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   Posted 9/8/2010 2:14 AM (GMT -6)   
I've been experiencing a lot of changes in my body lately. I didn't want to call them symptoms, but they are different and strange. In particular, this summer has absolutely killed me. I've never liked humidity but it never used to bother me much, and I enjoyed being out in the heat, it made my muscles feel good. But this past summer with all the humidity, I couldn't stand it.

I saw Mystery Diagnosis on Discovery Health tonight (I hope I'm not the only one here who watches that show obsessively) and a woman had Hashimoto's disease. Some of her problems were vaguely familiar to me so I looked up thyroid problems. Every single weird and vague problem I've been having in the past 8 months could be caused by hyperthyroidism! The last time I went to my primary, she even said that she hoped somebody had been watching it, but I didn't understand at the time why she had said that. I have a follow-up with her next month anyway.

I've had my thyroid checked this year and it was normal, but after looking around some it seems that one normal result doesn't mean a whole lot, especially on the basic blood test. I'm hoping to set up with an endocrinologist to get more thorough testing. Whether I have a problem or not, it seems irresponsible to ignore something that could be the cause of so many things.

Has anybody else had thyroid problems? Was it hard to figure out?

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   Posted 9/8/2010 6:29 AM (GMT -6)   
I am having thyroid problems myself. My bloodwork shows I should have Graves disease but my symptoms scream Hashimoto's. So I had a nucleur (SP?) scan of my thyroid last week, it was a 2 day process. I am hoping that when I go see my doctor today that she will have the results. I will post when I get back.
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Fibromyalgia, Chronic daily headaches, Migraines, Possible Graves Disease, GERD, High blood pressure, Depression and Anxiety

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   Posted 9/8/2010 8:08 AM (GMT -6)   
From some other boards I have heard people swear that fibro and thyroid problems are connected. I cant say whether this is true because Ive always tested normal. It could be one of the symptoms that seem to go hand in hand with alot of us fibromites. Like Chronic Fatigue, Arthritis and a host of other problems. I hope you get some answers soon.
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   Posted 9/8/2010 9:55 AM (GMT -6)   
My doc has checked my thyroid 3 times in the last 2 1/2 years to make sure it's not causing any issues.  I do know she's said one of the reasons she's done this is to make sure my rx's aren't having an effect.  I've heard that like many other conditions, thyroid issues can go along with fibro, how accurate that is, I'm not sure.
Dx'd with fibro, oa, and carpal tunnel.
Rx's: Lyrica 150mg 2x day, Savella 100mg 2x day, Nortriptylene 100mg at bedtime, vitD3, fish oil

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   Posted 9/8/2010 10:12 AM (GMT -6)   
I've been on Synthroid since 1979. My blood test came back in the normal range but at the low end. I was exhausted all of the time, my skin was so itchy it drove me nuts and I was depressed. But the worse symptom was my hair started falling out smhair My hairdresser was the one who told me it wasn't breaking off but coming out at the root and this indicated a medical problem. Needless to say I was at the doctor a.s.a.p. He said although my test was in the normal range that was too low for me. I felt better the week I started with synthroid and I haven't had a problem since. I have to have my thyroid tested once a year and the dosage has never been changed.
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   Posted 9/8/2010 10:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi. I have hypothyroidism. I agree with you with the humid hot weather, it takes your breath away. And loosing weight is the hardest. I take medicine everyday for my hypo thyroid. Hypo means that your thyroid struggles to work and Hyper is that your metabolizuim is constantly running. I wish I had that one. I would be skinny... I found out I had this because for cronic fatigue and my hair was falling out. My hair thinned real bad. I have very fine hair anyway, I was getting a bald spot near where my bangs were. My dad had the hypo thyroidism, back then they really didn't know much about it. If you would like to talk, my email is
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   Posted 9/8/2010 1:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I tested positive for hypothyroidism and then was rechecked and the test was negative for that.  People with fibro can have thyroid problems so it's a good thing for your doctor to check periodically.
I live in Florida and the heat and humidity are killers for my fibro.  This is the worst time of the year for me.  I truly feel like I've been beaten with a baseball bat...daily.  Pretty soon, the humidity and heat will leave and I will start to feel better. 
Also, this time of year, in many of the states, you are dealing with storms.  The barometric pressure will make things worse, too.  So, try not to worry.  You might not have thyroid problems but you should have it checked out.  Let us know what you find out.
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 263
   Posted 9/8/2010 7:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I was just diagnosed with Hypo last month. Started on Synthroid. Going for ultrasound tommorrow. MY new internist ask "Why didnt they check your thyroid. THEY HAVE for the last 20 years because of my symptoms but it was always normal. I think it is something that does not show up untill it is really low or high. Between that and Fibro and muscle relaxers and Donnatal I just quit for my IBS I was REALLY tired. NO donnatal,out of muscle relaxers, and on Savella so everyoneis saying I am back(lots of energy). Well more anyway. Take care.
Psoriasis and PS arthritis, Fibro,IBS,Bursitis,DDD of neck,Hypothyroidism.
Meds: Savella(love it),Flexeril at night,Synthroid(just started),Folic acid, lots and lots of Tylenol(liver enzymes up so trying not to take it), Humira( afraid to start untill I get thyroid leveled) not sure about it).

I thought once I found out what was wrong with me I would feel better. I thought wrong.
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