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Old 02-10-2013, 04:40 PM   #6
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Re: HYPERTHYROID and hot flashes can't sleep

If your antithyroid antibodies are positive, it means you have an autoimmune thyroid condition called Hashimotos disease. It sometimes begins with a hyperthyroid phase, which lasts about 1-2 years, then euthyroid (normal hormone levels for a bit, then hypothyroid. So the goal now is to suppress the excess hormone production which will alleviate the symptoms. Then monitoring and expecting eventually to become hypothyroid. This process may take about 3-5 years, after which one would need to be on thyroid replacement permanently. The hyperthyroidism may be contributing to the hot flashes. Hope that brief summary helps.

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