Is it just me????

Is it just me or this thyroid (or lack of!) that once you get one thing cleared up & stabilized something else pops up to knock you back down again! I have had problems with my low calcium levels following a thyroidectomy, these now seem to be coming up, tho further bloods need done. Now i am being tested for a condition called Anykolsing spondylitis. Has anyone heard of or has this?? Im fed up of battling against my body!

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  • MrsBargirl, hypoparathyroidism is almost always caused by bruising or damage during thyroidectomy because of the parathyroid glands' proximity to the thyroid gland. If it doesn't resolve within 4 months it is usually a permanent condition.

    Ankylosing spondylitis is an arthritic condition unrelated to thyroid.

  • I believe that anklosing spondylitis is an arthritic autoimmune disease, often hereditary.

  • my surgery was 8 years ago, im getting all the different tests done for the A.S

  • As JANJAN2 says - AS is auto-immune in nature. Do you have gut issues ? Any inflammatory condition within the body is often helped by healing and calming the gut. Any condition ending in itis - indicates inflammation.

    Increasingly there are books/websites/articles talking about inflammation in the gut being the cause of so much suffering. ( I have Crohns and Hashimotos )

  • Yes I agree, calming down the inflammation works wonders. I have no thyroid (TT 2000 because of thyCa) and was diagnosed with this AS condition years ago.. However I am well and try hard to eat 'clean' not 100% but most of the time. You can work wonders with your diet as in the past I healed horrible ulcerative colitis mainly through diet and herbs.

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