Of course Hypothyroidism is an auto immune disease as is MS. I have often wondered over several years whether my symptoms are also those of MS. They can often be closely linked to thyroid problems too so haven't taken too much notice. If I have got it, then its a taken a while to get worst.
My first symptom which alerted the GP to me being hypothyroid was a visual disturbance where I lost my vision for about half an hour. I have never really had that since but do get flashing lights in my vision field some of the time.
I have had incredible leg pains which I have also associated with hypothyroidism because they seemed to be less painful when I started on T3. But then again, is it just masking the symptoms. I believe all MS sufferers should take thyroid medication because it helps the symptoms. I get stiffness of my lower body sometimes, I am extremely heat sensitive but of course I also put that down to hot flashes.
Some times I go through lapses of symptoms, now is one such period. I always relate it to eating a load of rubbish and stress over Christmas time. Again, is it just that by keeping off gluten etc,which I normally do most of the time, alleviates MS lapses.
My latest symptoms, apart from fatigue are these sudden electric shock time flashes in various parts of my body. This has been a fairly recent occurence. During this also bad time, my legs feel like Im Douglas Bader (has anyone seen that film, a very old one so maybe not). I feel like my legs just don't belong to me.
If these symptoms were continual I would do more investigating but I could be bad one day and then for a few days, nothing. This latest bout of weakness, pain, electric flashes, fatigue and slight dizziness is getting me a bit worried.
Many thanks and Happy New Year to you all.