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View Diary: Dr. Internet tells me I have an autoimmune disease. I hope Dr. Real World will too. (39 comments)

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  •  This from a letter from a woman (5+ / 0-)
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    tobendaro, viral, Ice Blue, Lujane, Kevskos

    with hypothyroidism...

    '...The symptoms I experienced were typically hypothyroid: exhaustion, severe muscle pain and cramping, sleep problems, physical sensitivities like skin that was sore to the touch, glare sensitivity and aversion to loud noises. Exercise became almost impossible because of the sharp pains in my legs. My menstrual cycles became constant PMS and periods with severe cramping and pain.

    Most disturbing, my mental acuity was lost, I had mental confusion and decreased word retrieval. My hair was falling out, my skin dry and cracked, my fingernails and hair barely grew at all. I was often found lost somewhere in space while the world continued on without me. My digestive system was a mess and my body temperature was often below 97°F. I was so cold at times I had to jump in a hot shower just to raise my body temperature to normal. Living like this can only be described as a fate worse than death at times.

    All this was due to soy consumption....'

    Soy and hypothyroidism

    I wish you a speedy resolution- feel better soon.

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