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Hashimotos disease and blue staining from rings?

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  • Posted By: tiredinmiami
  • December 23, 2006
  • 03:44 AM

one probably has nothing to do with the other.. i am 48 years old female and have suffered with severe hormonal imbalance since the age of 31 (after a miscarriage at 6 weeks). Symptoms:
- swollen eyelids and face ( looked like Myke T had given me a ko )
- severe headaches
- swollen legs, abdomen, feet
- blurry eyes,
I had my daughter 10 yrs ago and had preemclampsia ( she has a learning disability upgraded from Autism). Pregnancy was great but afterwards symptoms came back. One of them a dark blue staning of my golden ring which coincides with extreme fatique and itchy skin.

Since July of this year I've been diagnosed with Hashimoto's. Antibodies of 115, TSH 3.85 and enlarged heterogenous thyroid plus nodules and cysts.
Doc put me on Armour ( I asked, he said it would not make a difference). and had to book a fine needle aspiration. This was booked 4 weeks after using 60mg of Armour p/d and the doc could not do the FNeedel as the thryoid was void of nodules and normal size again ( can this happen after 4 weeks of Armour??). Bloodtest last month showed TSH at .0085 and doc cut the dosage in half.
Today my primary said he could feel my thyroid had grown again ( I can also feel it like a marshmallow stuck in my throat). Now I req to see another endoc ( next appt is on Feb 28:-((.

My blue stained finger off and on has worried me for years and no doc has ever been able to give me an explanation. On some days I can write my name with my ring on my skin and on other days I can't. I have myastenia gravis in my fam (maternal grandmother) as well as hashimoto's.

I am tired of being tired, my hair has also gotten thinner even though it does not seem to be falling out? My libido is gone gone gone, and I feel as if I am sleepwalking most of the day. Not much fun...

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  • It sounds loke you need to take iodine supplements
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 8, 2007
    • 05:47 PM
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  • How about talking to others with thyroid problems? Try:www.thyroidhost.proboards30.com. I think everyone ther has a thyroid problem of some kind and want to help you as much as they can. I have learned a great deal from them. Good luck.
    crazybrazy 30 Replies
    • January 13, 2007
    • 03:41 AM
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  • I know how you feel sound like you are talking about me. I hate being tired and not wanting to do anything, I dont even want to clean my house any more and I never let my house go dirty. I have been diagnosed for 4 years now and my medications have changed 2 times. I am also going through menopause which doesnt help. Its hard to tell what is causing what any more. new things come up all the time, now I have swollen feet and dont know why. My hair has thined out so much I think I'm going bald. My weight has gone up and down so much I have 4 sizes in cloths I have to keep around. As far as libido whats that it doesnt exit any more and my husband is upset about it. I have so much going on in my body and now have to worry about my marriage too. Its not fair. I'm tired of getting medication for this symptom and that it seems like I have my own drug store. Wish I could give you some advise to help but I'm looking for it too. What do we do? Depression, weight gain-loss, thinning hair, tired all the time, cant sleep, moody, hot flashes, I'm just plain tired of having all this.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 8, 2007
    • 08:23 PM
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