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Old 01-10-2013, 09:48 PM   #1
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Question Input on Thyroid symptoms and turning from hyper to hypo?!

I was told I had Hyperthyroidism/thyroiditis, was sent in for ( thyroid cancer) scans and bloodwork when I went back in the Dr told me I was currently "undiagnosed" and wanted me to wait 4 weeks to do another blood test which I haven't had done yet due to other Heath issues.. Anyway starting about a week ago I started to just feel sick, sometimes I had an unsettled stomach on and off along with really sore neck, shoulders back everything, of course feeling super tired. I also have this weird feeling in my throat when I swallow which feels like I have something thick in it and my whole neck just feels stiff. Has anyone ever gone from hyper to hypo and how quickly did it happen or what kind of symptoms did you have?! When I was hyper I had different symptoms, going in to do my 2nd round of bloodwork!

 
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Re: Input on Thyroid symptoms and turning from hyper to hypo?!

Yes. I have both Graves' disease and Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Until my thyroid was taken out of the picture I lived a daily hypothyroid hyperthyroid turf war. My t4 levels tended to stay low it was the fast absorbing and acting t3 overproduction that caused my hyperthyroid spikes only to burn off and leave me hypothyroid.... Until the next TSI/TPOAb/TGAb assaults spiked my levels again.

You need a REALLY good md to treat you and monitor your levels. I kept daily symptom logs including morning noon and night body temps, and blood pressure readings. When my antibody levels were in the 10,000's I could flux from hyperT ink the morning to hypot in the evening. Earlier it became most noticeable when I was on a two week cycle. My t4 levels were more active at that time. The constant thyroid angst and sub par levels caused a deficiency in my adrenals which resulted in a signature over conversion of t4 to t3. When I existed predominantly on t3 I had state fluxes daily.

You are not off your rocker. It is possible with thyroid dysfunction to be both hyperT and hypot if the situation is right for it.

I strongly recommend thorough testing including antibodies. You need to back up your symptoms with blood results. MDs can be the hardest most stubborn people to convince that you have an issue.

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Old 01-12-2013, 01:10 PM   #3
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Re: Input on Thyroid symptoms and turning from hyper to hypo?!

Thank you for all that information. I'm now waiting to hear about my new results. I had thyroiditis for a few months where I even had pain in my thyroid. I have just been seeing my normal Dr for it but someone told me maybe eventually to see a specialist. I also wasn't sure if it can just go away or if you will always have some type of thyroid disfunction.

 
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Re: Input on Thyroid symptoms and turning from hyper to hypo?!

Sometimes in NONautoimmune cases it is transient and caused by an illness or some other trigger. However once you have had it, you are at higher risk to have it again.

Have you been tested for the thyroid antibodies? Do they know for sure it is not Hashimotos or Graves' disease. If it is autoimmune in nature, it is yours to keep through sickness and health until death do you part. Knowing is just part of the battle, but an important part in my opinion.

I have both graves and Hashimotos antibodies flitting about my body. Hashimotos has beat my graves into submission, but it can still cause me issues like graves eye disease and more.

It is important to get treated optimally and keep all thyroid functions monitored closely.

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Old 01-12-2013, 01:36 PM   #5
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Re: Input on Thyroid symptoms and turning from hyper to hypo?!

I was tested for Graves and Hashimotos which came back negative for both and is the reason why he told me it was "undiagnosed". So at this point I'm just kind of lost and don't know if it just went away on its own or if I'm still having problems with it. I should be getting my reaults back within a week or sooner. When I first went in it was due to my glad hurting and being swollen, my pulse was crazy fast and he gave me atenenol I only had to take those for a few weeks and haven't noticed my heart that fast as of recently so he had told me it was ok to discontinue.

 
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