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Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
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continual headache,red rash around ankles ,red and brown blotches

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continual headache,red rash around ankles ,red and brown blotches on right ankle, feeling tired,badtempered,occasional double vision,blood pressure that's high then low,hand tremors,increase in wieght
Hi--can you tell me exactly what blood tests you had?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

standard full bloods and vasculitic screen thyroid screen and kidney function all ok

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

full fasting blood test,vasculitic screen ,thyroid function,kidney functiontest

Do you know what your TSH level was?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

whats tsh level if its tryisaglides they are vey high over 10

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

no unfortunately

It's part of the thyroid screen--thyroid stimulation hormone. If that were over 3.0 I might consider you hypothyroid. That said there are two other things here to consider. One would be an autoimmune disorder like lupus and sometimes it takes much more testing than a standard screen of ANA, rheumatoid factor, and sed rate. But there are two other things to consider here, both to do with your adrenal glands. One would be a low cortisol problem and the other would be a rare tumor called a pheochormocytoma that secretes adrenalin and could cause your symptoms. I can only tell you what I would do here but I would refer you to a rheumatologist for the autoimmune workup and an endocrinologist for cortisol testing, a ct scan of your abdomen, and a 24 hour collection for urine metanephrines, looking for a possible pheochromocytoma
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

can you please put this in laymans terms it seems alittle bit frightening

No problem but can you tell me what parts of what I said weren't clear to you Paul?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

ok that's all for now many thanks

My pleasure Paul
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I will let you know how I get on once I am able to get a doctors appointment.