Oh my, hashischic, I do feel for you (((((((((((((((hugs)))))))))))))))) from a grandma of a college student (I think she is hypo but hasn't been proved yet) Have you been tested for diabetes? The thirst is a clue to be tested for it. Until you can get an increase in meds (and that is one thing I think you need - maybe some T3) you might try avoiding some foods and adding selenium if you don't take it.
See our suggestions –I TRIED to put together a list of the long thread of foods – don’t know if I got them all, though. The MAIN problematic foods are listed, however. Selenium is something that may help you also.
A long thread:
Originally Posted by hashischic
I just feel like such a hypochondriac somtimes because I complain about never feeling good but there are no visible symptoms. I think people treat thyroid problems..especially hypoT like they do Chronic Fatigue Syndrom..they act like it is all in your head and just do not understand...I have to show people research on it to get them to take it seriously.
You are NOT a hypochondriac!! You have real issues going on. I have fibromyalgia and was told by a number of docs it was all in my head and to see a shrink!
Is there another doc at the clinic you can see? I think an ultrasound of your thyroid should be done, and increase in Synthroid OR add Cytomel, OR change to Armour. However, a lot of docs don't believe in Cytomel or Armour.
Hopefully this will helpl you get through your finals!
Take care and let us know how you are doing.