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Thyroid and BFS

Postby Kris M on September 3rd, 2002, 1:17 pm

My dr thinks BFS is related to thyroid problems Has anyone else had this diagnosis?
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Postby jim on September 3rd, 2002, 1:34 pm

It is my understanding that a thyroid problem can cause generalized fasciculations. But if a thyroid problem were the cause for fasciculations in an individual then the diagnosis should not be BFS. BFS is diagnosed after other routine explanations are ruled out; and the thyroid is ruled out (or in) with a blood test.

Not 100% sure on any of the above; it's just my understanding.
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Postby DaveKD on September 3rd, 2002, 2:13 pm

It is worth having a blood test, but don't be alarmed if it comes back normal. I have had electrolytes, calcium, B12, thryroid hormone, parathyroiod hormone, glucose and muscle enzyme tests and they all came back normal. Some were checked again after a few months had passed and they were still normal.
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Postby michelle on September 3rd, 2002, 4:37 pm

My dr. initially thought thyroid might be to blame as well, but all tests came back normal. I was actually very dissapointed as I was hoping for some easy diagnosis, but I guess I'll have to live with the BFS for a while. At least we are not dying ;)!
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