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I Have Hypothyroidism

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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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    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, 2014

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    I have blood tests on Monday

    because my doctor thinks I have Hypothyroidism. People that have it. If I have it What's the treatment? And will I have it for the rest of my life?
    Ridingtonewyork Ridingtonewyork 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 19

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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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    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 3 Responses Aug 29, 2010

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    I was first diagnosed June of 2013.

    After I had gone in in March and May of 2013, asking for my thyroid to be checked because I knew my body was failing. I was 22 but I felt like I was 80. One (male) doctor told me to see a psychologist, that maybe it was in my head. One of the primary care physicians in that...
    acsalbright acsalbright 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 3, 2014

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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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    I gained so much weight

    since I've had hypothyrpidsm. I got diagnosed about a month ago and started meds about 2 weeks ago. I just want to be my normal self, fit back in to my clothes, feel rested when I sleep and not break out so much. My body has changed so much...I hate it.
    elnleah elnleah 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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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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    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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    I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism about 3

    and a half years ago. After feeling like I had something stuck in my throat for three months and being told by the people around me I was fine and it was all in my head I went to the doctor and low and behold I have this disease. :/ the doctor told me it wasn't to low but...
    maggiemae89 maggiemae89 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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    Just got switched to NATURETHROID - would love

    to hear if anyone has tried it and what the experience was, especially if you took synthetic before. Yes, I realize it works different for every one, I simply am curious about your experience.
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 12, 2014

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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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    Someday so feel so lethargic I can hardly move.

    I take levo but my t3 &t4 never even out. My hair is falling out and I'm depressed
    jussme91 jussme91 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 12, 2014

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    I was diagnosed a little over 3 yrs ago.

    Was on Synthroid which didn't really work well with me. Been on Desiccated Thyroid for a bit over a year and it's been working much better. What totally ****** me off though is that this disease is invisible so people treat you like you're perfectly healthy and their...
    Agusia Agusia 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 1

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    Diagnosed 24 years ago.

    Some days are fine, others days I am so tired I could cry or I hurt allover. I am on meds of course (162,5 microgram levothyroxine / euthyrox) but recently I can't seem to stabalise
    MissLunaDomina MissLunaDomina 31-35, F May 4

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    I've been recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism

    and I have yet to figure out how to deal with it. One of the things the depresses me the most is my hair loss and how ugly it has become, not to mention the weight gain.
    nelly7 nelly7 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    does anyone take armor thyroid medication?

    I am on it but not sure what to think. opinions?
    kristykaz121 kristykaz121 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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    Weight ... why must you fluctuate?

    I was never super thin but always within the healthy weight range on the bmi charts. When I was diagnosed as a teen, I didn't understand how devastating the effects could be on the human body. A little tired yes, but nothing too serious, and it certainly didn't hinder my social...
    JustaCherry JustaCherry 22-25, F Apr 15, 2012

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    I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism about a

    year ago by an alternative doctor. I was in denial, so I avoided the topic for a while. I went to an endocrinologist a few days ago, just to see his opinion. He saw my numbers today, and he told me it was really severe and I needed to be put on medication immediately. The thing...
    pizzaaapizzaaaa pizzaaapizzaaaa 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    Does anyone take levo?

    Do you think it makes symptoms worse?
    jussme91 jussme91 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 8

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    It's so exhausting. I have been on medication

    for about 3 and a half years and I am told that my levels are normal sense I take my medication but I still have all the symptoms. I am tired all the time. I wake up tired I lay in bed at night trying to fall asleep and I feel tired but I can't actually fall asleep most times...
    maggiemae89 maggiemae89 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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    I Hate Hypothyroidism

    I try so very hard not to get consumed by this rotten stinking thing known as hypotyroidism.  I know that depression is a symptom of this disease, but the lack of energy, weight gain, lack of interest and so on effects my marriage and my husband is now the only real...
    charlene002 charlene002 46-50 2 Responses Mar 15, 2011

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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 16-17, F 6 Responses May 5, 2007

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    hi I recently found out

    that I have hypothyroidism which my doctor mistook for pcos as I was getting the symptoms of pcos from hypothyroidism (aka my husband and I were having trouble conceiving due to me not ovulating). I was put on levothyroxine to treat my hypothyroidism and I know my fertility will...
    rachel1996 rachel1996 18-21 2 Responses May 30

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    I was wondering what will happen to my hormones

    if I don't take my levothyroxine at the same time every single day? I was 4 hours late today because I forgot to take it and I'm hoping the levothyroxine will regulate my periods and ovulation (hypothyroidism has been the cause for irregularity) as my husband and I are trying to...
    rachel1996 rachel1996 18-21 5 Responses May 31

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    hello! I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism

    and my tsh levels were 5.37 and I'm wondering if that is a high number? and can a tsh level of 5.37 affect my periods and ovulation? I'm on levothyroxine now and my numbers are now normal but I was wondering because my husband and I are trying for a baby. any info would be...
    rachel1996 rachel1996 18-21 3 Responses Jun 27

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    Turns out I have subclinical hypohyoidsm.

    Basically my pituitary gland is wishing hard to get my thyroid gland to work. my TSH levels were high but my t4 and t3 were in normal ranges. hopefully I recover soon
    elnleah elnleah 22-25, F Jan 7

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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 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 14, 2007

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    just got told today I have hypothyroidism got

    go my meds. with everything else I have ms depression PTSD I feel so sluggish and down
    wolfeeegirl wolfeeegirl 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    Hello I was wondering

    if anyone knew more about false negative pregnancy tests and hypothyroidism because I read online on multiple websites that hypothyroidism can cause false negatives and my husband and I are trying to conceive. my tsh is 1.48 now since being medicated so I'm within safe levels to...
    rachel1996 rachel1996 18-21 Jul 7

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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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    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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    A proven scientific research diet & treatment

    that eliminates your hypothyroidism at the source !Read here...www.southseller.com/hypothyroidism-cure
    southseller southseller 36-40, M Jul 24

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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 7 Responses Sep 23, 2012

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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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    i found out this past november on my 20th

    birthday (yay me!) that i have hashimoto's disease. and they're still trying to regulate me and find the right dosage. and ive just been gaining weight so easily im scared to eat a salad! how long did it take for your doctor to regulate you?
    alexacali5 alexacali5 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 16

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    im on 75mcg right now

    but my doctors gonna raise me in a day or two after my results come back. im fairly new to this disease... so enlighten me: my weight has increased since i started treatment i normally weigh 135 but now im 145... is my weight ever gonna go back to normal once they regulate me...
    alexacali5 alexacali5 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 17

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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 8 Responses Apr 10, 2008

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    I'm 16 and Iv had Hypothyroidism

    since I was 11. I'm taking 175 micrograms of levothyroxin (I hope that's how you spell it) and I want to talk to someone like me...
    Thenewdifferent Thenewdifferent 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 7

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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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    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 34 Responses Aug 13, 2011

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    Finally felt good today

    and then hit a wall as I was driving home. This has to be a good sign though...right?
    youngteach youngteach 26-30, F Nov 3, 2014

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    Not severe by any means,

    but I have struggled for years with fatigue, depression, anxiety, weight, etc. Was just put on Levothyroxine and Liothyronine (Synthroid & Triostat). Would love to hear someone else's experience with these medications, and it it actually helped, especially the fatigue. But also...
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 41-45, F 4 Responses May 24, 2014

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    help.. severely depressed

    because of my condition feel awful.. tired.. and developing self image issues because of the weight gain...
    alexacali5 alexacali5 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 17

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    But they say it's hard to lose weight from the

    slow metabolism but I've lost 24 pounds so far. I'm just so tired though. That's something new. Anyone else are more experience they'd like to help me understand?
    TheeLinda TheeLinda 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 23

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