thank you so much!! I have been telling the same thing to my regular physician, but blood work was drawn last week and i am not sure what he was checking. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism a few years ago was given synthroid 50 mg was on almost a year lost my job and a way to get med no money no meds no insurance. so when my hub got insurance thru his new job that's what I had checked first and no thyroid prob, which I couldnt believe. I dont know there are days that i feel like i am crawling out of my skin and being almost 50 feels like my bod is falling apart.
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Well, if thyroid problems are ruled out and so also diabetes then you need to rule out pheochromocytoma, cancers, carcinoid syndromes, tuberculosis and other infections. The symptoms could also be related to chronic diarrhea. Primarily Crohn’s disease should be ruled out. Along with gut symptoms skin disorders, peripheral neuropathy and arthritis too are commonly seen with Crohn’s. Crohn’s disease is a difficult entity to diagnose. An upper GI series using barium dye is done to see the condition of small intestines. The degree of involvement of the large and small intestine may vary from person to person. A biopsy is the most confirmatory.
Please consult your PCP for primary examination followed by proper referral.
Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!