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    Old 03-25-2018, 06:22 PM   #1
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    Hello Everyone,



    I've been thinking about joining some forums for a while to get some feedback from people. I have a rather interesting scenario, and I'm wondering if anyone can relate/have any insights. Here's my story in a nutshell:



    When i was nineteen I had low thyroid hormones, about 0.03. a week after my initial test was taken, an endocrinologist tested me again and I was in normal ranges, but I still had symptoms of fatigue, hunger, thirst, increased heart rate, weak muscles. Long story short, through various alternative health means (supplements, homeopathy, exercise) I got to much more livable state of life







    Fast forward to now, at 25 years old. I had another major increase in symptoms about 3 years ago after drinking three weekends in a row. I went back in and my test showed me positive for Graves and Hashimoto's, and my thyroid levels were again 0.03. I was again referred to an endocrinologist, but in between my initial appointment/blood test and my endocrinologist appointment/blood test, I came upon a treatment of using canola oil on my neck where my thyroid is located. This really helped me feel a lot better, and my second test again showed my thyroid levels as normal.



    Over time I learned that certain foods made my symptoms worse, and long story short again, this has digressed to where if I eat certain things, I almost instantly feel pain in my thyroid and have symptoms. Right now, If I were to eat a piece of cake, my tongue would swell and hurt, and thryoid would ache for a few days, I would be so hungry 4 meals a day would hardly suffice, Tired, etc. not fun





    Symptoms I currently experience: Pain in thyroid, weakness of limbs (forearms and lower legs), itchy/painful inner ears, moderate insomnia, anxiety, pain in my lower row of teeth shortness of breath, slight tightness in chest, shooting nerve pain in arms and legs occasionally, swollen painful tongue



    Foods that trigger these symptoms: all bread, all alcohol (especially beer) sugary sweets (not fruit, except bananas), walnuts, almonds, some low quality hot dogs, pop, breading



    All of these foods affect me more and for a longer time period the more of them I consume. Also, when I apply castor or olive oil to my neck multiple times, it causes my thyroid to hurt for a while, and then all my symptoms improve drastically by the next morning, and after a few more applications, almost entirely gone.



    I have restricted myself to a diet of meat, veggies, fruit, and...potatoes, that's about it.



    I am currently scheduled for allergy testing in a month.



    Anybody else experience physical pain in their thyroid and major food sensitives?

     
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    Old 03-25-2018, 08:35 PM   #2
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    Dear ThyroJon,

    With all seriousness, please stop trying to self-treat and put yourself under the care of a doctor.

    You can get permanent damage from too high or too low thyroid levels.
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    Old 04-02-2018, 02:04 PM   #3
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    YaYa,

    with all due respect, I have an am currently getting allergy testing in three weeks, and have been tested multiple times. as I explained in my post, a few times now I have gone, got tested, seen an endocrinologist, and been sent on my way.

     
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    Dear ThyroJon,

    Have you tried other endos from separate medical groups?

    It seems that you would benefit from more knowledgeable doctors since
    people that have thyroid and other autoimmune problems typically also experience allergy symptoms.

    Keep on looking for doctors that understand those issues. You might be able to deal with allergy symptoms, but thyroid issues are not self-treatable. Usually doctors that prescribe natural thyroid are more up on the information. Try asking pharmacists for names of doctors that prescribe natural thyroid.
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    What thyroid tests measured .03? There are several, and I suspect that was a TSH measurement, indicating hyperthyroidism, too much thyroid. That is important to distinguish. You need to have anti-thyroid antibodies checked for Hashimoto's disease, an autoimmune disorder that initially may cause an excess thyroid production but eventually causes low thyroid hormone levels, requiring replacement medication. These tests are anti TPO and anti TG, done on blood work. If either are positive, it means you have an autoimmune disorder that will destroy your thyroid gland, usually over a couple of years. Monitoring needs to be done and symptoms treated. This is the basic workup, besides thyroid hormone levels, TSH, T4 and T3. An endocrinologist is the right Dr. to see for evaluation of this. If you have abnormal levels, treatment is available to help your symptoms and help you feel better. Please pursue this and get treated so you feel back back to normal.

     
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