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Old 08-11-2005, 08:32 AM   #1
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Please Someone Answer This Does It Sound Like Hypo?

Hi guys l'm sitting here feeling like lm going nuts!! lm in a daze my mind feels heavy my back is aching my hands ache whatever l do my chest aches l cant concentrate ,lm ready to cry holding it together so not to upset my little one l never managed to get in for my blood test at the beginning of the week went today and the bl**dy place is closed sob! so lm going to have to wait till tommorow then wait days for results !thing is this has been creeping up on me slowly in waves for about 3+ weeks today must be the worst this is hell whatever it is l didnt feel this bad hyper (graves block and replace 300mg ptu and 100mcg thyroxine dxn june 04 meds since 13th july 04) please respond soon please

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Old 08-11-2005, 12:34 PM   #2
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Hi there!!

Here are some of the hypothyroid symptoms; naturally no one individual would get all of these at any one time, so in that respect they only act as
possible hypothyroid indicators:-

Depression and mood swings (happy one minute and wanting to cry the next), Irritability, Anxiety (unnecessarily worrying about things), Seizures
ADD and ADHD
Lack of Concentration
Mental Confusion
Short term memory loss
Long term memory loss
Serious mental illness and/or cognitive problems. I hate the word mental, but in this context it means that one has difficulty organising one's thoughts and may not recognise familiar faces and or places etc straight away. Difficulty retaining names.facts and figures to memory etc. Apathy, so unable to follow a normal daily routine; you want to do things but lack the drive to do them. Another one is about reading a message you may have written down, but it does not matter how many times you read it, it does not register in your brain that what you have written is correct. This does not mean that it is not correct, it is just that you are not getting the necessary signals from the brain to verify that fact.
Low resistance to colds, flu
Respiratory infections
Cold hands and feet
Low body temperature
Constipation
Hair Loss and/or hair becomes brittle and snaps away easily. Hair loss can also include part of eyebrows and thinning of eyelashes. Someone who had very thick hair may eventually find that it has thinned out.
Low Blood Pressure
Low energy, chronic fatigue - Usually very slow to get going in the mornings, but finding that you are more lively in the evenings.
Overweight, and/or weight noticeably fluctuates, so that you may end up having to have three different dress sizes in clothes to allow for those fluctuation in sizes.
Hypoglycemia - Make sure that you do not go without food for too long;
make sure that you do not skip meals to maintain good glucose levels.
Headaches including sinus headaches, sometimes more noticeable in a morning; waking up with a headache etc.
Migraines - violent headaches with eyes being sensitive to light etc.
Skin problems including dry, flaky and itchy skin. Skin on hands may dry split and bleed. Allergies to soap and cleaning detergents etc.
Low blood sugar
High Cholesterol
Heart disease
Cancers, tumors of many kinds
Arthritis, osteoporosis
Diabetes
Female estrogen problems
PMS
Infertility
Uterine fibroids
Cramps and also restless leg syndrome, where you have involuntary movement of your legs whilst you are asleep during the night.
Excessive monthly bleeding, which in turn can lead to iron deficiency.
Endometriosis, cysts, etc.
Eyes - conjunctivitis; blurred vision; painful dry itchy eyes.

Sometimes hormonal changes can make hypothyroidism more apparent, for example at puberty, monthly mensturation, becoming pregnant, being pregnant and also the menopause. Hormones are fluctuating in the body all the time, but even more so at those times in a woman's life. There are many women who unnecessarily have a hysterectomy to solve their menstrual problems; not realising that they are being caused by hypothyroidism.

Vitamin B12 deficiency is also another possible indicator of hypothyroidism, as some people with hypothyroidism may have lack of the intrinsic factor in the lining of the stomach, which means that the stomach cannot absorb vitamin B12 from food and/or vitamin B12 tablets, and in such cases vitamin B12 injections are required on a regular basis. Sometimes this can be once every 12 weeks, or once every 8 weeks; it obviously depends on each individual case, as some may need them more often. Vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to pernicious anaemia, and can cause serious health conditions if not caught in time.

I hope this has been of some help to you, and I am sure anyone else reading this may wish to add more to this list.

Keep your chin up and be strong. I practice mind over matter, which helps me a great deal; not to mention a sense of humour, though not always easy I know.

Take care

Babi

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Cheers Babi thank you x

 
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Do you feel depressed, and want to cry? What a great list of hypo symptoms Babi.
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You're welcome Niecsey,
and thanks Lady 50.

Niecsey, unfortunately you will have to wait for the results of your thyroid function test.

Putting things off that one should do is both one of the symptoms and also one of the many problems of having hypothyroidism. Also you made a very good point in saying that the symptoms creep up on you, sometimes so slowly over weeks, sometimes could be months, creeping up so slowly that you may not notice them at first, and then when you start being aware of say one or two symptoms you wonder if it is a figament of your imagination; wondering if you are just being silly or whatever. The other thing is that as the weeks turn into months, during some parts of those months your health may start to improve and those same symptoms may not be so noticeable, until a few weeks later say, when they start creeping up on you all over again. You could even develop new symptoms as well as your existing ones, new symptoms which again creep up on you.

Firstly, I know it is tedious, and or a real 'pain in the neck', but each day try to write down in a diary how you are feeling including your medical symptoms if you are not already doing so.

Also write down an action list each day for you what you should, and/or hope, to do each day; a list which should be in order of priority. Do the most important things first, even if it only turns out to be just one of them.
Then pat yourself on the back and say "Hey, I have done one positive thing today!!" Your diary in effect acts as your memory, as well as providing a written record of your daily health, so that later on you can look back through the days, weeks and months, and notice you medical pattern of health, which also becomes very useful when you have appointments with your doctors, as you have all your medical written notes to hand.

If you have hypothyroidism you may find it difficult getting up in a morning,
find you are taking ages to choose what clothes to wear, taking ages to get washed and dressed etc. You may also find the same when it comes to taking care of your child, or children. You may find yourself looking at the clock at one point and wonder where most of the morning went!! You may also find that you become easily distracted, and instead of returning to what you were originally doing you may start doing something else, until you get distracted again, when again you may find that you start doing something else, until eventually you find that you are surrounded by unfinished tasks!! This is why it is again important to keep a diary, as you can keep referring to it to remind you what you are supposed to be doing.

You may have took great pride in your appearance, but then find that it takes so long to put on make-up (that is if you wear make-up) and to style your hair etc., as your arms may feel very heavy and cumbersome, so as the weeks go by you may find that you are letting your appearance slip. Again this is not because you are lazy, but because of low energy levels in relation to hypothyroidism.

Another one is switching electrical and gas appliances off, you may find that you have to keep checking that you actually did switch them off, and you may find that you are doing such checks at least five times. This is because of poor concentration and short term memory loss in relation to hypothyroidism.

Reading books and magazines, again if you have hypothyroidism, you may find that you cannot read so many pages that you once did, and if your hypothyroidism remains untreated, eventually you may have trouble concentrating and managing to read even one page.

Therefore, I also know what you mean, when you say that you would rather have hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) than hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid)!!! I manage to get far more work done when I go hyper!! Actually, on a more serious note, that has just reminded me, when you have hypothyroidism, you must not push your body too far in undertaking physical tasks, as if you do you most probably will find that you are totally exhausted the following day and unable to do hardly anything, so in that sense it is far better to take things at a gradual sensible pace.

Therefore, to finish this, I will get back to your thyroid function test, you will have to wait for this test, and also any other blood tests your medical practitioner may wish to undertake. Even if they all come back as negatitive, then you may still have hypothyroidism. But that is another long story, so will leave that one for the moment, as I have written enough for now.

Don't forget to let us all know how you are getting on!!

Take Care!!

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Hi Babi that was a fantastic reply!! so much of me there ....yes lm wondering where the times gone yes lm not getting dressed till mid afternoon yes the house work is wearing me out yes its taking me all my time to do anything!! and yes l will have moments of feeling great! Yes l was very very depressed when l posted this very ,l worried my hubby sick l was so low it scared me l felt like l was falling! My ribs and spine ache too and im getting stabbing pains out of nowhere getting up on a morning lm so tired and ache esp lower back my eyes and head feel so heavy and l find l could cry at anything thank you so much for replying its really gretly appreciated(Y) where are you are on the grand scale of things? (thyroid) Hi lady xxxx hope your well hunny what would l do without you all? xx (theres me weeping again now lol)_

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I hope you all don't mind me butting in here, but I also know how you feel. I'm always so tired all the time and it's hard for me to get up in the morn. but after I get up that's my best time of the day. It's afternoon when I start going downhill. I have alot of the same symptoms as you all but I'm also taking AD so I think that helps some. My blood work all came back fine except doc said my thyroid was a little low but not much. She put me on a low dose of synthroid to see if it helps but said it wasn't really neccessary. It's only been about 5 days since I stated it and I really can't tell anything yet, but hoping it's too soon to tell. I am so glad I have you all to talk to because some days I feel so rotten I think there is nothing anybody can do to make me feel better. Thanks so much and hope to hear back from anyone!

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Hi Niecsey and Viclyn!!

It's good to hear how you are both feeling, as the saying goes:- "A problem shared is a problem halved!!"

Niecsey you asked how I am on the grand scale of things 'thyroid-wise'.
Well, first I must tell you both that I do not live in the States, but in Lancashire, England. Although, when I was a teenager I did live for just over one year in Cleveland, Ohio, where I attended an American high school, and still have fond memories of my time in your country!!

Looking back I now realize that I have had thyroid problems all my life, but it was not until 1986 that I realized that I had significant debilitating health problems. The doctors were making light of my symptoms, so it was not until ten years later 1996 when I finally managed to get referred to a gynaecologist, that I asked that same gynaecologist if some of my health problems could be being caused by hypothyroidism, as despite my very poor state of health I had undertaken a significant amount of medical research. He said that it was one possibility and arranged for a thyroid function test, following which I became an emergency case and was referred to the Thyroid Specialist. As ten years had already gone by I went ahead and had a full hysterectomy, so as to limit any possible outstanding health problems to only a few, having that hysterectomy meant that I was thrown into what is termed as a surgical menopause, and I was prescribed Hormone Replacement Therapy. My health still did not improve, and I think it was in late 1997 that they discovered that I had vitamin B12 deficiency, and in turn I had to have vitamin B12 injections because of lack of the intrinsic factor in the lining of my stomach, which means that my stomach cannot absorb vitamin B12 from food and vitamin supplements, and if this is not treated it can lead to pernicious anaemia. This problem of vitamin B12 deficiency can also be related to a thyroid disorder. My health still did not improve and if anything it was detiorating. It was about just over two years ago in 2003 I felt as though I was either going to have a heart attack and/or a stroke, again the doctors had been making light of my symptoms. I had still been doing my own medical research, so I stopped taking my Hormone Replacement Therapy, and I also stopped taking a statin drug that had been prescribed for high cholesterol, and also another drug that had been prescribed for the side effects of that same statin drug. Upon stopping those medications my health gradually started to improve. The above medications had been not only contributing to my heart problems, but they had also been interfering with thyroid function tests, so that I was not getting back a true reading. Since not taking the above medications, my thyroxine medication has been gradually reduced following subsequent thyroid function tests from 175 mcg to 50 mcg!! Although, my nurse did tell me that some of her patients felt better when taking 50 mcg one day then 75 mcg the following day and then back to 50 mcg the next day and so on..., as they found that taking 50 mcg every day was not enough, and yet taking 75 mcg every day was too much. Also around about the same time I had to have my vitamin B12 injections more often, so instead of once every 12 weeks now having them once every 8 weeks. My health has still gone up and down since that time because of fluctuating hormones within the body, and that can apply to anybody, but although I was feeling tons better than I had done over the many previous years I was still unable to take up any form of employment.
I had my last vitamin B12 injection on the 4th July and I am due my next one on 30th August. I usually find that my health starts to get worse a couple of weeks or so before each next injection, and after having that injection, again it takes a couple of weeks to really start having an effect. However, since early June of this year my health has not improved despite having that injection on the 4th July and has slowly deteriorated to the point where I am barely able to do anything. Therefore, I do not know whether this is because of my hypothyroidism, and/or because I need to have those injections more often. It is very difficult to tell as the symptoms are very similar. I also can feel a pressure without pain at the back of my head, and some days when I have gone for a short sleep, say at 5.00 p.m. I have actually slept all the way through until the following morning, whereas, in the past such short sleeps have only lasted anywhere from ten minutes to the most three hours. This pressure at the back of the head without pain is not something new, as I have had this problem off and on for many years now.
It was when I was undertaking more medical research just recently that I came across this website for the first time, and was pleasantly surprised, as most websites I have visited just give medical details etc., so its 'food for the soul' when you get to read about people going through the same and/or similar problems as yourself. They say that money can bring the worst out in people, but I would like to add another one to that, and that is that debilitating illness can also bring out the worst in people!! People who are ignorant and do not understand what it is to be really ill. Also I have heard hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism described as an 'invisible illness', so in many people's eyes cannot be seen, so therefore there cannot be a health problem. Blood test results do not help either, especially when they keep coming back as normal. Laboratories set their own normal level, whereas everybody has their own individual normal level, so as such people who are having blood tests should be treat as patients and not as laboratory values.
Blood tests results should only play one part in any doctor's diagnosis, and should not form the whole part of his diagnosis. I know that there are good doctors out there, and I have not closed my mind to that fact, but I have had a total lack of confidence in the doctors I have seen to date, this based on actual experience, and despite attending appointments with an open mind.
And as one excellent nurse told me many years ago now, there is no one that better understands a person's body than the patients themselves.

Viclyn it is great to hear from you. You say that you find it hard to get up in the morning, but then after that the morning is your best time of the day, and that it is in the afternoon when you start going downhill. Again another excellent nurse told me that other nurses including herself have noted that people with significant health problems usually find that their health starts to deteriorate from mid-day onwards. If I am going through a good patch then I can go through a whole day without any problems, but when I start to go down hill from mid-day over some weeks then I know that there is definetly something medically wrong. If my health gets worse then it affects my whole day, such has been my case since June of this year. Regarding feeling emotionally low, where you may feel like you want to burst out into tears for no apparent reason; I take Rhodiola Rosea Root extract, which is also said to help with not only the brain's mental function thought process etc, why I take it, but also it helps during such emotional times. It is a herb and quite expensive to buy, but it has really helped me. Also strong vitamin B compound tablets, which can be prescribed by you doctor, can also help with mood swings etc. Some doctors only prescribe one vitamin B on its own, as they come in numbers:- B1, B2 etc., but it is pointless taking only one vitamin B on its own, as you need to take also the remaining vitamin Bs at the same time to help full absorption within the body. Naturally all of these vitamin Bs are incorporated into just one tablet.

You are lucky that your doctor has used their initiative and placed you on a low dose of Synthroid to see if that helps; this is exactly what I was saying previously that blood tests results should only form only part of any doctor's diagnosis. I know you have not felt the benefit of it yet, but it could take up to a month before you notice a difference, as when I was an emergency case referred to a Thyroid Specialist, he could not prescribe the medication I actually needed straight away as that would have been too much of a shock to any human body, so instead he first prescribed 25 mcg, and I was not to increase that doseage for a further month, as he said it could take that long for it to be fully working. Therefore, at the end of each successive month I was gradually increased by 25 mcg thyroxine each time until I had reached the required doseage.

Before I finish the last thing that I want to say is that it is better to take thyroxine medication on its own with water in the morning and at least an hour before taking any food. Also if possible, in otherwords providing you are not going against medical recommendations, take any other medications at least three hours after you have taken your thyroid medication, so eliminating any possibility that they may interfere with the absorption of the thyroxine within your body. The other thing you need to do is to check out the side effects of any medications that you may be taking, as they could not only be causing some of your health problems, but they could also be accentuating your thyroid problem. I undertake nearly all of my research on the internet, and I print off items of interest that I find, so if I am researching any one medication I visit many websites to find which are the main common points that are raised throughout each one, as then I know I am on the right track.

Looking forward to hearing from you both soon.

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Hi ladies (((((hugs))))) great to meet you both at moment l am very very very tired= same for me to, by dinner time lm shattered my left eye has filled up with blood again and is very sore l have some dry eye drops do you have graves Viclyn? I too am in the Uk (north east) l will always be around to talk to Viclyn ,Babi you know so much hun you make so much sense l too have been 'ill' for years and it was put down to anxiety, inflammation panic attacks flunctuating female hormones etc l suspected years ago it was thyroid related l never even got tested till a few years ago and only found that out last year! Was told the tests had come back 'normal' but we all know theres know such thing as 'normal!' l too diagnosed myself approx 2/3 years ago and never actually told the doctor my suspicions until may/june last year as you know how it is......... you start to wonder if its 'you and your imagintaion' l know l left it too long and wish l hadnt....it was only my mother intervening that l actaully went (not a big fan of anything medical and avioded such at all costs) l was stick thin and l had the 'stare' l felt as if l was going to have a heart attack l thought l was dying but some days l felt super fit and others ill, l hadnt felt 'well' for approx 7 years. my blood pressure was so high the day l went to the doc he immediately sent for another doctor l sent the alarms off twice! Well have to make this short but l will be back later hope your both having a good day take care and thanks again xxx luv niecsey x

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Hi Niecsey!!

Many thanks for your last post; I was born in the North East of England in Cleveland and/or Teesside, seems they cannot make their minds up on that one!!

You mentioned that your left eye is red and very sore. In 1986 I had a similar condition in both eyes, and had experienced it before when my doctor at that time had prescribed a jelly like substance that comes in a tube that when you coat your eyeball with it, it really soothes the painfully dry eye sore condition. At that time I could have cheerfully ripped my eyeballs out!! (Joke) In 1986 when I had that condition again I politely asked my doctor for that jelly like substance, again at that time I could not remember what it was called, but when I looked at my prescription afterwards I discovered that he had prescribed me drops, even though I had politely informed him that they were of no use to me. Anyway, I went back to the doctors again and he prescribed me that jelly like substance that comes in a tube, so why could he have not done that the first time!! Dry sore eyes is another symptom of hypothyroidism, which can sometimes develop into conjunctivitis.

There is a form of Hypothyroidism called Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism. The interesting point of note here is that you can actually have Hashimoto's (underactive thyroid) and Graves disease (overactive thyroid) at the same time!! This is sometimes referred to as Hashitoxicosis, so if a patient keeps switching from hyperthyroidism to hypothyroidism and back to hyperthyroidism again they need to ask their doctor to arrange for all the tests on hyper and hypo antibodies at the same time, as if you go to see him for hypo he will probably only test you for hypo, and if you go to see him for hyper then he will probably only test you for hyper.
I couldn't believe it when I discovered Hashitoxicosis - talk about making life more complicated!!
I had already thought I had Hashimoto's although never officially diagnosed by doctors in England, also my eldest son, who once did some reading on my behalf during one of the times I was very ill, also came to that same conclusion without my mentioning the name Hashimoto's to him.

Although I have gone into detail for the benefit of others who may read these posts, I am not someone who is obsessed with my health, but I know I have been hyper a lot in the past, so may be I do switch from one to the other without realizing it, as when I have gone hyper I think great I have more energy I can get more things done, but I have not dwelled too much on the hyper aspect of it all unless I start getting extreme hyper symptoms.

I also have very poor eyesight, and I know it is not my imagination but sometimes items and objects either look smaller and/or larger than they actually are in real life, which I put down to being thyroid related, as without getting technical there must be changes going on within my eyeballs etc.
I too have had bulging eyes in the past, which is a Grave's, or hyperthyroid medical symptom. Many people used to comment on my stare, I hadn't a clue what they were on about at the time, but I do now!!

I will end with a funny story. Many years ago, before I had my hypothyroidism diagnosed, I went to stay with my mother who lived in Billingham, England. She lived in the middle of a block of houses, and one day I went shopping for her, but when I came back I could not recognise her house and kept walking around and around that same block of houses!! I did start to panic at first, then I thought to myself this is crazey, so I told myself to stay calm and I slowly walked around the block again and eventually found my mother's house!! Again that was thyroid related!!

Niecsey please do not try to reply to this as I know what you are going through with your sore eye, wait until it gets better.

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Hi Viclyn!!

How have you been feeling, hope you are feeling a little bit better?

As Niecsey asked, do you have Grave's (Hyperthyroidism)?

We would both love to hear from you again, so do keep in touch, and we will both chat with you. It really does help to write down how you feel, and even better if you know that someone is reading it who genuinely cares. Even if you can only manage typng a few lines, it doesn't matter.

Hope to hear from you soon...

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Hi Babi xx (((hugs))) l love reading your replies your so clued up and 'talk' in non medical text terms my eye now has conjunctivitis (spelling? lol) and ive had a reasonably good day today. I will be ringing for my results in the morning if they say 'normal' l will scream lol lve been finding lm getting anxiety periods throughout the day too lm sorry l couldnt get on earlier kids have hogged the pc How did you treat your graves? Did you take RAI? Surgery? Im sorry if youve already said (brain rot) l was laughing at your little story about not been able to find the house!! It brought back to my mind an incident a few weeks ago...... l was staying at a hotel and for some daft reason prob hard mattress lol l couldnt get to sleep and started to think if the bed was positioned the same way as mine at home and l couldnt at all remember what my bed was positioned like at home!!! wacky or what??? lve noticed a few times when trying to go to sleep my mind playing some sort of tricks! Like not been able to think straight at all..its weird well just a shorty kids waiting for pc back lol will post resluts tommorow thanks again for all your replies take care hun xx luv niecsey x ps Vic where are you hun?

 
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Hi Niecsey!!

Nice to see that you are back posting again!!

Glad to hear that your eye is gradually improving...

What were the results of your thyroid function test???

Yes, we used to have similar problems here regarding sharing a computer, but that is now solved as we each have our own computer now!! That is thanks to my eldest son who can put a computer together from scratch. Actually it is not that difficult as it sounds if you have someone technically minded in the family, also a lot cheaper too in terms of cost!!

When I had Graves I received no medical treatment at all, as my doctor did not do the requisite blood tests. It took ten years together with changing doctors' practices a few times before I eventually got my first thyroid function test, by which time I had gone from Graves to hypo!!

Regarding whilst you were staying in a hotel and not being able to remember which way your bed was positioned at home!! I have similar problems when trying to visualize where the rooms are in our house, as we have a basement, first floor, second floor and attic. If I am in the attic, which only has a roof window, I cannot automatically point to the front and/or back of the house, I really have to think about it, and often get it wrong at my first attempt!!

I think the main thing with a thyroid problem is just to accept it as being part of your life, as opposed to trying to fight against it and/or trying to keep it away. This does not mean that you have given up and given in to it, it just means that you accept it for what it is, and also being able to smile and/or laugh at yourself helps a great deal too!! Especially when getting into wacky head states!! You must also try to train yourself to go a lot slower, as your mind is often wanting to go a lot faster than your body can cope with!!, and that unknowingly can bring on anxiety and panic attacks. This is where you're thinking about all you have to do in the day, where your mind is continually going from this and that task. I try to just think about the task I am doing and forget about the rest. In otherwords what gets done, gets done, what doesn't, doesn't - there's always another day!!

No, as you can see, Viclyn has not posted back a reply, as I was concerned I quickly checked to see if she had been posting elsewhere, and it turns out that one of her main problems at the moment is trying to get off Effexor. If you type in the search bar:- Stopping Effexor you will get the gist of it all. I just hope that the reason why she has not posted since is because she is now trying to get off it.

My health is non too good at the moment, so I may not be able to visit this site on a daily basis, but I will reply to your next post as soon as I can!!

Take Care

xx luv Babi xx

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Re: Please Someone Answer This Does It Sound Like Hypo?

Hi Babi lm sure you can read my mind lol (brain goes faster than the body LOL) well very disappointing test results as they did not do ALL the tests l requested! however my t4 looked good at 17.1 lab range 9.0/20.0 Tsh (waste of time tut) 0.01 lab range 0.2/3.0 and that was it!! However lm sure she said my ft4 was 17.1 too!! I am feeling better than l did thankfully and l really hope you pick up soon hun what you taking? Have you ever felt good yet? Will watch out for Vic too just another quickie you know how it is lol take care xx luv niecsey

 
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Re: Please Someone Answer This Does It Sound Like Hypo?

Does a thyroid problem cause stabbing, sharp pains in bones? I thought I read that in someones reply here. I have a friend who has hypothyroid( i think) and she's on synthroid, that I do know. Anyway, her very first symptom was that she was irritiable, so much so thatshe was hitting her two young kids. Then she started telling me that she was losing her hair and she felt like she was losing her mind and control of her life. She was getting forgetful. Lazy. Tired. She couldn't lose weight. She was hot and cold. And now, here I am, feeling cold most of the time, and I cannot stand the heat, and my hair is falling out, but my weight, well, I can stand to gain 5 pounds...I lost weight without trying...my nerves kept me from eating basically...so I was wondering, the pains I feel, the sharp pains in my bones...my hands, my arms, my shins, my thighs, my elbows, could it be from a thyroid problem? It is the one thing my friend doesn't have, and never had.

 
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