anemia and thyroid

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Taina81
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   Posted 2/2/2016 11:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello. I was diagnosed with lupus in 2011. Does lupus patient have any issues with being anemic and hyperthyriod /hypothyroid? I went to see my Dr last sept 2015 to do some blood work because I wasn't feeling that good. She had me go back two wks to find out my blood results but never went back. Well I ended up seeing her last week because I wasn't feeling well. I had a headache,dizzy,fainting feeling,anxious,depressed,sleepy,tired,nauseous, lost appetite, muscle ache,upper stomach pain,insomnia and.well she checked my blood work from last September and told me my blood work came back that I was anemic and thyroid was off. Well she told me that might be the reason why I was feeling so sick and depressed. Obviously my iron and thyroid mist of been way off since I never did anything about it since September right? Well she had me do another blood work and ask me to go see her next week. Did your lupus ever interfered with making you anemic and thyroid problems? I'm so looking forward into seeing my Dr next week because even though she gave me some iron pills I'm still feeling bad .my anxiety and depression has gotten worse.I have been told thyroid causes anxiety and depression and some other symptoms that I have likefeeling you have something in your throat that bothers you and harseness .well I guess this is what I get for not going back last yr in september :/ Now I am here dying.

Mrs. Brady
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   Posted 2/3/2016 7:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Taina, sorry you are not feeling well. Anemia is one of the diagnostic criteria for Lupus so it is possible that the Lupus is causing the anemia. Hypo and hyper thyroid are very common and can be easily treated with synthroid. I am anemic and hypothyroid and manage both via medication as well as my lupus meds. In my experience it took a few weeks on the iron to raise my levels and the same holds true for synthroid. Hang in there and you should be feeling better soon once you have your results back and devise a treatment plan with your doctor.
Hoshimoto's Hypothyroidism DX Oct 1997
Left Sided UC DX Nov 2013
GERD DX Nov 2013
SLE, DX Sept 2015
Medications - Synthroid, Hydrocort Enemas; Prilosec; Poly-Iron 150 Forte; Plaquenil; Vitamin D
Past Meds: Lialda - developed severe joint pain, initial DX DILE, discontinued mesalamine, symptoms subsided but returned - less severe, DX SLE

Lynnwood
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   Posted 2/3/2016 8:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Anemia is a very common symptom of Lupus, but according to the Lupus Org, www.lupus.org/answers/entry/lupus-diagnostic-criteria, it is not one of the diagnostic symptoms.

Whatever medication she gave you is based on general knowledge and the labs from September --- with updated labs your Dr will be able to give you mediation directed more toward where you specifically are today. I would bet more targeted medication will help you more quickly.

Hang in there, and do what the Dr suggests!
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator, Dx: 2002
DIAGNOSING LUPUS & HW's LUPUS 101
"Life is far too important to be taken seriously." - Oscar Wilde

Taina81
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   Posted 2/3/2016 12:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the replies! Means a lot! I cant talk to my husband about it because he sometimes think i over do it. Especially when ut comes to depression. He thinks its all in my head most of the time. But i have been told thyroid causes depression so i know thats why i have been feeling sad and was also told that takes months for iron to go back up.😊 its nice to know I'm not the only one having to go through this and dealing with anemia and thyroid issues at the same time. Thanks responding once again.

Mrs. Brady
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   Posted 2/3/2016 2:23 PM (GMT -6)   
You're welcome, you are not alone! I know it is often difficult to talk to others and this is a great community for finding support.
Hoshimoto's Hypothyroidism DX Oct 1997
Left Sided UC DX Nov 2013
GERD DX Nov 2013
SLE, DX Sept 2015
Medications - Synthroid, Hydrocort Enemas; Prilosec; Poly-Iron 150 Forte; Plaquenil; Vitamin D
Past Meds: Lialda - developed severe joint pain, initial DX DILE, discontinued mesalamine, symptoms subsided but returned - less severe, DX SLE
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