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Posted By : monkeyme - 4/1/2007 4:33 PM
I am new to lupus.. am still learning so much about it and what it can effect within my body. I woke yesterday morning with the area on the front of my neck where my thyroid gland is, very sore. It hurts to look up, and I can kind of feel a thickening when I swallow. Can Lupus effect your thyroid gland? I am kind of afraid because everything I have read about sore thyroid has to do with thyroid cancer.

Thanks for your help


Chronic Fatigue 1990 * Restless Legs 1995 * Fibromyalgia 2001 * UCTD/probable Lupus 2007

Posted By : Ginny - 4/1/2007 4:50 PM
Hi Monkey,
Yes, lupus can affect your thyroid gland.  I'd make an appointment to see your doctor or rheumatologist. Don't get all worried okay.  Sometimes, it can just be a glitch in your system that will work itself out.  Don't automatically think it might be cancer, okay. Let your doctors do the diagnosing first.
You're in my prayers,

"Thank you God for the storms that blow me right into your arms!"

Diagnosed with lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(stroke),Sjogren's, Raynaud's, seizure disorder, libman sach's endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, Neutropenia, thrombocytopenia, food allergies
Prednisone, Imuran, Coumidin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, micronor, didrocal, monopril, calcium, Cykolokapron, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Acidophilus

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