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can anyone help?

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  • Posted By: maggiemay
  • October 18, 2007
  • 03:19 PM

Hi, my first time up I've read so many reassuring threads from people that it's given me confidence to feel I'm not alone. I've had an underactive thyroid for years and feel exhausted with no energy most of the time like continually ill, I get joint pain, headaches and am dizzy most days. I've had blood tests and the doctors just say 'normal' but I had thyroid eye disease (when it was active before being hypo) and have been told I have active antibodies by an oral consultant I saw because my face was swelling round the jaw (dr thought sinus). My neck has been pink for 2 years now and I feel unwell and unable to get back to any sort of good health. I mentioned the neck to the consultant and he said it could be bleeding into the small blood vessels caused by the autoimmune problem? he gave me hayfever tablets as he thought it would help as autoimmune is an allergy and he didn't want to give me cortisone tablets. I've mentioned the pink neck to two doctors but they don't seem to have any idea and for the past 9 months have been no where near a doctor having about given up. But now I'm going to ask my doctor for more tests but am not sure what to ask for apart from an antibody test (said they don't bother doing them if it's active it's active he said) but I'm going to insist. Can any one help? and let me know what if any other tests I should be asking for. I am going to get a copy of any tests as i read on the forum it's a good idea and I've never done that before.

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  • A full thyroid workTSHT3T4Free T3Free T4Anti ATOAb Thyroid peroxidase antibodyAnti TgAb Thyroglobulin antibodyAnti TRAb Thyroid stimulating hormone receptor antibodyAlso full eye exam with measurments to see if as changes assocated with your Graves disease.also check vitamin levels. if all normal maybe other hormone work up.
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    • December 2, 2007
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