Does anyone know if hypothyroidism can cause increased susceptibility to infections? I am normally very healthy in that respect, but since going borderline hypothyroid last month I had suffered with a viral infection, and 2 bacterial chest infections, or maybe it's the same one that didn't clear properly the first time. I just can't seem to shake it.
I have suffered with many stupid infections too.....my poor immune system! I have hashi's so it is already beat up to begin with! I know a lot of others have weakened immune systems too. You are not alone...LOL
Count me in. At 41 I had my very first strep infection. I have two small children and they have both had strep several times and I had never gotten it until I began having symptoms of hypo.
I asked my Dr., " don't you think this means something has happened to my immune system?" Her reply, " it is strange isn't it?"
I know how you feel... since having Graves Disease I have suffered so bad with sinus infections, I have never in my life had just a sinus infection, it lasted for 2 months. You are not alone, with an autoimmune problem the immune system just can't kick it out, it stinks!!!
yeo I can prove it meically but I know I have gotten sick alot in the last 2 years since my Cancer DX,RAI treatment
I got pneumonia last year in July and just this past 2 weeks I got a wicked tonsilitus infection.HMMM RAI throidles HMMMM You bet I think it is all connected.
I agree! Although mine were recurrent MRSA. Thank the Lord you don't have those! Some doctors won't find the link, or even humor you on it, but isn't it coincidental that Hypothyroid goes hand in hand with recurrent infections...hmmmm. Maybe we should all carry around Ph.Ds. We're doing a better job than the docs!
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