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Board: Thyroid Disorders 12-23-2013, 05:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 596
Posted By herekittykitty
Re: Worried About New Labs; High T3's

Thank you both for your reply. When I saw those results yesterday, it made me very nervous. I'm going to call the doctor's office this morning, but not sure if they are open over the holidays.
Board: Thyroid Disorders 12-22-2013, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 596
Posted By herekittykitty
Worried About New Labs; High T3's

I just had new labs drawn and my T3's were high. I have a new doctor and this doctor had me have labs drawn 3 hours past taking my Armour Thyroid 90 mg. I recently cut down to 90 mg from 120 mg....
Board: Thyroid Disorders 11-12-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,277
Posted By herekittykitty
Re: Low TSH; Frozen Shoulder Syndrome

Thank you Midwest. I realize everything you are saying is spot on and things Ive read and know to be true. It's just good to get some reassurance sometimes. I was just a tiny bit concerned about a...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 11-11-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,277
Posted By herekittykitty
Re: Low TSH; Frozen Shoulder Syndrome

The doctor explained to me why the low T4 was ok but not sure I could explain it myself. It was a little over my head, but something to the effect that the T3 was good and T4 converts to T3. I did...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 11-11-2013, 06:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,277
Posted By herekittykitty
Low TSH; Frozen Shoulder Syndrome

I have been diagnosed with a painful condition called Frozen Shoulder Syndrome or adhesive capsulitis. There seems to be a link with hyperthyroidism, but I have also found some literature that links...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 05-07-2011, 07:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,005
Posted By herekittykitty
Re: Split Dessicated Dosage AM/PM

Hi Scoot,

I take Armour Thyroid and my doctor has me split the dosage, but she has me take the first dose in the morning and the second dose at 3 pm as this is when I usually crash.
Board: Thyroid Disorders 04-14-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By herekittykitty
Re: New lab results: Could someone take a look?

My energy levels were up and I was feeling somewhat better.....However, now I am fatigued again and needing naps during the day which I wasn't having to do. I do have positive thyroid antibodies...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 04-14-2011, 10:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By herekittykitty
New lab results: Could someone take a look?

My doctor had me get my thyroid tests repeated as she thought I might be going hyperthyroid because I have had some weight loss recently. I tried to tell her that I was under a tremendous amount of...
Board: Anemia 11-03-2010, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,443
Posted By herekittykitty
Re: low iron and low thyroid what to do

You definitely should not stop taking your thyroid meds. I was anemic and hypothyroid and took both iron and thyroid meds. You need to work on both. Continue to take the iron and thyroid meds. 4...
Board: Cancer: Uterine 09-24-2010, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 12,666
Posted By herekittykitty
Re: does having 13 mm endometrial lining indicate cancer

I just had an endometrial biopsy for a uterine lining of 13mm, exactly the same as yours. I was at a point in my cycle that it should have been less than that. I heard back from my biopsy and there...
Board: Cancer: Cervical & Ovarian 08-30-2010, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,168
Posted By herekittykitty
Re: Pelvic U/S question ???

Nabothian cyst - no problem

fibroid - can cause some of the symptoms you are having but they are not serious, i.e. cancer

10mm thickened endometrial stripe - where were you in your menstrual...
Board: Women's Health 07-31-2010, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,011
Posted By herekittykitty
Re: Fibroids?

I haven't used those, but I used natural progesterone cream to successfully shrink 1 fibroid and the other disappeared. The one that shrunk was so small they could hardly find it on the ultrasound.
Board: Thyroid Disorders 07-20-2010, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,589
Posted By herekittykitty
Re: Underactive thyroid and anemia

I would think you would be fine if you had the iron injection as this wouldn't interfere with the absorption of your thyroid meds.
Board: Thyroid Disorders 07-20-2010, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,589
Posted By herekittykitty
Re: Underactive thyroid and anemia

Definately space out your iron from your thyroid meds, 4 hours apart.
Board: Thyroid Disorders 07-20-2010, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,810
Posted By herekittykitty
Re: Newly Diagnosed Hashi's: Gluten question...

It has to be complete. You are even supposed to have a "clean" non-gluten area in your kitchen that you only prepare your gluten free foods in because the other areas will be contaminated with...
Board: Hysterectomy 07-18-2010, 05:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,775
Posted By herekittykitty
Re: Daughter facing surgery for fibroids

She could go on medication to try and shrink the fibroids before the surgery. Has she gotten a second opinion? I would definately get a second opinion and see about trying to shrink before surgery. I...
Board: General Health 07-04-2010, 05:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,425
Posted By herekittykitty
Re: Ear discharge for several months after infection.

Do you still have some of the antibiotic drops you used before for the infection? When my son has this, he always has drops left over. I would use them again if you have them. It sounds like the...
Board: Women's Health 07-04-2010, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,781
Posted By herekittykitty
Re: Late Menstruation, but Negative HPT

If you haven't had intercourse and you haven't exchanged bodily fluids, I think you are fine as far as pregnancy. Maybe you should think about birth control before things do go further.

It seems...
Board: Anemia 07-02-2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,672
Posted By herekittykitty
Re: night sweats from anemia?

I was having night sweats that were caused from a hormone imbalance (low progesterone compared to normal estrogen). Are you of the age that you could be entering perimenopause? After starting natural...
Board: Anemia 07-02-2010, 07:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,015
Posted By herekittykitty
Re: How do you know how anemic?

With a hemoglobin of 10.6, you would be mildly anemic. Since you have had gastric bypass surgery, this is probably the culprit. I have seen many people on here post gastric bypass that end up anemic...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 07-02-2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 755
Posted By herekittykitty
Re: Help wih Armour Please!

What strength were you started on and in what period of time was your dosage raised? Maybe you were started on too high of a dose and raised too quickly.
Board: Thyroid Disorders 07-01-2010, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,023
Posted By herekittykitty
Re: Opinion on Hypothyroid

Have you ever been checked for low ferritin and anemia? I had restless leg syndrome when I was anemic and after I got that resolved, my restless leg syndrome resolved. I'm still working on my low...
Board: Women's Health 06-29-2010, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,010
Posted By herekittykitty
Re: no periods..pregnancy test negative and might have thick womb HELP!!

The thickened womb, or endometrial lining, is probably because you haven't had a period in nine weeks. It sounds like you may have a hormone imbalance going on. How old are you?
Board: Sexually Transmitted Diseases 06-28-2010, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,444
Posted By herekittykitty
Re: Do I have genital herpes?

No, but we did drink after one another, so that is always where I thought I contracted oral herpes.
Board: Sexually Transmitted Diseases 06-28-2010, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,444
Posted By herekittykitty
Re: Do I have genital herpes?

Are you sure that you can't get oral herpes from drinking after someone? I got cold sores when I was a child and I'm pretty sure I got them after drinking after my father. I was young and had never...
Board: Anemia 06-28-2010, 02:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,635
Posted By herekittykitty
Re: Anemia vs. Hemochromatosis

Yes, acid reflux medications can make you not absorb your iron out of foods, or if you take iron supplements it can make you not absorb those either. You have to have enough acid in your stomach to...
Board: Anemia 06-28-2010, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,781
Posted By herekittykitty
Re: Iron problems combined with other illness, please read

Are you on a gluten free diet? Do you feel your Celiac's is under control through your diet? It is my understanding that if you have your Celiac under control, then your stomach/intestinal lining...
Board: Women's Health 06-26-2010, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,534
Posted By herekittykitty
Re: Do I need to be concerned about my blood pressure results?

Yes, that is high and you should make an appointment with your doctor.
Board: Thyroid Disorders 06-25-2010, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,445
Posted By herekittykitty
Re: Need help understanding lab work please help

If you were hypoT back then, those results would still be normal as far as that particular pituitary test goes. Remember, this test is not to diagnose thyroid disease. It's a test to diagnose...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 06-25-2010, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,445
Posted By herekittykitty
Re: Need help understanding lab work please help

No, it is not a diagnostic test to see if you are hypoT or menopausal. Those would be the ranges for a person with known hypoT or known pregnancy, or menopausal. So if you were not pregnant, haven't...
Board: Men's Health 06-25-2010, 09:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,496
Posted By herekittykitty
Re: lots of questions

Just to be clear, you can have Type I in the genital area. If you have Type I in the genital area, your blood test will still say positive for Type I, not Type II. If you have a cold sore or your...
Board: Men's Health 06-24-2010, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,496
Posted By herekittykitty
Re: lots of questions

Yes, you can get it that way.
Board: Women's Health 06-23-2010, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,141
Posted By herekittykitty
Re: Should I take progesterone cream

Yes, I use it twice a day. I rub it on my wrists, ankles, inside of arms, etc. My doctor prescribed it after checking my levels and finding out I am deficient in progesterone. I had all the symptoms...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 06-23-2010, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,303
Posted By herekittykitty
Re: After last summer hell it is back again!!

Armour is back on the market and I have had no issues getting it. You can split up your dose of Armour and take it twice a day, not four times a day. You don't have to take it that way, but seems to...
Board: Anemia 06-22-2010, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,661
Posted By herekittykitty
Re: Just told I have anemia- iron defficiency...

The first thing you need to do is get a copy of your lab results along with the lab ranges. A lot of people are told their thyroid results are normal when they are very low in the normal range and...
Board: Women's Health 06-22-2010, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,141
Posted By herekittykitty
Re: Should I take progesterone cream

Have you checked your progesterone and estrogen levels? Are you deficient in progesterone? More importantly, how is your ratio between progesterone and estrogen? If you haven't gotten these levels...
Board: Cancer: Breast 06-13-2010, 02:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,346
Posted By herekittykitty
Re: What is the treatment of having a lump in the breast of a 17 year old girl?

It is according to what type of lump you are referring to. If it is a cyst, then it can stay where it is. There are certain tumors that need to come out even though they are not cancer because they...
Board: Women's Health 06-11-2010, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,415
Posted By herekittykitty
Re: fear of taking medicine

Just as an FYI, Niacin can cause something called a Niacin flush. My husband took it and thought he was having a heart attack.

I am afraid of taking medications too. Everyone should be cautious in...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 06-07-2010, 01:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,393
Posted By herekittykitty
Re: Help With Readings :(

I don't think you should give up hope in finding out what is physically/medically wrong with you. So many people are told they are depressed or stressed and put on antidepressants when that is not...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 06-07-2010, 04:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,502
Posted By herekittykitty
Re: new here and labs

Vit. D levels should be in the upper half of the range.
Board: Thyroid Disorders 06-06-2010, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 594
Posted By herekittykitty
Re: Good News/Bad News

Make sure the testing is the Free T3 and Free T4.
Board: Thyroid Disorders 06-05-2010, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,205
Posted By herekittykitty
Re: Do you treat elderly hypothyroid patient differently?

She is definately Vit. D deficient and is already supplementing with 10,000 iu a week. I was just hoping a med. increase would get her back on track, but didn't know if her labs looked okay for her...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 06-04-2010, 06:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,502
Posted By herekittykitty
Re: new here and labs

On your first post you have your folate as "Folate (Folic Acid), Serum 19.8 ng/mL > 30" instead of greater than 3.0. So that looks good with the changed range of greater than 3.0.

Your vitamin D...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 06-04-2010, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,853
Posted By herekittykitty
Re: Need help deciphering blood work results (newly diagnosed hypo)

Kitty, You mentioned you are taking iron as well as Armour. Just be sure to space out the iron and Armour and not take them within 2 hours of each other.
Board: Thyroid Disorders 06-04-2010, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,205
Posted By herekittykitty
Do you treat elderly hypothyroid patient differently?

My mother in law is 78 years old and hypothyroid. She is taking Synthroid 50mg. She has many symptoms of hypothyroid, like outer eyebrows missing, low energy, muscle weakness. She has always been...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 06-04-2010, 03:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,502
Posted By herekittykitty
Re: new here and labs

Low Vit. D can give you many of the same symptoms as low thyroid and often go hand in hand. You should get some Vit. D3 1000 i.u. and take at least 2 a day. Also, get some folic acid and supplement...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 06-03-2010, 06:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,502
Posted By herekittykitty
Re: new here and labs

Are you supplementing with Vit. D3 for your low vit. D results? And folic acid?
Board: Thyroid Disorders 06-02-2010, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,267
Posted By herekittykitty
Re: coffee and meds

I always drink coffee with my Armour. I have never heard that you couldn't drink coffee with it. I only thought you couldn't have solid food.
Board: Anemia 05-23-2010, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,022
Posted By herekittykitty
Re: Low iron symptoms

tammyp,

Post those thyroid results along with the ranges, any other lab results you have, and your symptoms over on the thyroid board here on health boards. There are some really smart people over...
Board: General Health 05-22-2010, 06:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 824
Posted By herekittykitty
Re: I'm Not One to Complain! Help!

Roseola causes a fine, red rash usually. Both of my boys had that when they were toddlers.

The reason I was asking about medications is there is a type of drug reaction that can cause a high fever...
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