Yesterday I went to see a dermatologist. I had been putting this off as I had hoped that my thyroid medication would be working by now and I know my skin will be very dry until this stabilizes. But since I’d gotten to the stage where any weight on my feet caused me pain I decided not to wait any longer.
I now have a variety of creams to treat my skin with. I still don’t know exactly what is wrong. The dermatologist had a book on how to explain skin conditions in English. She used this to explain that I have eczema on my head. But she didn’t know how to explain the problem with my feet. She was able to tell me that it’s not something that can be cured – as my body is attacking itself – but it can be controlled.
Now I need to find something to help with fatigue and sensitivity to cold.