Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Lexied, Sep 12, 2003.

  1. Lexied

    Lexied New Member

    Thank you for your response to my post about OSTEOPOROSIS. After I read your post I went to your profile page - when I read it I felt TERRIBLE! You have got so many health problems - it makes me feel awful that I complain about mine! I always say that you don't have to look far to find someone with problems worse than your own. I'm so sorry you have gone through so much...I've never even heard of some of the conditions you have. I have had a full range of testing for thyroid problems, but so far they haven't found any problems - what does hyperthyroidism do to your body? Does it cause or contribute to osteoporosis? There are so many things I don't know about and I'm always trying to learn as much as I can about my condition. I keep thinking that I might find something to help myself with. It sounds like you have a great outlook in spite of all the things you've gone through! I would love to "talk" to you more. If you get a chance or feel like it - just send me a message on this board.

    God Bless You!!

  2. Lexied

    Lexied New Member

  3. hope-floats

    hope-floats New Member


    It was nice to get a response from you. Sorry it took a few days. Sometimes I read the new posts and don't think to look at others. I didn't find your message until tonight. I'm glad I noticed it.

    It's just a possibility, but it may be that when I was a child, I had hyperthyroidism which left me vulnerable to osteoporosis. When you are hyperthyroid, your thyroid gland produces too much thyroid. I'm not sure what the reason is, but too much thyroid leaves your bones vulnerable to developing osteoporosis.

    I now am hypothyroid, and was recently diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis as you read. This is when your thyroid antibodies actually attack your thyroid gland as opposed to protecting it from harm.

    It was the symptoms of chronic fatigue and my inability to function at work that drove me to the doctors. I was actually driving myself off the road because I was so fatigued and felt so ill. I do a lot of driving in my work, so I figured it was only a matter of time before I got into an accident. When I went to the doctor's at the end of June, I had no idea that I would be out of work for so long. I tried to heed the advice of my doctor, and take the time off to rest and recover. In the meantime, I became sicker, and extensive lab work revealed all these problems.

    I know that I can not return to work anytime soon, but the stress of no income, and the worry of whether I will heal and recover is always ever present.

    As far as how I'm handling this....frankly some days not so bad, other days I'm just pitifully depressed. I've noticed that when I have to talk to friends and family who inquire about what is going on with me, it makes me depressed to talk about. It's like belaboring my issue. I've really been somewhat isolated due to the immense fatigue. I just don't want to over exert myself (as I'll feel worse...usually for days), and then I don't have to run into anyone who will ask me questions. I think I have to learn to tell people that I am not up to discussing how I feel.

    As I mentioned in my 1st post, I've never met anyone with osteoporosis who wasn't in menopause (oh my God, I'm in menopause now....see, I told you I was begining to gtow into my osteopososis!!) What has it been like for you? Just how puzzled where the doc's? Did they send you to all kinds of specialists to try to figure out why your bones are porous? I'd really love to talk to you one on one. My e-mail is listed in my profile. Lexied, I'd love to have you e-mail me when you are able. I'll look forward to hearing from you.

    Best and warmest wishes to you.
  4. hope-floats

    hope-floats New Member

    Yohoo, Lexied!!!! This bump is for you to see.
    [This Message was Edited on 09/14/2003]
  5. hope-floats

    hope-floats New Member

    Looking for LEXIED. I hope that you are able to find this post.