THYROID

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Hello good people as you now ive got this awful virus. The Dr the last couple of times I have had blood tests has said my thyroid gland is on the under active side and to see him in 5-6 weeks for repeat tests. Now he said if it still remains the same I will be put on a thyroid medication for life. Im wondering whether if the virus goes will my thyroid go back to normal or will I have to be on medication. ive read the virus can hide in the virus and the immune system will then attack the thyroid.

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    Jelley93,

    If you've never had thyroid problems and were completely healthy before I definitely wouldn't be surprised if the virus caused that. I'm seeing a thyroid specialist next week because my thyroid was enflamed and had a some nodules back in September when I was the sickest. I don't know if it's better now, I'm praying it is. But I'm just getting it checked out to be safe. I hope it's temporary for both of us.. I'll keep you posted though!

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    Hi jelley,

    This happened to a friend of mine who had glandular fever a few years, she was completely fine before having gf but since having gf her thyroid was affected and now she has to take tablets for life, she is completely fine though. 

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    Hey Jelley,

    Sorry to hear about these thyroid issues, I'm not too sure if I'm honest of how glandular fever affects that but I wouldn't be surprised if it did or could because it seems to affect so many areas of the body.

    Caroline is right though, even if you did have to take tablets for that, don't worry because that would make you feel well with it and keep it under control and you would be completely fine. Just take one thing and one day at a time though, I know it's a horrible time Jelley just want you to know I'm thinking about you and believe that God will fully heal you from all of these problems you are experiencing at the moment and you will be able to lead a fully and healthy life once again.

    Take care

    Craig

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    Thanks you people for the advice. Craig and Caroline two veterans of GF i thank you especially 
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    Jelley93,

    I’m curious, were you having additional issues that prompted you to go back for testing? Or had you been having issues already and that was all part of your initial blood work?!! I’m curious because lately a lot of my symptoms pertain to thyroid problems that is why I’m asking???

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      No basically during the real real bad times with this virus I went hospital to find out exactly what was wrong. They did blood tests and found a thyroid hormone was giving a reading that wasn't normal. So I think the virus must've done something to it.

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