I wanted to update that I have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, hence ANA positive. I will be checked for Anklosing Spondylitis in July (HLAB-27 positive).
My initial symptoms that I went to the doctor for was joint pain in my hips (chronic) and sudden joint pain in my fingers with no swelling. When I look back, I have dry hair, headaches, fatigue, mood swings, hot flashes like crazy. I thought it was menopause and was/is to some degree, but the Hashi probably made all of those symptoms worse. I was having 30-50 hot flashes a day. about
6 months ago I went and got on a low dose of estrogen, which halted the hot flashes. Now I wonder if that was a mistake and set off Hashimoto. :(
I will check out the thread for thyroid disorders.
Post Edited (cswbeck) : 6/24/2015 7:40:04 AM (GMT-6)