I have SPMS, and thinking it was predictably ‘just getting worse’ had been getting on with it (life, I mean).
Last week, on a very rare visit to my GP, I had asked for a blood test, really just to check that the many drugs I take weren’t causing any damage to my organs; it was a BIG surprise when I was told that I have another lifelong condition — HYPOTHYROIDISM — and the best bit is that it can be treated(!).
Looking at the symptoms they’re very close to those of MS and, thinking back, I really had been dumb in not realising sooner that it HAD to be something else. I mean(!), there’s MS fatigue and nearly slipping into a coma and having your pulse being taken by your husband…
Anyway, the news that would be bad to healthy people is good to me, and in just one week I can say I’m less unsure of my footing and feel less dizzy.
I have done a little research, and people with MS are 3 times more likely to have problems with their thyroid.
So, if the above sounds familiar to you, it might be worthwhile to have your blood tested too.
With sincere good wishes to all,
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