I take levothyroxine for hyperthyroid and my dr says i dont have blockage cause my feet arent white im at my whits end can you help.
Hello tater tot. What type of doctor have you seen? An endocrinologist or a general physician?
Have you had any high fevers, illness, surgery, or health changes prior to the numbness?
Are you overweight or physically restricted for walking?
The white feet idea is not much of an answer. I get white feet from Raynauds, but that is not why my feet are numb. He did test you for diabetes with a glucose tolerance test? You have had a complete physical and blood workup?
As you can see, lots of questions. I do know that if this were neuropathy there would be an underlying cause. Numbness and associated pain can be difficult to deal with. Please provide more information so we can give you some ideas. Also, any medications or supplements you may be taking. I agree this needs an answer soon for you.
When was the last time you saw the Pulmonologist? What are you taking for this? Have you been tested for your oxygen saturation and lung capacity in the past year? I do know that one loses weight if under respiratory distress. You can get a pulseox at Walgreens or other pharmacy for around $50. If your saturation falls below 89 or your pulse stays over 90 you need to see a doctor right away. That includes sitting, walking, and standing. Each should pass the test.
I do need to ask to help with ideas, are you anorexic? We don't judge but it may be part of the problem. And finally, when was your last blood work done? Comprehensive, TSH, and CBC?
I was wondering since 2012 if you have found answers regarding your numb feet? I too suffer numb feet and hands plus more and it took many years to finally get answers. I do not have diabetes either, but suffer terribly from Raynauds Syndrome and recently following a seven year search was finally diagnosed with hereditary neuropathy. If it was not circulation related, then my guess would be Neuropathy, which can cause color changes, numbness and pins and needles. It took far too long to find answers and my condition was far advanced when diagnosed. Neuropathy could be caused by many things or could be unknown/ idiopathic in origin. I have back injuries which is partially to blame, but nerve damage related to hereditary cause was the culprit for me.
Anyone who find they are in a similar predicament, my advice is start with a Neurologist ( of course after primary rules out diabetes or circulatory cause) My condition could have been better managed, less progressed, however the cause for me is lifelong, incurable and progressive. If Neuropathy is caught early, to my knowledge it can be better managed and for some can find remission. I truly hope you found answers and treatment. I would like to know what it was found to cause your symptoms. I hope this answer offers even one person help.
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