Last reply 12 months ago
I now have Double autoimmune disease

Hey everyone it’s been a while
Yesterday I was diagnosed with another autoimmune disease called Graves’ disease
Have anyone here have 2 autoimmune disease at the same time?
I am currently taking as of yesterday anti thyroid med and a beta blocker for my rapid heart rate
My resting heart rate was 115 beats per minute
Have not started ms medications
My neuro says after the visit to the endo
We would put together a game plan

My faith in God is keeping me through this journey

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hoytfreak
12 months ago

I have Graves on top of the ms too. Great isn’t it. They think my Graves started because of the lemtrada but it’s not a for sure thing.


keistt
12 months ago

Hey
Thanks for replying
I had them at the same time together
I have since started anti thyroid meds and a beta blocker
Now my neuro is gong to see what I could use for my rrms
So my ms brought on the Graves

I am not on any medications as yet
So co occurrence just happened
When I did my labs to get diagnosed with ms
A study showed that
There is a significant co-occurrence in patients with MS and Graves’ disease, and a trend to co-occurrence in patients with MS and Hashimoto’s disease.
And was one of them

Which type of ms do u have
And which treatment are u taking for both

Thanks


hoytfreak
12 months ago

I was diagnosed with rrms in 2014. The last ms medicine for me was lemtrada last spring, the 3 day infusion. I take tapazole for the Graves and that is all.


hoytfreak
12 months ago

Thyroid problems are one of the risks with lemtrada. Usually the problem doesn’t appear until after the second round and about six months later


keistt
12 months ago

I was diagnosed this month
I have innumerable lesions in my brain
So neuro wants to do an aggressive treatment
Still deciding
Has lentrada helped
And in what way
I need to decide soon
Thanks


hoytfreak
12 months ago

I would really recommend lemtrada it stopped my lesions and now I’m just dealing with the damage that they caused. If I hadn’t have done lemtrada I probably would be a lot worse than I am


keistt
12 months ago

Since I have Graves before starting
I wonder if it would worsen
Hmm may try tevhfidera and see
But I definitely have to do som thing soon

What are your limitations with ms?

I have spasticity in both legs
Which had slown mywalking
But that’s it

I have faith in God who has been helping me


hoytfreak
12 months ago

When I was diagnosed the first medication was tecfidera then I was put on tysabri then because my rrms was so aggressive I was put on lemtrada. The things I’m up against now are tremors and trouble with balance and my eyes hurt


keistt
12 months ago

When u say aggressive do you have lots of lesions
I have innumerable in my brain
Some in all of my spine t c and l spine

In my ears and optic pathway
Neuro says I need aggressive me because of overload of lesions in brain

Do u take a beta blocker with your anti thyroid med
Do take them together

Thank you


hoytfreak
12 months ago

Yeah I had a lot of lesions and every time I got an mri there were new ones


keistt
12 months ago

Do u take your anti thyroid and beta blocker together
I forgot to ask my doc


hoytfreak
12 months ago

The only thing I take is the tapazole for the thyroid things
I also take vitamin d supplements but that’s it


keistt
12 months ago

Ok so don’t suffer from racing heat beat


hoytfreak
12 months ago

No
Just every once in a while I’ll get a really hard beat but it’s not that often so I ignore it

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