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   Reply Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-11-2012, 01:43 PM   #1
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 1
hthrlynn HB User
Exclamation HypoThyroid-Help, someone believe me.

I am 37 years old and have been dealing with massive fatigue and steady weight gain since I gave birth to my son in 2002. I have never take off the weight I put on with my son either. I eat very healthy, mostly organic, rarely eat red meat, eat a lot of fish and veggies etc.. I have gained 30 more lbs in the past 3 years and my doctor put me on phentermine last month. I have taken that for one month and basically starved myself to death and only lost 2lbs! This is the same old story for me year after year. I diet and exercise only to discourage and hate myself even more and become even more tired.
I have every single symptom for hypothyroidism yet my doctors do not yet believe I should be treated for it. I am miserably tired and depressed. I can barely get out of bed each day. I almost fall to sleep at my desk. I can not lose weight, I am moody and now my periods last for 3 weeks.
I recently had my thyroid panel ran again and this is what was said.

TSH -4.06 | scale .50-5.0 or more recently .3-3.0
T4 - 4.8 |scale (4.5-12.0)
T3= 26 |scale (24-39)

I need a doctor who can help me with this. My doctors make me think that I am just plain crazy and all this is in my head. The gynecologist that I go to is going to do the same as always and send me a postcard saying everything is normal and we will see you next year!!!! Well not if I bleed to death before then! Right? They do not send test result and base their decisions firmly on what the lab records, not what they believe could be an issue. The only reason I can see my lab work is because I am employed for the lab.

Maybe I am crazy, but do those thyroid panel results look like I am?? Does anyone know of a good doctor in TN that can help me. I am so miserable I want to cry. Any ideas or suggestions?
Thanks,
h

 
Reply With Quote
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 09-11-2012, 03:05 PM   #2
LPD LPD is offline
Member
(female)
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 76
LPD HB UserLPD HB User
Re: HypoThyroid-Help, someone believe me.

Hi hthrlynn, I believe you. {{{hugs}}}

I'm still fairly new to getting my thyroid levels optimal, but to me, (a novice's perspective) your lab values are at the very bottom of the range. Most people feel (and function) well in the upper third of the lab's ranges. It's no wonder you are so exhausted and struggling with your weight. BTDT!

Like you, my results were at the bottom, (or below) and I'm just now starting to feel light at the end of the tunnel.

We're not able to post links here, but if you google "top thryroid doctors about" and you'll see a listing (per state) of the best doctors to help you.
Shame on those "doctors" who claim you are "normal". I only wish they could feel like we do for just one day.

Don't give up .... you need to find a thyroid savvy doctor to get you on the right track!

Lin

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2012, 11:35 AM   #3
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Missouri, USA
Posts: 12,333
midwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB User
Re: HypoThyroid-Help, someone believe me.

Yes! I believe you, too!

Do not give up searching for a better doctor.
If you care to post a more specific location in Tennessee - perhaps a range of zip codes where you prefer to stay within - I might be able to provide names of patient recommended doctors.

Some people have found their local pharmacists to be helpful by providing names of MDs who prescribe dessicated thyroid drugs or Cytomel. It can't hurt to ask those around your area; talk to the pharmacists directly, not to their counter help. MDs who prescribe these drugs are more thyroid savvy and tend to think outside the box.

Just don't give up. You definitely have hormone levels that are too low for nearly anyone. Let us know how it goes, okay?
__________________
"We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses." Abraham Lincoln
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 
Reply With Quote
Reply Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
?? anxiety symptoms with hypothyroid ?? How about you?? tired47 Thyroid Disorders 45 05-13-2010 09:57 AM
new here...need advice for hypothyroid djessiny Thyroid Disorders 4 12-08-2009 11:15 AM
Hypothyroid&Loss of Appetite... pinkprincess3 Thyroid Disorders 1 07-18-2009 06:18 PM
foods to avoid when hypothyroid? fruitloop1024 Thyroid Disorders 4 06-09-2009 09:53 AM
yesterday i was officially diagnosed as hypothyroid... Masta Thyroid Disorders 7 11-18-2008 08:43 AM

Tags
heavy bleeding, subclinical hypothyroidism supplements, thyroid, thyroid blood test, weight gain



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




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:14 PM.



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