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Poll:POTS/hypothyroidism

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by wastwater, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. wastwater

    wastwater Senior Member

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    Do you have:
    A POTS
    B Hypothyroidism
    C both POTS and hypothyroidism
    D neither
     
  2. wastwater

    wastwater Senior Member

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    I select B,I would like to see if there is a divide and if anyone has both,and what symptom pattern it correlates with
    I wonder if POTS people are more muscular symptoms and Hypothyroidism folk are more brain problems based.
     
  3. wastwater

    wastwater Senior Member

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    Then select:
    1.muscle based
    2.brain based
    3.brain and muscle
    4.neither
     
  4. wastwater

    wastwater Senior Member

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    I would be a B2
     
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    ahmo Senior Member

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    ukxmrv Senior Member

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    A3
     
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  7. Gingergrrl

    Gingergrrl Senior Member

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    I have both POTS and hypothyroidism (Hashimoto's disease) and my #1 symptom is shortness of breath combined with lung/diaphragm weakness and overall muscle weakness. I also have MCAS/mast cell disease. I do not have a lot of brain/cognitive symptoms. No idea if my answer is helpful or not!

    ETA: I guess I would be a C1 and missed that part of the question yesterday!
     
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  8. TigerLilea

    TigerLilea Senior Member

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    D - neither
     
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  9. lnester7

    lnester7 Seven

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    C
     
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  10. Chrisb

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    Borderline C. 3

    About 2 years ago T4 was towards low end of normal. TSH just below normal range. Treatment with levothyroxine brought TSH towards middle of normal range but worsened symptoms to a scary extent.

    Clear orthostatic hypertension. Some readings suggested marginal POTS. My GP suggested I acquire the machine to monitor BP but then seemed to regard me as a hypochondriac for using it to obtain results which did not accord with requirements.

    I have been reflecting on at what stage my PVFS started to acquire the thyroid symptoms. I suspect it was at 12 to 15 years.

    In the first 11 years when I still got to see a consultant endocrinologist he often commented that my BP was a bit high but he dismissed it as "white coat syndrome". I now wonder whether it was the early stages of orthostatic hypertension and if it was dismissed because he had results of 24 hour monitoring in hospital, which were normal.
     
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  11. Invisible Woman

    Invisible Woman Senior Member

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    Probably C3

    Diagnosed many years before developing ME with Hashimoto's. POTS is undiagnosed but I have many of the POTs symptoms.
     
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  12. MeSci

    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6?

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    D - neither - as far as I know.
     
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  13. digital dog

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    Hashimotos but not POTS.
     
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