I started out with hyperthyroidism (what they were saying was Grave's disease), then it went low and kept getting lower. So, now I have Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Yes, this is also autoimmune and both of my parents have thyroid disease (and now my sister does as well). I take Synthroid daily and just go once a year now for labs. From what I've read, if you have hyper, your thyroid can eventually burn itself out and then you are hypo for the rest of your life.
My endo did tell me that switching Crohn's medications can cause your thyroid levels to get out of whack, so she suggested I come see her if I've switched meds and aren't feeling right after that. I haven't had any problems getting my thyroid levels off by switching meds yet, though.
I had a nodule biopsied back in December, I think. I've got to say it was one of the scariest feeling tests I've ever had. Didn't hurt and wasn't a bad test, was just a very scary feeling with the needle in your neck. I'm sure it was only a few millimeters in, but it felt as if it was all the way through my neck and they had me pinned to the table with the needle. =) But, it was over relatively quickly (stuck me maybe 4 times) and she said I did very well. I told my sister that it wasn't bad at all, because she was thinking about backing out, she was so scared. She only made it through one stick and then told them, "no more!"
Post Edited (CrohnieToo) : 10/14/2009 7:06:27 AM (GMT-6)
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