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zarla 08-07-2013 07:59 PM

kidney function decline since starting the t3.coincidence or a connection?
 
My doctor is quite worried about my kidney function & says its been steadily declining since last year, roughly when I began taking the t3 on top of my T4.
I ask waiting for more tests to determine if there is any lasting damage, but I am certainly living with write compromised function at present.
Its all a little frightening &I believe there may be a connection, as hypothyroidism seems to be connected to everything else.
Any information or insight you can share would be wonderful, thankyou for reading.

midwest1 08-08-2013 08:38 AM

Re: kidney function decline since starting the t3.coincidence or a connection?
 
I can't think of any reason there would be a connection between the two. IMO, it's coincidence.

If you find out otherwise, I hope you'll come back here and report what you learn.

ladybud 08-08-2013 10:45 AM

Re: kidney function decline since starting the t3.coincidence or a connection?
 
As I mentioned in your other thread, there could be a connection if the thyroid problem is autoimmune, as kidney disease can be autoimmune. Many people have more than one autoimmune disorder, such as Hashimoto's thyroid disease and lupus, which can affect the kidneys. I don't think it is caused by the T3, just a possible association in the underlying immune disorder. Hashimoto's is characterized by anti-thyroid antibodies, lupus by anti-nuclear antibodies and antibodies to double stranded DNA when kidneys are involved. Those are blood tests that could/should be done if they haven't already been done. I would ask your Dr. about those as part of the investigation into the kidney function decline.

zarla 08-08-2013 01:48 PM

Re: kidney function decline since starting the t3.coincidence or a connection?
 
Thankyou, what tests should I ask for?
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