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Question: Bruised Veins, Night Sweats, Fatigue

 lisette0304 - Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:15 pm


I am a 20-year-old female who has experienced night sweats and extreme fatigue for over 1 year. I have hypothyroidism and am receiving treatment, my doctor adjusted the amount of my Levoxyl 2 months ago. I am also on Yaz.

I sleep a minimum of 12 hours a day and am still fatigued when I awake. I experience night sweats and have "sweating spells" throughout the day. I occasionally have trouble catching my breath, it seems like my heart is palpitating. My arms and hands tingle when this happens. My lymph nodes are swollen and sore. I have a constant headache in the back left side of my head.

I have odd bruising and burning in my veins, especially veins in my forearm and thigh. My veins protrude out and bruise after I feel the burning sensation. The doctor tested me for blood clots, as he said these bruises looked like "strips of clots" in my vein, but the test said my clotting factor is perfect. I have a family history of heart problems and cancer.

I am not sure where to turn now. I am tired of always being fatigued and sweating....I know this is not how my body should be. These are extreme changes from what I have been like. Please help!
 Dr. A. Madia - Sun Mar 16, 2008 5:50 am

User avatar Hi,

Night sweats, sweating spells during the day, palpitations, chronic fatigue, these signs when correlated to your history of having been on thyroid hormone, just possibly could indicate an excess dose of that hormone. May be you could ask your doctor for a TSH test if he agrees and modify the dose accordingly.

It is difficult to discuss the bruising of your veins through the net unless you happen to post a picture of the same.


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