Posted 7/19/2009 4:25 PM (GMT -6)
MY sis lives in Indy, well westfield, and is an RN. I think the docs where you are going are good. I had many of the same problems you describe. One thing that was wrong with me was my thyroid, and it took forever for them to really properly diagnose and treat it. The range for the TSH has been changed by the board of endocrinology to lower than six or five or whatever it was, but most thyroid tests have not gone through FDA approval to be used at the lower range. So the labs legally must keep the old range where 5 or 6 is high normal, even though I think they lowered it to like 3 now, you can find out at the Board's web site.
When my thyroid was treated, much of my neuropathy went away and my abnormal fatigue. If you can't see a good endocrinologist, and they can be very hard to find, I would try an ob/gyn who does bioidentical hormones and wellness. They can test your vitamins (sores, infections) and hormones. When you are chronically ill, you can have problems getting the vitamins out of the foods you eat and using them right. Only testing can tell which you need and which are too high.
My son used that triamcinalone for a bout of "apthous ulcers" he got all in his mouth. But he also took miracle mouthwash, which is what I use.
You might want to google Reiters syndrome or Behcets. They are looking at those things with my mom due to the persistence of her mouth sores, but she doesn't get the skin rash. Have you been to a dermatologist for the skin rash/yeast infection? They are often really really helpful, since the skin is an organ. And they don't get many really sick customers, so they often really work really hard.
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus cond., AI polygland. dysfunction 2, hyper/hypopigment, scoliosis,kyphosis,stenosis, deg.,O.A.,spine surgeries, salivary/lymphectomies, NASH, COPD, RLS, UT/GI bleeds, hystero, brain/nerve damage,TB
Meds--INH,Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, HRT and Lidocaine patchs, Voltaren gel, Klonopin, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol, steroids