Re: Mysterious Auto Immune Disease - still undiagnosed
I have a thyroid problem too and high cholesterol - from what I know the first can cause the second, but should get better with thyroid levels managed optimally. Although my cholesterol has gotten better with adequate management of the thyroid, I have still had to instigate diet and exercise changes to try and manage it.
The book I mentioned says elevated immunoglobulins are also a feature of Sjoergren's and I think (NOT a doctor!) that is platelet-related?
Good luck with your test results - I know what you mean about it being a relief to just know WHAT you've got - I'm in the same boat.
Let us know if you find anything (or nothing). If you have a good doctor that is great, but (not to undermine your confidence) there is one person on these boards who spent years and years trying to get a diagnosis from local doctors without result, she finally took herself off to a reputable teaching hospital and had a diagnosis within a few minutes. So, if you feel you aren't getting anywhere, there are other options to pursue (depending on where you are). I'd much rather know what it is and that I'm getting adequate treatment than this "don't know, let's wait and see" stuff.
Last edited by georgie04; 09-26-2007 at 11:31 PM.