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thyroid

Postby debs67 » Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:35 pm

I have an underactive thyroid , have had for over 5 years now, on medication and bloods are all fine with it. I have noticed that quite a few people on here have this with fibro. Has it got anything to do with fibro because some of my conditions were put down to thyroid problems when all along it was fibro .
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Re: thyroid

Postby whoami » Thu Jan 22, 2015 1:01 am

I have no thyroid due to cancer. I did ask the specialist if fibro and thyroid issues are related. He said that a lot of thyroid symptoms are similar to fibro symptoms and that is why people tend to think if you have one you will have the other. He said that their is no relationship.
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Re: thyroid

Postby winkle0304 » Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:50 am

Fibromyalgia and Thyroid disease are both auto immune diseases, they do come hand in hand a lot of the time. Ive had fibro for 26 years and I can honestly say its got worse over the last few years. If you can look at the arthritis uk facebook page, they feature a lot on fibromyalgia x :scream-1:
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Re: thyroid

Postby carolad » Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:34 am

I don't think fibromyalgia is classed as an autoimmune disease...in fact it isn't classed as a 'disease' at all, but a 'syndrome'. They are all just words of course, doesn't make any difference to how you feel :-)

I have been wondering if the thyroid has anything to do with my symptoms...particularly my intolerance to cold, which has become extreme in the past few years. I really can't face going back to my GP to ask for another test though :roll: But there certainly seem to be a lot of similarities between symptoms of underactive thyroid and fibromyalgia.
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Re: thyroid

Postby Gilly52 » Thu Jan 22, 2015 3:01 pm

Carolad

Yes, I agree there are lots of very similar problems that crop up with fibro/thyroid.

You mentioned feeling cold.....I am certainly with you on that one, this has steadily got worse over the last few years, I've had fibro for 14years and thyroid problems for approx 9 years. I have so many layers on in the house......I sometimes wonder if I can get my coat on to go out !!! I put heating up .....poor hubby turns it down and gets me another layer. But I have the same problem in summer, I get sooo hot, my GP tells me I have a faulty thermostat due to the both conditions. It's just very annoying, I suppose Spring and Autumn suits me best. I have on occasions thought I have had a temperature, but no,all fine when I take it.

I get my thyroid bloods tested on a regular basis of approx 3 months.

I hope you are having a good a day as possible
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Re: thyroid

Postby Theresa34 » Thu Jan 22, 2015 3:58 pm

Fibro isnt autoimmune. I think that they aren't related but most people with thyroid issue will have fibro and same with arthritis. I have all 3!
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Re: thyroid

Postby Brian » Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:40 pm

People on thyroid medication from the doctors what do they prescribe T4 or T3
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Re: thyroid

Postby Theresa34 » Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:31 pm

No idea. I'm on Levothyroxine. It means I get free meds for life so I'm not complaining :-D
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Re: thyroid

Postby Brian » Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:02 pm

Theresa34 wrote:No idea. I'm on Levothyroxine. It means I get free meds for life so I'm not complaining :-D


That's T4 you are on but if your body can't convert it correctly you don't get the benefits of it,where as if they prescribed you T3 you would get the full benefits of it,it's worth doing some research on what your taking the days of "trust your doctor is long gone"
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Re: thyroid

Postby Theresa34 » Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:04 pm

I'm happy on it but thanks x
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Re: thyroid

Postby Brian » Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:17 pm

Theresa34 wrote:I'm happy on it but thanks x

This is not meant to be cheeky I'm only stating this as words without expression can come across wrong and its up to you to respond or not

Are you over weight/fat? If yes your aren't getting the full benefit of it, if weight/fat are fine then this is a good indication you are
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Re: thyroid

Postby Theresa34 » Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:41 am

Brian wrote:
Theresa34 wrote:I'm happy on it but thanks x

This is not meant to be cheeky I'm only stating this as words without expression can come across wrong and its up to you to respond or not

Are you over weight/fat? If yes your aren't getting the full benefit of it, if weight/fat are fine then this is a good indication you are


I am of normal weight and I was of normal weight at the time of diagnosis of an underactive thyroid. The reason I was tested was because my period was acting strangely. Once I started on the thyroid meds, they went back to normal. I was overweight at one point but it wasn't due to the thyroid. I was literally eating a lot. I exercised and ate better and lost all the weight.
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