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Thyroid Disease out of Control?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 5, 2008
  • 01:41 AM

I've always had an excuse, right now it's because I'm waiting for my medical coverage to kick in. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis about 10 years ago, in which case my antibodies are attacking and destroying my thyroid gland. I've seen endocronologists and been treated but haven't kept up. My hair is clogging my drain, my nails are quite brittle, I can't think straight at all and it seems to get worse day by day. Some days I feel well, others I feel lathargic and can't get out of my own way. Some days I have sex drive, some weeks I don't. Besides these symptoms I've come very use to, things have started to change. And maybe someone can help, do you know if any of these unusual symptoms are or could be cause by thyroid disease that isn't being treated by the idiotic author? Body aches; I've had them in the past, they always come in the afternoon, my upper back and neck and I get very flushed in the face. When I've had them before I thought I was getting ill and surley would wake the next day with the flu, but it never came - I'd be fine the time I went to bed. Migratory Mucosis; (geographic tounge - benign shapes & paterns on tounge - just don't eat spicy food, ouch!) This started in the last year or so and refuses to clear up. Chronic allgergies; I've had allergies since I was young but now I take Claritin D 24 hour just to function even in this season, plus I've never had asthma in the past and now I'm using my inhaler frequently every day. Clearly the answer is see a doctor, NOW! And hopefully I'll get to one in the next month or so, but any insight is welcomed in the meantime. Thank you.

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