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I Have Overactive Thyroid

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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

    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'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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    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 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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    Related Experiences

    I lost my little girl at 12 weeks in June of 2014. During my pregnancy the doctor did a full thyroid panel due to thyroid issues running in my family. I had no abnormal labs...
    brandyJ73 brandyJ73 41-45, F Apr 21

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    I'm Jennifer. 28 years old, from CT, USA and I was born with total Athyrosis. .. no Thyroid at all. I've yet to meet anyone with this condition and frankly, growing up, it had...
    Genesis478 Genesis478 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    I had a thyroidectomy last week and I am looking for people with the same surgery to share my experiences with. This chat room seems inactive.
    snwright77 snwright77 36-40, F Apr 24

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    Random thoughts are always brought about by an overactive mind and an underactive body.... get to work almost 28,000 people in this group ..... *grins*
    SvveetKiester SvveetKiester 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 11

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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 1 day ago

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    Just A Rambling Thought In all the past lives I can remember, I was just a cog in the works. I was never a major player, famous, mentioned in lore, or written about in history. I...
    PastPilot PastPilot 51-55, M 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    My secret is that I have a strong infatuation for a 17 year old guy. I do not want to expose his true name, so let's call him A. A is the sweetest guy I have ever met. We met in...
    newcomer1023 newcomer1023 13-15, F 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    I believe i have... I am struggelning with these thoughts... Impulses. I could just end it, jump infront of that train.... Or it would feel so good to cut... To feel something...
    lynnewolf99 lynnewolf99 16-17, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    I gave my 10yr old step daughter some advice a month or so back and have only noticed now how much of it she took onboard. Things are so much better and her anxiety and guilt have...
    stormmistress stormmistress 31-35, F 20 hrs ago

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    I am honestly experiencing a heart break.I have never been in love before, I've never been in a relationship before either. I don't even want to be in love with her, I don't want...
    Someonequiet17 Someonequiet17 18-21, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    I am 23 and have no family or friends. My only family is in another country and they don't really care about me. My grandmother is alright but my mother is toxic. My girlfriend of...
    thyrm thyrm 22-25, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    13Ding dong! Ding dong!He shook his head."Hold on! I'm coming!"Ding dong! Ding dong! Ding dong! Ding dong! Ding dong!"I SAID I'M COMING YOU STUP'D MOTHAF'CKAS! I'M IN THE GADAYM...
    TheDarlingChampion TheDarlingChampion 22-25 13 hrs ago

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    I love my boyfriend so much, but I don't know what is happening. He moved to another city and I started to feel really lonely... So, I started classes in another city (not the same...
    DreamyMermaid DreamyMermaid 16-17 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    How many of you have ever pondered the difference between drama and chaos? I will give examples of each. Drama: a friend...
    SandyDandy1968 SandyDandy1968 46-50, F 11 hrs ago

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    They cover my forearms, which I have put tattoos over to cover some of the scars. Not all the scars on my forearms are from me, such as an eraser burn scar (although I have given...
    dontyouunderstand dontyouunderstand 18-21 10 hrs ago

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    Ok so I have been having these weird 'episodes' and I have been to the doctors many times and they continue to say it's nothing. I'm going to just list off all my symptoms: 1...
    Lilylight Lilylight 13-15 9 hrs ago

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    The only thing I have ever wanted in my lifetime was a daddy. I have a father who is still married to my mother; however, I do not have a dad or a daddy. I have had this life-long...
    katie5929 katie5929 22-25, F 6 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Hi, I'm a 14 year old female. I don't know why but I have a tendency to mess things up. About 3 months ago one of my close friends instagram account was hacked. The hacker posted...
    polutedmind polutedmind 13-15, F 5 hrs ago

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    I have a little bit of a different experience that use to happen to me, thank god i finally got out of the house and got my own life and i have never been so happy and so "free...
    link9us link9us 26-30, M 4 hrs ago

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    Both my parents (my mom especially) are extremely controlling. Most people will say that its for my protection, but this is going way beyond that. They have settings on my...
    kaylabear252 kaylabear252 13-15, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I was married to a marine and he was a great guy from beginning until all hell broke loose . I was married for 3 years . I was abused, mentally and physically, more twards the end...
    backw00dsbarbie88 backw00dsbarbie88 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    A little over a year ago I decided to leave my home, my city and my province. I moved several provinces away. With only two suitcases. No job waiting. No place to move into...
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    ive managed to reach a state or sense of much more peacefulness, not complete peacefulness, but its enough to be able to cope with dealing with myself through life a bit better...
    wezamuntkee wezamuntkee 36-40, M 20 hrs ago

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    I used to have a close friend here. We're so close to the point that I told her my very own secret. I trust her but due to some weird and unexplainable circumstance we stopped...
    SaccharineRose SaccharineRose 13-15, F 19 hrs ago

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    I have just been diagnosed with PCOS a week ago, I'm terrified!! I am in constant pain all the time, feel sick after eating and wish to stay in bed all day!! I don't have acne or...
    arieal arieal 18-21, F 17 hrs ago

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    I feel alone.Ive had loads of stress lately. Projects to turn in and stuff.Its weird. Last year was the worst time of my life. Bottom of the class and I had no friends.This year I...
    PYazmin PYazmin 13-15, F 16 hrs ago