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Board: Women's Health 01-09-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 568
Posted By loralei
Re: Heart Palps - Perimenopause - And The Beat Goes On!

I know what you mean. It feels like a strong butterfly in your chest. Anxiety can make it worse, but of course feeling your chest fluttering naturally CAUSES anxiety. Even though it feels like you...
Board: Women's Health 01-07-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 568
Posted By loralei
Re: Heart Palps - Perimenopause - And The Beat Goes On!

I'm 31, so probably not premenopausal. But I do get heart palpitations. They can be a symptom of many things, including thyroid problems(which I have). If you are not having chest pains, they are...
Board: Women's Health 01-05-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By loralei
Re: Recurrent Yeast Infections

I am sexually active, we use condoms and lubricant. My gyn said it was extremely rare for men to harbor yeast infection, so no my partner has not been treated. I used condoms for years with no...
Board: Women's Health 01-04-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By loralei
Recurrent Yeast Infections

Over the past year or so I've had many many yeast infections. I've taken multiple courses of diflucan and I'm starting to become depressed.

I do all the little things they say: wear cotton...
Board: Cancer: Thyroid 11-30-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 499
Posted By loralei
Can you ever lose weight?

I had papillary carcinoma and total thyroidectomy about 4 years ago. At the time of my surgery I had gained 50 pounds from my normal weight.

Well cut to 4 years later, I assumed the extra weight...
Board: Inner Ear Disorders 11-30-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,147
Posted By loralei
Labyrinthitis not fully compensated after 8 years

So my story is probably very familiar to a lot of you. I was diagnosed with inner ear damage from viral Labyrinthitis about 8 years ago. I was told do my VRT exercises and eventually I'd compensate...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 11-29-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 475
Posted By loralei
Re: blood shows when blowing nose

Like the other poster said, it's very common in the winter and probably no need to be alarmed. I use nasal saline and I have a humidifier for my bedroom at night.

Try to drink as much water as...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 11-29-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,381
Posted By loralei
Re: Severe Nose Pain, Redness, Bumps

That does sound strange. WHy don't you try taking some claritin or benadryl? If it is, in fact, allergies those should give you some noticeable relief right away. (Benadryl faster than claritin)
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 11-28-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,505
Posted By loralei
Strange pressure/popping feeling above ear

This is very strange, but here it goes. I have been having a popping sound in my left ear and a feeling of pressure ABOVE that ear, on the side of my head. Almost as if I can "hear" something popping...
Board: Depression 09-22-2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 840
Posted By loralei
coming off antidepressants

I've been on Zoloft and then Celexa for about 5 years. I tried to quit once before but I couldn't deal with withdrawals and my overwhelming feelings. However, I've gained about 50 pounds (most likely...
Board: Relationship Health 08-12-2010, 09:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 54,177
Posted By loralei
Re: My boyfriend has borderline personality disorder

I'm so happy for you. You should be very proud.:D


I wasted 5 years of my life walking on eggshells around my husband just because he could be nice 75% of the time. Our split is so confusing for...
Board: Relationship Health 08-10-2010, 02:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 54,177
Posted By loralei
Re: My boyfriend has borderline personality disorder

I just wanted to say I had the exact same thing happen in my relationship. I loved him so much when he was good, but hated him so much when he was "bad." There was always something missing in his...
Board: Nail Problems 08-06-2010, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,108
Posted By loralei
weak, brittle, peeling, ridges

Do you know of any common problems that might cause the nails to be an absolute mess? My nails have been so awful and weak for years. I have a huge amount of hangnails too. I moisturize all the time...
Board: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 07-28-2010, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,696
Posted By loralei
Re: Recently diagnosed, scared to death!

You should be so proud of yourself for not only recognizing the problem, but being willing to seek help.
Board: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 07-28-2010, 06:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,859
Posted By loralei
Re: children of people with severe ptsd

It's always the oldest child that seems to suffer the most. I don't know if it's because they are the protector and take the brunt of abuse or if they are just old enough to understand it all. This...
Board: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 07-27-2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,859
Posted By loralei
children of people with severe ptsd

So can PTSD seriously effect the children and spouses of those who are diagnosed? My ex's father apparently suffered from raging war-related PTSD while the kids were growing up. He's gotten a little...
Board: Birth Control 06-27-2010, 04:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,197
Posted By loralei
bcp sensitivty predict pregnancy mood swings?

I am 28 years old and I've been unable to tolerate any birth control pills or the patch due to severe mental symptoms and breathrough bleeding. I did ok for a month or two on the nuvaring, but then I...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 05-19-2010, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,243
Posted By loralei
Re: Will my sex drive return?

I want to bump this.

I've had no sex drive for almost a year on .125 of Levoxyl.My doseage has steadily increased in small increments and now I'm Hyperthyroid.

But guess what else? My sex...
Board: Incontinence 03-12-2010, 12:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,953
Posted By loralei
Female incontinence from weight gain?

Has anyone suffered incontinence and bladder pressure from weight gain other than pregnancy?

I gained about 40-50 pounds over 2 years due to thyroid cancer and, well, laziness. I'm only 28, and...
Board: Women's Health 11-18-2009, 09:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,269
Posted By loralei
protruding cervix, pee, short period

This is very disturbing, but I can now see my cervix near my vaginal opening. I've heard this happens to a lot of women after they have kids. I'm only 28 with no kids. Additionally, I sometimes pee a...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 10-13-2009, 08:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,034
Posted By loralei
Re: A question for Armour (or other naturals) users

All, do you find natural thyroid to be that much better than synthetic? I had my thyroid removed in February, and since then I've just been getting fatter and fatter and fatter on Levoxyl, with no...
Board: Digestive Disorders 10-13-2009, 08:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 6,625
Posted By loralei
Lower abdomen bloating and white film on stool

Does this sound like a food intolerance? My stomach is so swollen that I look pregnant (I've taken my preg. tests to be sure, I'm not).

I get occasional constipation and suffer from bouts of IBS....
Board: Dysphagia 10-13-2009, 07:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 151,781
Posted By loralei
Re: Feels like the food is stuck in the middle of my chest..

You can have acid reflux even without that acidy feeling. If so, your esophagus may be swollen from acid erosion and food might get caught on the way down. You are not just imagining it, it's a very...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 08-28-2009, 11:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,213
Posted By loralei
Memory Loss

So I've been post-thyroidectomy for about 6 months now, and doing really well for the most part. My Endo has been gradually increasing my Levoxyl dosage to get my TSH to a suppressed level (because I...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 06-11-2009, 01:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 966
Posted By loralei
Re: Please telling me these are normal symptoms after thyroid removal

Numb lips can point to a calcium problem, call your doctor right away.
Board: Thyroid Disorders 06-10-2009, 10:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,907
Posted By loralei
Re: Newly DX with papillary cancer

A month is not accurate at all. I imagine some people are extra cautious about radioactive materials being near their children - so they choose to stay away longer. But from what I understand, it...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 06-10-2009, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,322
Posted By loralei
positive things to say about thyroidectomies?

I've noticed a ton of negative comments here and I thought we should start a thread with positive personal changes that we notice after total or partial thyroidectomies. While not ideal, I swear that...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 06-08-2009, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,464
Posted By loralei
Re: SO sad....

Don't give up! you need to FIGHT for your own health because no one else will. Keep going until you find something that makes you feel better! Switch doctors, try new meds, try new supplements, try...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 06-08-2009, 07:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,907
Posted By loralei
Re: Newly DX with papillary cancer

I had papillary cancer as well, my thyroidectomy was about 3 months ago. I am doing great! It took me like 3 days to recover from the surgery. I could eat normally and do normal activities almost the...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 06-08-2009, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 9,182
Posted By loralei
Re: Menstrual cycles after a total thyroidectomy

My period was totally absent for like 2.5 months after surgery. When I finally got it, it was light, weird, and lasted for like 2 weeks straight. From what I understand, this irregularity is not...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 05-02-2009, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,353
Posted By loralei
Will a day with 2 levoxyl pills make me freak out?

I am currenly on only112 mcg ( I am a thyroidless person), but my endo insists I'm no longer in the hypo range. However, since I had cancer, my TSH can be suppressed a little bit more. She told me to...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 04-06-2009, 06:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 807
Posted By loralei
dry eye connection

Anyone else have painful dry eyes?

Prior to my thyroidectomy, I was unable to wear my contact lenses as they hurt my eyes. I had zero problems with them as a teenager, then all of a sudden it...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 04-05-2009, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,700
Posted By loralei
Re: Thyroidectomy - anyone not miserable afterwards?

I am doing pretty well. The people who are miserable are more likely to make posts, so it seems like there are more of them. In real life all 4 ladies I know who had thyroid cancer/thyroidecotomies...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 03-27-2009, 09:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,718
Posted By loralei
Re: Underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism)

it can cause weight gain in some people, weight loss in others, and no change in some. I think weight gain is more common than weight loss, sadly. There are TONS of side effects that are possible.
Board: Cancer: Thyroid 03-25-2009, 12:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,300
Posted By loralei
Re: Papillary thyroid cancer

no problems with calcium at all. My surgeon was kind of an arrogant little man, but I think he has the skills to back it up.


Perhaps I should start taking my Vitamin D again? I stopped because I...
Board: Cancer: Thyroid 03-24-2009, 07:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,300
Posted By loralei
Cool Re: Papillary thyroid cancer

I just wanted to let everyone know that my tumor came back at .9 cm, and well differentiated- so I don't need RAI. Woo hoo. Way to catch it nice and early. I am so glad I didn't listen to the docs...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 03-20-2009, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,646
Posted By loralei
Re: Multinodule goiter with normal TSH

My mom seems to have confused nodules versus a goiter. She called enlarged nodules a goiter. So to her, the goiter was the nodule. Basically the RAI made her whole neck smaller.

Definitely try all...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 03-20-2009, 04:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,646
Posted By loralei
Re: Multinodule goiter with normal TSH

yeah, my mom had a goiter an they were able to shrink her nodules with RAI. Her neck feels much better now. I guess it does not work for everyone, but it's worth asking about.
Board: Thyroid Disorders 03-20-2009, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,511
Posted By loralei
Irregular period after thyroidectomy

So my thyroid was removed about 3-1/2 weeks ago. My period is now about 10 days late. We only had sex with a condom like once in the past month. I am freaking out. I've heard adjustment to the...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 03-20-2009, 04:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,107
Posted By loralei
Re: Thyroidectomy and Back to Exercise??

I would wait and see how you feel after a couple of weeks. Walking is probably fine, but heavy weights might harm your incision. Ask your surgeon or wait til your incision is visibly healed.
Board: Thyroid Disorders 02-27-2009, 02:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 715
Posted By loralei
Re: Egad...white hairs!

I am 27, and tons of my 27-30 year old friends have already started going gray. And they have no health problems.


Fun times
Board: Thyroid Disorders 02-26-2009, 07:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,513
Posted By loralei
Re: thyroid surgery?

Definitely call your endocrinologist or whomever did the FNA, they should know of another pathology lab who can look at the slides. The endo should send the slides out for you. It's in their best...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 02-26-2009, 08:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,513
Posted By loralei
Re: thyroid surgery?

Have the FNA slides sent to another patholgist. A different set of eyes can be all you need. My cells were deemed only suspicious by the first pathologist, but the second pathologist said it was...
Board: Cancer: Thyroid 02-26-2009, 07:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,300
Posted By loralei
Re: Papillary thyroid cancer

The staff at my hospital were amazing. They would not let me leave until they checked my calcium levels. They told me to buy some tums just in case, but I have not yet needed them. I'm supposed to...
Board: Cancer: Thyroid 02-25-2009, 10:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,300
Posted By loralei
Re: Papillary thyroid cancer

I just got home from my surgery and I feel like a million bucks! I can move and eat almost normally. I thought I'd be stuck in bed for a week, but I am up and about after a day. Nothing too strenuous...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 02-10-2009, 09:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 18,923
Posted By loralei
Re: Does thyroid affect eyesight?

Is it worse driving at night?
Board: Cancer: Thyroid 02-10-2009, 09:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,220
Posted By loralei
Re: Wow - I can't believe I have thyroid cancer

It definitely helps to read and talk about it. You'll be fine, hang in there. This board has been great. Friends and family always mean well, but they just can't know all the particulars.
Board: Cancer: Thyroid 02-10-2009, 01:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,300
Posted By loralei
Re: Papillary thyroid cancer

I am so glad to hear you are doing better. I too, have had tons of symptoms that started a couple years ago. These symptoms are all similar to hypothyroid ones. Yet all the doctors with whom I speak...
Board: Cancer: Thyroid 02-10-2009, 01:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,300
Posted By loralei
Re: Papillary thyroid cancer

I scheduled my surgery for a couple weeks from now. I can't take the worry. My nodule is only about 1cm and my lymph nodes look clear, so there is a strong chance I will not need ra iodine, or if I...
Board: Cancer: Thyroid 02-10-2009, 12:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,300
Posted By loralei
Re: Papillary thyroid cancer

Thanks so much for the support. It's insane how unsupportive some people in real life can be. My own mother found out my strongly suspicious biopsy, and she told me I was just being dramatic and I...
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