I have had three episodes in the past year in varying degrees. I am very tired a lot, headaches behind my eyes (especially right) and at my temples. During my worst episode I had high blood pressure and swelling of my right optic nerve for about 4 days. I also had a big knot in the back of my neck on the right side that is now gone. The episodes usually end with swelling of my hands, feet and face (in the morning) and joint pain in my fingers and toes. Then that is followed by physical hives, dry skin and extreme thirst. I have a small leakage in my mitral valve. My internist has run blood tests and the only thing that has come up is my ANA came back 1:80 speckled twice. My TSH was 1.75 and my T4 Free was 1.0 (range 0.8-1.8). My internist thinks it is an allergic reaction to something and wants me to go see an allergist. I just don't see how this could be an allergy. Should I run more autoimmune tests. My internist didn't think anything of the ANA results. Should I go see an allergist, rheumatologist, or endocrinologist?Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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