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What's the comorbidity, if any, between hashimoto's and lupus?

Both are autoimmune : Both conditions are autoimmune disorders. Hashimoto thyroditis can be easily manageable, lupus is not... ...Read more

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Tested positive just couple weeks ago for hashimotos now positive ana also, been feeling horrible does it mean I have lupus? Any further tests? Help

Tested positive just couple weeks ago for hashimotos now positive ana also, been feeling horrible does it mean I have lupus? Any further tests? Help

Yes: More tests and clinical evaluation to confirm or rule out SLE. ANA can be positive in Hashimoto's, symptoms of fatigue and being tired are common to many autoimmune disorders. Talk to your doctor /see a rheumatologist for evaluation, wish you wellness ...Read more

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Currently have Strep F (have had B & C), have Hashimotos, seizures, possible lupus. Why do i keep getting these? What could be an Underlying illness?

Currently have Strep F (have had B & C), have Hashimotos, seizures, possible lupus. Why do i keep getting these? What could be an Underlying illness?

Primary: immune deficiency is a possibility. In the presence of multiple autoimmune disorders it is still possible to have an immune deficit. See your doctor for confirmatory testing. ...Read more

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How common is it to get a false positive for lupus while pregnant. I also have hashimotos got a + double stranded DNA very high ?

How common is it to get a false positive for lupus while pregnant. I also have hashimotos got a + double stranded DNA very high ?

It certainly: Can occur and is also associated weakly with your prior diagnosis of hashimoto's check w/ your doctor for more info. ...Read more

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What definitive lab test can r/o or confirm lupus while prego? + hashimotos , also + ana, +double stranded DNA . How do I determine a true yes or no?

What definitive lab test can r/o or confirm lupus while prego? + hashimotos , also + ana, +double stranded DNA . How do I determine a true yes or no?

See details: First of all, see a rheumatologist if you have not done so already. While an ANA can often be positive in hashimoto's it is much more unusual for the dna to be positive. Since you do not list your symptoms, it is impossible to offer a more specific opinion. ...Read more

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Does hashimoto thyroiditis have anything to do with discoid lupus or sle?

Does hashimoto thyroiditis have anything to do with discoid lupus or sle?

In a way: Lupus and Hashimoto's thyroiditis are both autoimmune diseases. Often the presence of one autoimmune disease makes a second one more likely to occur. These two conditions are treated separately. ...Read more

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Negative ANA levels. High TBO tests (118 iu/ml). Negative TSH. could I still have lupus? So frustrated with my results! Doc says hashimotos.

Negative ANA levels. High TBO tests (118 iu/ml). Negative TSH. could I still have lupus? So frustrated with my results! Doc says hashimotos.

No but: why are you not trusting your doctor's conclusion? By the way, did you mean high TPO instead of TBO? Was the TSH negative =zero or normal? None of these tests however pointed to lupus but were compatible with Hashimoto's with still normal thyroid function (normal TSH) eventually leading to hypothyroid status and thus requiring regular follow-up. ...Read more

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TSH is 5.21 FT4 and FT3 are normal Having symptoms of low thyroid, have well controlled lupus, hashimotos runs in my family Treat with meds or watch?

TSH is 5.21 FT4 and FT3 are normal Having symptoms of low thyroid, have well controlled lupus, hashimotos runs in my family Treat with meds or watch?

Hypothyroidism: An elevated TSH and normal FT4 is possibly due to subclinical hypothyroidism. What type of symptoms are you having exactly? Your doctor should check basic blood work to make sure there is no other explanation for your symptoms. A good physical exam of your thyroid to reveal any nodules, or goiter is very important. Thyroiditis is definitely a possibility. ...Read more

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I had a thyroglobulin antibody test taken and the results were 320. What does this mean? Should I be concerned about lupus, hashimoto's disease or thyroid cancer? I have been diagnosed with hypothyroid and the medicine I have been taking in addition to ve

I had a thyroglobulin antibody test taken and the results were 320. What does this mean? Should I be concerned about lupus, hashimoto's disease or thyroid cancer? I have been diagnosed with hypothyroid and the medicine I have been taking in addition to ve

Hashimoto's you have: You had become hypothyroid because you have hashimoto's thyroiditis, which was confirmed by the elevated thyroglobulin activity. You should not worry about lupus, or other conditions such as cancer. The strongest association with hashimoto's and another autoimmune problem is psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. ...Read more

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Hashimotos. Ana + anti-ssa/ro. Stiff, painful, swollen joints + raynauds. Doc says it's "lupoid arthritis". Is this lupus? He gave me plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) 200mg

Hashimotos. Ana + anti-ssa/ro. Stiff, painful, swollen joints + raynauds. Doc says it's "lupoid arthritis". Is this lupus? He gave me plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) 200mg

Sounds consistent: The joint complaints and positive lab markers are consistent with lupus. The fact that raynaud's is present and you have an autoimmune thyroid condition help cinch the diagnosis of an autoimmune arthritis. In addition to standard treatments like Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) there are other interventions like diet and supplements to help decrease the dose of rx meds. A practitioner of integrative medicine can help. ...Read more

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How common is it to have lupus Rheumatoid arthritis and hasimoto thyroiditis?

Uncertain: When more than one autoimmune disorder occurs in a person, it is often called mixed connective tissue disease. The combination however is not well defined but lupus is always included. In a Norwegian study, the prevalence was 3.8/100,000. http://ard.bmj.com/content/70/6/1047.short ...Read more

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What does hashimotos disease do to you?

What does hashimotos disease do to you?

Research: I can get you started. Most folks have the signs and symptoms of anyone with hyperthyroidism at the beginning. At some point these folks usually develope hypothyroidism and the signs and sympotms of that. Research the signs and symptoms of both hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What body organs are affected by hashimotos disease?

What body organs are affected by hashimotos disease?

All: Once the antibodies decrease the ability to make adequate thyroid hormone all metabolic processes in the body may be affected. ...Read more

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Common comorbidities ssociated with hashimotos?

Common comorbidities ssociated with hashimotos?

Many: Hasimoto's thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease of the thyroid. It can cause both hypothyroid and hyperthyroid symptoms. Feeling hot or cold, weight gain, anxiety, depression, or mania, high or low heart rates, constipation, hai loss, and many others. ...Read more

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Could endocrinologits have been known to miss hashimotos?

Could endocrinologits have been known to miss hashimotos?

EndoKknowAndDontMISS: Endocrinologists know about Hashimoto Diseasea and will know how to diagnose and will not miss Hashimoto Disease ...Read more

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What causes hashimoto's?

What causes hashimoto's?

Autoimmune: With hashimoto's, the body makes antibodies that attack the thyroid. It tends to run in families and can be triggered by anything that can weaken the immune system such as poor nutrition especially vitamin d deficiency. It is common in celiac disease and gluten has been suggested as a trigger for hashimoto's in some people.Good sleep hygiene and exercise strengthen the immune system. ...Read more