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I have type 1 diabetes and Hoshimotos thyroiditis

I have type 1 diabetes and Hoshimotos thyroiditis . I frequently break out in hives . When I stand or walk for long periods my feet swell realy bad. when I use my hands a lot they swell realy bad. I have taken steroids before and my antibodies went up to over 3,000. Is there anything that can be done to help with my problem? I have made several trips to the ER in the past few years and I have gotten frustrated.
Asked On : Tue, 22 Jun 2010
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Read your prob, hahshimoto thyroiditis is autoimmune diease n it develop hypothyrodism with bout of hyperthyroidism. throxin tab is only choice of treatment. its dose depends on tsh leval n it needs dose adjustment at every month by getting tsh. so why are you taking steroid, steroids increse your blood sugur leval , reduse your immune power, it is also cause of fluid redistribution in our body lead to swelling , weight gain n has many side effect. depression , psycosis is complication of hashimoto thyroiditis. discuss it with your doc n take thyroxin tab ony.
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