Do any of you fibromalgia sufferers have hypothyroid too?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by mrstired, Sep 4, 2003.

  1. mrstired

    mrstired New Member

    I have rencently been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, but have suffered with a hypothyroid (Hashimoto's Disease) for several years. I was recently reading a book by Mary Shomon (sp) Living Well with Hypothyroidism and came across a chapter saying that thyroid patients suffering from autoimmune hypothyroidism if your thyroid is undertreated you can go into other conditions such a fibromyalgia and developing ovarian cysts...another condition I have developed. I am wondering if fibromyalgia can be connected to a thyroid condition in any way?
  2. klutzo

    klutzo New Member

    See the websites of:
    Dr. Bruce Rind
    Dr. Lowe
    Dr. Richard Shames
    We cannot list URL's here, sorry.
    Many of us are on Armour Thyroid, which replaces the T3 that we don't make. Taking Synthroid often does not correct the problem since it is only T4 and we need T3. There are oodles of previous posts on this. Go up to the top of the page under "message serach" and type in thyroid and you will have hours of reading about this and how to treat it!
    Klutzo
  3. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Even those who test in the "normal" range. Hypothyroid symptoms can be treated with a low dose empirically to see if the symptoms are helped. My doc did this for me and my labs improved as well as my symptoms.

    Love, Mikie
  4. bitter-sweet

    bitter-sweet New Member

    my thyroid antibodies are way out of wack and I have FM too. It's like no one wants to address the problem though.
  5. ssMarilyn

    ssMarilyn New Member

    Bitter, be sure so see an endocrinologist, NOT a GP, and be sure they do the Free T3 and Free T4. Those are the two most important tests. TSH doesn't mean much, and most good docs know that, but alot of them still have their heads in the sand. (TSH test results can show you in normal ranges, yet you can still be hypo.) Heck, alot of them don't acknowledge how deadly it is for us with thyroid problems to use fluoridated products! Any doctor that looks at the TSH test results only, is a doctor to bypass.

    MrsTired, the majority of people with FM also have hypothyroidism. Many endocs, and other doctors, strongly feel that hypothyroidism and FM are one and the same. They both have the same symptoms, and usually if you are successfully treated for hypothyroidism, as I was a year ago, most of your FM symptoms will go away. We are still working to stabilize my thyroid, but I have ZERO pain at this time. I have to "almost" agree with the specialists that think FM and hypothyroidism are linked. I say "almost" because it's not completely proven yet.

    Marilyn :)
  6. hope-floats

    hope-floats New Member

    Could you tell me more about the dangers associated with fluriodated products? I have never been cautioned.
  7. hope-floats

    hope-floats New Member