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  • WHAT DOES FIBRO, ADHD AND HYPOTHYROIDISM HAVE IN COMMON?

    9 posts, 4 voices, 4362 views, started Jun 2, 2009

    Posted on Tuesday, June 2, 2009 by Dana Arcuri

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    • Here are the very interesting similarities of ADHD, hypothyroidism and fibromyalgia:

      · Low stress tolerance
      · Concentration, memory problems, mental fog
      · Mood swings, depression, anxiety, irritability
      · Poor organizational skills
      · Low energy, fatigue
      · Difficulty relaxing
      · Sleep disturbances, insomnia
      · Poor regulation of body temperature
      · Skin rashes, itching, sensitivities
      · Urinary frequency
      · Reflux, gastritis, ulcers, constipation or diarrhea
      · Aches and pains
      · Low or high blood pressure
      · Yeast or fungal infections
      · Allergies, asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis
      · Sexual over- or under-arousal
      · Numbness and tingling (carpal tunnel symptoms, legs “going to sleep,” etc.)
      · Heart-related symptoms (chest tightness, palpitations, etc )

      Coincidentally, I have been diagnosed with all three.  I find it very odd that all three overlap one another with extremely similar symptoms.  

      Does anyone else have all of these symptoms or have you been diagnosed with any of these conditions?  Does medication for the thyroid reduce the fibro pain and the brain fog?



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          Coachmombabe wrote Jun 2, 2009
        • yeah, that’s pretty much me! been on thyroid meds for almost 2 years now, has helped. but what helped my fog and pain was eliminating foods and additives that i seem to be sensitive to. how about you, dana?



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          Dana Arcuri wrote Jun 2, 2009
        • I am on a very strict diet right now and I have eliminated a wide variety of foods.  I do not eat dairy, bread, yeast, wheat, sweets, caffeine, alcohol, no fast food, no junk food, no preservatives. I have been on this diet for three weeks and I have lost 8 lbs so far.  My energy is getting better and I am not as sore with the fibromyalgia.

          What I do eat is organic meat and eggs, raw almonds, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds, many organic vegetables, salad with pure olive oil and a squeezed lemon, fresh pineapple, raspberries, green apples and blue berries.  I drink mostly filtered water with fresh lemon or I drink green tea.  

          Which thyroid meds are you taking?  Synthroid?  

          I just had another ultrasound test of my thyroids last week and I am waiting for the endocrinologist to compare from previous tests.  I have never been treated with medication for my thyroid because my lab work is showing “normal.”



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          Coachmombabe wrote Jun 2, 2009
        • my lab showed normal too, dana! but i kept pressing for more indepth testing, since it’s obvious that i have enlarged thyroid. i’m on methimazole for hyper thyroid. seems to help, otherwise i’m really gritchy and edgy. but i have many of the other symptoms if i don’t eat right.

          i put myself on a glucose free diet as of 2 weeks and 2 days ago, that may be helping. but my future DIL made a prepared rice dish (from the freezer section of the grocery) last night, i think it had something in it that has me down today.



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          Dana Arcuri wrote Jun 2, 2009
        • I am also doing a cleanse to try to rid any toxins from my body.  I am taking probiotics for my stomach and over all health.  

          After spending one year going from doctor to doctor (5 in total) to get answers and help for my enlarged thyroid, not one single doctor will treat me.  They all claim that my blood work is normal so I am fine.  In the meanwhile, my right thyroid has been enlarged for one solid year.  In addition, I have three nodules.  All of my symptoms lean towards hypothyroidism.  

          I have spent over one year researching thyroid conditions and many doctors who wrote these books agree that lab work should NOT be the only thing to consider.  Yet, where I live, I can not find a doctor to treat my condition.

          Personally, I wonder if I even have fibromyalgia because I think that I could just have hypothyroidism.  They are both so similar.

          I just went to a new doctor that my fibro doctor referred me to and he said that he may consider putting me on a low dose of thyroid medication.  My next appointment is in a few weeks so I will see how that goes.

          You are so fortunate that you found a doctor who will listen to you!



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          Coachmombabe wrote Jun 2, 2009
        • dana, i feel for you. my doc is fairly young, and she seems to really listen to her patients. the thyroid med is the only meds I take.  

          what cleanse product do you use? i’ve been thinking about mannatech’s cleanse and probiotics. i have some major digestive trouble. one of the reasons i’m so careful how i eat, but not as careful as you! wow, you are very disciplined

          sorry about the lack of capitals and punctuation. my hands are really tired tonight. think i’m going to turn in soon.

          can you find an MD in another city?



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          Dana Arcuri wrote Jun 2, 2009
        • I am doing a colon cleanse by NSI, which I bought on vitacost.com because the prices are discounted and so much less than any local shop.  Most of my supplements are purchased at vitacost since I save money by doing this.  

          I may consider looking a bit longer for someone locally before I venture to another city.  I will have to consider all of my options.

          I am going to head to bed.  Have a good night and take care!



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          Lovemykids2 wrote Jun 3, 2009
        • I have fibro and have searched for a very long time to find something to help me live with this disease. Nine months ago I was introduced to Reliv and have to say I live a normal life today. Reliv does not claim to cure just to feed your body balanced nutrition the body requires daily. It feels great to have pain free days and be full of energy.



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          Coachmombabe wrote Jun 3, 2009
        • LMK, I used Reliv for a while, but I had sensitivities to something in their formula. I actually joined the team, still get emailings sometimes. So glad that you found something that works for you!

          It’s amazing how much getting the right foods and supplements can do!



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