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Old 03-17-2008, 04:29 PM   #1
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i have been stopping and starting smoking for a while now i went for a blood test and something showed up in my thyroid does anyone know if stopping smoking would affect the thyroid i was of the gigs when i got the blood test

 
Old 03-17-2008, 06:05 PM   #2
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Re: curious

I have no personal experience regarding your question but I did a quick search on the net and there does appear to be a connection.
It is well documented that smoking impairs thyroid function but it also seems as a lot of women develope thyroid problems soon after they quit smoking. The reason for this is not understood at this time according the information I read. Possibly the additional stress from nicotine withdrawl unmasks a problem that is already present but had been undetectide?

 
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Old 03-18-2008, 06:06 AM   #3
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thank tou i will look into it any woman out there this has hapened to

 
Old 03-18-2008, 06:09 AM   #4
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I looked it up after reading your post. Apparently, smoking can mask the symptoms of a thyroid disorder, but the problem is already there hiding. You should check with your doctor for real info...Good luck, Sharon.

 
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i am waiting to get a second blood test to confirm it it seems like when i stopped smoking my body fell to bits

 
Old 03-20-2008, 05:56 AM   #6
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Sharon, think about how much better you will feel. Maybe not today, but soon, and better than ever! Enjoy the deeper breaths you can take and wait out the awful cravings. Your doctor will work with you to help any problems that may have been hidden...
I'll be thinking of you!

 
Old 03-20-2008, 03:19 PM   #7
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hi it is a little disapointing to quit smoking then get told that there is something wrong with the thyroid witch i no nothing about you stop smoking to get healther so it put me on a right downer and i started smoking again

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