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I Have Overactive Thyroid

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Hi, Im a 17 year old girl from Sweden. I go too high school (I think that's high school in your country). Since I'm from Sweden my English might be a little off, but i hope it's...
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    I need help! I had a total thyroidectomy Nov. 7, 2014, before I got discharged from the hospital I went into severe hypoparathyroidism/hypocalcemia and stayed in hospital in ICU...
    rymagsnana rymagsnana 51-55, F Feb 11

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    Mentally am stronger, my body can not catch up with me. I feel trapped. Like robust energy and life and positivity is hidden under my exterior. When my exterior is "acceptable...
    BlueSkysAreCold BlueSkysAreCold 22-25, F Feb 20

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    I have known for 3 yrs that I have Hashimoto's but I believe I have had it for 25 yrs. It started during my 2nd pregnancy. My Dr over the years kept treating the symptoms with...
    physio56 physio56 56-60, F 2 days ago

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    Because he really doesn't exists, it's more of a figment of my overactive imagination. Hats off to you imagination you are the bees knees!
    OrchidsNuBlu OrchidsNuBlu 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 13

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    I’m sitting here having a million thoughts go through my mind and I figure out that a part of me died when I was diagnosed with diabetes. Basically my freedom of living was taken...
    MyCrookedSmile MyCrookedSmile 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 5

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    I broke out with dermatographic 1.5 years ago but it was controlled by Zyrtec 1/2 every few days. It was pretty much gone. Just an occasional itch with no appearance. 2 Fridays...
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    I've just started training full time at a circus school in Australia (NICA), and am struggling every day to keep up and to not feel sick. Almost every day I have to sit down for a...
    krazykrazne krazykrazne 22-25, F Feb 18

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    I'm 22 years old the mother of two and one on the way. for the past month i have been out of my doctors and endocrinologist whom thought i had hypothyroidism until i had an...
    jesskap jesskap 22-25, F Feb 21

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    22 years old. Already gone through menopause, why not also go through thyroid disease as well to really make me feel like I am in my 60's. The only young part about me is the way I...
    MyCrookedSmile MyCrookedSmile 22-25, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I am that daughter, wife, sister, mom... I have always been the one to take care of everyone, it has always been my role. I'm the strong one in my family, I have 7 older brothers...
    Backbone44 Backbone44 41-45, F 1 hr ago

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    To all who understand and to all that never will. Here is a poem for all the women who live with this invisible pain. I am tired of being your rag doll. I have spread myself far...
    rescueme99 rescueme99 41-45 21 mins ago

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    Thinking about the universe fascinates me, because the more I start to think about it, the more I get lost and the more questions arise. I mean, science has found so much already...
    mmmfood mmmfood 22-25, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    So, I've never had a real life boyfriend before, maybe because I'm not pretty enough or smart enough idk. I've had crushes, I talk to boys, I've had guys interested in me, it's all...
    slowme97 slowme97 16-17, F 5 hrs ago

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    It has now been almost five years. I have spent my entire teenage years wondering what I am going to do to make it through tomorrow, because heaven knows I don't know how I made it...
    Jengi Jengi 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    When I was a high school student,my classmates don't want me because I'm too childish,over-acting.(As one of them approach me and I know of what I am) They ignore & never talk to...
    jonnvee jonnvee 16-17, F 3 hrs ago

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    When I was a high school student,my classmates don't want me because I'm too childish,over-acting.(As one of them approach me and I know of what I am) They ignore & never talk to...
    jonnvee jonnvee 16-17, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    i first found out i have turner syndrome when i was a babe my ma discovered i was on injection to help my growth i attend hospital evey six months but they have me in a adults...
    Atale Atale 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    its hard living with this condition im an eighteen year old girl living in Ireland i was a babe when my mother found out i didnt know anything about it i was in hostiple most of...
    Atale Atale 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Continuing my career or quit and go to a university and finish my batchular degree? (I only have diploma) I need to make a decision before April, i am really stressed over this. I...
    Nobunaga88 Nobunaga88 26-30, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    So basically from the age of 2 till 4 I had a feeding tube in me, It got to the stage(inmyhead) where it was life or death situation and in that point I had what I would call a...
    rgshy rgshy 18-21 41 mins ago

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    There are daughters of narcissistic mothers who have barely survived psychologically. In the extreme, there are daughters who starved themselves to death by anorexia as the only...
    rescueme99 rescueme99 41-45 14 mins ago

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    Was practicing a new coping mechanism where I blatantly insult the demons/disrespect them, whatever to prove that nothing bad will happen and that I'm safe now. (Sort of like...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    "Oh, why'd you have to be so cute? It's impossible to ignore you. Must you make me laugh so much. It's bad enough we get along so well! Say goodnight and go." Goodnight and Go by...
    trAnSyLvanIanconcuBinE trAnSyLvanIanconcuBinE 26-30, F 6 hrs ago

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    It's hard to admit that I have an eating disorder. I never asked for this, and I'm sure no one ever asks for this. Overcoming my problem should be as easy as eating, but it's not...
    InsaneFlowerGirl InsaneFlowerGirl 22-25, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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