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The Fibromyalgia Low Thyroid Connection ~ Is Your FMS Undiagnosed Hashimoto’s?

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Could your Fibromyalgia possibly be undiagnosed Hashimoto’s Thyroid Disease?

The Fibromyalgia Low Thyroid Connection is worth looking into if you have not had your thyroid tested, or if you have not had your thyroid tested correctly. Incorrect thyroid testing is the norm due to the fact that doctors seldom look beyond the T4 levels. There are many more factors involved in determining whether or not your thyroid is functioning properly (reccomended tests).

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Not all Fibromyalgia cases are the results of thyroid issues. However, with the commonality of symptoms in Fibromyalgia and Hashimoto’s Autoimmune Thyroid Disease, as well as the fact that low thyroid functions often go undiagnosed, it may be worth exploring in your proactive healthcare approach.The Fibromyalgia Low Thyroid Connection ~ Is Your FMS undiagnosed Hashimoto's?

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Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is also known as Hashimoto’s disease, autoimmune thyroiditis or chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis. It is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation in the thyroid and a gradual destruction of thyroid tissue by the immune system. It occurs in 3 stages: silent autoimmunity, autoimmune reactivity and full-blown autoimmune disease–the sooner it is detected, the better your odds of getting good results from treatment.

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Symptoms of Hashimoto’s don’t often show early, and can take 8-10 years to be detected, but may include:

  • Adrenal exhaustion
  • Weight gain
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Fatigue
  • Dry skin
  • Brittle nails
  • Bloating
  • Anxiety
  • Thinning, brittle hair
  • Muscle aches
  • Joint pain
  • Heavy menstrual periods
  • Panic attacks
  • Short term memory loss
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
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    Brandi Clevinger
    May 31 at 6:29 am

    When I was first diagnosed, my doctor ran many tests to rule out other conditions that fibro mimics. I had thyroid issues in the past, so that was the first issue she ruled out. My thyroid runs just on the better side of average levels so I’m in the clear of it. I didn’t realize that your thyroid controls so many functions, and can cause similar symptoms to fibromyalgia.
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      May 31 at 7:29 am

      I know, it’s crazy isn’t it? That’s one of the difficult things with FMS, it mimics so many other conditions. Thanks Brandi! 🙂

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    May 31 at 4:11 pm

    Wow, there are so many symptoms on here that coincide with AFS/Hughes Syndrome. I don’t believe that I have thyroid issues, but this may be something to look into. I always have cold hands and feet, muscle aches, brittle nails, etc, etc. There are so many things on this list that I can relate to.

    I am also amazed at the numbers you quoted, 53 million with AI diseases! That is a scary number! Thanks, as always, for sharing your knowledge, you are a help to so many!
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      May 31 at 8:43 pm

      Isn’t that something that so many of these diseases have so much in common? It might be a good idea to get your thyroid checked Nikki, if you have not already. But let me include a link here, because the standard testing that so many physicians adhere to, do not always show accurate results. This causes many people who actually have thyroid issues to fall through the cracks. Here is what to ask for from your doctor, but be prepared, they may fight you on it.

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    June 7 at 4:32 am

    My doctors don’t seem to know anything. I need to learn to advocate better for myself. I want to learn what tests to ask for.

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      June 7 at 9:03 am

      ALWAYS Julie! Be the ‘foremost expert’ on your condition. I’m a huge advocate of being pro-active and informed! 🙂

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    August 7 at 8:49 pm

    I’ve recently been diagnosed with fibromyalgia…after suffering with multiple unexplained symptoms for many years. I’ve often thought it may be related to thyroid, but I’ve always been told my levels were normal. But the last few years, I have been anything but normal. My body always hurts, I have flu symptoms that come and go, migraines, weight gain, depression/anxiety, mood swings, insomnia, appetite fluxuations, IBS, upset in my menstrual cycle, the list goes on … I finally found a rheumatologist who seems to be listening. She sent me for an MRI to rule out any spinal injuries and ran all of the screenings for RA and MS. They’ve already ruled out Lupus. The chronic fatigue and constantly not being myself is so frustrating, and after doing this for so many years… I’m just tired. I really don’t know what to ask for at this point.

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      August 7 at 11:14 pm

      Hi Julie! Sorry you are having such a miserable time 🙁 Please click on the link to ‘Stop The Thyroid Madness’ in the post. Go to the section on what EXACT tests to ask for when getting your thyroid checked. Often the only thing checked are your T3 levels. There is SO MUCH more that needs to be checked. Good luck Julie! 🙂

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