I try to explain this to them and they think I'm making up half of my symptoms. I can't make up swollen joints, swollen nasal passages, weight loss
, a watery eye, swollen right side of the neck, essential tremor, brittle nails, dry skin, easy bruising, atelectasis in my left lung, some lymphadenopathy, a pineal cyst, a nasal polyp/cyst, sleep apnea, allergies...and of course, what bloodwork has been abnormal, like my TSH level was at one point. This is real. I'm not wallowing in it.