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I have had blood testing done because of concerns about

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Customer: I have had blood testing done because of concerns about peripheral neuropathy symptoms I have had that appear unexplained. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's a few years ago. Starting Synthroid appeared to help the neuropathy but recently it seems worse. The only tests that have come back abnormal so far are Thyroglobulin antibody 9.7, A/G Ratio 2.6, High creatine, Immunoglobulin A 47 Low. I recently had a bad UTI and had never had one before. I have had a weird non raised rash that looks kind of like spider webs on my legs (doesn't itch or bother me in any way.) I had kidney stones several times when I was pregnant 24 years ago. Any ideas?
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Customer: Neuropathy started in feet and got up to knees and then started in hands and progressed to hands and then to arms. I generally feel fatigued lately. The nerve pain seems to wax and wane.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.

I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

The neuropathy is likely autoimmune related.

Hashimoto's suggests you have autoimmune disorder.

Antibodies against the nerve sheath will cause the nerve damage and neuropathy.

Autoimmune disorder will cause rash as well by attacking the underlying skin layer.

Hence, you should see a neurologist for further evaluation.

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