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Thyroid attack

Discussion in 'Thyroid Dysfunction' started by wastwater, May 7, 2013.

  1. wastwater

    wastwater Senior Member

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    Whats attacking the thyroid in some cases of ME/cfs,if its not antibodies as per hashimotos.I wonder if this too could be attacking or affecting the brain.Maybe its interleukin-2
  2. jeffrez

    jeffrez Senior Member

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    Yes, some kind of cytokine, probably. IL-6 maybe.
  3. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem Senescent on the Illinois prairie, USA

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    I recently started T3 treatment so have been reading up on they thyroid. I am fairly sure I read something about cytokines being part of the problem. I only take notes on what is related to my treatment, so I don't know what or where.
  4. beaker

    beaker CFS/ME 1986

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    There is a type of thyroiditis called IIT (Interferon Induced Thyroiditis). It is a side effect of taking alpha interferon as a treatment. Maybe this is what you read and were thinking about ?
    My understanding is that interferon-a is usually low in this illness. But maybe there is some sort of similar action going on. I guess w/ our crazy immune systems who knows.

    btw. I took it. I got it.
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  5. wastwater

    wastwater Senior Member

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    I got the idea from reading oslers web dr cheney said there were very high levels of interleukin-2 in the patients due to presumed unknown virus.I also noticed its a common side effect of cancer treatment where interleukin-2 is given along with severe depression

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