UC and Thyroid problems?

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   Posted 5/17/2009 8:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Well my UC has been under control for some time now. However I have been soooo fatigued. Among other things.
I went to a endocrinologist, to have my hormones checked. Maybe look into Bio Identical hormones. After talking with me she said it really sounds like my thyroid. Of course I have been researching like mad now and it does appear that I am the poster child for thyroid disease. Today I read that you are at higher risk if anyone in your family has rheumatoid arthritis or COLITIS shocked   My Mom has rheumatoid. I had a lot of blood test done and meet with the doctor this Friday. Anyone else here have thyroid problems also?
Dx'D in 1990. Remission 1991 - 1/2005
Both flares were in extremely stressful times in my life
Colonoscopy 10/2008 mild UC
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   Posted 5/18/2009 8:25 AM (GMT -6)   
hi- i have 2 daughters one has uc and one takes synthroid for hypothyroid disease. i pray every day that each doesn't get the other too.
one disease is enough!
hope you don't. however thyroid disease is easier to treat. i think.
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   Posted 5/18/2009 2:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been hypothyroid for about 4 years (or at least, that's when I was diagnosed). For me, it has been a simple matter of taking thyroid hormones to boost the function. I tinkered with dosage somewhat, but I haven't had any problems. I'm sure there's some relationship with the UC, inasmuch as there's a relationship between everything that goes on in our bodies, but I haven't given it a lot of thought. Just another pill to take!
39 year old woman
Diagnosed October 2008

location: Vancouver, BC

Current meds: 30 mg Prednisone, 100 mg Imuran. First Remicade infusion April 6/09.

Failed meds: Asacol, Pentasa

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