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Eds Thinks Hypothyroidism
connective tissue : Connective tissue disease: test for sjogren's (blood & sialogram) autoimmune thyroid, explore with your doctor : omeoprazole & Erythromycin & domperidone. Botox injections into pylorus muscle for stomach pain and nausea. Avoid raw veggies, grind food up when things are very bad. There does not need to be one primary autoimmune disorder. ...Read more
I have hypothyroidism with pos tpo, low-t, adrenal insufficiency. Have gotten worse on Synthroid (thyroxine) and trt. Does negative ANA rule out schmidt syndrome?
Not useful: ANA / anti-nuclear antibody isn't a marker for schmidt's. In fact, with your history, the question's perhaps moot. It's critical that you monitor your adrenal function -- especially since if you should for some reason get your thyroid replacement adjusted upward, you cover your possible underlying coexisting adrenal insufficiency. Not to do so can be catastrophic. You need a good endocrinologist. ...Read more
Could I have type 3 (hypermobility) ehlers danlos syndrome or hypermobility syndrome? My parents don't have eds.
Unlikely.: Ehlers danlos is an inherited condition, so if it doesn't run in your family, it's very unlikely that you have it. If your joints are unusually flexible you may just be more limber than normal. But if you are worried about it, see your doctor and find out for sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My lupus rheumMD has me working w/endocrineMD 2help w/prednisone taper below 5mg even tho adrenal fxn is normal.Foggy,achy,stiff. Endo or rheum issue?
Lupus? osteoporosis?: Steroids can cause severe calcium demineralization of the bones hence if you are able to tolerate the steroid taper it is good. You should be taking calcium with Vit D supplements I assume, prescribed by ur PCP/Rheumatologist. Achiness and stiffness though could be from Lupus, pl. see whether calcium supplemets if you are not on so far, are helping you in the future. Get your Vit D level checked . ...Read more
21 yr old, been v sick with suspected dysautonomia since flu in feb. Endocrinologist today felt goitre and ordered tpo antibodies test. Hashimotos or other autoimmune disorder poss with normal tsh?
Yes: The autoimmune process may not have advanced sufficiently to impact the pituitary regulation of the thyroid (TSH) but autoantibodies may be detectable in a blood test. The clinical significance of these lab results is a matter of interpretation and judgment by your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is thyroxine for hypothyroidism? I have hypothyroidism, sister has Hyperthyroidism, I'm confused we've been medicated with same dose...
Autoimmune disorders: like Rheumatoid Arthritis, diabetes & thyroiditis have an ^ed incidence in children with Down Syndrome (DS). A normal Free T4 & ^ed Ultrasensitive TSH indicates sub-clinical HYPOthyroidism that can become clinical. Macrocytosis, large RBC's, in infants with DS remains lifelong in 2/3rds. It can be associated with anemia from low Vitamin B12 & Folate (folic acid) or iron levels, hypothyroidism or leukemia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gaining weight thyroid labs are tt3-1.17.Ft4 11.1(veryhigh) and tsh1.20.Dr. Says i'm hypo prescribes levothyroxine.Im scared its serious w wrong meds?
Thyroid : Thanks for resend. Still not quite sure what is going on from info. Certainly the thyroid bloodwork should be repeated. If it still comes out the same you should have a nuc-med thyroid uptake and scan. Sometime the T4 is high if you take the med the day of the test, but not that high. The TSH being normal is a good sign. It is the most sensitive indicator of your thyroid health. See endo. ...Read more
Hypothyroid causes tachycardia and palpatations. My doc told its a symp of hypert. There are somany posts online stating tachy with hypo?
Depends: Would not focus so much on percentages, but instead would present your symptoms to your rheumatologist. Would try to seek out eds centers who understand the condition more than most and have seen a larger volume of eds patients (usually at university hospitals). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 51 female w fibro hbp udmctd , athritis, chrfatigue +ana+rnp depress myosiitis daughterw sle ivebeen treated 6 yr feel worse 11meds suggestions?
11weeks pregnant with controlled hypothyroidsm, thyroid levels are verynormal.Down syndrome scan due nextweek.Does being hypothyroid concerns downsyndrome.
Recently diagnosed with cfs but now have ANA 1/160 nucleolar pattern. History of itp, psoriasis, sub clinc hypothyroidism, all else normal. V worried!
Met with cardiologist, neurologist, endocrinologist, rheumatologist many gp's.Dx w/ sjogrens, mild neuropathy, gastritis.Experiance many symptoms they tell me all it is is anxiety i'm lost what do I do now?
Integrative Medicine: You need to be evaluated by an integrative medicine physician, a doctor that can find the underlying cause of your conditions. Find one in your area by googling the following organizations: international college of integrative medicine american college for the advancement of medicine american academy of anti-aging medicine institute for functional medicine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Any advice for someone who's been diagnosed with borderline hypothyroidism caused by autoimmune thyroiditis?
MD says I have primary lupus &secondary sjogrens. My chart says lupus-sjogrens overlap syndrome.Is there a difference between listing them separately?
No: Your treatment will be the same. Kudos for taking charge and reading the documentation carefully! ...Read more
Autoimmune symptoms (fatigue, joint/muscle pain, headaches, gastro issues, etc.)Tested for lupus. RNP was 2.5. No lupus. Rheum said restest. Thoughts?
I have hypothyroidism. gaining weight since meds. is gastric surgery possible? developed medical probs since. sleep apnea, hbp, borderline dm
Gastric surgery: Gastric surgery is always the last resort for weight loss, and a good surgeon and pt will have the understanding that all underlying medical conditions should be stable and well treated. A Cardiac evaluation, Pulmonary evaluation (including Sleep apnea eval in your case), psychiatry evaluation and a general Medical Clearance will be required before any surgery with most centers. Best wishes. ...Read more