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06-01-2017, 05:26 PM   #1
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Side effects of medications


My daughter was diagnosed with crohns.
Her thyroid levels were normal before starting meds.
Now 4 months after starting Imuran she has low Tsh
beginning of Graves' disease. Her hair is falling and has
severe fatigue.

I am beginning to think if crohns doesn't kill then the
medications will definitely do it. Anyone else out there
who developed thyroid problems on meds. Is there any
alternatives food/meds to get thyroid levels to normal?

06-01-2017, 05:48 PM   #2
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I have hypothyroidism. I think mime is another autoimmune disease.
Diagnosed in 1990. On Humira, Imuran, Gabapentin, Colestipol, Synthroid, Lialda. Resection in April of 2010. Allergic to Remicade, Penicillin, Flagyl, Doxycycline. Thyroid issues and psoriasis and neuropathy and mild cerebral palsy. Mild arthritis in my lower back.
06-02-2017, 11:02 AM   #3
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Unfortunately the genes for autoimmune disorders overlap
So once a person has one auto immune disorder the odds of a second or third popping up are extremely high

That said hypothyroidism is very easy to treat with synthroud taken daily
And blood tests once a year

There are no known foods that fix hypothyroidism

We have a parents section which might help you as well found here

When first dx tugs are a little rough
But they do get better
Ds has been dealing with it for over 7 years and has other autoimmune disorders as well
DS - -Crohn's -Stelara -mtx

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