy levels are very screwed up. I went to a very stressful college and had a very high profile job as soon as I graduated that was also very stressful. I had a psychiatrist tell me I have adrenal burnout syndrome. I dont know what to think but I take iron and b vitamins. A year ago I was tested for thryoid and nothing abnormal showed up. I recall reading something about dry patch of skin on neck (is it goiter thing?) but I cannot find any more info about it. This patch has happened before. Any suggests PLEASE???

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  • "Adrenal burnout" sounds like a "BS" diagnosis to me. Familial thyroid problems, fatigue, depression and skin problems point to something genetic. Perhaps celiac disease. Get tested for thyroid at very least. Ask about celiac disease. Good luck!
    aquila 1,263 Replies Flag this Response
  • Shagreen patches are commonly found on the neck and since you also have been DX with ADD I would definately ask to look into Tuberous Sclerosis. I wish someone had told me about this disease before going through what i did to get a dx for my son. good luck
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