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Old 05-13-2002, 12:20 AM   #1
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Anyone have a traumatic experience and then develop Hashimoto's?

I have heard that many autoimmune diseases come about after some sort of trauma to your system (i.e. being in a bad accident, surgery, pregnancy, etc). So, my question is to those of you with Hashimoto's, did you suffer a trauma before being diagnosed? I developed Hashimoto's after having surgery, but did not realize it right away. My mom developed Fibromyalgia after a bad car accident when she was younger. I know autoimmune diseases are hereditary, but we both developed ours after a traumatic experience. Interesting, eh?

 
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Old 05-13-2002, 01:11 PM   #2
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Re: Anyone have a traumatic experience and then develop Hashimoto's?

Fascinating, but I have to say it doesn't surprise me. I don't know when my Hashi's started, so I can't concur. Anyone else have a similar experience?

 
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Re: Anyone have a traumatic experience and then develop Hashimoto's?

Hi JesterGirl,
I don't have Hashimoto's, but I do believe my thyroid imbalance began when I was last pregnant. I have read much about thyroid problems beginning with trauma.
It is a proven fact that trauma caauses checmical imbalances, and the thyroid has to rebalance everything, and can conk out trying to do so.
This can happen from hormonal changes in pregnancy or other traumatic experiences that alter body chemistry.

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Old 05-13-2002, 05:37 PM   #4
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Re: Anyone have a traumatic experience and then develop Hashimoto's?

Hiya JesterGirl,
I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism first and then Hashimoto's (HAIT) 9 months after a bad car accident. I was diagnosed by accident I went to a great Cardiologist with chest pains. He asked a multitude of questions and sent me for bloodwork and there it was. I think it was 6 months later they diagnosed the Hashimoto's. I'm not sure when the Hashimoto's started or was triggered. You do know that you have the Hashimoto's first and the hypothyroidism second don't you? The Hashimoto's antibodies are eatting away at the thyroid is what causes it to go bad (according to my Endo anyway). There are different studies to link HAIT, CFS and FMS. Here's the link: <A HREF="http://thyroid.about.com/health/thyroid/library/weekly/aa090897.htm" TARGET=_blank>http://thyroid.about.com/health/thyroid/library/weekly/aa090897.htm</A>
I found another great link. Documents are at the end of this link. Check out #2 & #4. It links autoimmune with FMS and CFS. Very interesting reading. <A HREF="http://www.immed.org/illness/autoimmune_illness_research.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.immed.org/illness/autoimmune_illness_research.html</A>
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