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Hi, I have recently been diagnosed with dercums disease after many years of suffering and doctors putting the symptoms down to other things ie underactive thyroid (which i have ) and the menopause, I am currently doing research into this disease to find out if there are any common links, so i would be really grateful if you would share your symptoms with me. I have experienced the following;
Weight gain particularly over the areas where the lipomas are.
Extreme itching over some of the lipomas (no rash)
Extreme tiredness coupled with an all over pain
Pain & stiffness on getting up first thing in the morning and the same after sitting for a while.
Difficulty climbing the stairs
burning pain in feet
I suffer with asthma & sometimes need to take high doses of prednisolone
Underactive thyroid for which i take thyroxine
i take omeprazole daily for acid reflux
and i take cetirizine daily to help with the itching
Thank you for reading this and hopefully some where along the line we can help each other and maybe find a link. Keep Smiling !!
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