I don't know where to post this since nobody seems to know what's wrong with me. My skin all over feels like it's on fire and it's hot to the touch. Even my tongue, face and ears are hot inside and out. My temp ranges from the normal to 99.1. The inside of my chest and throat are burning. I'm having left ab dull ache pain and in lower back. Tests confirmed it's not UTI or stones. I've been constipated the last 2 wks but passed most now. Still having burning skin, throat and chest. This problem comes and goes for months now. I'm currently taking Prilosec and Bentyl but nothing has changed. Sometimes the pain is under my ribs and shoulder blade too. Had chest x-rays and they're normal too. I have a history of IBS but is this even a gastro problem?
Hi, welcome to the ehealth forum and I am glad to help you.
Based on your description it seems that your concern is with functioning of thyroid gland at elevated levels, that is, hyperthyroidism. The main symptoms of hyperthyroidism include weight loss, anxiety, intolerance to heat, hair loss, muscle aches, weakness, fatigue, hyperactivity, irritability, apathy, depression, polyuria, polydipsia, delirium, tremor, pretibial myxedema, and sweating. Additional symptoms such as palpitations and arrhythmias, shortness of breath, loss of libido, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea can also occur. The diagnosis of hyperthyroidism is confirmed by blood tests that show a decreased thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) level and elevated T4 and T3 levels. There is possibility of coexisting IBS as per your complaints and normal investigation reports. You must consult your doctor for definitive diagnosis and therapy as the same cannot be ascertained online.
Hope this helps. Take care.
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