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I Have Hypothyroidism

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    I found out over a year ago

    that I have Hypothyroidism. I was 125lbs and just started gaining and gaining weight and just kept trying to work it off but nothing worked. Once I finally hit 193lbs I decided to get checked out. I did crazy diets and nothing worked. I finally got my meds adjusted to almost...
    jackiet9 jackiet9 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 12

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    How Do I Get My Husband To Understand?

    When my husband met me, I was energetic, allert, and in control. I kept a tight ship, as far as housework went. I could easily keep track of him and our six kids. Then I started getting sick. My husband, who is military, thinks it is all in my head our just an excuse to be lazy...
    AvidDreamer AvidDreamer 31-35, F 9 Responses Apr 6, 2012

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    HYPO At Sixteen

    I was diagnosed as being HYPO when was 16 years old. I didn't think much off it until I was told "you'll be on medicine for the rest of your life". Oh god did I feel like an AIDS paitent, I was so bumed out. I did reasearch online and read that women who have HYPO have...
    pinappleprincess pinappleprincess 19-21, F 4 Responses Dec 14, 2007

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    My Battle

    I am heavy set. I am only 17 years old. I used to be on track and was a great weight. However, I started getting cravings and started eating more... Finally the doctors found out that I have hypothyroidism. It's something that has to do with your thyroid and it's underactive with...
    ilychristinaa ilychristinaa 16-18, F 6 Responses May 5, 2007

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    It's Been 20 Years Now.

    I remember the undiagnosed symtoms.  I was nuts!  Bursting into tears in the most inappropriate times...to being downright suicidal.  When I was finally diagnosed, the docs said I was off the chart.  That was 20 years ago.  My doctor tells me that I should feel normal on my...
    megsmith megsmith 56-60, F 3 Responses Nov 14, 2011

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    How Often Should You Get Blood Drawn

    Hi everyone, I just moved to Japan 2 months ago so I have a new doctor,well the first time I saw my new doctor he told me that he would see me every 3 months.Does this seem right to you,Shouldnt you be seen every month for hypothyroidsm. He didnt even take blood to see what my...
    AmberDawnJanney AmberDawnJanney 26-30, F Sep 21, 2009

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    Hypothyroidism Can Kill And Cause Complications

    I never thought I'd write those words in the title when I was first diagnosed in 2003 by a nurse practitioner (NP). I believed HypoT, as I'll refer to it from here on, was a mild disease and that my NP was treating me correctly. Boy was I in for a surprise! Through her under...
    Lionyx Lionyx 56-60 4 Responses Jun 28, 2010

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    My Thyroid & Me

    I was a wreck, I couldn't sleep, sit still. I was constantly paranoid & eventually was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism! I was put on various pills but at 22 I was too young for the iodine treatment so we opted for a partial bi lateral thyroidectomy. A few years went by and I...
    Thy7moi Thy7moi 41-45 1 Response Nov 11, 2013

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    KMBJuneBaby14 KMBJuneBaby14 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    20, Diagnosed And Not Feeling Better.

     I was just diagnosed a few months ago with hypothyroidism and when I found out and looked it up on webmd it seemed like this one little magic pill was going to solve all my health problems. My Primary Care Doc. led me to believe this condition was an easy fix but I am...
    Hypo54 Hypo54 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 4, 2009

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    A possible cure? Iodine supplements.

    I'm all too familiar with the incessant fatigue, unpredictable mood swings, and I have myriad of other problems along with hypothyroidism. I find it surprising how physicians dismiss the potency of natural remedies. Of course, I recognize everyone is different. No individual's...
    bronzedout bronzedout 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 3

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    My Recent Medical Drama

    Starting a few weeks ago I started getting these "attacks" if you will . . . complete exhaustion . . . where I would hardly be able to breathe . . . sweat so hard it would rain on the floor (not an exsaggeration) . . . head and tummy spins of opposite directions with extreme...
    maltesemermaid maltesemermaid 41-45, F 19 Responses Jun 25, 2013

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    At Wit's End...

    I'm new to this group, but not new to the whole hypothyroid thing.  I've thought for years that I have it, but have gotten no satisfaction.  I've been turned away from this diagnosis so much that I'm starting to think I'm out of my mind....then I learn more...
    whywontthiswork whywontthiswork 36-40, F 7 Responses Apr 12, 2010

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    Ive Got Hypothyroidism Too It Stinks

    i was put on sythinthroud i know i misspelled it but oh well, the side effects were bad it was almost 90 out side and i had a full winter coat on i was so cold i know i need to get back on my meds , and talk about gaining weight lord ive put sents ive gotten off my meds . i gain...
    lunnas lunnas 41-45, F 7 Responses Jan 26, 2008

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    Dose Anyone Alse Have This Going On?

    i have had hypothyroidism now for over a year. i have always been underweight and small.  and the meds that my doctor has me on with is the synthroid makes me lose even more weight. i always thought that people with this gain weight. i guess i was wrong. just recently i had...
    soldiergirl1979 soldiergirl1979 26-30, F 7 Responses Feb 3, 2010

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    Started synthetic T3

    and T4 but about 3 weeks later I felt very anxious and fingers were tingling and numb. Starting T4 meds again (gen. Synthroid) - worried it will happen again. Anyone have similar experience?
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    I Have Hypothyroidism

    I have just been diagnosed this week with hypothyroidism. Over the past few years I have gone through many medical problems. First I have ulcerative colitis and had to have my colon removed, I had a iliostomy for a year. Then I had it reversed but I still am having problems with...
    Njg24a Njg24a 46-50, F Nov 14, 2013

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    Listen to Radio Program on Dec.

    5 on Hypothyroidism Dr. Steven Hotze on Healthy Talk Listen in live on Thursday at 3 PM EST Thursday, December 5, 2013, at 3 p.m. Hypothyroidism: Getting the correct diagnosis Want to hear some Healthy Talk? Tune in to Dr. Michael Smith's internet talk show on www.RadioMD...
    conceptualclarity conceptualclarity 51-55, M Dec 4, 2013

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    I was diagnosed in 1996 with this disorder.

    What I do not like about it is gaining 80lbs, depression, sadness, no energy. I have a desk job and at times I feel like quitting cuz its making me fat, its not a fast paced job to keep on my feet, I go home and have a 1 hr nap, I get up, make supper for my 2 children, I jus don...
    greywindwoman greywindwoman 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 20

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    Postpartum Hypothyroidism

    Hi, all. I have a thyroid issue. As you can tell from the title, it started in after my son was born, about four months after. My mother has thyroid issues so I wasn't all that surprised when I started having them, too. I felt awful back in June. I was gaining weight, I was...
    Milktheostrich Milktheostrich 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 16, 2013

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    Has anyone had any luck in finding something to

    help loose the extra weight. I have bought every work out there is and tried changing my diet.... I used to be so tiny, I am 5'0 and am at my heaviest weight of 140. :(
    SoberJessica SoberJessica 31-35, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I am horrible at taking my pills.

    I got my blood tested yesterday and it was so high after 100 the whatever they use to get my thyroid hormone levels stopped measuring. So they don't know for sure.... The scary part is that with how out of it I am and apathetic they are considering admitting me. I'm 21 and...
    Arelia Arelia 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Desiccated Thyroid Saved My Life

    I first knew something was wrong when I was 17... I gained around 5kg, for the first time in years. I am 5'4 and have always been a steady weight of 53-55kg. Never more. I thought I was eating too much junk food so I decided to get healthy and join a gym. I started going to the...
    DustMite DustMite 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 10, 2013

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    My Life With Hypothyroidism

    I am a nineteen year old girl who was just trying to get through college and experience life when I got diagnosed with Hypothyroidism about five months ago. At first I really didn't understand that it would have such a big role in my life I felt that since their are Meds for it...
    Dancinggirl11s Dancinggirl11s 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 10, 2012

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    My Experience....

    I got diagnosed with hypothyroidism when I was in the 5th grade. if anyone is curious, I was 10. took my doctor so long to get a handle on the dosage I needed for my whacked out gland, I blew up before we could get a handle on it. I have finally been able to start loosing the...
    kiesterdee6 kiesterdee6 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 14, 2013

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    Me Too

    I was diagnosed about ten yrs ago with hypothyroidism.  It took three yrs. to get it and thank goodness I kept at it. I now take 100 mcg of Synthroid and have my levels tested twice a yr. I am not tired as much as I was and not nearly was cold as I used to be. I also have...
    brokemom brokemom 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 29, 2010

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    Short and Sweet

    Okay, Im going to make a long story short.  In August 2006, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor. I had surgery that November. Very successful surgery, but resulted in some 'maybe' permanent symptoms. I have hypothyroidism- I take levothyroxine; I also have...
    Milkshake08 Milkshake08 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 27, 2009

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    Acceptance

    I've had hypothyroidism since I was 9 years old. Growing up, I always felt a little chubby compared to my really thin older sister. When I hit third grade, I had plumped up pretty good. I was chubbier than my classmates, and so aware of it because as a girl, I learned quick that...
    fairgoddess fairgoddess 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 17, 2013

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    This Forum Should Be Called I Hate Hypothyroidism!

    I am a 37 year old female and I found out I have hypothyroidism about 3 months ago. The lab I go to still uses the old range of TSH .5-5 being normal and mine was 7.4. They said it was subclinical hypothyroidism but decided to treat it because of my generic history with it...
    AlishaL AlishaL 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 6, 2013

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    So Many Unrelated Symptoms

    I wanted to post some of my symptoms to see if anyone shared them. Through the years, my thyroid has gotten worse and better and worse again. Right now it is getting worse. I first noticed there was a problem when I was 20 - I worked out every day and couldn't lose a pound (I...
    ijs2003 ijs2003 41-45 Oct 11, 2013

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    I have been on Sythroid

    for almost 2 years now. I have heard that its not the best to take, my dosage is 125 mg Has anyone had bad experiences and been switched and noticed a much better change?
    SoberJessica SoberJessica 31-35, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I was diagnosed in 2011 with hypothyroidism,

    after 5 years of trying to figure out was going on. My periods were painful and heavy, i was so tired all the time, i gained i went from 115lbs to 135lbs in 6 months, couldnt figure out was wrong. I got lucky when i moved to my grandmothers and ended up in the er, and the doctor...
    lruff1989 lruff1989 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 13, 2013

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    Synthroid... Sucks!!!

    I have subclinical hypothyroidism. After being on generic Synthroid for over a year, I can no longer accept all of the side effects. For one, an intolerable amount of weight gain (50 pounds! on a 5'2" frame!). Also, my hypo symptoms are returning. My doctors will not increase my...
    gernerpie gernerpie 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 29, 2012

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    Im Sick Of Hypothyroidism

    Hypothyroid has ruined my life! Im always tired, moody, I dont have a social life anymore. The synthroid is not working for me, I think Im going to change to natural meds for the thyroid. I wish this illness didn't exist, Im only 27 years old and feel like crap all the time. I...
    lunapetite lunapetite 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 7, 2012

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    Yeah, it sucks. I also struggle with anxiety,

    and the sudden occurrence of the symptoms of HT last year amplified my anxiety to an extreme degree. Along with this, HT made me really tired, but the anxiety lead to insomnia. I was kinda dead. My parents thought I had a cold, or was faking, or it was just my anxiety. After...
    mairesequin mairesequin 16-17, F Jul 17

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    This Is One Of Those Bad Days...

    I am feeling more severely fatigued today. My knees are both hurting and it doesn't feel too good to walk. I am cold most of the day and especially at night. I can't sleep without my socks on. Before I fall asleep I have these muscle jerks/twitches/kicks. It could come from my...
    putrjnky putrjnky 41-45, F Jun 6, 2012

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    Okay, so how did one such

    as I come to be diagnosed with hypothyroidism? Well after being diagnosed with ADHD and an anxiety disorder and being put on an anti-depressant for anxiety and having "bad side effects" such as: dizziness, heart fluttering, head aches, fatigue, etc. I went to student health at...
    klw081192 klw081192 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 23

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    I was diagnosed in December of last year.

    I had been experiencing symptoms since October: Crying, Depression, anxiety, loss of appetite, forgetfulness, heat flashes etc. It was so bad I had to go on Home Bound ( "home hospital" for those who know that term better) I'm a Senior in High School and there are days worse...
    EmilyPenguin EmilyPenguin 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 22

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    An Answer To Most Of My Medical Problems!

    The excessive weight gain, muscle and joint pain, fatigue, and depression are the worst of my symptoms. I honestly just thought all the symptoms were due to my depression until I started excessively gaining weight. I gained 25lbs from June to November despite working outdoors and...
    Rachelle18 Rachelle18 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 22, 2013

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    Does Your Doctor Take Your Thyroid Condition Seriously???

    Hey there! I am a sufferer of Hypothyroidism too, and what really annoys me is how my doctor never takes my symptoms seriously!! All they care about is what comes up on the blood test results and not how their patient is really feeling... What i want to know is if your doctor...
    Salamander333 Salamander333 16-17 4 Responses Dec 14, 2010

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    How Long Till I Feel Better

    I am fairly new to the Hypothyroid madness. I have been unable to work for over 6 months now and was being treated for depression, which didn't make sense but I had all the symptoms so went along with it all. My voice was getting very deep and hair falling out and every part of...
    edw01ard edw01ard 51-55 1 Response Apr 14, 2011

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    Hypothyroid And Completely Unable To Gain Weight?

    Hello there. Yes, I know my title sounds a little confusing, and no, I'm not hyperthyroidic, and I don't have Hashimoto's. I'm a 22 year old mother of a beautiful two (almost three!) year old daughter, a full time psychology/pre nursing student, and a part time employee. I'm...
    ashesmomma10 ashesmomma10 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 23, 2012

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    I Never Knew What Was Wrong!!!!

    I was slowly becoming a different person and could not figure out why. I blamed my husband, I blamed my job, I blamed anything and everybody even my own children. I had become depressed, withdrawn, emotional, lazy, and lonely. I went to therapy I was given anti-depressants and...
    LuvlyLadyLynn LuvlyLadyLynn 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 13, 2012

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    Scared

    I just found out that big possibility I have hypothyroidism. A friend of mine, a doctor, told me that she suspected I have it, few hours ago. I am so scared and, now, depressing. I am a big size woman and I thought nothing wrong with being big. No matter how much food that I took...
    DepressAng DepressAng 36-40 1 Response Nov 17, 2013

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    At My Wits End With Hypothyroid!

    Hi all, I apologize in advance for the long post and hope that you will stick with me. During the 06-07 school year, I was diagnosed with hashimotos and hypothyroidism (I was only 15 years old.) When i was first diagnosed, I was put on 86 mcg of synthroid. Every year since then...
    Livingwithhypo Livingwithhypo 22-25, F Oct 16, 2013

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    Damn You, Thyroid.

    Yep, I'm hypothyroid.  Gotta take pills every day for the rest of my life.  Woo! The most important thing that I could say to someone that's got a thyroid disorder (or any disorder, for that matter!) is to never let a doctor tell you that something's right or normal...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Apr 10, 2008

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    I Can't Do This Anymore

    It's to hard on me. I hurt so much everyday. I'm not getting any support and I'm completely alone in this world. I'm breaking down....
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 18, 2010

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    Sadly I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism a

    couple of months ago, before I had notice change in me, I felt much weaker and some how lonelier. Since my strange behavior my mom took me to see a doctor and ask if there was anything wrong with me. After a few months of testing and questioning, they concluded that I had...
    Snowfreek Snowfreek 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 16

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    Okay so I'm only 15 and

    when I was younger (about 3 or 4) I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. I've never felt like I've fitted in with anyone and I'm very shy and unconfident around people even when I know them. For a while I went through a low stage and I never took my medication (which is obviously...
    Isabella295 Isabella295 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Finally Some Light At The End Of The Tunnel........or Maybe Not ?

    This is going to be a rant  about my latest experience with members of the medical profession , dizziness and a thyroid disfunction. So bear with me  but, let me tell you, they ALL  suck, big time !! I have been suffering from vertigo since May. I am getting tired of feeling...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 29 Responses Aug 13, 2011

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    Tired of Being Tired!!!

    I was officially diagnosed with hypothyroidism a year after my son was born.  The dr put me on levoxyl and I get blood drawn every 3 months.  And I am still tired, muscle aches, no energy what so ever, and have given up trying to lose weight.  I worked out with a...
    kerette kerette 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 13, 2008

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    My Story, My Experience

    Hi, so as my story is here, I have hypothyroidism. My problem with it apparently started when I was about 16. It started off as a bout of depression, that led me to be hospitalised when I had become a risk, on self harm and suicide watch lists. As I have been told by many...
    LoubieLou2 LoubieLou2 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 24, 2013

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    I've been struggling with it un-diagnosed on

    and off for years. In mid 2011 it hit full force and now I struggle to control it. I am taking levothyroxin because that's the only thyroid medicine my ins will pay for. I've also been shuffled from one doctor to another over the years, and each one starts over with me which...
    StuckWithin StuckWithin 46-50, F Jun 25

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