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Thyroid Disorders board

Hi everyone, especially Midwest1. I have missed talking to U.

I have been spending most of my time on the Lupus board since last week and doing research on the net about Lupus. I found a startling fact there, that 80 to 85% of Lupus patients are also hypothyroid. I found two web sites that said it but unfortunately I didn't write them down. I am at the point where I am picking up conflicting info and getting confused.

I finally feel some better physically since Monday. I don't know if the increased thyroid meds have finally kicked in or if the Lupus flare is over. All I know for sure is my hips, knees, and ankles ache but I don't want to screem with pain when I walk just now and I seem to have a bit more energy. I was even out pulling weeds some last evening after the front yard was all in shade.

My mind seems to be clearing too, I am working on new angels, sea shells covered with diamond dust. They R pretty. I so enjoy coming up with something new.

I have been on increased synthroid, 125 mcg, for a little over 2 months now and new Dr. has me taking an extra one each week just for a weekend boost.

Having both these problems is confusing because I don't know which ailment is causing which problem. I expect to be going to the Dr. a lot in the future and I hate that. Makes me feel like such a cry baby.

Midwest1, Did U ever get your problem taken care of? I certainly hope so. I'm sure your angel DR. must be someone you could ask anything of or U wouldn't like him so much. U must not neglect yourself when you are so adamant about others taking good care. We need U here and the better you take care of yourself the better you will be able to help us. I know that sounds selfish but I have come to rely on your advise and support so much. Maybe I spend too much time alone.

I guess I've gotten long to just to say that I'm feeling some better and I hope it continues. Of course I am getting all kinds of advice from family members. Many of them R into natural and holistic medicine and they all have a cure for me. Since my immune system seems to be working overtime right now I don't think I want to take anything that will boost it more. Think I had better just listen U the folks on these boards and my Dr.

Luv and Prayers to U all
Patience 50/Bonnie