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  • #16
    Chronic tiredness can also be caused by an underactive thyroid, which is common among IC patients. I take Synthroid and a Kelp with Iodine supplement to help support the thyroid. I believe they do help with energy.

    Good luck,

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    Zanni2 jester


    • #17
      This information was posted by Jill a few weeks ago:

      A clarification on thyroid and IC: There is no research study that proves that low thyroid causes IC or contributes to IC. A thyroid screen is not part of the diagnostic process for IC nor is thyroid therapy considered a treatment for IC. If you have a question or comment about thyroid conditions, please post it in the "other conditions" message board. All posts relating to this will be relocated to that board. - Jill O.

      My note: I have never seen any study results indicating that thyroid problems are more common in IC patients than in the general population. Of course, it's possible for an IC patient to also have either hyper or hypo thyroid --- but most of us have been tested for thyroid problems.

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      • #18
        yep...I had all that testing done...negative, although the intitial screens always indicates I need furtther tests whch we do about every year. But it's always a big fat negative. Sure would be nice to get a positve blood test once ina while....One that can explain and will have a cure. But Alas (imagine a forhead with the back of the hand to it), it;s not to be...I'm just tired always....I love doozing as I drive from Vancouver to Beaverton for my appts. (about 40 mins with light traffic) Sometimes I get help, other times, nuthin!

        See ya!!

        I.C. DX'd following my "second hysterectomy" (the remaining ovary, that kept bursting and bleeding 2 years after my hyster/right oompherectomy, was removed in 2003. I was a special ed teacher. I am now very lost, and feeling rather hopeless in my life.

        Medications I CURRENTLY take:
        90 mgs Ms contin (45 mgs Am/PM)
        Percocet as needed
        Topomax 100mg day
        Ambien 10 mg bed
        desipramine 25 mgs

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        • #19
          I noticed this time when my flare was ending my fatigue improved greatly. I'm sure the Atarax and the Elavil keep me a little groggy all day but I can deal with that. Sue