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A 28-year-old female asked:

After coming off steriods via iv for ms i feel like my thyroid has gone too. my hair and skin is brittle, very sleepy, my period is a mess, 15lbs up?

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Dr. Robert Fietsam
Surgery - Thoracic 36 years experience
Blood tests: Yes, you may have altered your thyroid production. Blood work, test your : TSH, T3, (liothyronine) T4 for starters. Also, a complete blood cell (CBC) for your hemoglobin level, esp with the messed up period
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Analysis: Would not hurt to get a thyroid blood survey, but steroid usage as can cause many of your issues, especially the weight gain and hormonal changes. Another issue, in my opinion, is absence on your list of a specific MS disease modifying therapy, which is critical to your future stability. Did you forget to list such an important item?

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