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Old 08-16-2009, 11:35 PM   #1
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Thyroid and Kidney Pain

I have both antibodies for hyper and hypothyroidism. I have read many times that one you have autoimmune diseases you many have an increased chance of other autoimmune diseases. I see my endo later this week, but I have not been treated as of yet, meaning I antibodies floating around my body.

With that said, I experienced a rapid onset of kidney pain today. When it dawned on me what it is, I found that there is an autoimmune kidney disorder. I never experienced anything like this before. I am wondering if this is thyroid or autoimmune related or if my endo would do anything for this? Should I ask for additional testing? Thanks, I want to be prepared to address everything at my appointment later this week.

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Old 08-17-2009, 05:27 AM   #2
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Re: Thyroid and Kidney Pain

Definitely ask for an ANA and adrenal antibodies (I don't recall their name--for Addison's). You might want to see a rheumatologist to discuss other autoimmune tests to get. You should also make sure to get your kidney function tested with urine and blood.

I've had bouts of kidney pain but never tested positive for antibodies. I think it has to do with my adrenal function and while my cortisol levels tend to run high rather than low, I do believe my hypo state puts a strain on the adrenals and this causes pain. Have you done a saliva cortisol test to see how yours are doing? If you are untreated for your thyroid it's very possible you have some adrenal issues going on. Most endos will not address the adrenals or at best do a serum cortisol test but the diurnal saliva test is the best way to see how your cortisol levels are during various times of the day. * Disallowed website link and related information removed by hb-mod, moderator *

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