Anyone have hyperthyroidism?

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   Posted 8/12/2008 11:03 AM (GMT -6)   
I have been researching it on the internet and I think there is a very good chance I have this. I have almost every symptom associated with the disease. Just wondering if anyone else has this and how it has affected their colitis.

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   Posted 8/12/2008 11:51 AM (GMT -6)   
After looking up the symptoms it seems that UC and hyperthyroidism have a lot in common. Except for the swollen gland all of the symptoms are that of me on steroids. When i was on pred i had the same exact symptoms. I If you think you have the symptoms and they aren't side effects of meds or uc symptoms I would suggest calling a doc and getting a blood test.
Kelly, 30

Left sided UC diagnosed 1/98 age 19, Pan colitis diagnosed 1/07
Currently on 4x3 Asacol, no more pred after two years!!!! Off imuran as remicade is working!
Prontonix once daily for acid reflux, zofran 8mg every six hours for nausea
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   Posted 8/12/2008 12:01 PM (GMT -6)   
To clarify my original post, I have had all these symptoms since I was a kid, which was long before I got diagnosed with UC. Also, I'm not on any medications for my UC right now. This could explain why I could never get my azathioprine levels into the therapeutic range. My doctor always said my body was probably metabolizing it too quickly for it to be effective.

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   Posted 8/12/2008 12:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi i have hypothyroidism which is an under active thyroid i have had it for about 3yrs not very bad but bad enough for tablets 50mg thyroxine daily the up side of this is i don't now have to pay for any of my perscriptions as thyroxine is one drug in the uk that you get a exemptment card for i don't know if this has any thing to do with U/Cbut you have got me wondering will have to look into it i know you posted about hyprthyroidism which is over active thyroid but they might be connected as both thyroid.
  Diagnosed 22.5.08 with Lft sided U/C
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   Posted 8/12/2008 1:04 PM (GMT -6)   
hypothyroidism is something I am currently looking at, I should have results back in a few weeks that will tell me if I have the condition or not, but it does run in the family. There are connections between hypothyroidism and candida overgrowth according to my maybe there's a link to uc as well.
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis January 2007
Meds: Remicade, Primal Defense Ultra, Multi-vitamins (also iron, B12, Magnesium and Zinc), Flaxseed/Natures Bounty Fish Oil
Swanson Ultra Caprylic Acid (natural anti-fungal) 600mg x2 daily
Carrot & Garlic supplements (natural anti-fungal) x2 daily
Currently taking herbal meds in the search to regain full health.

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   Posted 8/12/2008 1:40 PM (GMT -6)   
After I had my son my thyroid was 'hyper' for about a year. At last check it had returned to normal. I had a crazy fast metabolism, constant shakes and increased insomnia while my thyroid was out of whack. I did not have to go on medication b/c mine was only minimally outside the normal range.
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100mg Azathioprine, 2 Fibercon, Colazal-9 a day, Acidopholis Pearls, Zegerid (not sure if it is working)
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   Posted 8/12/2008 5:55 PM (GMT -6)   
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.
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   Posted 8/13/2008 1:42 AM (GMT -6)   
I suspect I may have HYPOthyroidism. My general physician said wait until I'm off prednisone a bit before I do tests and consider taking thyroid meds. I haven't talked to my GI doc about it yet.
- female 41, diagnosed ulcerative colitis Feb 2005
- currently 15mg prednisone (tapering down from 80mg), 100 mg 6-MP/mercaptopurine/purinethol, asacol/mesalamine 4800mg (4 pills x 3 times day), 1 Canasa 1000mg nightly
- VSL#3, Benefiber, multivitamin, chewable calcium, fish oil, sometimes iron pills

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