What are the symptoms of Hashimoto's disease?
Then was dealing with spinal disease -deformity, which caused me to have a complete illiostomy. Recovered from that and four months later had deformity spinal surgery along with stem cell transplant. Went back to Endo demanded he ultrasound in office and scan my left lobe, he Saud it disintegrated. I was on 200 mg of levothroxin and recently had tested by PCP and not good, lowered to 175mg daily, lost my PCP, my Rheumatologist does not accept this, I am having trouble recently swallowing, my tongue back in April when on phone would not work, sleepy, dizzy, slept three hours, very TIRED, all the time , no anemia but stressed , depressed, but then not depressed, just tired All the time...blood work, CBC, CMP normal, Calcium levels o.k., but TSH not, so Rheumatologist does not accept disintegration of left lobe, ordered ultrasound in 2 weeks. Could I have Hisimoto Disease or possibly Thyroid Cancer, thank you in advance, XXXXXXX
Could you attach the reports please.
Noted your concern and sorry to hear about multiple problems.
In long standing thyroid disease, it is common for the thyroid lobes to get destroyed by the immune system. It can fibrosed and become functionless.
It is possible that, depression also is probably adding on to the symptoms.
What is your last Thyroid blood profile? Could you attach a copy of the thyroid ultrasound and blood works? That would further help in coming to a conclusion.
You stated that you are on numerous medications. I must say that some of the medicines also could contribute to tiredness and sleepiness ( especially some pain killers used to treat rheumatoid arthritis).
Could you attach the list of medications and ultrasound as well as blood works if possible?
It was time to go to both an Endo and a Rheumatologist. The Endo, as mentioned ed was unable to stabilize my Thyroid levels, but just kept changing the strengths of my Levothyroxin medication, which I had bottles of about every kind of dosage available prescribed over a four year timeframe. He treated my osteoporosis, with Foreo injections, finally the infusions in which you should have once every two years but we started with having one each year for so years in a row, then skipped a year, had one more, Then tested this year and I am non osteoporosis or osteoporosis.
The Rheumatoid was treated with Methotrexate only over a period of three months, at times, flare ups, meaning Sed rates high and platelet counts up as well as joint pain and stiffness in hips, knees, ankles, and of course hands. However I have been also on a regiment of pharmaceutical Omega 3 only, as well as Limberal, Pensede, Voltaren Gel, and Flechtor patches. Please keep in mind that with the growth discovered on my parathyroid, explained fractures in my spine, as well as ribs, feet, both one month a par from each other and dress fracture on the anterior side of my fe""?.oral neck of my left hip, broken tibia, which casted for three months, then developed Refex Sympathetic Dystrophy in. Both legs, very painful, put on Pletyl for several years by PCP. Had developed Sciatica when I began travelling for business via car at age , 37. First year very conservative treatment, Chiropractor, acupuncture, Tylenol 3 , along with NSAIDES but developing peptic ulcers so no more oral Nsaides. Exercise, stretching, walking but activity exacerbated the pain and developed neuropathy and sent to Spinal Orho and Chronic Pain Specialist. Had every study done, mylograms, etc, could not see any problem, but the pain then excruciating....Spinal ORTH went in as exploratory, just at L4 level, bone .not seen on CT, was hitting nerve root, a XXXXXXX rotor rooted job done but still awoke from surgery in pain, we went 8 months, decided to go back in at L4/L5,L5/S1 did non hardware fusion, used bone from this level, osteoarthritis or spondiothosis, and fusion did not take. Pain Specialist implanted Dorsal Column Stimulator, leads fell down twice plus, stimulator exacerbated nerve pain. I turned off, was on Amitriptyline, Oxycontin and Robaxin or XXXXXXX at times. Also Neurontin and decided to go to Neurosurgeon. Had ESIs in between. NEURO decided to do a two level fusion with HARDWARE, more ESIs, then L3/L4, fused as well as Laminectomy, took stimulator out per my required. Then complication, development of a huge Sedona, required surgery, Gall Bladder and Pancreatitis developed, Gall Bladder removed, then L3 fractured, fused L 2/L3, went home, 3 weeks later, all fell apart, osteoporosis, plus Lumbar fell deep down into pelvis, Will created, Emergency surgery, New Neurosurgeon. He felt with putting it back together, I had a Medtronic Pain Pump implanted with Buvivocaine, Clonidine, Baclofen, 30percent concentration of morphine...rotated now not to exceed 10mg of compounded meds over 24 hours.
Had vertebral pleural fracture, then, Kyphoplasty experimental, but used twice, another new pump installed, Neuro took leads out from previous Stimulator and in 2006 after 17 or so back to include pumps, lead revisions ex, and now L2/l3 fused, called it quits and All the Endocrine issues began, and Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid, knee surgeries, illiostomy, Development of Cherote Syndrome (French) developed, bent forward 90degrees forward for nine years, diaphragm moved up, encompassing lower lungs, sleep apnea, etc. Last two years the illiostomy done, bleeding out, went back in are separates from small intestine, no inertia for stool to move up and around then down, Causa Eqina Syndrome, no L5, vertebra or disc, deformity surgery with stem cell transplant and then developed drop foot fell shattered left knee, ER surgery...Cervical, Rt shoulder and left knee needs to be 're done and braces for drop foot, peripheral nerd damage, both XXXXXXX but still here, lives alone, changed to Humana Choice PPO, fighting with them due to denials, paid off on filing grievance with Medicare, now have a RN assigned to me, will see face to Face every week, No additional costs due to acutely Lon term Chronically ill Disabled Medicare recipient.
But, tired All the time, eating small bits a day and blending organically, so far o.k. but neurogenesis bladder, take bethnecol to urinate. DEPRESSION comes and goes, been on Prozac for twenty years and added Welbuterion XL, take Reglan as needed as well sometimes Lomotil and Dexilant. Take Probiotics, Cinnamon, honey, Tumeric in my organic smoothies. DRINK BOOST HIGH PROTEIN, HIGH CALORIE,
Just diagnosed with Connective Issue Disease. TSH A's you said off, When I get the Ultrasound and New Labs to test for Hisumoto, etc, I will get scanned as ,pdf files and upload. Trouble swallowing, C3 , disc, is going and Sponiothosis from C3-C7, also Scoliosis in Cervical and upper Thoracic.
You now have a good history...what do you think? Morbidity rate not great..but I try to take one day at a time and I know I no way am physically ready for another surgery till another six months. Hope this helps I just lost my PCP and need an Endo but Rheumatologist is acting PCP for nose.
I really need some help or 2nd opinion till I can get new doctors, of course agree to your TCs, respectively, XXXXXXX
Can help you dealing with hormonal issues
Sorry for the late reply. It was a very lengthy history and in detail indeed . Hmm, you seems to have multiple issues and i am sorry to hear about them.
From the history, it unfolded that you have hyperparathyroidism as well which is linked to osteoporosis, fractures as well as depression.
With the multitude of problems, yiu seriously need a multi disciplinary team which should include a PCP, endocrinologist and rheumatologist.
There are several issues
2) Hyperparathyroidism and osteoporosis associated with it.
3) Joint pains and conective tissue issues.
I am unable to provide you with all the answers , but look, i can help you dealing with hypothyroidism and hyperparathyroidism.
Also rated 5 star, thank you so much, XXXXXXX
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Wish you good health.
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