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Re: [IPp] missing hormone



Sarah,
My daughter has Hoshimoto's dz, I have it, and my sister has it.  It can be
very hereditary.  My daughter's allergist thought that I was crazy for
asking for her to be tested, but he did it anyway, and boy did he feel
stupid.  Her body has the antibody to her thyroid, therefore her body is
rejecting her thyroid.  She really had not shown any symtoms, except for
weight gain.  We take synthroid once a day, it is a very small pill, about
the same as a birth control pill.  She has never had any problems with
swallowing it.  As far as I know, the two dz's (D&thyroid) dont really
AFFECT each other, they are both autoimmune dz's though.  My symptoms when I
was diagnosed were, weight gain, dry skin, dry, brittle hair, muscle aches,
and a goiter, which is an enlarged thyroid.  But mine had gone on for a
while before anyone took notice so it was off the rictor scale in thyroid
terms.
 After it was determined that Eryn's TSH(thats the test they do) was
abnormal, they did a test to see if she had the antibody, and she did.
Luckily my son's endo was able to see her, and he even sees her during D
clinic so that we dont have to make two trips.
Dont worry, it is a very managable dz, as long as you take your meds.  Keep
in touch and let us know what happens.
Laura
----- Original Message -----
From: <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Thursday, May 02, 2002 4:35 PM
Subject: Re: [IPp] missing hormone


> Laura,
>
> Not to sound completely dumb, but what exactly is Thyroid Disease?  How
does
> it affect the diabetes or how does the diabetes affect this?  What is the
> treatment for Thyroid Disease...because now that you mention it, she said
> that the hormone he is lacking is similiar to Thyroid Disease.   Oh my
gosh,
> I am so worried.
> Sarah
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