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I Have Hypothyroidism

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    I Have Hyperthyroidism... Well I Did...

    I was diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism a couple years ago. My doctor put me on methimazole. I went back to the doctor to get blood work several times, with no change in thyroid function, so they upped my dose. For the past couple of months I have been feeling fatigued, achy, lazy...
    11shypiper11 11shypiper11 22-25, F Jul 31, 2013

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    Denials

    i was dx with hypothyroidism when i was 16 years old, my endo gave me Eltroxine (T4 only) i've been taking it for 10years now. my depression started when i was 18, on and off, there are times that i feel so empty i use to cry all night, i cant concentrate with my studies then i...
    mockingjay0109 mockingjay0109 26-30, F Jul 5, 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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    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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    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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    Well I Think So

    I don't know for sure if I have hyperthyroidism (hard work to type that work). I've been tired ever since my teens. I would come home from school, and take a nap before supper. I was drained. This continued in university as well. Some days I would force myself to work out after a...
    Nickelman Nickelman 46-50, M Sep 4, 2013

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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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    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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    I Think I'm About To Be Diagnosed

    My blood test results in September were a bit of a surprise. I was getting my blood sugar checked because I'd been having a lot of blood sugar crashes. My blood sugar was fine, and so was my CBC. My TSH was not. The doctor at the clinic (I do not currently have a doctor) said...
    beneaththestars beneaththestars 18-21, F Nov 4, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    Feeling Awful While On Compound Thyroid Meds..

    My doctor recommended compound thyroid medication after realizing that synthetic meds were not working, I have been on the compound med now for a few months, I have been experiencing dizzy spells and migraines and every so often feelings of anxiety (check my blood pressure during...
    ijc1234 ijc1234 41-45, F Sep 8, 2013

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    Diagnosed 3 Days Ago

    Ive no clue how long ive suffered from hypothyroidism but for longer than I can remember ive been up n down mood wise like forever. I had my son 6 months ago and altho not felt right before him things got worse uptil 3 days ago swore I was pregnant periods stopped moody well...
    lisa35x lisa35x 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 14, 2013

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    Thyroid Cancer And Pregnant

    I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer two months ago, when I was nearing the end of my second trimester. I was strongly encouraged to get a total thyroidectomy and had to make a decision pretty quickly because surgery during pregnancy is least risky in the second trimester. I went...
    GettingByDayByDay GettingByDayByDay 36-40 Jul 25, 2013

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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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    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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    Hypothyroidism Newbie

    So I finally have a job with benefits, get health insurance, make an appt to establish myself as a patient. Honestly I was more concerned with my family history of cancer than thyroid disease not even when the doc said my thyroid was inflammed did I worry, until I get à call...
    shaunnabuggy shaunnabuggy 31-35 1 Response Aug 28, 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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    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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    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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    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 Dec 13, 2013

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    So Confused

    Hello, I just found out that i have thyroid problems my TSH was 12.8 so my doctor put me on synthroid 0.075mg i have been taking it about 30 days and i was fine untill about 1wk ago and i have been very,very sleepy i am losing my hair and eating like crazy and i have put on a...
    Luckie25 Luckie25 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 24, 2009

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    A Curious Side Effect

    Weight gain is a pretty typical symptom, and one that I fear the most besides hair loss. Despite this, I haven't really made any changes to my diet to prevent it. I just like food too much. I consider myself lucky to have not gained more than ten extra pounds. I'm still at...
    AvidDreamer AvidDreamer 31-35, F 2 Responses May 16, 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 Sep 14, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    I Don't Have Hypothyroidism . . . Yet.

    They said I'd know yesterday. I came in. They said the doctor who'd be dealing with my case would be back on the 22nd. 17 more days of not having answers. This is why I hate doctors. They prey on the vulnerable parts of me. They tell me there's nothing wrong or they make me...
    beneaththestars beneaththestars 18-21, F Nov 7, 2013

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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 16-17, F 4 Responses Feb 22

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Diagnosed At Birth... Still All Messed Up.

    I'm 33, and I have been hypo since birth. Unfortunately back in 1980, TSH levels were not tested on newborns like they are today. Due to my high birth weight of almost 11 lbs, my pediatrician decided to have me tested for hypothyroidism. Thank God he did, because I was put on...
    janiselliott janiselliott 31-35, F Aug 6, 2013

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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 1 Response Jan 16

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 28 Responses Aug 13, 2011

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    Winning My Battle

    I was taking my hormone pill religiously for a couple of years and I didn't see any sort of change other than the immediate after my diagnosis.  My doctor wondered how I was walking my iron was the lowest she had ever heard off and my hormones were just way off. I have been...
    flodials flodials 41-45, F Jun 27, 2013

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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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    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 1 Response Apr 17, 2013

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

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    Just Diagnosed

    Hi. This has been the worst summer of my life. My very long term boyfriend and I moved to a small little beach community and were prepared to have the summer of our lives. I have always dealt with anxiety and depression, weight fluctuations, etc. I have landed myself in the...
    mceweamy mceweamy 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 22, 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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    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 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 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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