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Hyperthyroidism-like Symptoms? Please Help Me!?

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  • Posted By: ILoveMyOTTB
  • December 6, 2008
  • 04:17 AM

Alright, so for the past few weeks I've had severe joint pain that consists of mainly my wrists and hands. My joints, wrists especially, tend to pop, a LOT. When I went to my chiropractor, she said that the joints ( in my wrist ) aren't moving correctly. I was checked for thyroid problems this Tuesday, the next day the doctor called. "One thing is a little elevated, though looking at everything, everything seems about normal," was all he said. (sadly he didn't give me any numbers) We checked for thyroid as I have maybe 90% of the symptoms! Palpitations, heat intolerance, nervousness, insomnia, fatigue, high blood pressure, light sensitivity, weakness, itching, heartbeat sensations puffy face, headache, ect. As I've already listed as a symptom that i have is itching. This started in August, when I was in France for a few weeks. It happens especially at night, though sometimes during the day; I just get so itchy, all over! I literally scratch myself until I am bleeding. Are there other things with the same symptoms of hyperthyroidism? Any thoughts on what I may have? What should I do next? Any help would be greatly appreciated! **Sorry this was so long, I just need to know that I'm not going mental, and that I might actually have something**

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  • Joint pain, itching, puffy face sounds like it could be auto immune to me - because of thyroid problems. Go back to your doctor ask what was elevated with the test? TSH etc you need to know. Make a list of all the worries/symptoms you are concerned about, take it with you and show the doctor and get answers. Don't let him mess you about thyroid problems are serious you need to look out for yourself and your health good luck.
    maggiemay 68 Replies
    • December 9, 2008
    • 09:36 PM
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