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Medical Mystery: Thyroid Resistance in Fibromyalgia

Dr. Rivas' case study: A woman improperly treated because of a misdiagnosis

In 2016, a very comprehensive research paper written by Dr. Ana Marcella Rivas and Dr. Joaquin Lado-Abeal concluded that any primary care physician attending to patients’ probable thyroid related issues must focus on concentration of symptoms and their overall medical picture. How did they reach this conclusion? Well, they learned from their own case study that involved a woman who symptoms of thyroid dysfunction, and who was not correctly treated.