Hashimoto's and Celiac can be blamed in Sclero Forums (MAIN) Posted November 14, 2011 Thank you, Jo, I appreciate the welcome to still hang out here! I sent a letter to my endocrinologist Friday asking if it's feasible to blame so much on Hashimoto's and I look forward to hearing the response. Thank you, Shelley, you have such a nice way of saying things. You're so right. Even if down the road there's a reason to change their minds, I appreciate that I've learned here how things generally progress slowly with limited sclero and have a good prognosis. I thought I'd better clarify why the sclero doctor and GI doctor don't think I have sclero. My barium swallow back in May looked normal. The GI doctor said that 40% of sclero patients have gastroparesis, however, probably all of that 40% also have an abnormal barium swallow. Therefore, that is why Hashimoto's can be blamed for the gastroparesis. Also 9 out of 10 of my nailfolds looked normal and I have no skin involvement which was very important in their observations. My thyroid levels are now within perfect range due to Synthroid. I am seldom fatigued, and no longer notice muscle weakness and random muscle pain. I do wonder about the finger tip pains and splinter hemorrhages and even atypical Raynaud's despite the perfect thyroid level. You made a good point about personally realizing that things weren't in my head. That is such a relief to have that confirmation. Many times I asked myself and tested things to see if they were real. I need to remind myself that I can live with these irritations because they are not debilitating (though sometimes the GI trouble can be), but they are tolerable. And again, that comes from the comfort I received from this forum and the medical information in the resources here. I greatly appreciate that! I'll check in. Wish you all well!