I was told I have Multiple Sclerosis this week after MRI's of my spine and head and a lumbar puncture. Bit of a shock as it is my 60th birthday next week and I gather MS normally starts in much younger people. I am very worried that any medication or treatments that I end up on for the MS might interfere with the current successful response to the thyroxin I am on for being hypothyroid. I don't want anything to jeopardise this feeling of being correctly medicated as I ended up going off the rails last Autumn when they fiddled with the dosage and it has taken months to get back to 'normal'.
Is there anyone out there who is hypothyroid and has MS and if so how have you dealt with having both conditions at the same time. Have there been any problems? Is there anything I should be watching out for? I'd love to know. No doubt there must be an MS forum I should join and I could ask on that but the MS diagnosis and all its implications is only just beginning to sink in and I have not yet started exploring what's available in terms of MS patient support on the web.
The Neurology Dept at the hospital are referring me to one of the MS specialists at the hospital and it is one of the things that I will bring up with them: the implications of having MS and being hypothyroid and any likelihood of MS medication changing the equilibrium achieved by my current hypothyroid medication. But I thought it would be worth asking on this site first as I have learnt it pays to hear from actual patients about their experiences and not just blindly accept everything the medics tell you.