November 1st, 2009 02:13 AM #1Unregistered Guest
Strange group of symptoms
My friend has been dealing with various symptoms over the last year and a half. Her doctor is treating the symptoms, but not addressing that they may be caused by a much bigger issue. Let me preface this list of symptoms by saying that this women has little or no reaction to medications, anesthesia, and alcohol. In a routine surgery years ago, the anesthesiologist had to give her three times what he would normally give a woman her size to put her under.
severe dry eyes
sensitivity to light
severe dry skin (despite heavy lotion use and drinking massive amounts of water)
fatigue (usually a very high-energy person)
moderate abdominal pain
hair loss and thinning
Both of these symptoms are very recent and only last a short time, usually in the mid-afternoon:
November 1st, 2009 06:07 PM #2Unregistered Guest
Re: Strange group of symptoms
Hi there, a lot of the symptoms you listed have an accosiation with a condiotion called hypothyroidism. It's a condition that involves insufficient production of the T3 and T4 thyroid hormones. I suggest you go to your doctor and ask to get tests done for this condition. The tests involve the drawing of blood to test for your T3 and T4 levels. Your doctor will be able to better explain this once you go see him.