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I Have Overactive Thyroid

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    Destroyd My Life

    I have graves disease which started in Jan of this year. destroyed my life, quality of life, cant go to work, cant go to the gym cant do anything.I have been in the hospital numerous times. Now my breathing has been blocked bythe goiter in my neck and they cannot operate due due...
    rlm6384 rlm6384 56-60 May 17, 2012

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    Watch Your Wieghy

    For about four years i have lost weight never even gave it a thought but just found out it's 4 1/2 stone omg what a shock doctor just found out i'm scared but will need to go for treatment.Nobody talks about this if you or someone you know has this i would welcome help  
    mags681 mags681 51-55, F 2 Responses Apr 3, 2008

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    Weirdness

    I was diagnosed at 19 with an overactive thyroid and for 4 years i battled the mood swings and weight loss and the aching joints....but when i got pregnant with my second child all of the went away and my t cells were normal. I am done having children now and the problems have...
    JBoricua JBoricua 26-30 1 Response Dec 2, 2008

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    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 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    Just Been Told I Have An Overactive Thyroid.

      After having lost several kilos and my heart is racing at 113 at rest most of the time.  I decided to talk to my doctor telling him I dont think this is me getting over a bad cold there is something else wrong.  He sent me to a cardio specialist on the 30 june 2011 (a week...
    jackie106 jackie106 56-60, F 1 Response Jun 6, 2011

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    Overactive Thyroid

    Found out today that i have an overactive thyroid, i dont know how to take the news :/ is there anyone out there that can make my mind clearer?
    missy076 missy076 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 7, 2012

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    I Am 17 And Have A Overactive Thyroid

    I found out last year that I have à overactive thyroid. Since then i have been on tapzole which i just found out yesterday that it is not going to help and my doctor wants me to do radioactive iodine my parents want me to but I found out that cancer runs in the family so i do...
    princessbishop princessbishop 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 24, 2013

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    These Side Affects Normal ?

    Hi All I went to the hospital on Wednesday this week to see the specialist about an over active thyroid gland that my doctor said i have from blood tests taken at the doctors surgery. I had no symptoms of an over active thyroid, although i had been that stressed out at a new job...
    solo48 solo48 46-50 Aug 19, 2012

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    Dear Thyroid, You Suck!

                                  I was just diagnosed a few days ago through blood work. I have been having these symptoms for years but...
    ProudAirforceWife ProudAirforceWife 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 1, 2010

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    I Found Out Yesterday That I Have An Overactive Thyroid And I'm Terrified.

    About two months ago I started having panic attacks. I was prescribed Ativan for the panic I have been trying to get my world back in order since then. After developing a abscess from a rotted wisdom tooth I started getting so dizzy and wen to the ER. I also had tonsillitis. The...
    missbluetea missbluetea 22-25 1 Response Nov 4, 2012

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    Newly Diagnosed And Scared

    I was diagnosed with an overactive Thyroid last week and as I'm overweight my Doctors never suspected it.  I'm on Carbimazole and beta blockers and I've had 2 trips to A & E because of a racing heart already.I now have no idea what to do, I daren't do anything in case my...
    jules21 jules21 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 1, 2010

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    Can Not Gain Weight !

    I found out I had overactive thyroid diease last year in july 2011. I was real sick so I went to the E.R. I was told then when test were run. The doctor said he noticed it right away my eyes were buging out my head and I was loosing so much weight. People were thinking I was on...
    JD35 JD35 31-35, F Nov 3, 2012

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    I Hate You Thyroid

    As I sit here, trying to make a story of something that has been bothering me for a long time, my heart races and slowly I feel a little loss of hope, disappointment, and anger. I can't help but wonder what had gone wrong. I was only 19 years old when I was diagnosed with...
    zmail zmail 18-21, F 7 Responses Apr 22, 2010

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    Tfts Results

    Can anyone decipher these test results please; Free T4 = 11.0 TSH= 1.0 TOP= 19.20 I am in second trimester of precnancy and taking medication for Hyperthyroidism. Thanking you in advance
    Mmcgkie Mmcgkie 36-40, F Aug 20, 2013

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    On Going Problem

    I was first diagnosed with an over active thyroid four years ago . After a year was took of them for about a year felt well. But then eighteen months later it came back again and again put on carbimazole and beta blockers. After another eighteen months was took of medication and...
    Gypsyann Gypsyann 36-40 3 Responses Feb 20, 2013

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    I'm Screwed

    I did the procedure, getting a blood test, then I'm told to drink a pill called methimazole that I have to take 3 times a day.  It took about 1 month and half for the swelling on my neck to go down and for my mood to change, for example I use to be grumpy and take everything...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 13, 2011

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    Overactive Thyroid: Why Does It All Have To Be So Complicated!

    Hi everyone floppypoppy here, I'm 17 years old, i'm currently doing my A2 levels and at the end of my tether. I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) 5 weeks ago . After having had blood tests done confirming my overactive thyroid problem at my doctors surgery I...
    floppypoppy101 floppypoppy101 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 23, 2010

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    I was officially diagnosed in 2009, but in 2006 my mom started taking me to doctors. Who all told her that she was just looking for attention or wanted the drugs for herself. It...
    SydneyWands SydneyWands 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    STUCK IN TRAFFIC IS HARD WHEN YOUR BLADDER IS OVERACTIVE ONE DAY THE SIGN FOR THE REST AREA IS 50 MILES AWAY ABOUT 12 MILES DOWN THE ROAD THERE WAS A CAR ACCIDENT NOW WEARING ON...
    myrbetriq myrbetriq 31-35, M a week ago

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    Well I havent had the surgery yet, but I know I need it. Im just so scared. Im 35. I was hospitalized back in 2012 for hemiplegic migraines when a chest ct revealed nodules on my...
    mariaz79 mariaz79 31-35, F Dec 10

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    My daughter has BCS. She's 6yrs old now. She was diagnosed when she was 18 months old. Her body was shunting itself when I was pregnant with her. She's currently on Coumadin. She...
    annagracesmom annagracesmom 41-45, F Nov 30

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    Was diagnosed with Hashi's two months ago after two years of doctor after doctor, misdiagnoses and mismanaged meds. Extreme fatigue, dizziness, headaches, brain fog, exhaustion...
    craigrhodes craigrhodes 46-50 5 days ago

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    I was raised in a foster family (I was fostered then adopted into this family- and they continued to foster other children). When I was younger I was a loud, confident child and as...
    Alexmoss1990 Alexmoss1990 22-25, M 14 hrs ago

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    So it's the season of good will. I planned to visit my grandparents this year for Xmas. They decided to invite my mum. Anyho I planned to buy Xmas presents months ago for the 15...
    lilygeorge12 lilygeorge12 22-25, F 13 hrs ago

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    Am 22 single and still studying And I want to have a baby so bad I would kill someone for it But I can't have a baby unless I was married or have a job I want a baby to hug and...
    collegegirl20 collegegirl20 22-25, F 4 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I am 58 years old and have a passive aggressive mother. My sister in law classified this behavior and I have just started to research. I just came back from a visit with mom and...
    marlenesdaughter marlenesdaughter 56-60, F 11 hrs ago

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    I've been told twice that I have gorgeous eyes. (Or eyelashes haha) one was by this girl and she said that she liked my dark brown eyes I was all like aww thx. And another time my...
    youngnfunboi youngnfunboi 13-15, M 11 hrs ago

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    Everything is my fault. I know that. Everyone is better off without me so I have came up with a plan. I've been so miserable with my life and I can't think of any other way to end...
    NotSuchAnInnocentGirl NotSuchAnInnocentGirl 26-30, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I am a "normal" guy. Was outgoing, enjoyed golfing, stopping at the bar for a couple. I do normal things, bike, read, cheer on my sports teams, etc. I don't live in the middle...
    steverick steverick 56-60, M 4 hrs ago

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    I am a "normal" guy. Was outgoing, enjoyed golfing, stopping at the bar for a couple. I do normal things, bike, read, cheer on my sports teams, etc. I don't live in the middle...
    steverick steverick 56-60, M 4 hrs ago

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    I am a "normal" guy. Was outgoing, enjoyed golfing, stopping at the bar for a couple. I do normal things, bike, read, cheer on my sports teams, etc. I don't live in the middle...
    steverick steverick 56-60, M 4 hrs ago

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    229 days in a relationship but for almost half of that we have been separated. After day one those days with you have been the best days of my life and I couldn't be happier but...
    SomeoneLikeNoOne SomeoneLikeNoOne 16-17, M 4 hrs ago

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    This is a question type thing ok i have 6 boys as my 2nd cousins and we use to be close when i was 0-6 the youngest of them was about 5 years older then me he was my first crush...
    Musicislife13417 Musicislife13417 13-15 3 hrs ago

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    I was diagnosed when I was 6. When I was 8 my right ankle basically broke on its own. I have had 13 operations on it since then the last being an open reduction. I have tumors...
    FordFamily FordFamily 36-40 3 hrs ago

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    It happened again today. Some family came over for lunch and for no reason at all I felt the anxiety kick in.. Body temperature through the roof like Johnny flame. I had to...
    pnw21 pnw21 22-25, M 2 hrs ago

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    The time has come! My friends S is on a new program for rebirth January 1. We have discovered a means of obtaining the necessary information for him to interact with the world as...
    Sotanax Sotanax 13-15, F 15 hrs ago

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    life at the moment has its special moments like dining out with family going to the cinema swimming and the theater . These are the times which will stay in my heart as happy...
    scoobie2412 scoobie2412 41-45, F 14 hrs ago

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    I self diagnosed about a year ago and regardless of my efforts it took that long to get a real diagnosis, which I just received. It was such a huge relief in some ways and more...
    Pchipsnbrips Pchipsnbrips 22-25, F 10 hrs ago

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    This is the first thing that comes out of people's mouths "wow you have really nice" well Atleast I have something going for me :):)
    Blissfullkim Blissfullkim 26-30, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    We used to be best friends with a couple that was two houses down from us. Their son is the same age as ours. Their daughter is a year older that our youngest son. We did...
    steverick steverick 56-60, M 4 hrs ago

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    I have dreams of me walking into things and meeting people I already know. Sometimes I have dreams of having sex with my high school teacher he was brilliant and so supportive. I...
    karieme20 karieme20 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    It's almost to the point where I can't even remember what's all going on. Now it is Christmas which just makes things even harder. I know I am not alone on this, but as wonderful...
    snowunderthestars snowunderthestars 13-15, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Have any of you have visions? That dreams are connected to reality. I have vision about about certain place in my dreams about 3 second then *poof. Then years later I see same...
    562alex 562alex 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Personal own remix to Brandy's "Have You Ever": Have you ever punched somebody so hard it made youuuuuu cry?... I'm not myself around the 20th to about the 30th of the month...
    DiaLuz DiaLuz 22-25, F 20 hrs ago

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    I just wanna see you again, to know you're there, to be with you, even if it's only for a moment. You make me feel like I'm alive, not just a shadow of a girl. I'd do anything if...
    CindyLEvans CindyLEvans 16-17, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I was a bed_wetter up until I was around age 13. I didn't like that I couldn't control it. But, that didn't prevent me from enjoying wetting_my pants or_underpants on purpose...
    RustyZipper RustyZipper 51-55, M 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I am 21 and still have not found true love, it makes me want to cry
    kevin1080123 kevin1080123 18-21, M 12 hrs ago

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