Swelling from Hashimotos Thyroiditis

Posted by Marie1121 @marie1121, Oct 22, 2011

Here is my story. I am almost 79 years old. I have diabetes and high blood pressure. I am on a variety of prescription drugs. About 4 months ago, my pointer fingers just started to swell. After going to a neurologist, a rhemoidologist, a physiatrist, and my endocrinologist, I was diagnosed with Hashimotos Thyroiditis. I am on Glipizide, Nateglinide, Lasartan Potassium, Levothyroxine, Lisinopril, folic acid, garbapentin, hydroxychlorquine, and synthroid for my ailments. I have no relief from my swelling. Has anyone ever heard of Hashimotos and, if so, do you have any methods of getting relief from the swelling? Thank you.

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Hashimoto’s throiditis runs in my husband’s family. Synthroid is the medication their doctors used to treat the condition. It is, from what I understand, an autoimmune disease. The thyroid basically come under attack by the immune system. It can lead to the thyroid becoming completely unfunctional. Talk to your endocrinologist about it. He or she should be able to help.

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