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Posted by improver (Member # 8380) on :
And if so are you taking meds for it? Has it helped sx at all??
Posted by sizzled (Member # 1357) on :
Anyone know this answer?
Posted by Aniek (Member # 5374) on :
I was dxed with borderline hypothryoid. Basically, I was just at the edge. My LLMD diagnosed me and put me on synthroid. My primary doc didn't feel there was a problem with it.

I can't tell you if it helps or not. I was in a really bad state when I started. I have heard about thyroid getting better with Lyme treatment.

I have also since discovered I have an iodine deficiency so I take iodine supplements. Iodine is supposed to help thyroid function too.
Posted by savebabe (Member # 9847) on :
Lyme affected my pituitary gland, and as a result everything else was thrown out of whack.

I take synthroid for hypothyroidism.
Posted by Lymetoo (Member # 743) on :
Improver....It may help to be on armour thyroid, but do be careful not to overdo it. Be sure to get frequent tests if you begin taking the armour. [in the first few months, anyway]
Posted by wenan (Member # 10993) on :
I don't know about anyone else but right now I am going through an incredibly rough patch and I think the thyroid is involved. This is my third time in one year that docs wanted to put me on thyroid meds.

This and the last time I went on armour. The past two times I started getting VERY agitated soon after - the first time I had a thyroid storm - thrown into hyperthyroid and now I am having similar symptoms but not so bad on Armour. I have been on it for 2 months but my doc has told me to back off and see if the symptoms get better.

I am no doctor but I am convinced that for me, Lyme has created an environment, along with the metals and all, that as I treat the lyme, epstein barr, and detox the metals, my endocrine system tries to rebalance itself. With all that said, I am going to stay away from the thyroid meds until I actually have the blood work AND symptoms (dosing before was only based on blood results)to show I need it.

The hyperthyroid symptoms are awful and I can't tell if it is all that or more lyme stuff or the Epstein Barr. My sleep had gotten so much better and the last few nights have been pretty bad. I feel like I am chasing my tail some days.
Posted by dmc (Member # 5102) on :
yep, dx hypothyroid about 4 months ago. on synthoriod. Still trying to get it right. Tests still show hypo. Ask PCP about Amour but he wants to wait. I get retested tommorrow.
Posted by TNJanet (Member # 10031) on :
After many years of my suspecting that my thyroid was underactive, my endocrinologist's testing finally confirmed that I have hypothyroidism. Since that diagnosis, I have been given increasing amounts of Synthroid.

My doctor is conservative and wants to increase the Synthyroid gradually. My symptoms are horrible fatigue, very dry skin, much hair loss and other things which could be attributed to Lyme or Thyroid disease.

A full endocrine system blood panel showed my pituitary was being overtaxed. Doc hasn't figured out what to do about that. Dr. J in NC said until my Lyme was treated, my pituitary would continue to "buzz."

The endocrine system/hormonal imbalances seem to be fairly prevalent in Lymies. There must be a strong connection and others here with more scientific backgrounds should be able to explain it better than I can.

Since taking the Synthroid, I do notice less sweating at night and less hair loss, but not much else.

All my best,

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