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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Hi , 4 yrs ago I was diagnosed with hyperthyroid that went untreated, just went back to the doctors in May and got diagnosed hypothyroid. The doctor send time to get an ultrasound...
    hashimomof3 hashimomof3 31-35, F Jul 1

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    I just had a question and was wondering if anyone could answer it for me? I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and hypothyroid about a month ago so I am still learning, I...
    hashimomof3 hashimomof3 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    Anyone else hashimotos symptomatic but normal thyroid levels? If so what symptoms? I have brain fog, confusion, memory issues, tingling head, some sleeping issues, what seems like...
    CoachDanny CoachDanny 41-45, M Jul 16

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    I was just diagnosed with Hashimotos this last week. My dentist told me to go get my thyroid checked. It turns out I have hashimotos. They had me do a sonogram and they also found...
    Kylee94 Kylee94 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    I was had a goiter for about 6 years. Spent many nights choking in my sleep, and feeling sad all the time even when I didnt have a reason to. It seemed like I was going crazy. I...
    brandonsp2 brandonsp2 26-30, M Jul 4

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    On Christmas Eve two years ago my Mother was combing my hair and realised that I had two bald patches that were no larger than a 2p. After worrying and being very dark all...
    elanawaite elanawaite 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    Anybody else agree with this? 😔 Hi. My name is Hashimoto’s. I’m an invisible autoimmune disease that attacks your thyroid gland causing you to become hypothyroid.
I am now...
    sarahglass sarahglass 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 22

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    Anyone else hashimotos symptomatic but normal thyroid levels? If so what symptoms? I have brain fog, confusion, memory issues, tingling head, some sleeping issues, what seems like...
    CoachDanny CoachDanny 41-45, M Jul 16

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    In September of 2011 in went in for a 20 minute procedure - ended up with feces in my blood from either a dirty catheter or someone's hands in OR. Was in the hospital 2 weeks...
    spleenless52 spleenless52 51-55, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I've suffered with an overactive bladder for about five years now only to find out I have urge incontinence and I'm only 30. This is what I expect older people to have. I have...
    bunny30 bunny30 26-30, F Jul 7

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    Fainting’s not, perhaps, such a big deal, unless it happens to you often or if the circumstances are traumatic. Neither of these things applies to me. I have fainted only once in...
    Macmann Macmann 56-60, M Jul 14

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    I have never heard of it but apparently its an obsessive disorder and people with borderline personality and anxiety disorder have it. I don't know how i am going to stop because i...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F Jul 1

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    Anyone have any advice for coping with the hot summer weather? I tolerate cold pretty well, but after being out in the sun for a little over 2 hours yesterday I had a horrible...
    dolceharajuku dolceharajuku 26-30, F Jul 6

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    My doctor advised me to eat gluten-free, and I have been. I'm just wondering what type of symptoms other people get when they actually eat something with gluten. Thanks!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 10

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    It left after I had my daughter. It didn't say goodbye, but it's ok - I don't really even miss it. I sowed all my wild oats (and then some) in my 20's. Have had my thyroid and...
    DaisyMe1975 DaisyMe1975 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    Anyone else hashimotos symptomatic but normal thyroid levels? If so what symptoms? I have brain fog, confusion, memory issues, tingling head, some sleeping issues, what seems like...
    CoachDanny CoachDanny 41-45, M Jul 16

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    Anyone else hashimotos symptomatic but normal thyroid levels? If so what symptoms? I have brain fog, confusion, memory issues, tingling head, some sleeping issues, what seems like...
    CoachDanny CoachDanny 41-45, M Jul 16

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    I was walking toward the beach one evening with a bunch of pills and a bottle of wine. It was like something took over my body. My neighbors called me from their porch and I...
    darkdemons darkdemons 31-35, F Jul 17

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    Latest news about my boyfriend. Apparently he has no thyroid problems, the doctors said he has anxiety. From previous episodes, I told you how agressive he was in our fights, both...
    alegz alegz 26-30, F Jul 17

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    Hyperthyroidism, especially when it is misdiagnosed or let to run rampant, is a very dark disease. It really messes with your mind and when you combine it with the incredible...
    hcafaculty hcafaculty 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    I don't understand the darkness of human nature. Why is it that when your chips are down, the human tendency is to gang up on that person and to put them down even more, instead...
    Solfeggio Solfeggio 36-40, F 5 Responses Jul 22

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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...
    Isabella295 Isabella295 16-17, F 2 Responses a week 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...
    Arelia Arelia 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I have had a scare with the thought of cancer. I had a very large thyroid, with small tumors on the left side. I went for a biopsy and the doctor called me a week later to tell me...
    kristy31415 kristy31415 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    It's taken me and my sister a very long time to realise that our mother is passive aggressive. We always thought our mother was selfish and wanted the world to revolve around her...
    Cupcakes95 Cupcakes95 36-40, F 4 hrs ago

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    My family has way too high expectations of me... I have to be the perfect kid, I have to make amazing grades I have to be skinny and fit and athletic, social and nice to everyone...
    Tayway22 Tayway22 13-15, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I have long hair. I have long weave. I just have curly hair that looks better straight and straight weave that looks better curly.
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 16-17, F 6 hrs ago

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    I wanted to tell you all last night but I was to tired so here's what happened last night! I have been dating Kirk for about six months now and we have a great time together. He...
    JoMumOfFour JoMumOfFour 41-45, F 3 hrs ago

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    Everyone that has shared a similar experience all have one thing in common, we all say 'but I love him'. I hear your stories and can relate deeply to them. There would be nothing...
    Smiles4u2014 Smiles4u2014 41-45, F 8 hrs ago

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    when your parents notice cuts i moved to my fist. i beat myself till tears ran forth like the river of sorrow in my heart. the bruises you cover. start wearing a shirt to bed so...
    saint0928 saint0928 18-21, M 8 hrs ago

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    The only thing that bothers me with this condition is to get caught in the act. They daydreams have now become too real and vivid that I now use gestures—standing, walking...
    Ontokki Ontokki 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I have done corner time more times than I like to think. Off mum used to make us stand in the corner as a punishment in itself. Like if we were arguing or fighting among ourselves...
    Jilly53 Jilly53 56-60, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago