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Connection between Fibromyalgia, Hashimoto's and Sjogren's Poll

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia' started by Mya Symons, May 28, 2014.

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How many people here with Fibromyalgia also have the following?:

  1. Sjogren's Syndrome

    11.1%
  2. Sjogren's Antibodies

    22.2%
  3. Hypoactive Thyroid

    44.4%
  4. Hashimoto's Disease

    33.3%
  5. Elevated C-Reactive Protein

    33.3%
  6. Other Autoimmune Disease

    66.7%
  7. Sjogren's Symptom's - Dry eyes, mouth, sinuses, or lungs

    33.3%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Mya Symons

    Mya Symons Mya Symons

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    I talk to many people online with Fibromyalgia. I have noticed that a large number of people with Fibromyalgia also have Hashimoto's Disease, Sjogren's syndrome or Sjogren's Antibodies, and elevated C-Reactive Protein. I wanted to do a poll to see how much of a connection there is.
     
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  2. taniaaust1

    taniaaust1 Senior Member

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    Ive had fibro and I have none of those (unless one counts ME as being autoimmune connection). I do have hypothyriodism running in my family (at least 3 family members) .. i dont know if any of those had fibro.

    Maybe do another option .. had/have fibro but possibly none of those.
     
  3. Sidney

    Sidney Senior Member

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    Maybe this is far too late for your survey!: I have Sjögren's antibodies, Syndrome, and symptom of dry lungs, but much much the worst symptoms are chronic fatigue, PEM, and too often, brain fog.

    I am not at all sure, but I think it very possible that the Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) which I've been taking for 10 months has spared me the joint pain, often a main Sjögren's symptom. But who knows.

    I always just assumed that chronic fatigue is a symptom of many autoimmune diseases, which must be related, although blood tests reveal separate diagnoses.
    I live in the US which may affect diagnosis.
     
  4. Gingergrrl

    Gingergrrl Senior Member

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    I have Hashimoto's and hypoactive thyroid (without med) but none of the others.
     
  5. Vanessa_M

    Vanessa_M

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    Very interesting poll! So it is true that autoimmune and fibro tend to be co-morbid. My rheumatologist told me that this is quite common a while back, but she had no explanation for WHY.

    I have come up with one theory - if anyone is interested I can share some links.
     
  6. Mya Symons

    Mya Symons Mya Symons

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    I'm interested.

    Have you seen the study where they found 40% of people with fibromyalgia also have small fiber neuropathy? They theorize it is autoimmune neuropathy. I always wondered if Fibromyalgia is a yet to be discovered autoimmune disease.
     
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  7. Vanessa_M

    Vanessa_M

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    @Mya Symons Do you have an autoimmune condition, fibro or both? I'll share my ideas hopefully by tomorrow, I was just heading out. It's just my own wild theory of what helps me make sense of my own situation, I don't know if it would necessarily apply to others but may be something to look into anyway. I posted my recovery story here http://forums.phoenixrising.me/inde...lgia-a-sleep-disorder-a-recovery-story.46082/ so you may get some sense of it from there. A made few interesting and unusual discoveries.
     
  8. Mya Symons

    Mya Symons Mya Symons

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    Yes, I have Hashimoto's and Fibromyalgia.
     

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