Thyroid

Fibromyalgia and Your Thyroid

February 13, 2012

Treating your thyroid could improve your fibromyalgia symptoms. As I work with my clients, I find that they often have undiagnosed thyroid issues. The most common thing I recommend in a consultation with someone is that they get a full thyroid panel done by a good doctor who understands thyroid disease. Why? So many symptoms of thyroid disease look like fibromyalgia symptoms. In addition, thyroid issues can amplify your fibromyalgia symptoms making them worse than they would be if your thyroid was functioning properly. This article covers the common symptoms of low thyroid, the three main challenges fibromites face in getting thyroid issues diagnosed, and what to do after you get your thyroid disease diagnosed.

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I recently helped moderate Dr. Teitelbaum’s webinar with the Portland Fibromyalgia – ME/CFS Group about effective treatment protocols for fibromyalgia and CFS. This is a summary of his talk, including his SHINE protocol.

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In the last four months, my fibromyalgia has suffered a setback. To get well, I’m getting “back to basics” – back to what got me well the first time – by taking an honest look at where I want to go and where I am now. I’m resetting my internal GPS.

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Each day I take 55 pills & vitamins plus four sublingual sprays to help me feel as well as possible. This is the story about what I take for my fibromyalgia and why.

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In honor of Invisible Illness Awareness Week 2011, here’s my contribution to the “30 things” meme. As far as invisible illnesses, I actually live with a few. Things are mostly under control now, but back in 2008 I actually filed for Social Security Disability. To make things easy, this will be about my fibromyalgia…

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