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Fibro & thriod problems

Oct 19, 2015 6:46 PM

Hi just wondering if anybody knows if there is any connection..

Oct 19, 2015 9:10 PM

I'm not entirely sure, but my family has hypothyroidism, and a myriad of other chronic illnesses

Oct 19, 2015 10:49 PM

I was first diagnosed with hypothyoidism/hashimotos thyroid and no vitamin D. Shortly thereafter fibromyalgia. According to the thyroid sites I belong to there is. Mary Shomon, who is considered one of the best if not the best on thyroid matters has a Facebook page and I own some of her books. I think she also has a Web page. Her information would help answer that question.

Oct 20, 2015 4:26 AM

Idk, all the women in my family all had their thyroid removed in their early twentys. I never had problems. That I know of anyway. 22 years fibro/can

Oct 20, 2015 8:33 AM

I am hypothyroid, and suspect it's genetic because all my family has health problems and most of the last 3 generations are hypothyroid. I tale a supplement called Raw Thyroid, which is supposed to help all forms of thyroid (I believe there are four) instead of the prescription type, which only helps one type. It smells weird, because it's animal tissue, but it works pretty well.

Oct 20, 2015 8:56 AM

I have read a lot about the connection of fibro And thyroid. There is a book called the fatigue and Fibromylgia solution. I found it in the library. Link below

really explains what thyroid test we should be getting and what to exactly test for and usually doctors don't test for the T 4 and T 3 only if they see an abnormality. It is very interesting I tried to get the rhymotholgist to do a full thyroid panel but he wouldn't do it and said its been done .. But a T4 Or T3 test was never done.

Oct 20, 2015 10:47 AM

I'm dreading this thyroid biopsy today. I feel so weak and exhausted constitutionally. The idea of a needle plumbing around in there seems like it will be more traumatic than anything but I guess I should just to have peace of mind. The doctor was perplexed that no one sent me for a work up before now with all of my symptoms. My thyroid blood tests have always come back normal--I asked if she thought it could be sub-clinical and she said that's what she was thinking too. I'm afraid to get hopeful in any way and have to be prepared if nothing comes of it. I had the blood work up weeks ago and she said she'd discuss everything after the biopsy. I figure she would have called if anything was significant so I just want to get through today.

Oct 20, 2015 11:04 AM

Marmouse my prayers and thoughts are with you. Blessings βœŒοΈπŸ’œ

Oct 20, 2015 1:36 PM

thanks anon much appreciated. I'm being a shameless baby about this one. Time to distract until 4pmπŸ™ˆπŸ’•.

Oct 20, 2015 1:43 PM

No you're not being a baby, these procedures can be scary. I've only had biopsy of my female parts and it wasn't fun. If I had to have another I would be quite fearful. Can you use headphones and your favorite music? Imagine you're shipwrecked on a deserted island with Johnny Depp LOL whatever helps βœŒοΈπŸ’œ

Oct 20, 2015 1:59 PM

Anon you're my kinda anon! I was just listening to music thinking I should bring it with me--but I'll start rocking out when I have to hold still. It does help. Good luck with what you're going through and thanks for the support. πŸ’•

Oct 20, 2015 1:59 PM

ps Johnny Depp helps anything.

Oct 21, 2015 2:01 PM

Marsemouse, I hope you had as little pain as possible from the biopsy. I've been trying to get caught up with posts but seems I'm getting further behind. Hugs & a prayer said! πŸ™

Oct 21, 2015 8:22 PM

Thanks Flappys you're the cat's pajamasπŸ˜ΊπŸ’•. That's just how I feel, trying to catch up and getting further behind. I'm so glad the biopsy is over and it wasn't too painful. I do feel a weird kind of hungover today like someone here talked about--maybe in association with the lidocaine (?) But it may just be a mixture of fatigue and fear. I posted about it in the Plaquinyl/floater thread from last week. I hope you're having a good day Flappy's. I wonder where flappys comes fromπŸ˜ΊπŸ’•

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