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Hi i havebeen suffering for some months now of: itcy eyes,thirsty,joint

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Hi i havebeen suffering for some months now of: itcy eyes,thirsty,joint pain partically at the nape of neck & base of back,also feel very fatigued all the time ,but unable to get a good nites sleep ,disturbed sleep .Brittle nails & itchy skin. seems alot of problems but each of the problems come in waves ,i feel very low too.plse help,its making life hell
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Phil, MD :

Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Dr. Phil, MD :

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Dr. Phil, MD :

Hi I'm Dr. Phil

Dr. Phil, MD :

Can I ask your first name?

Customer:

hi

Dr. Phil, MD :

I'm sorry you are feeling so bad :(

Dr. Phil, MD :

Good news is I think I have your answer

Dr. Phil, MD :

Was your thyroid checked lately?

Customer:

Proberbly 6mths ago ,my doctor said it was in the normal range

Dr. Phil, MD :

okay, was adrenal gland function tested too?

Dr. Phil, MD :

any evaluation for autoimmune disease like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis

Dr. Phil, MD :

?

Customer:

Not as i know about .i recently took a water sample as i go frequently & drink lots of water but my urine was very smelly ....but nothing came back bad

Dr. Phil, MD :

okay

Dr. Phil, MD :

you need a thorough evaluation for autoimmune diseases.

Dr. Phil, MD :

This includes lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and adrenal gland disease

Dr. Phil, MD :

I recommend the following tests

Dr. Phil, MD :

Sed rate, CRP, ANA, rheumatoid factor, CCP, 8 am cortisol and ACTH level, 24 hour urine cortisol

Customer:

mmmm how do approach my doctors about this ? i have an appointment tomorrow,because its making me feel so low

Dr. Phil, MD :

I would just tell them the history and ask about autoimmune disease

Dr. Phil, MD :

many doctors simply don't think of it

Customer:

can i just ask is this an american site ,as i am english .

Dr. Phil, MD :

It is both

Dr. Phil, MD :

We have US and UK docs on here

Dr. Phil, MD :

The US docs sometimes help English and vice versa

Customer:

my doctors never seem very thorough & think a 30 min brisk walk solves all ailments

Dr. Phil, MD :

LOL

Dr. Phil, MD :

So I have heard

Dr. Phil, MD :

Maybe you could write down or print out my recommendations and take them in

Dr. Phil, MD :

I would just ask. You will never know unless you ask

Customer:

ok i thank you ,i will try this many thanks

Dr. Phil, MD :

you're welcome :)

Dr. Phil, MD :

Did I do excellent work for you today?

Customer:

great thanks

Dr. Phil, MD :

thank you

Dr. Phil, MD :

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Customer:

will do good nite:)

Dr. Phil, MD :

thank you

Dr. Phil, MD :

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