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Re: lupus and thyroid: any relationship?

Re: lupus and thyroid: any relationship?

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Posted by Colleen on October 11, 2000 at 22:53:51:

In Reply to: lupus and thyroid: any relationship? posted by Lupus Newbie on September 30, 2000 at 03:22:22:

: I'm real new to the possibility of having lupus; tests aren't in yet. But, I've talked to a couple others, and coincidentally we all have thyroid problems. I haven't seen too much discussing how common it is. My TSH was 5.0, which the doctor said was normal, but I sure didn't feel normal. He checked my DHEA also and it was low. I'm trying to figure this disease out.

: I guess, what I'm trying to find out is, 1.)are there many other people who have lupus and thyroid problems. and 2.) What was your TSH.
: Thank you,
: LN

I had an overactive thyroid condition corrected by removal of the thyroid in 1992. I just recently had a baby (after 2 miscarrages) and have developed signs of Lupus (which can be set off by childbirth) I will know in a few weeks how my blood work comes back, but to answer your question, I live in a small town and personally know of 2 other Thyroid patients that have developed Lupus. From what I understand, once you have had a Thyroid condition (an auto immune disease) you are more prone to get other auto immune diseases. Lupus is an auto immune disease so therefore there is a link between the two.
Hope this is helpful to you.
Colleen




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