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Medical Mystery: Thyroid Resistance in Fibromyalgia

According to Rivas, doctors need to treat the big picture. Not just the framework.

What did these doctors learn? Dr. Rivas concluded her case study by stating that "one should concentrate on the patient's symptoms and clinical picture instead of aiming to normalize thyroid hormones." By looking at the bigger picture, doctors can not only correctly diagnose the patient's condition, they can also properly treat it. Though, those who show normal levels of TSH, despite showing symptoms, are more challenging. Depending on their underlying conditions, patients should be closely monitored and treated according to their other symptoms--like those presented by fibromyalgia.