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January is thyroid awareness month

Jan 04, 2016 4:30 PM

Have your thyroid tested full panel and know your numbers, doctors have a tendency to say they are "normal" when that is not the case. I know hypothyroidism runs in my family and I wasn't diagnosed until my late 30's and it was after years of feeling terrible. 2 years later I was diagnosed with hashimotos.

I also want to add everyone has That age old question does thyroid and fibro go together? Mary Shomon, who I have read numerous of her thyroid books, is putting this and other questions in a fibro/cfs book. Now I have not read this book but the article link below shows some connection symptoms.

http://thyroid.about.com/cs/fibromyalgiacfs/a/fibrothyroid.htm

Jan 04, 2016 9:10 PM

Thanks..I just got my panel ran last month part of a full work up with a new PCP so I'll find out the results at next visit

Jan 05, 2016 12:28 AM

I'm hypothyroid, my entire family is either hypo or hyperthyroid. Haven't had Fibro diagnosed, but a bunch of other chronic illnesses run in the family, although the most common are hypothyroidism, MTHFR gene mutations, migraines, peripheral neuropathy, and lupus.

Jan 05, 2016 7:13 AM

I loved my doctor in Georgia, my number's were close to hypothyroidism and he went ahead and put me on a thyroid pill. Since my 2 nd doctor in a year left the practice I have been out for about 6months. I got my cardiovascular doctor to prescribe my metropolol and my lovistain. I don't have a cholesterol problem but with both my parents heart disease's I was put on it as a precaution.

My ex's mom died from thyroid cancer so yes please please get your levels tested it's that important!

Jan 05, 2016 7:20 AM

I was diagnosed with Grave's Disease almost 15 years ago. Now, I am having issues of hypothyroidism because many mornings I forget to take it. (My bad)..

Jan 05, 2016 7:23 AM

Will be requesting that another panel be done in about 2 weeks.

Jan 05, 2016 7:26 AM

Very interesting read Shammagren! Thank You!

Jan 05, 2016 7:30 AM

Shammagren, I left you a message on the topic...exhausted. Ask your MD if those are available for you? Narcolepsy is Real dangerous!!!!! Let me know what ya think..Love Terri

Jan 05, 2016 5:06 PM

Shammagren, I am sub clinical hypothyroidism, and the endocrinologist is treating me because my thyroid is damaged (forget the word, but abnormal on both sides). PCP days I don't need treatment. My family hx is predominately females. Against my pcps wishes I am staying under the endocrine doc. Thanks for sharing link! 😷🙏🌼

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