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Is there a relation between myasthenia gravis and hashimoto thyroiditis?experiencing irregular periods and rapid weight gain .i have myasthenia gravis

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Dr. Jack Mutnick answered

Specializes in Allergy and Immunology

Autoimmune disease: Both are autoimmune disease, so if you have aberrant antibodies, it is entirely possible. Ask your specialist to evaluate if you are worried.

Answered 11/21/2012

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Dr. Philip Kern answered

Specializes in Endocrinology

Autoimmune diseases: Both myasthenia gravis and hashimoto's thyroiditis are autoimmune diseases, and they often occur together. Your doctor should check out your thyroid tests (tsh, ft4) and treat with levothyroxine if you are hypothyroid. Other autoimmune diseases are more common also. These include adrenal failure (addison's), premature ovarian failure, and others.

Answered 3/26/2013

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