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Old 11-30-2004, 05:53 PM   #1
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Hasimotos

Hi,
Have Hasimotos with 4cm of nodules on leftside that needed to be removed.
Just had the left side of the thyroid removed on the 22nd. All is good - well until today. The surgeon seems to think I should be able to function without synthyroid - but will check blood work first. The endo. wants me on a 1.37 of synthyroid without bloodwork. I've been dealing with him for a few years now and really am unsure if he knows anything. Help - what is L-Tyrsire and what should I be taking now? When I asked about other meds. he said no

 
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Old 11-30-2004, 08:32 PM   #2
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Well, I wouldn't trust the surgeon's advice. Not all, but certainly most, people who've had some thyroid tissue removed need some replacement hormone sooner or later.

But I wouldn't simply start taking .137 mgs of Synthroid right off the bat, either. You want to start with a low dose... say .05 or .075.... and to increase gradually based on your symptoms and free hormone levels. Low and slow. That's the way the right dose is achieved.

L-Tyrosine is a component of thyroid hormone. I don't know the entire exact process, but the thyroid gland uses it somehow, combined with iodine to create T4 and/or T3. I can't comment on whether you should take it... Has one of the doctors told you to?

 
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Old 12-01-2004, 06:06 AM   #3
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Re: Hasimotos

I had the right side of my thyroid removed in May ( this year )
4 weeks after my op I had blood tests and my surgeon started me
on 25 mcg of Synthroid , then two weeks later 50 mcg , then 2 weeks later 75mcg ,
now 4 weeks after that I'm on 88mcg , yesterday I had more blood test
and am seeing the specialist on Friday to see how I am doing and if i need
more ( I think I do as i feel rough ) each time my endo raised
my medication was always after blood tests ..

maybe you could ask your doctor again re meds ?

ALSO I agree with midwest , I ( and other people ) do have odd reactions
to synthroid so I would most defiantly question starting at
137 mgs !

Good luck and I hope your not feeling to bad .....


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Old 12-01-2004, 02:40 PM   #4
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Re: Hasimotos

Thank you guys,

This endo has had me on high dose's of synthyroid for years now and the only time I felt good was for the first 6 month's. As I read eveyone's comments on this board it's me to a T. In the fog, tired ect... I just wonder if there is something else out there that would work better. He claims I need the synthyroid or the other nogles will start to grow. He told me no to anyother meds. without any reasons. So where do you go from here.....

 
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Oh no! You can feel and be better than this. There definitely are other avenues of treatment. Sounds like you'll have to find another doctor, though, because that one has refused - or doesn't know how - to treat you as you need to be.

Go to the library or bookstore and get Dr. Kenneth Blanchard's book, What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Hypothyroidism. You will see just how misunderstood thyroid disease is, and how ignorant most doctors - including endos - are about it.

 
Old 12-02-2004, 05:47 PM   #6
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Thank you,

I'll buy it this weekend....

The endo's were I live are few and far. The one I see is so overbooked you sit in his office for atleast 1 1/2 hours before you see him for 3 min.

 
Old 12-14-2004, 01:28 PM   #7
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Re: Hasimotos

I have a thyroid problem as well as was diagnosed with hashimotos disease as well and went in for blood work and it showed I my thyroid was low. After having my first child my thyroid started acting up. Weird but my endo prescribed me atenolol, nothing to do with thyroid disease but it is a heart medication and it worked. I completely recovered after several months. I am currently on my second pregnancy and my thyroid test came back low. I went to see my endo today and he said my thyroid is enlarged more than normal but says I do not have to get on any meds at this time since I'm two months and the baby already has it's own thyroid, the baby will not be affected. The only thing I had was nausea 24/7 X2 and fatigue. I will be monitored through out my pregnancy but see a more positive outlook. Please call around and get more informed on Thyroid disease.You have a right to know what exactly can be done for you and if you feel uncertain of your Dr. by all means look elswhere for a second opinion. Good day!

 
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