From Mary Shomon Your Thyroid Guide
Do You Have Autoimmune Disease Super-Symptoms?
from Mary J. Shomon
The thyroid conditions Hashimoto's disease and Graves' disease are two of the most common autoimmune diseases, and are the most common causes of most thyroid conditions. You may actually have Hashimoto's or Graves', and not even know it! But did you know that having one autoimmune disease also may put you at risk of developing others? Or that many autoimmune disease patients have low-level symptoms of other autoimmune diseases, without being formally diagnosed with those other conditions?
There are literally hundreds of risk factors and symptoms for autoimmune disease, and a closer look at them can help pinpoint and close in on more specific conditions. But across the board for the as many as 80 different autoimmune diseases, there are very specific symptoms found in particular conditions, but certain symptoms have been identified as what are called "super-symptoms," which you tend to see in almost all autoimmune conditions.
What are some of these "super-symptoms?" Check off and see how many of these symptoms of an autoimmune disease that you have...
___ JOINT/MUSCLE PAIN
___ GENERAL MUSCLE WEAKNESS
___ INFECTIONS: Greater susceptibility and more frequent infections -- such as urinary tract, bladder, gum, skin or vaginal infections, as well as viruses -- and slower recovery from those infections
___ LOW-GRADE FEVER
___ NUMBNESS/TINGLING IN HANDS/FEET
___ DRY EYES / DRY MOUTH
___ WEIGHT LOSS: 10-15 pound range
___ HAIR LOSS
___ SHORTNESS OF BREATH: both general, and on exertion, feeling the need to yawn to get a full breath, or heaviness in the chest that makes breathing more difficult.
___ PALPITATIONS: feeling missed heartbeats, changes in rhythm, skipped beats, irregular heart rhythms, and other types of palpitations
___ RECURRENT MISCARRIAGE
___ CONCENTRATION/MEMORY PROBLEMS: difficulty thinking and concentrating "brain fog"
If you have autoimmune super-symptoms, or want to learn more, find out about the full 30-page Autoimmune Disease Risks and Symptoms Questionnaire