Siblings with Hashimoto's?

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   Posted 6/21/2008 9:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey All!

My sis' docs think she has Hashimoto's (she's had probs w/ her thyroid for years). Two different docs thinks she has it and are in the process of running tests to verify.

I was wondering if any of you have siblings with this or any family members? I've heard that if one sibling has an auto-immune disease then the others are more likely to get it as well.

Please help! Thanx guys!!


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   Posted 6/21/2008 10:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes my mom had that, as well as thyroid cancer.
Dx'ed in 1999. No surgeries.

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   Posted 6/21/2008 4:47 PM (GMT -7)   
emma, i would not worry too much.. people have Hashimotos with no other problems.. i would bet that most go undiagnosed for many many years before it becomes a problem for them.

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   Posted 6/21/2008 6:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Emma, both my sisters have it, One had surgery to remove the thyroid, the other is on meds. Getting the right dosage
for their individual problems, has really been their only issue. Both do get fatigued quite quickly, other than that no real
big problems. I'm checked on a regular basis, but have stayed clear.
I wish your sister the best of luck...

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   Posted 6/21/2008 7:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanx so much guys! I really REALLY appreciate all of your responses!

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   Posted 6/21/2008 7:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I haven't had a thyroid problem, but all three of my daughters have been diagnosed with Hashimotos.

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   Posted 6/21/2008 8:03 PM (GMT -7)   
One rheumy dx'd me with hashi's because my anti-thyroid antibodies were so high. But the level went way down and the new rheumy says "No Hashi dx"

But I've read quite extensively and as some said above . . . it is very common and most people who have it don't even realize it. Most are just treated for hypothyroid and take synthroid or another thyroid hormone.

I'm glad they are treating your sister . . . hope she feels better soon.


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