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I Have Overactive Thyroid

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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'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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    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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    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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    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 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 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 41-45, F Aug 20, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 have a lot of symptoms of this and one endo told me i have it,my testosterone level was kinda up and it was more up than a year ago when i had some blood work done with a...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 10 hrs ago

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    If anyone knows what thyroid agenesis is, please post here! I'd really appreciate it!!
    Katherinespost Katherinespost 46-50, F May 12

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    Got diagnosed in 2005.. Had my thyroid removed in 06. There's really no cure since it's an autoimmune disorder.. You can kill the thyroid or take it out. I opted to take it out...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 4

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    My ex-girl friend told me to drink an energy drink before sleeping when I had cold. She told me I would be fine in the morning. I bought one and drank it. My mind became overactive...
    katsuobushi katsuobushi 36-40, M May 14

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    I'm in a love/hate relationship with my overactive imagination. On one hand it cranks out idea, on the other I can't sleep even though I'm tired.
    DML2451 DML2451 22-25, M May 16

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    I'm in a love/hate relationship with my overactive imagination. On one hand it cranks out idea, on the other I can't sleep even though I'm tired.
    DML2451 DML2451 22-25, M May 16

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    I have terrible hyperhidrosis. Ever since I was born, my hands and feet have sweat profusely. Kids would touch me in disgust and ask me why my hands are wet and I would just say...
    riahboo riahboo 16-17, F May 4

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    Right, yo, so I have psychosis... in the sense that I hear voices (or "audial hallucinations") of friends and whatnot communicating (in a telepathic, 'extra-sensory' secret kinda...
    Eyebr0wse Eyebr0wse 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    it began in 2014 when I had a disease called thyroid disease. I was depressed everyday.I told every teacher about my disease but only she cared about me. She asked me how I feel...
    anonymous0601 anonymous0601 16-17, M 1 Response May 18

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    I was diagnosed with Hashimotos when I was in the seventh grade and I've been miserable ever since. I am currently a freshman in college and weigh roughly 270 lbs. At this point, I...
    kmarieh32 kmarieh32 18-21, F 1 Response May 2

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    That is one thing I really don't like about the A.D.D. I have. It makes typing Stories here on E.P. more time-consuming than it really needs to be. I mean, I may start out every...
    Jugemu Jugemu 31-35, M 2 Responses May 7

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    How everyone is doing? Is been an year from the surgery now yeeee'!!! I'm doing ok, was a hard winter, due also to the fact that I can't stay still and ended up doing million of...
    danisardinia danisardinia 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    I used to be so afraid of people thinking I was selfish or not being accepted so I would never tell people things about my life. I have trouble making friends because I don't have...
    Stormdance Stormdance 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    I have issues in that I don't know which me is me. I have my patch (I take my meds in a patch form) on for 95% of my waking life, so at a glance, I'm a mostly calm, school-focused...
    stormthenb stormthenb 13-15 6 hrs ago

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    Went to the Vascular Surgeon last week after suffering DAILY for two years now. However, I have suffered since my teens. It was not as bad until an autoimmune disease revved it up...
    euphoricvoyage euphoricvoyage 26-30, F 5 hrs ago

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    Yes, I've forgiven those who have hurt me in the past because at one point I wanted forgiveness too even if I didn't deserve it. It is absolutely freeing to forgive. Thank You...
    JesusReigns777 JesusReigns777 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I'm gonna get my 19th tattoo today. I know what I want my 20th to represent, but I have no idea what its gonna be. I want it to somehow represent how I'm boldly authentic, yet...
    OqSydSchizo16 OqSydSchizo16 36-40, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I used to be very fit and recently have been growing a pudgy little belly. But some weight has been going to my thighs and butt making them jiggly and they have a little bit of...
    chubbybellyguy69 chubbybellyguy69 18-21, M 5 hrs ago

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    It was towards the end of last summer when the most amazing thing happened to me. Of course I know the exact day. It was Aug 3. I had been on my own for some time- Feb of 2012 to...
    Sugasug Sugasug 41-45, M 3 hrs ago

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    so finally all doubts have been cleared and it is proved again,,, that some people have their ego, stubbornness is much larger than anything else,,, hahaha,,, and mistake , if it...
    mdbest4u mdbest4u 26-30, M 3 hrs ago

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    so finally all doubts have been cleared and it is proved again,,, that some people have their ego, stubbornness is much larger than anything else,,, hahaha,,, and mistake , if it...
    mdbest4u mdbest4u 26-30, M 3 hrs ago

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    I have a wide range of personal space. Physical proximity matters and comfort would depend on merit or my ties with the person next to me. I'd have to fix the boundary, it's...
    AB2WUS AB2WUS 22-25 2 hrs ago

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    Well, I just graduated from my high school. I am happy and also worried about my future. But there is still a regret. I was in love with a boy. I couldn't stop thinking about him...
    Anomago Anomago 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I have 2 sides when I'm angry. I call them Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. I dislike getting mad.
    blkrhino blkrhino 31-35, M 56 mins ago

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    Owl Green man..yes u. look at the first part of this in experiences. soo u wanna ask me anything do it here? ofcourse i do care about u, and what i like about u is the deepness...
    Kannor Kannor 31-35, M 47 mins ago

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    did you lose something? or someone you love? you still have that story, tell it every morning.
    iamickeee iamickeee 22-25, M 6 hrs ago

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