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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Hi all!I would like to take a moment to share a new research article with you that highlights the connection between thyroid inflammation (autoimmune thyroid diseases like...
    kmr9346 kmr9346 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    scriptURE FULFILLED IN MY LIFE Oct.1947: “My substance was not hidden from Thee, when I was made in secret, and intricately wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes...
    jburns1947 jburns1947 61-65, F Nov 3

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    I work with endocrinology patients. This may help some of you, so I would like to put it out there.I would like to take a moment to share a new research article with you that...
    kmr9346 kmr9346 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    Ever try to go to sleep but your brain won't stop talking to itself? The problems of having a overactive imagination ........
    SipsTea SipsTea 70+ 3 Responses Nov 4

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    I experience anxiety mainly as an overactive mind. My mind hardly ever stops racing, either with worry or excitement. (If under the spell of anxiety, it usually tends to be worry...
    NamelessNomad NamelessNomad 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 16

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    Does anyone else have issues with not recognizing being hungry or tired?
    MorPortalis MorPortalis 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 2

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    I had a right side thyroidectomy about two years ago, because of some problems with insurance I didn't start taking medication, until a couple of months ago. I have a problem...
    ofthisgirl90 ofthisgirl90 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 26

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    It all started when I was only SIX years old. I had this lump [ Which was later pronounced a cyst ] on my neck. It didn't hurt or anything. My mum took me to the doctors but they...
    PendalWitch PendalWitch 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 8

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    Was diagnosed with Hashi's two months ago after two years of doctor after doctor, misdiagnoses and mismanaged meds. Extreme fatigue, dizziness, headaches, brain fog, exhaustion...
    craigrhodes craigrhodes 46-50 1 Response Nov 10

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    My daughter is 16 and just diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis. I am an RN with a Masters degree, and so have some training in evaluating research. I have been researching like mad...
    Alyshamom Alyshamom 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 10

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    I was just diagnosed with poloymyalgia about 1 1/2 months ago. I have had a pretty big change with my health this last five years. Have had breast cancer, thyroid cancer and...
    Clc488 Clc488 61-65, F Nov 16

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    I have the most amazing boyfriend/husband. We have been together for 3yrs. And it has been the best 3yrs of my life. i never knew who he was, i only knew what i have heard about...
    garzzza14 garzzza14 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    I'm a negative person. A pessimist at my best! It's tragic. I have no clue why I've let life do this to me for this long. I'm only 21 years old and I am already tired, bitter and...
    Theworldisminenow Theworldisminenow 18-21, F 7 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    My love is 23 years older than me. We met a few years ago online via AgeMeet.com. It was totally platonic but I broke off contact due to doing other things in my life, I wasn't...
    toylycc11 toylycc11 26-30, F 5 hrs ago

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    My love is 23 years older than me. We met a few years ago online via AgeMeet.com. It was totally platonic but I broke off contact due to doing other things in my life, I wasn't...
    toylycc11 toylycc11 26-30, F 5 hrs ago

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    My love is 23 years older than me. We met a few years ago online via AgeMeet.com. It was totally platonic but I broke off contact due to doing other things in my life, I wasn't...
    toylycc11 toylycc11 26-30, F 5 hrs ago

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    I am in love with a guy, and he with me. So deeply and madly in love, but his parents have forbidden our relationship. So I have to wait until he can make his own choices. I have...
    Jinx2109 Jinx2109 18-21 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    If you work hard enough and don't lose sight of your dreams they will come true, but most people usually give up on this because they deem it as "impossible". Nothing is impossible...
    SunsetTears SunsetTears 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    If you work hard enough and don't lose sight of your dreams they will come true, but most people usually give up on this because they deem it as "impossible". Nothing is impossible...
    SunsetTears SunsetTears 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    If you work hard enough and don't lose sight of your dreams they will come true, but most people usually give up on this because they deem it as "impossible". Nothing is impossible...
    SunsetTears SunsetTears 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    If you work hard enough and don't lose sight of your dreams they will come true, but most people usually give up on this because they deem it as "impossible". Nothing is impossible...
    SunsetTears SunsetTears 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    I always thought I was firing blanks, but in the last month it's been confirmed that I have a daughter! She's just turned 4 and she's gorgeous. She must get her looks from her...
    Mick672 Mick672 41-45, M 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    So I went to the doctor a few days ago for some stomach pains and a sickly color I was and turns out I have quite a few parasites in me o.o. she said I had ascaris worms in my...
    navel795 navel795 18-21, M 5 hrs ago

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    I'm not gonna lie. I have friends, but I feel so distanced from them that I don't know if they really know me. Sometimes I entertain the thought that nobody cares about me. I just...
    CapnChris CapnChris 22-25, M 3 hrs ago

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    I have a boyfriend who I have been with for 7 months and really is the best ever he's caring , perfect , trust worthy , wears heart on sleeve , thoughtful , handsome . He gives me...
    Jayd97 Jayd97 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    Yesterday, I wrote my slutty confession...'the what I did in Paris'. There was this particular personal comment which I like so much..and thought that I could share with you all...
    SwanLake78 SwanLake78 36-40, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I've got this biggest crush on Mr. Christian Grey! (In fact all of the hot and perfect guys I have read.) I swear I would be Anastasia in a heartbeat just to have my own hot and...
    dakilangdreamer dakilangdreamer 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    There have been a few occasions in my life when I learned how s%xual a woman can be to a man... Unfortunately in my case it started with my father. I remember doing gymnastics...
    lilygeorge12 lilygeorge12 22-25, F 41 mins ago

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    There have been a few occasions in my life when I learned how s%xual a woman can be to a man... Unfortunately in my case it started with my father. I remember doing gymnastics...
    lilygeorge12 lilygeorge12 22-25, F 40 mins ago

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    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.. You know it's that time of year when the shops are packed and people stop and have arguments in the parking lot bc one stubborn...
    aquagrl aquagrl 31-35, F 5 hrs ago

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