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skin condition undiagnosed

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  • Posted By: dodgegrl
  • March 5, 2007
  • 02:07 PM

i have been to 3 dermatologists and my medical doctor.
I have been getting these small bumps that resemble flea bites.
I can't seem to get the itch under control.
I have had skin biobsies, They come back inconclusive.
I don't have pets or carpeting in my home.
I noticed my itching gets worse at night, when I'm warm,or my heater in my car hits my ankle where I had a biobsy. in the summer when my central air is on it causes pain in my feet. I seem to be sensitive to hot and cold.
When I take a warm shower the bumps itch too.
I also get occasional pains in my calves and feet.
I have had several blood tests.
The only blood test that showed anythig was a antibody test for thyroid.
My th tests are normal my antibody test was 265 for hypothyroid which is extremely high.
I saw an endocrinologist he would not give me medication because my tsh tests are normal. I have been tired . I don't know who to see or what to do. Can anyone help please?

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  • Thyroid problems are some of the weirdest ones out there. You KNOW you have some kind of thyroid problem because of that one test. If it were me, I'd see about a second opinion, and find the most "top-end" endocrynologist you can find. For some reason, endocrynologists are often gruff. I don't know why, but this has been my experience. Find one who you can tell OVER THE PHONE that you have a 265 thyroid antibody test result, that you are getting tired, that you have these bumps, but that your regular thyroid levels are normal, and are they interested in this medical puzzle.Doctors who don't want a patient that argues, that has their own ideas, that wants the doctor to think outside the box, will happily tell you the same as the last endo you saw. But some docs actually LIKE such patients. It gives them something interesting to do.Below is a paragraph from http://www.labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/thyroid_antibodies/test.htmlthat talks about elevated levels of thyroid antibodies. The one thing I don't know, is how you know that 265 is high...did it say that on the test you took? What was the range? It seems it really matters what test you took, and with what lab, and you have to go by the parameters for that test and lab.Here's the paragraph: Mild to moderately elevated levels of thyroid antibodies may be found in a variety of thyroid and autoimmune disorders, such as thyroid cancer, Type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, pernicious anemia, and autoimmune collagen vascular diseases. Significantly increased concentrations most frequently indicate thyroid autoimmune diseases such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and Graves’ disease.Good luck,Shula
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