Patient discussion about gland

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Q. Anyone know if there is a connection between Fibromyalgia and your Thyroid gland?

I have Fibromyalgia and I read that if your diagnosed with this you can have Thyroid problems also. If anyone knows out there please inform me. Many thanks.
A1Below is an interesting article on the subject. A significant percentage of the estimated 20 million people with hypothyroidism end up also being diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Some experts believe that like most cases of hypothyroidism, fibromyalgia is also autoimmune in nature. Others believe that fibromyalgia may be one manifestation of an under active metabolism – hypometabolism – and is therefore one variation on thyroid dysfunction.
A2If you have Fms-you can have alot of other problems-like IBS and carpal tunnel-

there is a little known and not well accepted theory that FMSis caused by a thyroid problem.

the generally accept theory is that it is a neuro problem-which has been known for 10 years (it is not proven though) previous theories that are no longer generally accepted are a musculoskeletal or immune cause.
A3There is some connection between fibromyalgia and other autoimmune related diseases such as in thyroid disease. Also, chronic fatigue, which is one of the major symptoms in fibromyalgia, occurs very often in hypothyroidism (decreased activity of the thyroid gland), and your doctor must rule out any thyroid problem that can be treated hormonally before diagnosing fibromyalgia.

Q. my friend ate a bar of chocolate and now her left neck gland is swollen any ideas why?

no other symptoms
A1it can be an infection -just like brandon said- or although this is rare, it can also be an allergic reaction.
if it is an infection, you can usually find such other infection symptoms like : fever, pain in that swollen area, increased white blood cells (in blood work test), etc.

if it is an allergy, usually it will fade away itself in couple of days, or you can just try to consume anti-allergic drugs, such as : loratadine and maybe combined with dexamethasone.

Good luck, and stay healthy always..
A2if you mean the lymph nodes - lymph nodes swell when there's an infection. when something penetrate the body and survive the first attack of the immune system, the immune system in the lymph nodes near the infection get activated. but i don't see a connection between eating a chocolate bar and that...unless there's something i don't know about chocolate and lymph nodes.
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