Hi there, I too like you all have thyroid issues as well as UC among other autoimmune issues. My thyroid has been fine ever since I was about 10 or so after having hyperthyroid as a little girl and spending lots of visits at All Children's Hospital in Tampa, FL; however, after giving birth to my daughter, I started having problems again with my thyroid. It was actually "hypo" after her. Now they're just trying to get it regulated. I guess I'm on the scary end of the spectrum as my body is totally wigging out right now. I have chronic hives now, and they're not going away. It's awful!!!! I don't know if it's because of the medication, my thyroid being all jacked up, or what...but on a positive note though...my UC is never been better because of all the prednisone (which I absolutely can't stand). I also take sulfasalizine which works great for me when I'm having a flare up. Just drink lots of water with it!!! I hope you have better luck than I in the department of thyroid stuff. It was great though at first, I was on the synthroid for about 2 months, was feeling fantastic, lots of energy, and life was good! So I pray that it works just as well for you! Sometimes I wish they could just remove my thyroid, but we'll see...
Alaina - age 26
Ulcerative Colitis-- Diagnosed when I was 16.
Chronic Hives (my newest endeavor) :)
Prednisone, Xyzal, Atarax, Pepcid, Doxepin, Levothyroxine, and Ativan if needed.
"When life throws you lemons, make lemonade!!"