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Re: new to this. do i have hypo?

Re: new to this. do i have hypo?

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Posted by Tina on August 23, 2000 at 20:53:59:

In Reply to: new to this. do i have hypo? posted by Jennifer on August 22, 2000 at 23:35:17:

: I recently had a blood test and was told that I was borderline hypo and they wanted to test me again in a month. I began taking my temperature in the morning and for the three days i took it, my temp ranged from 96.6 to 97.2. I also have been suffering from fatigue, lack of ambition, depression, severe mood swings, lack of libido, pale skin, loss of hair, allergies, asthma, headaches, lack of concentration, forgetfulness and the list goes on and on. I have had these problems for as long as I can remember. I am 25 and am on birth control. I also have two children and am trying to lose about 30 pounds. I lead a christian weight loss program and have been having a hard time losing the weight i put on with my second pregnancy.
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: Does it sound like i am borderline hypo or all the way?

: If I am perscribed any meds, will they help me lose this excess weight and get my libido back?

: My lack of energy and drive have always made me feel older than I am.
: Also does hypo run in the family? My mom and grandmother are both hypo.

: Any info at all would be appreciated! Thanks!


Hi Jenn,

Yes, thyroid disorders run in families. Often diabetes or other endocrine problems will be in the family also. In my family it hits (so far 100%) the women in their late thirties.
Having a family history along with all of your symptoms I would guess that it's not just border line! The tests may be borderline but YOU aren't.
Read these articles and then request copies of all your lab work. If they haven't run a test for thyroid antibodies yet, request one. If your Doctor prescribes any medication now, take it! There is not guarantee that you will start losing the weight or get your libido back right away but it's a start and you may be one of the many that respond well almost immediately.

Is your Hypothyroidism Undertreated. This will explain current thinking that an ideal TSH would be from 1-2 and give links to the eBMJ (British Medical Journal) article about the study done on this.
http://thyroid.about.com/health/thyroid/library/weekly/aa081499.htm

Rethinking the TSH test: an interview with David Derry, M.D. Phd
http://thyroid.about.com/health/thyroid/library/weekly/aa072500a.htm?terms=Dr.+Derry

Always request copies of any tests done, don't accept over the phone results or brush offs like "normal" or "border line". It's your body and YOUR health!

Hope you will come back and let us know what the "border line" test results were!
Sincerely, Tina

: Jenn




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