Diffuse Thyroid Disease

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BadDay
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   Posted 6/24/2018 7:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi I'm usually on the Rheumatoid site but i am looking for some Thyroid advice
i have had Terrible increasing Fatigue and Dr was saying it is the RA
But i was going thru my past test results preparing to see a new Rheumatologist ( i have alot of old test results) and i found an ultra sound done 9 Yes 9 years Ago that appears to have gone un-noticed
it states i have " Diffuse Thyroid Disease "
i have a Doctor appointment next week so will take it with me but has anyone any ideas ?
Thank You
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   Posted 6/26/2018 1:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi BadDay, this forum runs pretty slow unfortunately. I am not sure if you are seeing your GP or Rheumatologist next week. My husband has some thyroid issues & he see's an endocrinologist. If this were me, I would ask for a referral to one. You are going to have to start all over with testing since your testing was so long ago. Sadly, but now a days we have to get copies of our records, especially any labs or testing, besides advocating for the best care we can find.

I do hope you will let us know what happens with this. But, seriously push for a referral to an endocrinologist, this is their specialty.
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cyclinglady
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   Posted 6/26/2018 2:37 PM (GMT -6)   
You can Google your question, but it can mean that your thyroid is enlarged, nodules, cancer, or not functioning. You should get some thyroid antibodies testing most likely and include a complete thyroid panel.

Once you have one autoimmune disorder, you can have more develop. Take care!

BadDay
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   Posted 6/26/2018 11:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank You yes seeing my local Doctor on Monday
I have Googled and Hashimotos hypothyroid seem to be Me I also found an old report saying Hypothyroid this was one of the reasons I changed my doctor years ago as I was getting tests done but never having them followed up but this Doctor is very good so I think he will jump on it.
I would like to let you know how I get on if that's ok - need all the support I can get
ive had RA for over 25 years now and its all getting a bit much
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   Posted 6/27/2018 12:34 AM (GMT -6)   
I have Hashimoto’s (dx 20 years ago) Celiac Disease (dx 5 years) and Chronic Autoimmune Gastritis (dx less than a year). I see you have Osteoporosis (like me). Mine was attributed to celiac disease. I have had a few vertebrae fractures. I was only anemic when I was diagnosed with celiac disease. You should consider getting screened for celiac diseare. An easy blood test, but you must be on a full gluten diet.

I hope just taking some thyroid hormone replacement will help with your fatigue if it is not functioning. At least rule Hashimoto’s out. I hate that doctors tend to label you and then can overlook new issues.

BadDay
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   Posted 7/4/2018 9:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi I had my Doctor visit & showed him the old ultrasound result he has sent me for blood tests and antibodies test . so I guess now I just wait
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   Posted 7/5/2018 7:59 PM (GMT -6)   
BadDay said...
Hi I had my Doctor visit & showed him the old ultrasound result he has sent me for blood tests and antibodies test . so I guess now I just wait


Hope he is doing TSH, FT3 and FT4 in addition to the antibodies.
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   Posted 7/8/2018 9:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Bad Day, the waiting on the test results is awful. I am not a very patient person when it comes to test results, lol. I am so glad that you are getting things checked out so you will know where you stand with all of this. Please keep us posted.
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