Thyroid and small fiber neuropathy

December 28, 2006 at 8:10 am

Hello all, thank you for your input!

Here is an update on what else I have discovered:

These are apparently the tests to be taken, if a thyroid disease is suspected.
T3 free
T4 free
TPO โ€“ thyroid peroxides antibodies, TPO (antimicrosomal antibodies)
TG โ€“ thyroglobulin antibodies
Hashi’s is FNA (fine needle aspiration) and Grave’s would be TSI which is a lab test (Thyroid Stimulating Immunoglobulin.)

ANA (Anti-nuclear antibodies)
Low adrenal function โ€“ adrenal fatigue
Cortisol test = urine and saliva tests
ACTH Stimulation Test

If any of you have a thyroid disease, did you discover the chat forum for Thyroid diseases: [url][/url]

Some of the members of the above chat forum say that the TSH should be below 2.0 for some persons, especially those with high antibodies. Read: Changing guidelines for thyroid test levels: [url][/url]

What I found especially interesting, was what foods not to eat when having problems with a thyroid disease. They correspond closely with the foods, to which I have been tested intolerant.

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On adrenal fatigue read:

Suzanne has written to me that an EMG can be a false negative, if the symptoms are patchy.

I will continue searching for answers ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thyroid and small fiber neuropathy

December 20, 2006 at 6:45 pm

Hello B,

I might be in the same situation as you are.

I have been through CT scan, MRI scan, blood samples.

Rulled out is MS, DS, anurisms, tumors, bacterial infection, borelia, blood clot in the leg or elsewhere, and ear vertigo problems. Rulled out is vitamine E deficiency, ciliac discease, virus tested for and early cancer.

Only objective positive find is a slightly elevated spinal protein.

My earlier bloodwork shoved a small increase in TSH Thyroid gland, but a repeat was normal. (My mother had a thyroid disease, and it is hereditary).

There was also a slight increase in two types of white blood cells.

My tongue feeling different. Uncertain finger movements and uncertain touch-to-the-nose movements as well as my left foot being unable to feel cold things. Reflexes are normal.

Neuro suspected a sensory polyneuropathy and sent me to EMG.

Todays EMG test is normal too. I have no nerve infection, the doctor said.

I have slowly trained my muscles back into working order, and they work when I am not too tired.

I still have sensory oddness all over (tingling, burning, prickling, numbness, sensitivity to heat), especially in the skin, feet and hands and at night. The electrical buzz from EMG was not far form my normal symptoms, including the cramping. My balance is still off, and I have difficulty in walking (it is like on ice scates). When trying to stand on my heals, I loose my balance. I have an illusory body tilt to the left, and head tics and hand tremors when I am tired. Main problem right now is fatigue. (I have posted all this under my thread “From Denmark – balance – tremor – CIDP?”)

B, thank you for posting this. When I saw this – I did some searching on the internet and found that small fiber neuropathy could be connected with thyroid disease. It is mentioned here

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I also have to wait for my next appointment now.