Thyroid Disorders Community
neuropathy/sarcoid/possible thyroid condition/related
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to thyroid issues, goiter, Graves disease, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Human Growth Hormone (HGH), hyperthyroid, hypothyroid, metabolism, parathyroid, pituitary gland, thyroiditis, and thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH).

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

neuropathy/sarcoid/possible thyroid condition/related

my uncle has sarcoidosis.  he's about 60.  in the past several months, he's developed neuropathy.  they've done scans, checked him for diabetes, etc.  all have come back neg.  however, his tsh has consistently been 5.  the neurologist and gp insist thyroid has nothing to do with neuropathy.  they haven't check thyroid antibodies.  do you think they should be going down the thyroid path?  maybe try synthroid?
649848_tn?1357751184
Yes, I think they should do the thyroid tests, because some people have had neuropathy associated with thyroid issues.  They need to test TSH, Free T3 and Free T4, as well as thyroid antibodies, Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies (TPOab) and Thyroglobulin Antibodies (TGab).

TSH of 5 is higher than AACE's recommended level of 3.0.

They should also test vitamin B12.  Deficiency of B12 can cause neuropathy.  I have pernicious anemia, that went untreated for many years, and have permanent nerve damage in my fingers/feet/legs from lack of diagnosis/treatment.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Thyroid Disorders Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
3 hrs ago by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
This is Driving Your Emotional Eati...
Jul 02 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
5856747_tn?1403352282
Blank
Sleep Apnoea
Jun 28 by Andrew John Rynne, MDBlank
Top Thyroid Answerers
168348_tn?1379360675
Blank
ChitChatNine
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
gimel
MI
649848_tn?1357751184
Blank
Barb135
FL
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
goolarra
Sisters, OR
657231_tn?1390151580
Blank
rumpled
Northern, NJ
1204245_tn?1356904325
Blank
898_1
Long Beach