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    Anyone out there suffering from thyroid issues? Mine was fine and then Friday I got a call from my doctor who told me it looks like I now have a new thyroid disease... like lupus has begun hitting it. I have an apt with an endocrinologist to see what's up with that but wonder if anyone here has dealt with that before. Does it get better?

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    Hi SugarSnit,
    I have thyroid problems. I've had portions of my thyroid removed 3 times. I take synthroid. My endocrinologist diagnosed it as Hashimoto's disease. That is also an AI disease. My rheumy said that if you have one AI disease, it is likely you can have another. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
    I don't know who you are going to see, but I've been going to CMed at St Joe's for over 10 years now. My endo guy is very good.

    Nonna


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    Thank you so much Nonna! I'll see my endo tomorrow and see how it goes. It makes sense that one AI can go hand in hand with others. *hugs* on your thyroid and glad you seem to have it controlled now. Hopefully they can handle mine. I'm not sure if I have Hashimoto's or not - but it would make sense that it is...

    I'll see what the doc says and then ask you any questions I have after tomorrow since you've been down this well travelled path!

    Cheers!
    Melissa

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    Hi Melissa,

    I was looking for some info on here about thyroid problem experiences and your post is exactly what I am going through right now. I see the endo on Monday. What is your doc doing for you? My chiro (who I trust more than most of my other docs and who is very holistic based) gave me a good article today about iodine and it's role in the thyroid. She really doesn't want me to go on thyroid hormone b/c apparantly there is some proof of a link b/w that med and breast cancer. Have you ever heard this? I am looking for more information on this so I can make a more informed decision.

    I find this whole thyroid thing very confusing. My doc says my labs are high. My info says that means my thyroid function is low. My research says there is a link with that and birthcontrol. My gynieman says that isn't what's causing me my problems right now. And my chiro says all these docs just want to pump me with drugs to mask the symptoms and not find the cure. Very confusing indeed. I know there is a book out there about the thyroid issue so I am going to look for it.

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    a My chiro (who I trust more than most of my other docs and who is very holistic based) gave me a good article today about iodine and it's role in the thyroid. She really doesn't want me to go on thyroid hormone b/c apparantly there is some proof of a link b/w that med and breast cancer. Have you ever heard this? I am looking for more information on this so I can make a more informed decision.

    I find this whole thyroid thing very confusing. My doc says my labs are high. My info says that means my thyroid function is low. My research says there is a link with that and birthcontrol. My gynieman says that isn't what's causing me my problems right now. And my chiro says all these docs just want to pump me with drugs to mask the symptoms and not find the cure. Very confusing indeed. I know there is a book out there about the thyroid issue so I am going to look for it.

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    Sandy, I've been taking synthyroid for over 30 years. I've never heard of a link with breast cancer; also I have heard of one with premarin. and birth control meds

    do what you feel comfortable with and definitely see an endo. part of your fatigue is definitely hypo thyroid function.

    Feel free to ask questions; after 30 years I feel like an expect on hypo and no thyroid.

    Nonna

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    I've had thyroid issues off and on for years now. When I was first diagnosed with lupus, they said I also had Hashimoto's. The doctor put me on Armour thyroid, which is a more natural thyroid medication. It also doesn't do nearly as much as Synthroid. When my holistic doctor closed his practice, I went to an endo, and he said my levels were absolutely perfect without Armou, that I absolutely do not have Hashimoto's!! I do, however, have a goiter that continues to grow. I go every June for a re-check and it inevitably ends up being an ultrasound, then a biopsy, all in the same appointment. I don't even mind them amymore. Last year he was a bit alarmed because the goiter grew so much in one year. I can just imagine what this June will bring...!!
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