By Goiter - 17/6/2019 01:00 - United States - Fort Washington
Today, I was telling my fiancée about my Hashimoto's symptoms when my MIL to-be said, "You must be drinking too much alcohol. My aunt had a goiter and it only swelled when she drank, usually bourbon or beer." She then walked out of the room, perfectly content with her "diagnosis." FML
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By  ViviMage  |  38

Hashimoto's is autoimmune, where the thyroid gland is attacked by the body's immune system.

A goiter is when the thyroid can't produce active thyroid hormone, usually due to a hot diet or one sided diet issue, and gets bigger in response.

There is a difference! FYL.

Btw, I had thyroid cancer 16 years ago. Wanna go out drinking?? J/K

By  alycion  |  35

As one autoimmune sufferer to another, you can’t cure stupid. I’ve started keeping the best help advice I’ve gotten from the dr. Google experts. It’s good for a laugh on bad days.

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By  ViviMage  |  38

Hashimoto's is autoimmune, where the thyroid gland is attacked by the body's immune system.

A goiter is when the thyroid can't produce active thyroid hormone, usually due to a hot diet or one sided diet issue, and gets bigger in response.

There is a difference! FYL.

Btw, I had thyroid cancer 16 years ago. Wanna go out drinking?? J/K

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  Joshawott  |  21

Thank you for the Medical to English translation! Much appreciated! My Mum is a former nurse, and I often have to remind her that not everyone understands medical terminology...

By  alycion  |  35

As one autoimmune sufferer to another, you can’t cure stupid. I’ve started keeping the best help advice I’ve gotten from the dr. Google experts. It’s good for a laugh on bad days.