i have lo thyroid+ hashimotos disease. Can a surgery worsen this autoimmune disease? I am still looking for the reason my health took a terrible nose-dive after having my tail bone removed I could`nt swallow my pain meds (even crushed in applesauce) I was dehydrated and in terrible pain. after a trip to the emergency room and a bottle of fluid I was a litle more comfortable but the worse was yet to come. The pain never went away and the diagnosis "possible fibromyalgia. All from a surgery, my life was changed ,much for the worse. I am now on oxycontin,neurontin + klonopin for an assumed disease. Anyone have any ideas on this? I will continue to search for an answer as long as I live! I sure would appreciate any help I can get.