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Hashimotos Thyroiditis And Sore Throats
I have hashimoto's. I was diagnosed with it in 2009. I have started snoring more often and waking with a sore throat. Could these be related?
Several common forms of thyroiditis. Subacute thyroidits is from a virus. Your thyroid is tender, transient hyperthyroidism, but then resolution. Hashimotos thyroiditis is usually without pain, eventually causes hypothyroidism, but can coexist with graves hyperthyroidism. Two other forms are post partum thyroiditis and "painless" thyroiditis; transient hyper followed by ...Read more
Is the sore throat part of hashimotos? I have been advised to take 50m thyroxine tab. And I'm very sensitive to cold foods. Please help
Not typically: If the symptoms are related they will improve once your thyroid condition is under control. ...Read more
Hashimoto's, antibodies, nodule with lots of lymphocytes, sore throat, flu-like symptoms, no energy, feel terrible. Tsh only 3.77. Treat or not?
Yes: You will likely feel better when treated for this. ...Read more
My throat culture _ positive for pseudomonas aeruginosa and staphylococcus aureus. Should I be worried? I have autoimmune thyroiditis.
Worried: Not to worry antibiotics will help pseudomonas harder to eradicate but not impossible. See your your physiciam for guidance. ...Read more
What could be the cause of deep tissue pain and radiating heat in neck, shooulders and face. I was recently diaagnosed with hashimotos thyroiditis.
Thyroiditis can: Cause these symptoms, but is highly unlikely and most often painless. You need to see your doctor for a full evaluation. ...Read more
I have hashimotos thyroditis and have never ending mucus in my throat. My thiroat is always at fire?
Got hashimotos thyroiditus. Starting levotirox. Feeling weak at the moment, strong head pressure and strange eye feeling, neck pain and ears blocked?
Thyroid antibodies: This is an autoimmune disease where the body makes thyroid antibodies which may ultimately (painlessly) destroy gland function, rendering the person hypothyroid. Levothyroxine is the standard treatment for hypothyroidism. We see hashimoto's disease in most age groups. It's far less common in toddlers and younger. ...Read more
Okay: This is usually easy to manage by thyroid replacement as required. A heads-up -- maybe 1% of hashimoto's folks get a vasculitis that can involve the brain and mimic multiple sclerosis; it's treatable but it needs to be suspected before the call can be made. Complications of hashimoto's are rare; you can read about them on your own, get seen fast if the goiter grows fast. ...Read more
Hashimoto Thyroiditis is an auto immune condition of Thyroid Gland. Your immine sustem attacks your thyroid gland with antibody mediated immune response. It was first described by HakaruHashimoto.
It is seven time more common in women
It is diagnosed by detecting elevated levels of anti thyroidPeroxidaseAntibodies, It causes Hypothyroidism and is treated with Thyroid Hormones like levothyroxine&other ...Read more
Typically not direct: Hashimoto's will have a brief high thyroid state before the patient becomes low thyroid; when this brief period of too much thyroid hormone happens, the patient may be more agitated. Also if the patient's thyroid medication is appropriate replaced, panic attacks would not be associated with the disease directly; however any one with a chronic disease is more prone to anxiety including panic attacks. ...Read more
Most PCPs and endo: Most internists and endocrinologists are familiar with the disorder. It is an autoimmune disorder that often leads to an under active thyroid. It is the most common cause of low thyroid hormone levels. There is no treatment for hashimotos per se, but the thyroid hormone levels can be kept normal with medication. ...Read more
Maybe: Hashimoto's is a form of chronic thyroiditis, but not all thyroiditis is hashimoto's. ...Read more
Meds.: It depends on the actual function of the thyroid gland. If you are euthyroid than no treatment is needed, if you are hypothyroid than you will be treated with thyroid hormones and if you are hyperthyroid than you will be treated with anti-thyroid drugs. ...Read more
It can be: Yes it can be a symptom of hashimoto thyroiditis. ...Read more
Not really: The most common symptoms of hashimotos are hypothyroid symptoms. These are fatigue, cold intolerance, weight gain, hair loss, constipation, depression, puffy skin...As long as you are on the right thyroid replacement dose (levothyroxine or synthroid) and you don't forget your pills then the symptoms should not be an issue. ...Read more
Big thyroid: From your description, it appears that the underlying problem is Hashimotos, and you have already had ultrasound and biopsy of nodules. Therefore, no suspicion of cancer. You should be on adequate thyroxine to keep TSH normal. In time, your thyroid will probably shrink some. The only reason for surgery is if the gland is so big that it interferes with breathing/swallowing. ...Read more
Hashimoto's nodule: Hashimotos thyroiditis involves inflammation of the thyroid. Often there can be patches of inflammation, and inflammation then leads to scarring (fibrosis). This scarring creates the appearance of nodules. The likelihood of cancer in these nodules is very low, and frequently these "nodules" do not require biopsy. ...Read more
No: There is no cure for hashimotos, but the consequence (under active thyroid) is manageable. ...Read more
None: Only a few conditions do not allow breast feeding. Autoimmune thyroiditis is not one of them. ...Read more
May occur: If you are on the appropriate thyroid replacement and still tired look for other causes of your fatigue. ...Read more
Can severe migraines and dizziness be some of the less common symptoms of hashimoto's thyroiditis?
Yes: Vertigo and headaches have been reportedly associated with hashimoto's thyroiditis. ...Read more
Autoimmune pancreatitis caused by autoimmune thyroiditis. Will taking out thyroid fix the pancreatitis?
What multivitamins are safe to take with hashimotos thyroiditis when you are taking levothyroxine sodium.
Avoid minerals: Levothyroxine interacts with minerals such as iron, calcium, and magnesium, which lower the activity of thyroid medicine. Many antacids contain magnesium and aluminum, so avoid taking them when you're on the thyroid supplement levothyroxine. If you take iron-containing products such as multivitamins with iron, make sure you do so at least two hours before or after you take your thyroid medication. ...Read more