Go Back   NeuroTalk Support Groups > Health Conditions A - L > Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmune Diseases For Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (underactive thyroid), Graves’ disease (overactive thyroid), Lupus, Crohn's disease, all types of arthritis, and all other autoimmune diseases. [Multiple sclerosis (MS) and Myasthenia Gravis (MG) have their own forums below.]

Graves with weight GAIN?

Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 10-22-2008, 09:37 AM   #1
dizzie lizzy
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: NYC
Posts: 79
My Mood:
Default Graves with weight GAIN?

My friend was recently diagnosed with Graves. She has the eye bulging and other typical signs but has gained about 50 pounds rapidly. If she is hyperthyroid shouldn't she be losing weight?
dizzie lizzy is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-22-2008, 01:48 PM   #2
rumpled
Member
 
rumpled's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: NJ
Posts: 228
My Mood:
Default

I know a lady on the yahoo list that has both graves AND hashimoto's antibodies - so while it is unusual, it can happen at the same time.
Or while it may not be another thyroid issue, it could be another endocrine or or auto-immune issue. Too often, the doctors find one thing and think "eureka" when the body is going "hey, I am NOT finished".
Case in point, I had a pituitary tumor and some thyroid nodules and hashimoto's. The docs decided that the only problem I had was hypothyroid. Thought a couple pills and I would be golden. It just did not work out that way.
With complete testing, turns out I had PCOS, Cushing's, Prolactinoma, Hashimoto's, Vit D deficiency, Ferretin Deficiency, etc. etc. etc.
If the doc stops at the thyroid - other things can go, well, uncovered.
__________________
Cyclical Pituitary Cushing's, Addison's via bilateral adrenalectomy, Growth Hormone Deficent, Migraines, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Hashimoto's, Hypothyroid, Myasthenia Gravis?
rumpled is offline   Reply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:
dizzie lizzy (10-22-2008)
Unread 11-19-2008, 01:14 AM   #3
legzzalot
Magnate
 
legzzalot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
Posts: 2,091
My Mood:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dizzie lizzy View Post
My friend was recently diagnosed with Graves. She has the eye bulging and other typical signs but has gained about 50 pounds rapidly. If she is hyperthyroid shouldn't she be losing weight?
YES! I will speak form first hand experience. I was dx with Graves back in 99, after about 5 years of yo yo weight up and down. I actually dropped 70 lbs in about 6 months time and my resting heart rate was over 120 bpm, which led to hospitalization, extensive bloodwork, the whole kit and kaboodle. Came back as Graves.

Then I had my daughter and shortly there after received a radioactive iodine treatment that was supposed to kill of my thyroid, or at least a part of it, which has now gone into hypothyroid disorder so yes, it is possible and there are a lot of reasons for this. Her body could naturally be over compensating.

I did just find out however that I actually have MS too. So mine could be from a combination of both. The best advise I can offer is to find a good endocrinologist and keep her treatments consistent which is something I did not do and I am now starting over from scratch.
legzzalot is offline   Reply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:
dizzie lizzy (11-19-2008)
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Weight Gain.... sugarboo The Stumble Inn 10 04-14-2008 07:50 PM
Lyrica and weight gain...... Escobar Spinal Disorders & Back Pain 4 08-28-2007 09:52 AM
weight gain needed turner Gluten Sensitivity / Celiac Disease 10 05-26-2007 10:43 PM
Why antipsychotics cause weight gain Mari Bipolar Disorder 1 03-01-2007 10:22 AM
Why Some Meds Cause Weight Gain DocJohn Health News Headlines 0 02-13-2007 03:40 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:13 AM.
Brought to you by the fine folks who publish mental health and psychology information at Psych CentralMental Health Forums

The material on this site is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment
provided by a qualified health care provider. Always consult your doctor before trying anything you read here.


Powered by vBulletin • Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.


All posts copyright their original authors • Community GuidelinesTerms of UsePrivacy Policy
NeuroTalk Archives