Many thyroid disorders, like UC, are autoimmune disorders. It's well known that people who have one AI disease often have others as well. I had Graves disease of the thyroid. I slept 3 hours a night, had terrible hot flashes, palpitations, absolutely couldn't tolerate our hot Texas summers and lost weight rapidly (the only positive thing!) When I got to the endocrinologist, he told me my heart rate was 120 - dangerously high. It was successfully treated and now I take a thyroid supplement daily.
I developed AI arthritis several years before the Grave's. I developed UC several years later. In the past three months I've developed eczema. I just sit back and wait to see where my immune system will attack next.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from Entocort.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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