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Re: Hashimoto's or not

Re: Hashimoto's or not

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Posted by Tina on August 01, 2000 at 18:01:12:

In Reply to: Hashimoto's or not posted by Joanne Weiss on August 01, 2000 at 09:59:12:

: TSH is normal. Thyroid antibodies are normal. I have many hypothyroid symptoms. I have an enlarged thyroid with nodules. What could it be? My doc says it is not Hashi's. But I developed hypothyroidism at the same time I developed other autoimmune diseases. I now take Levoxyl 0.05 mg daily. I haven't had any radiation, nor any thyroid surgery, I have enough iodine in my blood. So what type of thyroid disease could I possibly have? Perhaps the thyroid antibodies and the TSH levels can come at a later time for a Hashi's diagnosis? I would appreciate your comments. Thank you. J. Weiss mom@wci.net

Here is a link to a good article that came out in Mary Shomons Thyroid newsletter "Sticking Our Necks Out", just last week.
It's titled "Do you have an Autoimmune Disease?" in that article there should be a link to a check list of symptoms for Autoimmune disease.
http://thyroid.about.com/library/weekly/aa071200a.htm

Also there was this "good news" article in the newsletter. Hope this helps a bit!

Tina

NEW DRUGS TO FIGHT AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE TO USE SCORPION VENOM

Researchers at the University of California/Irvine reported this month
that scorpion venom will eventually be formulated into an effective drug
treatment for some common autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid
arthritis, multiple sclerosis and lupus, among others. In the July 3,
2000 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the
researchers indicated that a chemical contained in venom can suppress
the immune system, preventing the autoimmune process. Scorpion venom is
also predicted to soon be used in other drugs, including a treatment for
brain cancer, new painkillers, and new clot preventatives.




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