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Unsure of blood results

Hi all I have fibromyalgia and had a stroke 3 years ago I have recently been told that a blood result has come back with positive for lupus what does this mean I have just sent off new bloods for a retest but unsure of what to expect please help  ty
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Hi Keygan2010

I have 2 vital pieces of information, that tie-in rather
well to possibly explain what might really be going on
with your health issues.

1.Dr. Lowe from the Fibromyalgia Research Foundation supports the premise that most Fibromyalgia patients are either hypothyroid or thyroid hormone resistant.

2.When I was studying Dr.Barnes work (the renowned thyroid expert), one particular finding really stayed with me.
From ALL the thousands of patients he treated for hypothyroid (using natural desiccated thyroid ) NONE of these patients developed Lupus. Emphasis on the NONE!

The ones who had been already diagnosed with Lupus, NONE developed any new signs of  organ involvement, while being treated by Dr. Barnes for hypothyroid!
I think this is an amazing statistic which unfortunately has not been given much consideration by most conventional doctors :(

As far as thyroid  testing goes, the most indicative & accurate for cellular thyroid function are: Free T3 (fT3), Free T4 (fT4) AND Reverse T3 (rT3)
All 3 are needed!
  fT3/rT3 ratio is probably the most reliable marker for low cellular thyroid function.

To my opinion though, we cannot find a better method to test than Dr. Barnes Basal Temperature Test. (there are several versions now)
I have devoted countless of hours, scanning through the studies and groundbreaking work of Dr. Barnes, The Father of Hypothyroidism, lol!
  Simply brilliant and way ahead of his time!

Instructions For Taking Basal Body Temperature:
Use an ordinary oral or rectal glass (not digital) thermometer.
Shake down the thermometer the night before, and place it on your nightstand.
The first thing in the morning BEFORE you get out of bed, place the thermometer under your arm for ten(10) minutes.
Record the temperature reading and date right away!
Repeat for 10 days.
Normal Range: 97.6 to 98.2
Averages below indicate hypothyroidism.

Note that in the presence of any infectious conditions,  these results may be inaccurate and this could be a problem with chronic low grade infections accompanied by low grade fevers, for the purposes of the temperature testing.

Or you may want to do the original Dr. Barnes Test. Very similar.
Just check it out online.

HOWEVER there's potentially more at play here.
Please bear with me.

In the event your mental and/or biological stress levels are elevated and remain chronically elevated, naturally cortisol (being the main stress hormone) levels increase.
Prolonged elevated cortisol, affects thyroid function, in a mechanism where stressed adrenals down-regulate thyroid function, for their own recovery.
Any attempts to treat hypothyroidism conventionally, without addressing the stressed adrenals, will likely
make matters worse.
An Adrenal stress profile ( Cortisol x 4, DHEA-S saliva test) is highly recommended to rule this in or out.

One final observation is that one of the many possible complications of untreated hypothyroidism is stroke!

Unfortunately, if you're dealing with NHS doctors chances are that you won't get much help with any of the above.
A reputable and experienced Holistic or Naturopathic doctor may be well worth looking into.

I hope this helps, however, please note that my comments do not constitute medical advice.

Best wishes,

PS Some parts of my current post were copied and pasted from previous posts of mine
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Hi I have had my thyroid tested that is one of the recent test done
Does any one else have any ideas as to why I have been so ill for so long and can’t seem to get better
KEYGAN2010, I'm surprised you to were so fast to make this determination.

I understand that the NHS thyroid function tests ONLY include TSH and T4 testing!!!

It is extremely important to make sure you had the right tests!

If you don't, your doctors might just keep telling you that everything is normal!!!

Please compare your thyroid tests with the ones suggested in my post.

If you want, please post your test results including the lab's reference values.

Best wishes,

I haven't been fast coming to any determination that's what my whole point is I don't know I keep being told one thing and then another I have an appointment with my go again tomorrow so will discuss this further with her. I just want some answers now fed up of being that I'll I can barely get out of bed each day I am in a lot of pain all of the time and keep losing my feeling in the tips of my fingers they seem to get cold real quick, I have to put up with everything being repeated to me as I forget things so easily I have low muscle tone and can't even cut my own food up. I don't really have much to enjoy at the moment and my son keeps me going he is only 7 and needs me. PLEASE HELP. I just want answers.
I urge you to print off my post and bring it with you at your appointment.

The information in it may hold some of the answers you're looking for.

Due to the complexity of all theses issues, which may be overwhelming for you, perhaps you should  start relying on someone who's able to act as your coach, so eventually you can get through this..

Best wishes,

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