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Which autoimmune disease causes Hashimoto's Thyroiditis?

I know I have an auto-immune disease caused by mono and related to EBV, but what's the name of the immune disorder itself?

Hashimoto's thyroiditis IS the autoimmune disease itself. It is caused by the body attacking itself. Go here:
and here:

I think this is what you are talking about, you may want to use the links on the article to further explore:
http://thyroid-disorders.suite101.com/article.cfm/mononucleosis_and_hashimotos_thyroiditis  (+ info)


yes i was find when i was born this barely started a few years ago and yes i eat tons of FAST FOOD JUNK FOOD I THINK YOU HAVE A HUGE POINT

go to a local homeopath and discuss with doctor your condition and ask about these medicines

Nat Mur 1M weekly 1 dose

Thyr 3x 3-3-3 daily  (+ info)

higher risk of miscarriage with hashimoto-thyroiditis (autoimmune disease of the thyroid)?

i just had a miscarriage this week, i was 5-6 weeks along. i have hashimoto-thyroiditis, and i read that women with this autoimmune disease suffer from a higher risk of having a miscarriage than women without it. can anybody tell me more about this, maybe someone who has that illness too? it was my first pregnancy, i am 21 years old. i will be thankful for any kind of help or information.

I looked into some articles for you and most are saying that the miscarriages are more common in 2nd trimester. 5 weeks is very early on.

There is some things you can do if you plan on getting pregnant again and one articles states this:

I think it is wise to see the endocrinologist and wait the recommended time before attempting pregnancy again. You need time to build up energy, as well as nutrient, iron and calcium stores again

Rates of recurrent miscarriage are reported to be higher in hypothyroid women than in those with normal thyroid studies.
Early replacement with thyroxine improves fetal outcome.
Because of the association between autoimmune thyroid disease and recurrent miscarriage, thryoid antibodies should be obtained in women with recurrent miscarriages.
There is no documented benefit from treating low-thyroid women with recurrent miscarriage with L-thyroxine.  (+ info)

Ladies with autoimmune diseases, are you afraid of passing on the wrong immunity genes to your baby?

I have celiac disease and Hashimoto's thyroiditis, the latter discovered during pregnancy, and I'm somewhat worried that my baby may inherit either them or just a background for some more autoimmune problems. Would you feel guilty if your child did inherit any 'bad gene' from you?

Oh yes, terrified! I have 4 autoimmune diseases and have a 7 year old son. Thankfully, I only had one or two when I had him. So far, he's doing well and only has odd allergies (I believe it's related).

Hormones affect AI diseases. Pregnancy can actually stop AI symptoms.

Yes, I'd feel guilty, but there's so much that we don't know... I wish you luck.  (+ info)

I have Autoimmune Thyroiditis & Hypothyroidism, How tired should I be?

I have just found out how very much my doctor doesnt seem interested in helping me, (I'm seeking a new one), and I was hoping someone could help me in the mean time. I was diagnosed with autoimmune thyroiditis (Hashimotos Thyroiditis) 7 years ago, and hypothyroidism 13 years ago. I am so tired all the time, and i was just wondering how normal this was? My doctor told me it's just something I'll have to learn to deal with, but it's interfering with my life. It wasn't that big of a deal when I was in school, I would just go to bed as soon as I got home, but now that I'm out of college and trying to work full time it's become impossible. I can only work part-time because of it, and even then I'm still exhausted. I probably sleep 10-12 hours a day, but if i dont sent an alarm I can sleep for 15-18. Is this normal for hypothyroidism sufferers? or should i be getting my doc to look for something else going wrong?

I'm so sorry you have this disease. I'm not a doctor, just another sufferer. I've get so tired I can literally barely move. I've been after my doctor and am also thinking about changing to another.

I had symptoms of this disease over 10 years ago, along with low thyroid levels. My gut instinct was that something was very wrong and getting worse. Long story short-several docs refused to start me on medication. After searching online, I went in armed with printouts from various sites. I was referred to an endocrinologist who specializes in thyroid disorders. I wish I had listened to my gut instinct and been more persistent. I may have been started on medication earlier and avoided this getting so bad.

My point is, see an endocrinologist who treats thyroid disorders. If you don't like the one you have, change. Listen to your own gut instinct - it's usually right. I don't think it's normal that you sleep so long and are still exhausted. The doctor shouldn't be blowing you off, imho.

I've got several links for you to check out. Bring in some print outs of your symptoms and the treatments to you doctor. You have to get some help with this. Move on, if you can't get help where you are.

I hope you get help and begin to feel better. Good luck.  (+ info)

can i die from hashimoto's disorder(autoimmune thyroiditis)?

I am a 15 year old girl that just recently got diagnosed with cancer in my neck. I just had surgery to remove it about 2 months ago. Everything was going better for me like making the varsity basketball team at my school, my grades were good, and i have the best of friends always supporting me. I just recently found out i have hashimotos disorder (autoimmune thyroiditis). I have been reading up on it but all the extremely large words confuse me! I just want to know if there is another possibility that i can die from this disorder? I think i am entitled the know but no one will give me a straight answer seeing as they always change the subject when i approach the question. Can someone please just tell me about this disorder as i am trying to do my own research but it is not working out so well...thank you very much i would greatly appreciate it!

You can only die from Hashimoto's if your case is very severe, and if you refuse treatment. So don't refuse treatment, and you will be fine, ok.

That being said, this sounds very fishy. Cancer in your neck? Do you mean thyroid cancer? If so, that is very different from Hashimoto's. Are you in treatment for thyroid cancer? So you've had radiation or a thyroidectomy? If so, I don't see how you could possibly have Hashimoto's if you don't have a thyroid. Anyway, I hope your cancer treatment, whatever it was, was successful, and you are all clear now.  (+ info)

Autoimmune Hypothyroidism (autoimmune thyroiditis)?

I am having problems, problems with my thyroid and always have but a situation has come up that I don't understand..Every time I go back to the doctor he says my thyroid is still too low and he increases mt medicine which I take armor thyroid and when he increases after about a week of this working on my stem I get moody (bad mood city) and I always wind up in an outrage fit to my family and this is not me and my husband and I have notice this happens every time he speeds up my system. I'm wondering does anyone else have this hap ping and what can i do. I do have a goiter and nodules which haven't been tested in years. Please someone help if you have this same effect. My daughter has low thyroid and she says it makes her feel good when her system speeds up but it doesn't work that way on me.

Hi. I have Hypothyroidism, and have the exact same issues. I get so depressed, i've already tried to take my life twice. I also go into rages where i just scream at anybody around me. It's really horrible. I was a very happy-go-lucky person before i got thyroid disease, so i know that's what causing it. My personality is totally different then it use to be. I'm not the same person anymore, and every body has noticed it. I use to be very outgoing, and i would talk to anybody. Now i get very moody, and won't talk to anybody ( won't answer the phone either ). A lot of people don't understand that it's not my fault that i get like this, and that is the worst part of all. I try very hard not to be like this, but i can't control it. You're definitely not the only one this happens to. Best of luck to you, hope you feel better soon :-)  (+ info)

A question about autoimmune thyroiditis and breastfeeding?

I was diagnosed with AI during pregnancy, with hypothyroidism (aTPO antibodies 20 times higher than normal, freeT3 and freeT4 normal, TSH high) and I was stupidly recommended by that doctor to increase my hormonal intake in the last month of pregnancy, even if the blood tests showed that my previous dose was enough to control my hormones. I stupidely took the advice and, as a result I overdosed on thyroid hormones for about 2 months (I was supposed to take the increased dose until 6 weeks after birth, but cut them off after 4 weeks, because I started feeling sick) and got diagnosed with hyperthyroidism... Will the overdose effects go down and turn back to hypothyroidism or should I start taking medication for hyperthiroidism? My new dr agreed on repeating the analysis (4 wees after I stopped taking levothyroxine), which still showed high levels of thyroid hormones, and now I am expected to start medication. But what happens if the overdose effects dissapear and I go back to having a low-active thyroid WHILE taking the new medication?
Also, I had been breastfeeding my baby for 6 weeks, I interrupted for 3 weeks (by pumping,not ablactation). I still have milk and would like to continue breastfeeding, but hyperthyriodism medication sold in my country is contraindicated while breastfeeding. I know am aware of the danger of feeding my baby on milk overloaded with hormones, but at the same time it would be a shame to stop breastfeeding and use hyperthyroid medicine for a short period of time only... I don't know what to expect. :(

When you have iatrogenic hyperthyroidism, the treatment is to stop the treatment, not to take other drugs.

This means that if your doctor made you sick by giving you too much medication, you don't take other medication to counteract that. You just reduce the original medication to appropriate levels.

You will feel better within a week of reducing your synthroid to a more appropriate dose, and your hyperthyroidism will resolve.  (+ info)

How long until Hashimoto's Thyroiditis is gone if taking meds properly?

I know that it's never really GONE, but how long until the person is back to normal.

****ALSO does Hashimoto's Thyroiditis cause a person to be hard to handle and become a completely different person?

I had the tumor remove thirty years ago, and no I didn't change at all, I don't even take syntheroid now, but losing weight is a problem.
Generally you perk up more when you get your thyroid or thyroid substitute working again.
So you might be more active or cheerful. But not manic or crazy or a completely different person.  (+ info)

What is the difference between an immune disorder and an autoimmune disease?

1.What is the difference between an immune disorder and an autoimmune disease?

A.When an immune disorder becomes very severe, it becomes an autoimmune disease.
B.An immune disorder occurs when the immune system does not function properly. An autoimmune disease occurs when the body's immune system attacks its own cells.
C.An immune disorder is the overreaction of the immune system to substances that are not dangerous. An autoimmune disease occurs when germs affect the immune system.
D.An immune disorder is a disease caused by germs, such as pollen or dust. An autoimmune disease occurs when the body's immune system attacks its own cells.
2.An allergy is an overreaction of the immune system to

B.a substance in the environment.
C.carbohydrates in food.
D.an autoimmune disease.
3.During an asthma attack, the

A.bronchial airways narrow and become clogged with mucus.
B.bronchial airways constrict in response to environmental stimuli.
C.lining of the air passages swell and become inflamed.
D.All of the above
4.All of the following are good steps to take to avoid an allergic reaction except

A.avoiding substances you are allergic to.
B.washing sheets and blankets weekly.
C.cleaning bathrooms and kitchens to avoid molds.
D.taking long-term control drugs every day.
5.Which of the following is not an example of an autoimmune disease?

A.rheumatoid arthritis
B.type 1 diabetes
C.multiple sclerosis
6.Most allergies and autoimmune diseases can be

B.treated with medication.
C.eliminated with stress management techniques.
D.reduced by avoiding allergens.
7.Which of the following suggestions is not an important step to take if you are diagnosed with an immune or autoimmune disease?

A.Follow your treatment plan without asking any questions.
B.Let your doctor know if new symptoms occur.
C.Be honest with your doctor.
D.Learn about medications and medical tests necessary for your condition
8.Match the following terms to their definitions.
1.itchy swellings on the skin caused by allergies to foods or certain drugs
2.an autoimmune disease in which the immune system begins to destroy the linings of the joints
3.a disease in which the immune system attacks the cells of the body that it would normally protect
4.a disorder that causes the airways to become narrow and clogged with mucus
5.a disease in which the joints of the skeleton wear out as a person ages

A.rheumatoid arthritis
B.autoimmune disease

Do your own homework.

You - FAIL  (+ info)

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