thyroid removal helps with ulcerative colitis

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okiemom
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   Posted 1/17/2008 7:13 AM (GMT -7)   
they had found a large growth on my thyroid in October, they did the biopsy and the cells looked strange,  they went in the first week of November and removed all but the 4 corners of my thyroid.  The growth they had been seeing was not cancer after all BUT they did find one hiding behind the other one it was only 5 mm in size and by removal it took care of it to no need for radiation -------
 
but since then my UC has seemed to stay in check, only going to bathroom my normal couple times in the morning and a few in the evening
(this week has been off due to stress) but still for the most part staying in check.
 
Anyone ever heard of a connection between the thyroid removal and ulcerative colitis

cycling_sasquatch
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   Posted 1/17/2008 8:35 AM (GMT -7)   
My dad had hyperthyroid many years back and though they didn't remove anything (I don't think), they "killed" off some of his thyroid.  His UC has pretty much been inactive since then.

Dx Left-sided UC Dec. 2006
Currently:
Azathioprine 150mg/day
Prednisone 2.5; 7.5; 10mg(trying to taper-started at 60 6/1)
Lialda 2/day
Multivitamin, B complex vit., fish oil, calcium, fiber supplement, probiotic


quincy
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   Posted 1/17/2008 12:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Interesting...it seems thyroid disorders/disease can coexist with UC for some. It also seems that the thyroid disorder/disease must be dealt with effectively in order for the UC to be dealt with effectively as well.

Makes sense since many of us have UC and other autoimmune disease.

q
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... increased enemas to nightly
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....bromelain 1 - 2x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!


okiemom
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   Posted 1/17/2008 1:53 PM (GMT -7)   
My GI told me that it has nothing to do with it, but when he did the liver test he did tell me that as I predicted that had went down also.

I dont know - I just am thankfull to God!
Diagonsed with UC in about 99 - 
Started new GI 9-25-07
Lialda 2.4 in AM(started 9-26-07) had an alergic reaction - face started to burn - canasa 1000mg  2xs per day(started 9-26-07)~~~Probiotics,  slow release Iron, Psyllium Husk Fiber. 
UC seems to be at bay after  Thyroid surgery


suebear
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   Posted 1/17/2008 2:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I think anything that is related to hormones can alter remission. I have heard of women with UC who get pregnant and immediately go in remission and stay they for some time. So I would think that it's not uncommon to experience a change.

Sue
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998
1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics
2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic
2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free
 


jblue65
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   Posted 1/17/2008 3:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I had my thyroid removed in 2004 and, unfortunately, that did not prevent me from having severe ulcerative colitis.

blessteve
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Total Posts : 121
   Posted 1/17/2008 4:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Kinda of sad for us. UC goes hand and hand with so many other problems.
Did mother nature not think UC was bad enough on it's own.
Diagnosed panColitis 1990.
Current Meds Asacol x4 twice a day.
Pred for flares. I still have my colon THANK YOU GOD!!!
vitamins-veggie juice-wheat grass juice--fish oil
Started 1/01/08
Freindly bacteria:raw milk-kefir made with raw milk--natto--probiotic
Antifungus:Caprylicacid, Pau D Arco, Black walnut hull, Oregano oil
Anti inflammatory:fish oil  1/15/08 started Turmeric
1/10/08 Started healthy diet again.
 


jujub
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   Posted 1/17/2008 4:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I had my thyroid essentially killed with radioactive iodine in 1994. I was diagnosed with UC after that.
Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
 


okiemom
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   Posted 1/17/2008 6:21 PM (GMT -7)   
they had found a strange large knot and the cancer, I dont know
I am just happy for a break.

I know that when I preg it all went away also, but then came back with a terror. I would just like more research to be done
Diagonsed with UC in about 99 - 
Started new GI 9-25-07
Lialda 2.4 in AM(started 9-26-07) had an alergic reaction - face started to burn - canasa 1000mg  2xs per day(started 9-26-07)~~~Probiotics,  slow release Iron, Psyllium Husk Fiber. 
UC seems to be at bay after  Thyroid surgery

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