1. Health
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Discuss in my forum

Mary Shomon

The Fibromyalgia/Hashimoto's Connection

By September 30, 2004

Follow me on:

Researchers reporting at the recent European Thyroid Association meeting looked at the association of fibromyalgia with Hashimoto?s thyroiditis. Among the Hashimoto's patients studied, 13 patients met the official criteria for fibromyalgia. Interestingly, TSH values were higher in Hashimoto?s thyroiditis patients with fibromyalgia than in Hashimoto?s thyroiditis patients without fibromyalgia, but antibody levels were not significantly different.

For more information on the linkage between fibromyalgia and thyroid disease, read Could You Have Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Source: Törüner, F "ASSOCIATION OF FIBROMYALGIA WITH HASHIMOTO?S THYROIDITIS," Abstracts, European Thyroid Association Annual Meeting, 2004
August 10, 2007 at 3:22 pm
(1) Donna Gilman RN says:

I was first diagnosed with hashimoto thyroiditis, however after my neck work injury it is my belief that I started with fibromyalgia according to my daily diary suddenly within two months.Total body pain , neck , back and spasms every where.These are irreversible disorders and very “NASTY” to live with. But one has to get a doctor that believes in their pain,disorders and how to TREAT them and life can be easier. If your doctor tells you it’s in your HEAD, you must find a NEW DOCTOR !

July 25, 2009 at 9:00 am
(2) Stephanie says:

Yes I really believe that there is a connection between Hashimoto’s and fibromyalgia. I know two people in person that have both as well as me. My daughter was just diagnosised with graves disease and it’s my fear that she’ll end up with fibromyalgia one day too. Why can’t they figure this out?

October 8, 2013 at 12:19 pm
(3) Noel says:

I was diagnosed with Lupus (SLE) in 2010, fibromyalgia in 2011 and hashimoto’s in 2012. Since my first diagnosis, my doctors have also discovered that I have sleep apnea and suddenly I have become allergic to many things that I wasn’t allergic to in the past; I experienced a severe allergic reaction to shellfish which resulted in anaphylaxis. I think that all these things are connected.

March 11, 2014 at 11:29 pm
(4) Sarah says:

I would suggest going to an integratve lyme literate doctor who tests for mold and Hashimoto’s, The clinic is in Bozeman named Trillium. Robin is one of the fore runners of the Lyme’s movement and has impressive credentials. I am suffering from all these disorders and end up getting them turning into disease. The disorder is the grey on the way to the disease found in the black. Health can always be seen in the white. Disease doesn’t go from white to black without passing through the grey, this is when we have to stand up and take a responsibility to our sick selves and other.

Leave a Comment

Line and paragraph breaks are automatic. Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title="">, <b>, <i>, <strike>

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.

We comply with the HONcode standard
for trustworthy health
information: verify here.