IS THERE A DANGER TO THE HEALTH OF LEGS AND FEET WITH ONGOING PRE-TIBIAL MYXEDEMA? WILL THESE EVERY BE NORMAL AGAIN? WHT COMFORT MEASURES OR THERAPY ARE AVAILABLE? You may be left with some residual skin discoloration (pigmentation), but I think much of the swelling will diminish. Unfortunately, the pre-tibial myxedema seems to dance to its own tune, no matter what we try dermatologically.
ANY DOCTORS IN DALLAS, TX AREA? (N. Patterson’s response) Call 1-800-THYROID. Thyroid Society in Houston, TX should be able to give you an excellent referral.
WHY DI THE DOCTOR GIVING ME 3 VALIUM DAILY? I ALSO HAVE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE? Please check with your physician.
HAVE YOU EVER SEEN PATIENTS THAT HAVE PRESENTED WITH NECK PAIN/DISCOMFORT EITHER BEFORE OR FOLLOWING RADIATION TREATMENT? SIX MONTHS BEFORE DIAGNOSIS I SPENT WEEKS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT PERSISTENT NECK PAIN TO NO AVAIL. AFTER THE RAI IT IMPROVED, BUT I STILL HAVE FLAREPUPS OF DISCOMFORT IN THE THYROID AREA OF MY NEC. MY DOC. SAYS IT’S NOT RELATED, BUT IT WORRIES ME. ANY THOUGHT? Some patients with the other aspect of autoimmune thyroid disease–Hashimoto’s–may have discomfort. Some patients with Graves’ progress to Hashimoto’s.
WHAT IS THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THYROID TOXICOSIS AND PHYCHIATRIC PROBLEMS (IF THERE HAVE BEEN NO INDICATIONS OF PROBLEMS PRIOR TO DIAGNOSIS)?k As the overhead showed, many psychiatric problems may be from excess thyroid hormone rather than psychiatric disorder itself. (N. Patterson’s note) Overhead comes from Bulletin #43 which may be ordered from NGDF.