It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Thyroid Disorders Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-20-2008, 03:43 PM   #1
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: ohio
Posts: 28
marie74 HB User
Need advice QUICK! dr. appt. tomorrow A.M.

Quick question - Wondering if borderline hypo-T could cause low ferritin/low hormone levels? My latest lab work shows low ferritin (9), low progesterone, estrone, and total estrogens. I originally went to dr. because I had lots of hypo symptoms, TSH is 2.53. He wanted to rule out any other cause of my symptoms before he treated the thyroid (2.53 is still in his 'normal' range). Anyway, I was wondering if hypo could cause this affect on my ferritin and hormone levels? Or maybe the other way around? Anybody else have these issues? Please respond ASAP - I leave for dr. early tomorrow morning. *Forgot to mention, I'm 34 years old.

Thanks so much!!

Last edited by marie74; 10-20-2008 at 03:50 PM. Reason: added info.

 
Old 10-20-2008, 06:08 PM   #2
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Ozarks in Arkansas
Posts: 1,826
Oleander53 HB UserOleander53 HB UserOleander53 HB User
Re: Need advice QUICK! dr. appt. tomorrow A.M.

I am not sure about the low ferritin causing hypothyroidism but it can cause fatigue.......I am sure someone will jump in here.......Oleander

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 10-20-2008, 07:52 PM   #3
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Oak Ridge
Posts: 6,749
mkgbrook HB Usermkgbrook HB Usermkgbrook HB Usermkgbrook HB Usermkgbrook HB Usermkgbrook HB Usermkgbrook HB Usermkgbrook HB Usermkgbrook HB Usermkgbrook HB Usermkgbrook HB User
Re: Need advice QUICK! dr. appt. tomorrow A.M.

The low ferritin will not cause hypothyroidism. It mimics hypothyroid symptoms in those that are not hypoT and amplifies hypoT symptoms in the hypothyroid. SO just treating the ferritin will not treat the hypoT. You need to treat both. As to the estrogen issues... It could be just being hypothyroid or it may be adrenal/pituitary in nature.

MG
__________________
If we learn by our mistakes, I am working on one hell of an education.

 
Old 10-21-2008, 12:57 PM   #4
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: ohio
Posts: 28
marie74 HB User
Re: Need advice QUICK! dr. appt. tomorrow A.M.

Thanks for the reply MG. The doctor's office called this morning and ordered more lab work for tom. A.M. To check B12 and folate. They are checking to see if it's pernicious anemia?? She also confirmed the low hormone levels, and said that we'll deal with them after the low ferritin. I did ask if the 'borderline' hypo-thyroid was involved. She said they didn't know. Rescheduled the appt. for Friday when the new results should be in. I feel like this is a positive sign on finding an answer, yet I'm anxious as to what the answer is!?!?! Any thoughts?

Thanks again!!!

 
Old 10-21-2008, 03:47 PM   #5
Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Utah, USA
Posts: 313
DR37 HB User
Re: Need advice QUICK! dr. appt. tomorrow A.M.

This might be TOTALLY unrelated, but do you have problems with your cycle? On top of my thyroid issues, I've had Polycystic Ovary Syndrome for years, which causes an increase in testosterone and a decrease in all the female hormones, like progesterone and estrogen. It seems that all hormonal imbalances effect each other, so it couldn't hurt to cover all the bases. Are you seeing an endocrinologist? You might want to mention this just in case. Good luck!

 
Old 10-22-2008, 07:32 AM   #6
Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Canada
Posts: 57
KellyABC HB User
Re: Need advice QUICK! dr. appt. tomorrow A.M.

Hi Marie! Just wanted to say good luck on your tests and keep us updated. I agree with the PCOS that the previous poster suggested. Something to look into for sure

 
Old 10-22-2008, 03:44 PM   #7
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: ohio
Posts: 28
marie74 HB User
Re: Need advice QUICK! dr. appt. tomorrow A.M.

What are the symptoms of PCOS? Tomorrow I go to see a gastro. dr. I scheduled the appt. 2 months ago to try to figure out the diarrhea (sorry) issues I'd been having. I figured it was IBS - now I'm thinking it's probably related to the low ferritin.

I'm really getting nervous about the low hormones. PCOS sounds better than early menopause - I think? Is there treatment for PCOS? I'm really glad that I had my 3 beautiful children in my 20's if it is PCOS.

Any input would be greatly appreciated. Otherwise, I guess I'll just have to stick it out until my appt. on Friday.

Thanks so much!!

 
Old 10-22-2008, 06:17 PM   #8
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Ozarks in Arkansas
Posts: 1,826
Oleander53 HB UserOleander53 HB UserOleander53 HB User
Re: Need advice QUICK! dr. appt. tomorrow A.M.

Remember diarrhea can be caused by many things......

Lactose
Milk
Carrageenan........read up on this nasty additive and all the problems it can cause. See how many people have IBS symptoms from this and it is in almost everything...... I myself am avoiding it.

Good luck and let us know what happens.........Oleander

 
Old 10-22-2008, 06:23 PM   #9
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Oak Ridge
Posts: 6,749
mkgbrook HB Usermkgbrook HB Usermkgbrook HB Usermkgbrook HB Usermkgbrook HB Usermkgbrook HB Usermkgbrook HB Usermkgbrook HB Usermkgbrook HB Usermkgbrook HB Usermkgbrook HB User
Re: Need advice QUICK! dr. appt. tomorrow A.M.

As knewly diagnosed with PCOS [Polycystic ovarian syndrome] I have just dug through this. It seems to present often in thyroid or diabetic patients. It is endocrine in origin and presents a complex and baffling array of symptoms. These symptoms vary between individuals, but normally they consist of some combination of the following symptoms:
1) Multiple ovarian cysts (later stages) or irregular ovarian shape/form
2) Irregular or absent menses
3) Infertility due to lack of ovulation (low progesterone/high (estrogen/testosterone))
4) Acne (This is normally due to high DHEA levels)
5) Obesity or inability to lose weight (- HypoT Tummy tub also aggravated by insulin resistance)
6) Excessive body or facial hair (hirsutism) (Side effect of high DHEA/testosterone)
7) Insulin resistance and possibly diabetes (Detectable by the IGF level being high and your GTT showing hypoglycemic behavior)
8) Thinning of scalp hair
9) Velvety, hyperpigmented skin folds (acanthosis nigricans)
10) High blood pressure
11) Polycystic ovaries that are 2-5 times larger than healthy ovaries.

The key to early detection is the multiple hormone imbalances, commonly associated with PCOS including:
Androgens (testosterone)
Cortisol
Estrogens
FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) & LH (luteinizing hormone) If the LH:FSH ratio is 3 to 1 then PCOS is almost a guarantee. The timing of the blood draw is essential. You need to test when you would /should be ovulating... 13-16 days after the first day of your period.
Insulin.
progesterone
Prolactin.
Thyroid hormones.

PCOS can go hand in hand with thyroid issues. WHen the thyroid goes.. or another piece of your endocrine system the stress on the system as a whole can cause other things to fail. It is the whole domino effect many of us see. The earlier we treat our issues and the better we manage them the better.

MG
__________________
If we learn by our mistakes, I am working on one hell of an education.

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Help need advice shoegirl18 ADD / ADHD 7 08-17-2010 07:39 AM
i need a quick advice, very warried rena2006 Pregnancy 2 01-13-2006 10:15 AM
Need Advice---!! Heimat Disabilities 5 10-17-2005 02:29 PM
Quick Quick Quick.... need advice Rhonni Back Problems 13 01-19-2005 09:31 PM
Confused need help peksy13 Addiction & Recovery 8 11-18-2004 03:09 AM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added




Top 10 Drugs Discussed on this Board.
(Go to DrugTalk.com for complete list)
Armour
Cytomel
Levothroid
Levoxyl
Potassium
  Synthroid
Tapazole
Unithroid
Xanax
Zoloft




TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



sammy64 (666), midwest1 (618), FinnMaid (302), Reece (220), lisa789 (196), Tree Frog (80), mkgbrook (72), cd37 (56), Bran'sNana (44), ladybud (41)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1139), MSJayhawk (943), Apollo123 (860), janewhite1 (823), Titchou (774), Gabriel (743), ladybud (667), sammy64 (666), midwest1 (655), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:53 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.com™
Copyright and Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!