Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Member, Jun 10, 2003.

  1. Member

    Member New Member

    Hi again everyone!

    I've been noticing that thyroid disease is mentioned quite often in messages as it pertains to FMS/CFS. I have hypothyroidism for over 25 years and have had my thyroid removed several years ago. I have always taken synthroid. Can anyone explain the real connection between hypothyroid disease and FMS/CFS. Thanks much Member-Pat
  2. psalmlady

    psalmlady New Member

    I was diagnosed with *both* almost at the same time.
    There IS a connection because I have talked with many that have both.
    I too take synthroid but they have been working trying to get my dosage right for 12 years and haven't been able to do so. I have to have the blood work every two months and when I do-they change it again.
    Do you have this problem with yours?
  3. mystijul

    mystijul New Member

    In my expereince I think that most of my problems were not FMS, but were caused by undiscovered hormone problems. I wasn't tested for them (or tested correctly) I believe, because I got sick at 18. Once I treated them most of my symptoms dissapeared. Synthroid only has one T hormone. I take Armour thyroid which has lots.