I Have Hypothyroidism

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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
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 4, 2015

    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
    5 Responses Jun 28, 2010

    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

    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

    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

    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
    8 Responses Sep 23, 2012

    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
    2 Responses Sep 3, 2014

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    21 Responses Aug 13, 2011

    Thinking about asking my doctor to let me try

    Armour. I've been doing everything right: I am gluten free now, drink plenty water, very active (both cardio and weights), and eat very healthy. I've been so persistent for many months and I can't get the scale to budge. I've only been on synthroid for 8 weeks now and my tsh has...
    ambiblue ambiblue
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 4, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Jun 27, 2015

    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, 2015

    Some people say(oh it is not a serious illness,

    it is just a fancy name for a sluggish thyroid gland). I think that it is a serious illness, it is very challenging at least to me.....it affects your energy, your hair, your skin, your ears, your eyes, your bones, your mood, your memory and your weight. It is something for a...
    lonelytone lonelytone
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Jan 27

    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
    Jun 16, 2015

    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

    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, 2015

    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
    6 Responses Jan 26, 2008

    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
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 22, 2013

    Is it hard to reduce weight being hypothyroid ?

    Shul I ve to tell my guy abt being hypothyroid m getting married to him
    charukn charukn
    26-30, F
    Jun 7, 2015

    Do you have the following mental symptoms?

    I feel in a neutral state most of the time, I can't gather any emotion or motivation in me even with positive messages, the right nutrition or exercise. This is so ridiculous, it's like a constant apathy and feel a little detached.I also have zero libido and attraction and also...
    OceanNymph OceanNymph
    26-30, F
    Jul 17, 2015

    My TSH levels were slightly higher two years

    ago at 2.74 and now they're 2.65. Is that a good sign that my body is fighting the antibodies ?
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Mar 2
    DaddysPrincess78 DaddysPrincess78
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 17

    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
    3 Responses Dec 8, 2013

    i was diagonised with hypothyroid in the year

    2011. Now i am taking Thyroxine 200 mcg. but still my body gets tired by mid noon. Also , i feel that i have lost some libido... help me on it...
    lakshman75 lakshman75
    36-40, M
    1 Response Mar 14

    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, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Jul 23, 2015

    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?
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Mar 19, 2015

    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
    5 Responses Feb 3, 2010

    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
    4 Responses Dec 10, 2012

    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
    5 Responses Apr 10, 2013
    charukn charukn
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 7, 2015

    I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism 4 years ago

    and have made a full recovery! I've started a video series on my journey to recovery and all the things I learned. I hope the videos help everyone!! My youtube channel is calle JackedAndDan. Just type the name into youtube or google to find my videos!
    JackedandDan JackedandDan
    22-25, M
    1 Response Sep 30, 2015

    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
    Jun 17, 2015

    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

    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

    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
    14 Responses Jun 25, 2013

    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

    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
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jul 13, 2015

    I just found out after my fourth time switching

    doctors that Im hypothyroid and I started low dose of meds.. Supposed to go back in a month to check numbers again and he thinks he'll need to up dosage. Tired all the time. I've only been on pills for a few days so it's not as if Im expecting miracles but I'm wondering if the...
    CrazyMaryPearl CrazyMaryPearl
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 13

    It has only been a little over a year

    that I have known that I have Hypothyroidism. I had previously had several spine and brain surgeries due to a birth defect that didn't affect me severely until my mid 30s and went undiagnosed for years! It was all in my head! (it really was! my brain) It was Arnold Chiari! I...
    MSW64 MSW64
    51-55, F
    1 Response Aug 5, 2015

    I am on Levo. 75mcg and my levels are "normal,

    " my doc keeps telling me it's all in my head. however I am ALWAYS painfully tired and don't regulate my temp well. when other people are warm I feel like I am in the pit of hell and when normal folks are cold I am frigid! What could I be doing differently? What Med have you...
    WittyTwit WittyTwit
    26-30, F
    Feb 4

    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
    3 Responses Dec 12, 2014

    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
    3 Responses May 31, 2015

    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
    3 Responses Jul 1, 2015

    One more fricking pill to take.

    I told the Doc a while back "do guys get hot flashes".......I was thinking like women, yah know? Nope.......thryroid out of wack. That been over 10 years ago now tho.
    steverick steverick
    56-60, M
    Feb 19, 2015

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    southseller southseller
    36-40, M
    Jul 24, 2015

    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

    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

    Does anyone take levo?

    Do you think it makes symptoms worse?
    jussme91 jussme91
    22-25, F
    Mar 8, 2015

    I'm at risk for hypothyroidism .

    Is there any advice you can give me health wise ? My tpo antibodies are high . It's not genetic either , I guess stress caused this crap .
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 1

    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
    Feb 18, 2015

    My doc just switched me from 100 much Levo to

    1gr Armour Thyroid. I can barely keep my eyes open today. I hope that wears off. Anyone else on this "drug"? Also, since it is "natural" is there a way to order it online cheaper?
    sugarbabysub sugarbabysub
    31-35, F
    Mar 1

    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

    My symptoms have been getting worse.

    My hair is falling out like crazy. I'm so lethargic and tired all day. I get a good amount of sleep but can't seem to feel rested. My emotions are up and down. My boyfriend almost left me last night because I go to bed early too often and he can't stand my mood swings. I tried...
    akapayne13 akapayne13
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jun 20, 2015
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