Re: Thyroid and Kidney Pain
Definitely ask for an ANA and adrenal antibodies (I don't recall their name--for Addison's). You might want to see a rheumatologist to discuss other autoimmune tests to get. You should also make sure to get your kidney function tested with urine and blood.
I've had bouts of kidney pain but never tested positive for antibodies. I think it has to do with my adrenal function and while my cortisol levels tend to run high rather than low, I do believe my hypo state puts a strain on the adrenals and this causes pain. Have you done a saliva cortisol test to see how yours are doing? If you are untreated for your thyroid it's very possible you have some adrenal issues going on. Most endos will not address the adrenals or at best do a serum cortisol test but the diurnal saliva test is the best way to see how your cortisol levels are during various times of the day. * Disallowed website link and related information removed by hb-mod, moderator *
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