Fibromyalgia and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

I’m being serious now….i know hard to believe but I want to get this information across to all my fellow fibro sufferers. IF you have A THYROID CONDITION…..HASHIMOTO’S THYROITIS an auto immune disease there is hope. I mean it. I’ve been through it. again and again. Here’s the deal: this from Dr. Guru……fibromyalgia, in conjuntion with the diagnosis of Hashimotos Thyroititis can be “a lazy diagnosis.” He is not saying you don’t feel the pain BUT, IN MY CASE, he is treating the underlying cause which is the thyroid autoimmune disease. Therefore, I am on different meds to help my immune system i.e. plaquannel, methotrexate, etc in addition to Cymbalta.   This is important for those of us who have the thyroid illness….and mine got started when menopause kicked in (kicked in? rolled me over and punched me down). Hope it helps.

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  1. In 2004 I had a large (7lb) fibroid removed from my uterus along with all my female organs. Two years later one thyroid was removed due to a nodule on it. I cant help but believe it is related. I was diagnoised with hashimotos in 2006. It frightens me because even tho I am on sythroid I know my syptoms are related to thyroid. I am told me labs are normal. They ignore my very high antibody count. I dont sleep well and wake with my chin area and arms/hands are numb. I have also been told I have a fatty liver, heart skips beats, adrenal nodule, eye cataracts, benign lumb removed from breast, abnormal but not cancer moles removed. I have developed clostaphopia pretty bad. I dont know what to expect next. Any good ideas I would gladly welcome. Karen

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    • I just received your comment and I wanted to write back the second I received it. It does sound like you have a lot going on. Poor thing. I know exactly what that is like as it happened to me and is still happening. What type or types of Dr.s are you seeing/ IF you do have Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis like I do, get yourself to a specialist (I don’t know where you live) like I did, a specialist in auto-immune diseases. Whoever is ignoring anything should not be your Dr. Did you get a second or third opinion? Go to as many Dr’s as you need to. I have a condition called Narrow Angled Glaucoma-it’s pretty serious and I see an opthamologist at least 3 times a year. I don’t know how that relates to the other illnesses but i have to be very careful with all the meds I take. For the claustrophobia, I know it’s hard to be social with all these illnesses, I had one thing after another for two straight years. I would see a Psychiatrist or Psychologist depending on if you want medication. There’s no harm in it if it will help you and make you less distressed. I don’t know about the numbing but that sounds like a visit to the Neurologist might help. DO ONE thing at a time. Get specialists. and any questions, please ask.

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