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I Have Overactive Thyroid

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 39 People

    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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    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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    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 8 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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've struggled with my weight most of my life. I'm really short, and it almost seems like I put on weight if I just look at too many cupcakes. I can drop about 30 lbs if I stick...
    justsomegirloutthere89 justsomegirloutthere89 22-25, F Jan 7

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    Basically it sucks balls, and all i know is i have a COMPLETELY different view of what my doctors are telling me, and they wont stop saying i don't have a choice other that to have...
    willowfae willowfae 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    Since I was forty I have gradually lost control of my bladder. I have been diagnosed with overactive bladder and urge incontinence, I now need to wear protection 24/7. I have had...
    Jackincontinent Jackincontinent 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    Is there anyone who have thyroid problem? Doctors say that I have thyroid. They have asked me for blood tests and CT scan so he may examine me better. Is there any other person...
    faisal6309 faisal6309 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 17

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    I visited the ENT doctor for my chief complain of right ear irritation but it turned out that the doctor noticed my neck! yes it is becoming bigger as I noticed it too however I...
    simplygm simplygm 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 7

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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...
    elnleah elnleah 22-25, F Jan 7

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    The core of this achievement lies in that ah-ha moment. I was a chubby child but never obese. I was thin throughout most of my adult life, but graduate school, having a child...
    moonchild0315 moonchild0315 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 10

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    I have been diagnosed but just started taking meds Levothyroxine 25mg. Can someone tell me what I need to know and what I need to do to feel better from the symptoms. And the do's...
    paulina21 paulina21 31-35, F Jan 11

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    What you do, always comes with a consequence. Good or bad. ------------------------------- So here's a 100% true story, that is currently going on in my life. I won't say names...
    HannahMarieX HannahMarieX 18-21 Jan 13

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    I have certain symptoms that make me think I have this, but I'm not always in constant pain. I always feel in a fog state, I have difficulty concentrating or remembering things. I...
    ofthisgirl90 ofthisgirl90 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 21

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    Extremely worried about BP I like to start off by saying I've been dealing with health anxiety and OCD since I was a teenager. I am 32 now. I've been with my doctor for over 6...
    highbpguy highbpguy 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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    When my son was born by emergency c section, my pituitary infarcted and about 90% is gone. I have an empty sella. I could not breast feed because I did not produce any milk. It...
    hypomom hypomom 46-50, F Jan 7

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    When my son was born by emergency c section, my pituitary infarcted and about 90% is gone. I have an empty sella. I could not breast feed because I did not produce any milk. It...
    hypomom hypomom 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    My mother came for a visit to my house 5 years ago and has yet to leave... No seriously. She has been one of the most clingy, needy and emotionally abusive people that I've ever...
    tajadaja tajadaja 31-35, F 4 hrs ago

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    I was born on the Philippines. As a baby I was adopted by my Swiss parents. I've always been told I've been a foundling and my biological parents probably died in a storm or...
    mishale80 mishale80 31-35, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Holy cow. I start my new high school on monday. Im nervous af!. I dont want to be noticed , but of course i have to go and be 6 foot 4 inches. So not being seen isnt easy for me...
    YungKhroniK YungKhroniK 13-15, M 1 hr ago

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    I always wanted to have a relationship. The longest one was about 9 months thats it. It would be so nice to have one.
    igdesigner igdesigner 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    Can't sleep at all. People standing outside house staring but have no facial features. Keeping curtains closed.
    woodsetton woodsetton 22-25, F 3 hrs ago

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    What does a glance mean? It's amazing how heavily a pair of eyes can influence a thought process. The ride of emotions and possibilities, all very entertaining to ponder on. I know...
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    I have a soft voice. It resounds with a slight huskiness. I am never shrill. My accent is particularly Niçoise. A mixture of French, Provençal, and Italian.
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    I have visited 14 countries and I love travelling!!
    linbus linbus 31-35, F 1 hr ago

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    I am so many nick names my name is Emily so I have been call em emi Emstar E bunny m an m and so many most
    wedgiefan247 wedgiefan247 16-17, F 38 mins ago

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    He was only 36 years old and left two small children behind. He dies only two weeks after he was first diagnosed, he didn't have a chance. He was a quite and sweet person who was...
    Amillionstars Amillionstars 36-40 19 mins ago

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    I got my results back from the doctor yesterday. I do in fact have type 1 and 2 herpes. I'm a 21 year old girl and got infected by a 25 year old man that knew he had it. But didn't...
    ANS21 ANS21 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I was really sick the other day, in pain. Guess I have diverticulitis. I drove myself to the doctor, which was fine. That night it hurt really bad and I just wanted to take a...
    OnlyMySideOfTheStory OnlyMySideOfTheStory 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    I have both of mine done. The first one was grimacingly painful. The second one was twice as bad. It truly was worth it though. They are by far my favourite piercings and I love...
    Hissweetgirl Hissweetgirl 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I'm 16 weeks with my second child and I have hg.... Again. I feel like I'm dying and guilty for wishing this was over already. I love my daughter and I know I will love this baby...
    noley87 noley87 26-30, F Dec 31, 2014

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    I may or may not have herpes. I've been obsessively researching it for the past 48 hours almost non stop. I saw a few pimples last night in the gentile area, many clues point to no...
    heyitsme95 heyitsme95 18-21, F Dec 31, 2014

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    On reflection from a previous post a few days a go, and actually just reading what I put on a pm and couldn't stop laughing at my own wit I present to you - the area for all ugly...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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