Re: Hashimoto & Extreme Joint Pain
Dr. John Lowe's work in fibromyalgia is ground-breaking and impressive. He determined it's actually faulty thyroid metabolism at work. T3 is the treatment.
Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum is also a well-renowned expert in the field.
Autoimmunity is the immune system gone amok... Where the body makes auto-antibodies that attack healthy tissue as if it were a foreign invader like bacteria or virus. Hashi's auto-antibodies attack thyroid tissue. You husband also might have a second autoimmune disease responsible for that severe degree of pain. There are over 80 identified AI diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, type I diabetes, multiple sclerosis, scleroderma, etc. Hashimoto's and Graves' are the two thyroid AI diseases. People who have one AI disease are predisposed to having others. I have two myself; Hashimoto's and immune thrombocytopenia, which is a blood disease.
While your husband would indeed benefit from prescription thyroid hormone treatment, he shouldn't stop looking for other reasons for such severe pain, which isn't likely to be solely due to Hashi's.
I hope you find answers very soon.
"We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses." Abraham Lincoln
Last edited by midwest1; 04-24-2012 at 10:21 PM.