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Autoimmune Disease Checklist

Posted By on February 13, 2009

Fever / Body Temperature

_____ Elevated fever, higher body temperature – Lupus, Graves’ Disease/Hyperthyroidism, Celiac Disease/Gluten Intolerance/Irritable Bowel Syndrome
_____ Feeling cold when others feel hot — Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism
_____ Feeling hot when others feel cold — Graves’ Disease/Hyperthyroidism
_____ Low body temperature — Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism


Hair

_____ Hair loss, round bald patches on the scalp — Alopecia Areata
_____ Hair loss, loss of facial and scalp hair — Alopecia Totalis, Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism, Graves’ Disease/Hyperthyroidism, Lupus
_____ Male patterned baldness — Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism, Graves’ Disease/Hyperthyroidism, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
_____ Excess hair growth on the face faces, necks, chests, abdomens, and thighs, in women – Cushing’s Disease, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
_____ Loss of hair in outer eyebrow — Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism
_____ Hair is rough, coarse dry, breaking, brittle – Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism, Graves’ Disease/Hyperthyroidism

Skin

_____ Hyperpigmentation, or dark tanning in skin — Addison’s Disease
_____ Painful skin rash, called dermatitis herpetiformis — Celiac Disease/Gluten Intolerance/Irritable Bowel Syndrome
_____ Fragile thin skin – Cushing’s Disease
_____ Skin that bruises easily – Cushing’s Disease
_____ Acne — Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism
_____ Skin rashes, especially “butterfly rash” on the nose and cheeks — Lupus
_____ Sun sensitivity — Lupus
_____ Skin thickening — Scleroderma
_____ Skin ulcers on the fingers — Scleroderma

Eyes

_____ Dry eyes — Sjogren’s Syndrome, Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism, Graves’ Disease/Hyperthyroidism
_____ Blurred vision — Sjogren’s Syndrome, Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism, Graves’ Disease/Hyperthyroidism, Multiple Sclerosis
_____ Eye discomfort or pain — Sjogren’s Syndrome, Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism, Graves’ Disease/Hyperthyroidism, Multiple Sclerosis
_____ Nystagmus or jerking, rapid involuntary eye movement — Multiple Sclerosis, Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism
_____ Optic neuritis, inflammation of the nerves in the eye — Multiple Sclerosis
_____ Unclear or double vision — Graves’ Disease/Hyperthyroidism, Multiple Sclerosis

Throat, Neck, Voice, Mouth

_____ Dry mouth — Sjogren’s Syndrome
_____ Hoarseness, husky or gravelly voice — Sjogren’s Syndrome, Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism, Graves’ Disease/Hyperthyroidism
_____ Difficulty in swallowing — Sjogren’s Syndrome, Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism, Graves’ Disease/Hyperthyroidism
_____ Mouth and nose sores — Lupus
_____ Pale sores inside the mouth, called aphthus ulcers — Celiac Disease/Gluten Intolerance/Irritable Bowel Syndrome
_____ Fullness or pressure, choking sensation in throat, lump in the neck — Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism, Graves’ Disease/Hyperthyroidism

Fatigue, Sleep

_____ Chronic fatigue – Addison’s Disease, Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism, Celiac Disease/Gluten Intolerance/Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Lupus, Insulin-Dependent Type 1 Diabetes
_____ Insomnia — Graves’ Disease/Hyperthyroidism
_____ Exhaustion after minimal effort or exercise – Fibromyalgia, Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism, Graves’ Disease/Hyperthyroidism, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Lupus

Muscles, Joints, Tendons

_____ Pain and tenderness throughout the body – Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lupus, Sjogren’s Syndrome
_____ Muscle weakness — Addison’s Disease, Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism, Graves’ Disease/Hyperthyroidism, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
_____ Joint Stiffness – Scleroderma, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia
_____ Bone, joint and muscle aches, inflammation, and pains — Celiac Disease/Gluten Intolerance/Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Cushing’s Disease, Lupus, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Rheumatoid Arthritis
_____ Backaches, unexplained rib and spinal column fractures- Cushing’s Disease
_____ Deformed joints – Rheumatoid Arthritis
_____ Carpal-tunnel syndrome / tendinitis — Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism

Hands and Feet

_____ Raynaud’s phenomenon (extreme sensitivity to cold in the hands and feet) — Lupus, Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism, Graves’ Disease/Hyperthyroidism
_____ Swelling in hands and feet – Lupus, Scleroderma, Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism

Weight Changes

_____ Weight loss — Addison’s Disease, Graves’ Disease/Hyperthyroidism, Celiac Disease/Gluten Intolerance/Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Lupus, Insulin-Dependent Type 1 Diabetes
_____ Weight Gain – Cushing’s Disease, Graves’ Disease/Hyperthyroidism, Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Celiac Disease/Gluten Intolerance/Irritable Bowel Syndrome
_____ Weight gain in upper body, abdomen – Cushing’s Disease, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
_____ Rounded or puffy face – Cushing’s Disease, Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism
_____ Increased fat around the neck – Cushing’s Disease
_____ Thinning arms and legs – Cushing’s Disease

Digestion, Gastrointestinal

_____ Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea — Addison’s Disease, Graves’ Disease/Hyperthyroidism, Celiac Disease/Gluten Intolerance/Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Scleroderma, Insulin-Dependent Type 1 Diabetes
_____ Recurring abdominal bloating and pain — Celiac Disease/Gluten Intolerance/Irritable Bowel Syndrome
_____ Pale, foul-smelling stool — Celiac Disease/Gluten Intolerance/Irritable Bowel Syndrome
_____ Gas — Celiac Disease/Gluten Intolerance/Irritable Bowel Syndrome
_____ Increased urination — Insulin-Dependent Type 1 Diabetes
_____ Constipation – Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism

Pulse/Blood Pressure

_____ Low blood pressure — Addison’s Disease, Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism
_____ High blood pressure- Cushing’s Disease, Graves’ Disease/Hyperthyroidism, Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
_____ Slow pulse — Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism
_____ Fast Pulse — Graves’ Disease/Hyperthyroidism

Mood, Thinking

_____ Irritability, anxiety and depression — Addison’s Disease, Celiac Disease/Gluten Intolerance/Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Cushing’s Disease, Graves’ Disease/Hyperthyroidism, Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism
_____ “Brain Fog,” difficulty concentrating, forgetfulness — Graves’ Disease/Hyperthyroidism, Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Balance, Coordination, Neurological Symptoms

_____ Lack of coordination or unsteady gait — Multiple Sclerosis
_____ Dizziness, vertigo — Multiple Sclerosis, Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism
_____ Numbness, weakness, tingling or paralysis in one or more limbs – Multiple Sclerosis, Insulin-Dependent Type 1 Diabetes
_____ Tremor — Multiple Sclerosis, Graves’ Disease/Hyperthyroidism

Food/Drink & Cravings

_____ Craving of salty foods — Addison’s Disease
_____ Increased thirst — Insulin-Dependent Type 1 Diabetes
_____ Loss of appetite — Addison’s Disease, Graves’ Disease/Hyperthyroidism

Menstruation/Gynecological – Women

_____ Irregular or absent menstrual periods — Addison’s Disease, Graves’ Disease/Hyperthyroidism, Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism, Celiac Disease/Gluten Intolerance/Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Cushing’s Disease, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
_____ Cysts on Ovaries — Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Fertility and Sex Drive, Pregnancy

_____ Infertility or decreased fertility in women — Graves’ Disease/Hyperthyroidism, Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
_____ Decreased fertility in men- Cushing’s Disease
_____ Reduced sex drive – Cushing’s Disease, Graves’ Disease/Hyperthyroidism, Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism
_____ Recurrent miscarriage – Graves’ Disease/Hyperthyroidism, Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism

Breathing

_____ Increase in snoring — Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism
_____ Shortness of breath and tightness in the chest — Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism

Especially in Children

_____ Delayed growth in children, failure to thrive in infants — Celiac Disease/Gluten Intolerance/Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Cushing’s Disease, Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism

Blood Changes

_____ Unexplained anemia (low count of red blood cells) — Celiac Disease/Gluten Intolerance/Irritable Bowel Syndrome
_____ High cholesterol levels — Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism

Blood Sugar Changes

_____ Hypoglycemia/low blood sugar — Addison’s Disease, Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism
_____ High blood sugar- Cushing’s Disease, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

From this website:

http://thyroid.about.com/cs/endocrinology/l/blchecklist.htm

more information can be found here:

http://thyroid.about.com/cs/hypothyroidism/a/hashivshypo.htm


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