I have had Hashi's for 40 years,my GP sent me for a chest xray as a chest infection wasn't clearing . Consultant said it shows Pulmonary fibrosis. I have also had sudden onset of acute pain in joints which is ??Rheumatoid athritis?? he said,and since this is an autoimmune disease too I am undergoing blood tests for it . My father and grandmother had Rheumatoid, and my mother, and father both had Hashi's so but it seems highly likely I do have this too, as consultant said that autoimmune diseases are interlinked. Has anyone had either of these others -and how did you cope, as I am feeling very depressed about my future.