hi, ever since i can remember i have had a reddish tone to my hands and feet.It has gotten worse now that i am older.i am currently 25, and now its the ears also. for example, one of my ears will be red with a heat sensation thats on and off,and the other ear is perfectly fine. during the summer, my hands and feet in hot weather sometimes are extremely red and its terrible when i have a drink! i have been diagnosed with a thyroid problem about 5 years ago,but am not taking any medication for it.at one point the doctor gave me ferrous sulf..which i took for a while but stopped.i do not experience any pain. Occasionally, my knees and elbows get red and feel on fire.i know i cant just ignore this,as it can be different signs to a more bigger problem.also,i am ADD and are on adderall.also my hair has been breaking off! i have been more stressed than ever!when i was in school my teacher said it might be Renauds disese. i researched a bit more,and think it might be erythromeaylgia.i think maybe the adderall is responsible for the hair loss and the headaches that i get. please give me some in-put as to what all this means and what specialist i should go to.
i was diagnosed for ADD in middle school,i was put on Concerta freshman year.I did have medication for the thyroid,and i did take it but then it was tested again and it was back to normal. last year a doctor tested my blood and urin and said that some enzymes were soft of on the high end.i ended up going to get my kidneys and liver/organs looked at-an altrasound. they told me that they would call me if there was a problem and if i didnt recieve a phone call,then everything was fine.i called them back and they said it was ok.for my thyroid,do i just go to a regular doctor then?
Marge, the TSH may be normal, yet a person may still have hyperthyroid
because of the presence of certain antibodies that cause false lab findings.
make sure you're seeing a good and knowledgeable Endo for this.
Wish you well.
You may also post in the Thyroid Community for more opinions.
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