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My Crazy World

Feb 12, 2009 - 1 comments
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Thyroid

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Swelling

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Joint Pain

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salt cravings

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fatigue

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Headaches

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dizziness

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night sweats

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SHORTNESS OF BREATH

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neck rash

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flank pain



I am keeping a list of all my symptoms to take with me when I go to the endo next week. Hopefully she will take me seriously! I titled this my crazy world because this is what I deal with on a daily basis.

Fatigue- to the extreme
Joint aches
Muscle weakness
Achiness in my collarbones (feels really tight)
Tingling/numbness in toes
Swelling of hands/feet in the morning
Localized swelling in the back of my knee- about a month now
Dizziness, especially when bending over and standing up
Eyes are extremely sensitive to light
Constipation with diarrhea
Abdominal Bloating
Unable to lose weight
Shortness of air – especially at night or when eating
Chest Heaviness when I wake up (feels like someone was sitting on me all night)
Lump in front of neck (assuming its my thyroid) also swollen lymph node above collar bone
Headaches (usually 3pm everyday)
New acne
Night Sweats
Salt Cravings
Hot flashes
Forgetfulness
Recurring rash on neck
Right flank pain


History of:
Hashimoto's Thyroiditis- controlled with Synthroid 88mcg
Interstitial Cystitis
Epstein Barr Virus
Cervical Dysplasia
Reynaud's phenomenon
IBS- use laxatives and digestive enzymes

Family history:
Type I and II Diabetes
Thyroid Cancer- mother and sister
Heart Disease



I've been tested for Lupus, which to me seems like the obvious answer...

Breathing Problems

Feb 12, 2009 - 1 comments
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dizzy

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breathing problem

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Thyroid



I woke up this morning extremely dizzy. Now I am having problems breathing. I wanted to work out today but I can hardly breath just sitting here at the conputer, even though I've taken my inhaler 4 times. It feels more like there is something constricting my throat rather than my lungs. Probably just my swollen thyroid though... I wish it would just go away!

headaches

Feb 11, 2009 - 0 comments
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Headaches

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Headache

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fatigue

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Neck

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photosensitivity



I get a headache everyday around 2:00 to 3:00pm. It radiates from both eyes around the top of my head and my nose will run. No watery eyes though. I leave work around 3:30 and when I pull out of the parking garage it is worse because the sunlight hits my eyes. I have a hard time keeping them open. Then I almost feel like I'm going to fall asleep driving home because I get instant fatigue. The other day I went to the tanning salon directly after work and when I laid down in the bed it felt as if my head exploded into my neck. My neck became very stiff- it was so painful! I keep rubbing the back of my neck and I feel like I have a knot on the right side.