Question - does anyone deal with thyroid autoimmunities (Hashimoto's/Graves) in addition to another autoimmune disease? If so, which was discovered first, and how was it all diagnosed? Which diseases do you suffer from?
Thanks in advance! I'm still in the process of getting diagnosed with my thyroid autoimmune disease. Not sure which it is, but my thyroid antibodies were counted at 410. Oddly, my TSH, T3 and T4 are all normal, so I asked my doctor if it's possible that I have a more systemic autoimmune disease causing my symptoms which happens to be attacking my thyroid as opposed to a thyroid specific autoimmune disease, and we just happened to discover the thyroid autoimmunity in the process. He said no, that I definitely have a thyroid specific autoimmune disease based on my antibody count, but that because my symptoms are fluctuating all over the map, it's possible that there is an additional autoimmune disease yet to be discovered.
I see the endo on the 14th, but I'm curious if she will be qualified to check for other autoimmune diseases, or if she will even want to bother and perhaps I should be making a tandem appointment at a rheumatologist.