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.
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Source: Törüner, F "ASSOCIATION OF FIBROMYALGIA WITH HASHIMOTO?S THYROIDITIS," Abstracts, European Thyroid Association Annual Meeting, 2004