It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Thyroid Disorders Message Board

What do I do first?

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-17-2004, 05:46 PM   #1
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 86
proudmom47 HB User
What do I do first?

I have no idea if thyroid is my problem but here are some symptoms:
Irregular heartbeat
Achy joints and stiffness
Weight gain
No tolerance to heat or cold
Can't lose weight
Bloated after I eat ANYTHING
Poor digestion
Irritable bowel symptoms
These are the ones I can think of off the top of my head. I might remember more. Is this enough to go to an endo? Will a regular MD diagnose this?
Thanks, Cindy

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 09-17-2004, 06:30 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: santa cruz, ca, usa
Posts: 109
sladedog HB User
Re: What do I do first?

check out a book called "Thyroid Power" It really helped educate me about thyroid/adrenal issues. read as much as you can here at the boards and any books and websites you can get your hands on- knowledge is power!!

Old 09-17-2004, 06:40 PM   #3
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Missouri, USA
Posts: 12,931
midwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB User
Re: What do I do first?

There's no guarantee any doctor will diagnosis a thyroid problem, but any of them can at least order the tests. Whether they interpret them correctly is another thing altogether.

You need TSH, free T4, free T3, and thyroid (TPO and Tg) antibodies tests run. These, plus a very knowledgable doctor [not all are, to be sure], will tell you what you need to know about the way your thyroid is working or isn't.
A good beginner book for thyroid is Thyroid For Dummies by Dr. Alan Rubin.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
What is the deal with Methadone? dani808 Pain Management 12 01-15-2011 04:02 PM
Im over it now...but what would you do girls? Piranna65 Relationship Health 20 04-22-2010 08:40 AM
What Should I Do??? goody2shuz Bipolar Disorder 137 08-01-2007 09:38 AM
friends and what they dont understand tcarolinewych Panic Disorders 5 07-07-2007 09:28 AM
This is INSANE!!!! What am I doing??? myfacade Addiction & Recovery 55 05-16-2007 06:37 AM
What a Ride! Ukonom Addiction & Recovery 1 03-25-2006 05:57 PM
What should I do? ashX22 Birth Control 1 02-20-2006 05:02 PM
Can someone experienced explain what happens after you give birth? FirstTimeMomma Pregnancy 24 09-16-2005 06:37 PM
Screwed & in full W/d' what!?!?!? DJJester Addiction & Recovery 12 08-30-2004 08:13 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

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 12:01 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!