There is probably a reason you can't absorb vit D and you should find out why. Have you had a DEXA scan for a baseline? You might post vit D issue on the osteoporosis board with a shout out to Bonebabe. She might have some thoughts on this.
When you've had thyroid labs, do you actually know what was tested and where your results fell in the range? Did you just have TSH and T4 tested or did you also test antibodies? Autoimmune thyroid illness, like other AI disorders, tends to flare. If you are getting thyroid labs checked when you aren't having symptoms, you may get within normal limits findings. Having the antibodies testing shows if, even if your thyroid is fine, you will have decline in function at some point in your life. Since you see a GI, what tests has he specifically checked? SED and CRP?
Have you had an ANA? Considered seeing a rheumatologist since you have swelling/inflammation?View Thread
Hi Jade, I think I may have suggested this in a past post of yours, but I think you should check thyroid levels and antibodies. Rapid weight loss and sweats are a symptom of hyperthyroidism. Also, with the histimine reactions you have, kind of sounds systemic. SED and CRP labs would show if you have systemic inflammation. I disagree that you're getting all the vitamins, minerals, amino acids, etc. through diet alone. Your diet doesn't sound varied, no dairy or other calcium fortified foods listed, among other obvious deficiencies. Good luck.View Thread
When do you receive the results? The waiting must be awful! If your doctor says this happens all the time, what was the explanation for abnormal results post hysterectomy? If he has seen this in his practice, then he knows some best/worst case scenarios. I might press my doc a little on this.View Thread
Oh, good call, bonnie. When in doubt, check it out. So glad you are alright and sharing your experience. I have not had breast cancer but in the past year have twice had a scare with possible DCIS. My tissue is possibly changing in addition to better and better scan equipment.View Thread
That's a good idea, Jade. I discovered lanolin when I breastfed my kids. It's awesome! Just in case you are allergic to the lanolin though, you might do a test on your forearm and wait 24 hours to see if you have a reaction. Wouldn't that be just awful to have an itchy hivey rash on top of already itching skin?View Thread
Typically, if a person has one AI disease, there is a much greater chance of having another so it isn't uncommon at all to have more than one. Are you frightened by the multiple diagnosis? Have you talked about this with your doctor? Understanding your illnesses better might help you feel more confident that they can be managed and you can have as long a life as you would without the dx. Good luck!View Thread
What you are describing doesn't sound typical. Have you scheduled an appointment with your doctor? You might need some blood work to check iron levels, a UA to rule out UTI since you can't tell if the blood is uterine or urinary and certainly a diagnosis and plan to address what is going on. Call your doc. Don't wonder in fear. Good luck!View Thread