I Have Hyperthyroidism

Welcome to those who have an overactive thyroid. Please share your experiences with this disease. 109 People

    I'm 13, and I was diagnosed at the age of 10.

    I have been taking 2 pills everyday ever since. It's become part of my life. Pills, shaky hands, can't concentrate and getting blood tests taken every 6 months. I don't want to live like this my whole life! I'm ready for a change. I want a normal life!
    AnaCrisCris AnaCrisCris
    16-17, F
    May 2, 2014

    I just found out I have Hyperthyroidism,

    but I have to wait and see an endocrinologist in July. Hopefully it's nothing too serious!
    NoUserName1107 NoUserName1107
    22-25, F
    Jun 21, 2015

    Pretty Sure I Have Hyperthyroidism

    About 3 Weeks ago I started having this itchy redness that was on my back, and would come and go. Then one morning I had chest pain that seemed to go from my back to my chest. I went to the doctor because I was scared from this chest pain, and had them check out my rash too. The...
    gk6711 gk6711
    1 Response Oct 10, 2011

    Has Anyone Had Their Thyroid Removed Due To Being Hyperactive?

      hi everyone. i was put on ptu last month[1 tablet every day] for my hyperactive thyroid to even out my levels[my levels were really high before i started taking this medicine] before i decide to make my appointment to have the surgery done to remove my thyroid and i was told...
    aieshao aieshao
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 3, 2012

    I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism

    when I was 4, the doctor wanted me to have surgery and have my tonsils removed. My mom said she doesn't want to have surgery so I've been living with it.
    osorange osorange
    16-17, M
    Apr 7, 2014

    My Hyperthyroidism Story

    I just found out a week ago that I have this disease. I have had symptoms for years but didn't realize what I had until I started having the shakes a few months ago. At first I thought it was from exercising at Curves, then I realized it wasn't normal and I started shaking more...
    hollyshobby83 hollyshobby83
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Jul 27, 2011

    It's 1:44 am I'm still wide awake due to

    insomnia.. I was diagnosed in November with hyperthyroidism it took 2 months and finally a trip to the emergency room after almost passing out at work to finally get diagnosed with it.. I had almost every single symptom yet when I went to see doctors they would say or your just...
    nyx39 nyx39
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 6, 2016

    I have, within the last 2 months,

    developed hyperthyroidism due to my amiodarone medication for irregular heart rate which I have been on for 3 years. In these 3 years, my heart rate became mostly regular except for the last 2 months where it has been completely irregular. In the last 3 weeks, the side-effects...
    Rob3P Rob3P
    51-55, M
    Oct 22, 2014

    I Lost My Job To This Illness

    I lost my job because of my thyroid my supervisor and I thought I was going crazy I had a warehouse job working for USPS standing up for 8-12 hours a day for 5 days a week I never felt like going but I went I am a hard worker never had a problem with my job history until this...
    Feb 14, 2013

    Physical Medicine In Treatment Of Thyroid

    hello to you:) please do it for yourself and read about The Zenni Method (phisical medicine) how you can treat your thyroid without surgery and taking so mamy pills www.zennimethod.com , www.zenni.pl (also in ENGLISH, GERMAN ETC) Two stories for encouragement : http...
    catarina30 catarina30
    31-35, F
    Mar 3, 2013

    I Was Ill

    I hv hyperthyroid since last six years.And i faces many problems because of this .That time my T3,T4 level r normal but my TSH level was >150.And it can change my life.I found that my body weight was increased. My all face n body color r became dark and rough.And hair lose. And i...
    deleted deleted
    6 Responses May 14, 2013

    Anyone else out there?

    😟 How did you find out? What side effects do you get, do they effect you much? Do you get any treatment? How old were you when you found out?
    AspiringPsychologist55 AspiringPsychologist55
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 16, 2016

    16 And Just Diagnosed...

    Today I found out that I probably have hyperthyroidism. To my doctor, this is a shock. To me? I'm not sure. I'm confused and scared, to be honest, but after talking to my mom, I feel like I should have expected this. Hypothyroidism (and breast cancer, unfortunately) run in my...
    deleted deleted
    6 Responses Oct 3, 2011

    Does anyone with hyperthyroidism get cold all

    the time? I have hyperthyroidism and am always getting cold chills and shivering which is the opposite of what's normal for this condition..
    Idontwanttosendyouapic Idontwanttosendyouapic
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 3, 2016

    My Daughter Has Hyperthyroidism

    My daughter has been diagnosed with mild hyperthyroidism.  They put her on Propranolol and Methimazole the first time she went to the Dr.  and then took her off when her thyroid levels were normal.  The problem is she keeps having episodes of chest pain, rapid...
    lynnesheila2 lynnesheila2
    Oct 25, 2010

    Hello there ^^I was diagnosed with

    Hyperthyroidism after a bout of Glandular fever when I was 11 years old, I am now 18 and was told last year that the chances of me ever recovering are slim to none and that unless I undergo Surgery or Radio-iodine treatment that it will be a lifelong condition.I suffer from...
    TinyBlondie TinyBlondie
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 1, 2014

    It Really Is Aweful

    Hyperthyroidism really messed me up big time. Before I had it, I didn't even know there was such a thing as a Thyroid. Now I feel like an expert haha. Anyway, I was having a lot of trouble in school. I was exhausted, my grades were terrible, I had trouble sleeping, my hands were...
    irishme irishme
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 3, 2011

    Acupuncture Cured My Hyperthyroidism

    Acupuncture made my T3 and T4 go back to normal within a month! Please note that I DIDN'T take any medicine during the month, just acupuncture twice a week and a low-iodine, low-gluten, dairy-free diet. My acupuncturist has a unique way of looking at hyperthyroidism. She sees the...
    ct94305 ct94305
    36-40, F
    8 Responses Oct 7, 2012

    Tired Of Hyperthyroidism...

    Hi! I'm new to this group, I don't know if it's still active or not but I felt the need to share my story as well. I've been living with hyperthyroidism for 4 years now, like many others I didn't know what was wrong with me at the time. I ate a lot but I kept losing weight, my...
    Navras Navras
    7 Responses Jul 12, 2010

    I am a 40 year old female.

    I have developed Hyperthyroidism last June and of course it became Graves Disease too. it started out with basic symptoms , I was tired and full of anxiety. but within the last few months my irritability has gotten extreme worse. when I Google it found out it was "normal" and it...
    lauriecl12 lauriecl12
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jun 23, 2015

    Yeahy Hyperthyroidisim!!!!!!! :) Lol

    I have been batteling myself for the past 10 + years. Only one time back in 98/99 (18yrs old) were they going to treat me for graves disease. However when they checked my labs again before starting meds the thyroid wasnt as bad... so it was to be monitored and it wasnt ever...
    bellademarco bellademarco
    8 Responses Jun 21, 2011

    Crazy But Expected

    So a few years ago my sister was diagnosed with graves disease, before hand she was freakishly skinny and buggy eyed. She had RIA treatment and is doing well. About a year ago I noticed I was having dizzy spells and rapid heart beat. That only lasted a month and felt fine there...
    ErieBoBerrie ErieBoBerrie
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 24, 2013

    GRAVES baseDOW - Patient Tells About The Zenni Method

    hello:) again one more story from http://www.zenni.pl/nowyserwis/page.php?p=mb〈=en, http://www.zenni.pl/nowyserwis/grafika/pdomu1.jpg ,http://www.zenni.pl/nowyserwis/grafika/pdomu2.jpg this time about GRAVES baseDOW " Barbara Malarz lives in Hannover. She has moved to Germany...
    catarina30 catarina30
    31-35, F
    Mar 3, 2013

    Hyperthyroid In A Teen Age Girl

    Hi I'm a 17 yr old girl it’s been six months since i was diagnosed with graves disease/ hyperthyroidism. At first I'm not aware of the symptoms like tremors(shaking hand really badly cant even capture a picture with a steady hand using a cell phone), over sweating (its like...
    rhupzs rhupzs
    22-25, F
    Oct 6, 2013

    As a zoologist I have always depended on my

    physical wellness to support my life motivations. It was only around 2 years ago I noticed that there was a big change to my physical strength. There were many times in which I just couldn't go outside due to awful palpitations... Even if I do nothing, these palpitations come...
    nanedesu nanedesu
    31-35, F
    Sep 5, 2014

    Three Years Of Hyperthyroidism, I'm Ready For A Change!

    Hello, I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism three years ago. I missed a lot of school because I could barely get out of bed. I was always shaky, my heart would beat so fast, and I felt nauseous a lot. I started taking methimazole and it did help to get me up and active...
    CheerCaptainMeg CheerCaptainMeg
    2 Responses Jul 12, 2013

    Hyperthyroidism / Graves Disease

    Its so hard having hyperthyroidism im always tired no matter how much sleep I get dizzy alot my eyes are very sensitive to light as it gives me headaches im always hot sweating but no one can really understand unless they have this
    Natalielovesmichael Natalielovesmichael
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Oct 20, 2013

    Yep, hyperthyroid for 15 years now.

    It's confusing sometimes, because I have some very hypothyroid symptoms. Fatigue, cold intolerance and weight gain, but TSH is consistently low. I just started going to another endocrinologist. She immediately lowered the dose of med. Hopefully this will help the symptoms. I...
    wh15hyperT wh15hyperT
    61-65, F
    May 2, 2015

    Felt Weird and Didnt Know Why

    I had no idea what was wrong with me. I was really tired and weak all the time, my hands sting at times (that was really weird ),still does it. I cant loose weitht. My heart would beat real fast for no reason. I was loosing more hair than usual, it just wasnt healthy. All these...
    backtofloyd2 backtofloyd2
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Jun 11, 2008

    At 12 I started to notice a mood

    and personality change and have chalked up my sadness, mood swings, lack of interest, and inconsistent insomnia to near comatose states to being a pre-teen/teenager. Finally, at the age of 18 I decided to see a psychologist and was immediately diagnosed with major depressive...
    Bobbyckat Bobbyckat
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 15, 2014

    Emotional Roller Coaster

      Only month ago I have found out that I have hyperthyroidism. Luckily I do not have graves disease, don't really know how would I feel about having something called Grave and believe I will live. I have always eaten a lot and not gain weight, was always somewhat shaky, my...
    Nemi13 Nemi13
    36-40, F
    Sep 5, 2013

    A Questionable Endocrinologist

    I no longer have hyperthyroidism thanks to acupuncture (details in my previous post), but I'm still wondering which type of hyperthyroidism I had, because my first endocrinologist never released my TSI report. I don't even know if she ordered a TSI test for me. It would be good...
    ct94305 ct94305
    36-40, F
    Oct 16, 2012

    Subject To Va Medical System, Lack Of Care Worries Me.

    This Is my 3rd bout of hyperthyroidism in 15 yrs. this time is different in that in March2012 I developed a bad cough, still coughing now, my throat burns and recently found out my TSH is .02 again. My PCP refused to refer me to INDO, never examined my neck, and put me on...
    Vetsusan Vetsusan
    1 Response Jan 12, 2013

    its important to get checked out

    and monitor. i not only had hyperthyroidism but it was caused from graves disease witch i inherited from my parents. i was severly hyperthyroidic for 14 years of my life before the school nurse noticed my neck was so swollen my adams apple wasnt visable. at this point i was a...
    stormofself stormofself
    22-25, M
    1 Response Aug 24, 2015

    Thank you!! I was diagnosed with

    hyperthyroidism at the age of 17. I'm currently 28. At 17, i had seen a endocrinologist and was treated with pills for a little while. However, i never returned due to insurance/financial issues! Leaving me untreated for 11 yrs! I feel as though I'm having a thyroid storm. A lot...
    mzittybitty mzittybitty
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 28, 2014

    Ok so i was hyper for 4 months,

    took tapazole for 2 months and my doctor took me off because i turned hypo. I've been off medication for a month, i was feeling like my self again, but just today i felt so exhausted after grocery shopping and my heart started raising and its been 2 hours since i got back and...
    Alexiita Alexiita
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 3, 2013

    I am mother of fifty

    who has had hypo thyroid for 16 years I just found out yesterday my 15 year old daughter has hyper thyriodism my heart is breaking cause I feel that I am at fault all the signs have been there shaking tremors .sweats incredible desire to eat all the time I have not stop crying...
    cas1child cas1child
    51-55, F
    1 Response Dec 5, 2015

    I just found out I have hyperthyroidism THS 0.

    034 and T4 Free 2.22 Are those mild or moderate levels? I'm so confused. going through more blood work and ultrasound to figure out cause. I just had a baby four months ago.
    sax1552 sax1552
    36-40, F
    May 18, 2015

    I found out a little over a month ago

    that my thyroid was slightly overactive. I hate taking medication. I hate having to constantly do blood work. I hate that this has negatively impacted my life as horribly as it has. I had no idea that my hair would fall out. I would have anxiety attacks. My heart would beat so...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Dec 22, 2015

    I Have Hypertyroidism At 25

    So i just got diagnosed a couple months ago, i started having symptoms after the birth of my daughter, i felt anxious, depressed, my heart would suddenly beat faster, so i went to the doctor and she said it might be anxiety, but she decided to do a physical exam because i was do...
    Alexiita Alexiita
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 10, 2013

    Sick And Tired Of Being Sick And Tired

    A few weeks ago while at Disney I got sick, had to go to er by ambulance, my heart rate was 135' my blood pressure was very high, I felt like I was going to pass out, I noticed my ankles were swollen which has never happened before, I was very nauseas, I was given an iv in er...
    Tradee357 Tradee357
    46-50, F
    1 Response Sep 1, 2013

    My Hyperthyroidism Story

    Hello,I'm a 15 year old girl who was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism when i was only 13 years of age.It all started when my mother noticed i was having tremors, followed by heart palpitations. My parents didn't know what to think of it so they let me be. A few weeks later my...
    SelenaPhillips SelenaPhillips
    2 Responses Oct 7, 2011
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