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Fibromyalgia And Underactive Thyroid

Fibromyalgia And Underactive Thyroid

Has anybody else had fibromyalgia for years and recently been diagnosed with a underactive thyroid. Was tested along time ago and test came back negative. But I've got a positive test now.

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

You need to get your Dr. to refer you to a really good Neurologist. Investigate the Neuros in your area and ask your dr to refer u. That is the type of dr. that diagnosed me 1st visit. They are more educated about fibro. than any Drs. Hope this helps, God Bless

posted over 3 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I have been trying to get an answer from specialist for over a year as I have had fibro for 20 years and have inflammation of the. Thyroid with 8/9mm lumps some 30+on the left side and dozens of small lumps on the other side I am starting with a goitre and then nothing because my bloods show only a slightly raised level of whatever the technical words are the best any one can come up with is that I have hashimoto syndrome so I guess it could be to do with your fibro sorry I couldn't be more helpful good luck 🍀

posted over 3 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Hi thanks for replying to my message. I've seen neurologists pain specialist there's nothing they can do. I was put on alot of strong medication and it did nothing for the pain. And was told I could never take pain killers again cause I've ended up getting functional neurological disorder and the painkillers have damage my nervous system. Like u say I'm at the age of going through my menopause and the hormones effect fibromyalgia worse. Everyday I live in servere pain and chronic fatigue and I just can't do anything. Samx

posted over 3 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I strongly encourage you to start first with a consultation with an Endocrinologist. They specialize in hormones, ALL hormones! It could be just a coincidence that over time as you've aged you have developed a thyroid condition like many other women. It goes hand in hand with the changes associated with menopause. I also agree with the suggestion to meet with a neurologist at least once. A well rounded work up can also include a Rheumatologist consult. Any FM physician can be your coordinator to manage the referrals, authorizations, even a good PCP Such as an internist.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I had hypothyroidism for years before diagnoses with Fibro.. Many articles say that people with this have a higher tendency to develop it..I can find a neurologist in my area that will see me for fibro, only rhematologist and they don't seem to have many answers...pill pushers...pretty much

posted over 3 years ago
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