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    Old 08-11-2005, 08:32 AM   #1
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    Please Someone Answer This Does It Sound Like Hypo?

    Hi guys l'm sitting here feeling like lm going nuts!! lm in a daze my mind feels heavy my back is aching my hands ache whatever l do my chest aches l cant concentrate ,lm ready to cry holding it together so not to upset my little one l never managed to get in for my blood test at the beginning of the week went today and the bl**dy place is closed sob! so lm going to have to wait till tommorow then wait days for results !thing is this has been creeping up on me slowly in waves for about 3+ weeks today must be the worst this is hell whatever it is l didnt feel this bad hyper (graves block and replace 300mg ptu and 100mcg thyroxine dxn june 04 meds since 13th july 04) please respond soon please

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    Old 08-11-2005, 12:34 PM   #2
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    Hi there!!

    Here are some of the hypothyroid symptoms; naturally no one individual would get all of these at any one time, so in that respect they only act as
    possible hypothyroid indicators:-

    Depression and mood swings (happy one minute and wanting to cry the next), Irritability, Anxiety (unnecessarily worrying about things), Seizures
    ADD and ADHD
    Lack of Concentration
    Mental Confusion
    Short term memory loss
    Long term memory loss
    Serious mental illness and/or cognitive problems. I hate the word mental, but in this context it means that one has difficulty organising one's thoughts and may not recognise familiar faces and or places etc straight away. Difficulty retaining names.facts and figures to memory etc. Apathy, so unable to follow a normal daily routine; you want to do things but lack the drive to do them. Another one is about reading a message you may have written down, but it does not matter how many times you read it, it does not register in your brain that what you have written is correct. This does not mean that it is not correct, it is just that you are not getting the necessary signals from the brain to verify that fact.
    Low resistance to colds, flu
    Respiratory infections
    Cold hands and feet
    Low body temperature
    Constipation
    Hair Loss and/or hair becomes brittle and snaps away easily. Hair loss can also include part of eyebrows and thinning of eyelashes. Someone who had very thick hair may eventually find that it has thinned out.
    Low Blood Pressure
    Low energy, chronic fatigue - Usually very slow to get going in the mornings, but finding that you are more lively in the evenings.
    Overweight, and/or weight noticeably fluctuates, so that you may end up having to have three different dress sizes in clothes to allow for those fluctuation in sizes.
    Hypoglycemia - Make sure that you do not go without food for too long;
    make sure that you do not skip meals to maintain good glucose levels.
    Headaches including sinus headaches, sometimes more noticeable in a morning; waking up with a headache etc.
    Migraines - violent headaches with eyes being sensitive to light etc.
    Skin problems including dry, flaky and itchy skin. Skin on hands may dry split and bleed. Allergies to soap and cleaning detergents etc.
    Low blood sugar
    High Cholesterol
    Heart disease
    Cancers, tumors of many kinds
    Arthritis, osteoporosis
    Diabetes
    Female estrogen problems
    PMS
    Infertility
    Uterine fibroids
    Cramps and also restless leg syndrome, where you have involuntary movement of your legs whilst you are asleep during the night.
    Excessive monthly bleeding, which in turn can lead to iron deficiency.
    Endometriosis, cysts, etc.
    Eyes - conjunctivitis; blurred vision; painful dry itchy eyes.

    Sometimes hormonal changes can make hypothyroidism more apparent, for example at puberty, monthly mensturation, becoming pregnant, being pregnant and also the menopause. Hormones are fluctuating in the body all the time, but even more so at those times in a woman's life. There are many women who unnecessarily have a hysterectomy to solve their menstrual problems; not realising that they are being caused by hypothyroidism.

    Vitamin B12 deficiency is also another possible indicator of hypothyroidism, as some people with hypothyroidism may have lack of the intrinsic factor in the lining of the stomach, which means that the stomach cannot absorb vitamin B12 from food and/or vitamin B12 tablets, and in such cases vitamin B12 injections are required on a regular basis. Sometimes this can be once every 12 weeks, or once every 8 weeks; it obviously depends on each individual case, as some may need them more often. Vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to pernicious anaemia, and can cause serious health conditions if not caught in time.

    I hope this has been of some help to you, and I am sure anyone else reading this may wish to add more to this list.

    Keep your chin up and be strong. I practice mind over matter, which helps me a great deal; not to mention a sense of humour, though not always easy I know.

    Take care

    Babi

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    Old 08-11-2005, 12:36 PM   #3
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    Re: Please Someone Answer This Does It Sound Like Hypo?

    Cheers Babi thank you x

     
    Old 08-11-2005, 02:07 PM   #4
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    Do you feel depressed, and want to cry? What a great list of hypo symptoms Babi.
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    Old 08-13-2005, 02:19 AM   #5
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    Hi Babi that was a fantastic reply!! so much of me there ....yes lm wondering where the times gone yes lm not getting dressed till mid afternoon yes the house work is wearing me out yes its taking me all my time to do anything!! and yes l will have moments of feeling great! Yes l was very very depressed when l posted this very ,l worried my hubby sick l was so low it scared me l felt like l was falling! My ribs and spine ache too and im getting stabbing pains out of nowhere getting up on a morning lm so tired and ache esp lower back my eyes and head feel so heavy and l find l could cry at anything thank you so much for replying its really gretly appreciated(Y) where are you are on the grand scale of things? (thyroid) Hi lady xxxx hope your well hunny what would l do without you all? xx (theres me weeping again now lol)_

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    Old 08-13-2005, 09:02 AM   #6
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    I hope you all don't mind me butting in here, but I also know how you feel. I'm always so tired all the time and it's hard for me to get up in the morn. but after I get up that's my best time of the day. It's afternoon when I start going downhill. I have alot of the same symptoms as you all but I'm also taking AD so I think that helps some. My blood work all came back fine except doc said my thyroid was a little low but not much. She put me on a low dose of synthroid to see if it helps but said it wasn't really neccessary. It's only been about 5 days since I stated it and I really can't tell anything yet, but hoping it's too soon to tell. I am so glad I have you all to talk to because some days I feel so rotten I think there is nothing anybody can do to make me feel better. Thanks so much and hope to hear back from anyone!

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    Old 08-14-2005, 07:08 AM   #7
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    Hi ladies (((((hugs))))) great to meet you both at moment l am very very very tired= same for me to, by dinner time lm shattered my left eye has filled up with blood again and is very sore l have some dry eye drops do you have graves Viclyn? I too am in the Uk (north east) l will always be around to talk to Viclyn ,Babi you know so much hun you make so much sense l too have been 'ill' for years and it was put down to anxiety, inflammation panic attacks flunctuating female hormones etc l suspected years ago it was thyroid related l never even got tested till a few years ago and only found that out last year! Was told the tests had come back 'normal' but we all know theres know such thing as 'normal!' l too diagnosed myself approx 2/3 years ago and never actually told the doctor my suspicions until may/june last year as you know how it is......... you start to wonder if its 'you and your imagintaion' l know l left it too long and wish l hadnt....it was only my mother intervening that l actaully went (not a big fan of anything medical and avioded such at all costs) l was stick thin and l had the 'stare' l felt as if l was going to have a heart attack l thought l was dying but some days l felt super fit and others ill, l hadnt felt 'well' for approx 7 years. my blood pressure was so high the day l went to the doc he immediately sent for another doctor l sent the alarms off twice! Well have to make this short but l will be back later hope your both having a good day take care and thanks again xxx luv niecsey x

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    Old 08-14-2005, 11:30 AM   #8
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    Hi Viclyn!!

    How have you been feeling, hope you are feeling a little bit better?

    As Niecsey asked, do you have Grave's (Hyperthyroidism)?

    We would both love to hear from you again, so do keep in touch, and we will both chat with you. It really does help to write down how you feel, and even better if you know that someone is reading it who genuinely cares. Even if you can only manage typng a few lines, it doesn't matter.

    Hope to hear from you soon...

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    Old 08-18-2005, 12:54 PM   #9
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    Hi Babi xx (((hugs))) l love reading your replies your so clued up and 'talk' in non medical text terms my eye now has conjunctivitis (spelling? lol) and ive had a reasonably good day today. I will be ringing for my results in the morning if they say 'normal' l will scream lol lve been finding lm getting anxiety periods throughout the day too lm sorry l couldnt get on earlier kids have hogged the pc How did you treat your graves? Did you take RAI? Surgery? Im sorry if youve already said (brain rot) l was laughing at your little story about not been able to find the house!! It brought back to my mind an incident a few weeks ago...... l was staying at a hotel and for some daft reason prob hard mattress lol l couldnt get to sleep and started to think if the bed was positioned the same way as mine at home and l couldnt at all remember what my bed was positioned like at home!!! wacky or what??? lve noticed a few times when trying to go to sleep my mind playing some sort of tricks! Like not been able to think straight at all..its weird well just a shorty kids waiting for pc back lol will post resluts tommorow thanks again for all your replies take care hun xx luv niecsey x ps Vic where are you hun?

     
    Old 08-20-2005, 03:12 AM   #10
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    Hi Niecsey!!

    Nice to see that you are back posting again!!

    Glad to hear that your eye is gradually improving...

    What were the results of your thyroid function test???

    Yes, we used to have similar problems here regarding sharing a computer, but that is now solved as we each have our own computer now!! That is thanks to my eldest son who can put a computer together from scratch. Actually it is not that difficult as it sounds if you have someone technically minded in the family, also a lot cheaper too in terms of cost!!

    When I had Graves I received no medical treatment at all, as my doctor did not do the requisite blood tests. It took ten years together with changing doctors' practices a few times before I eventually got my first thyroid function test, by which time I had gone from Graves to hypo!!

    Regarding whilst you were staying in a hotel and not being able to remember which way your bed was positioned at home!! I have similar problems when trying to visualize where the rooms are in our house, as we have a basement, first floor, second floor and attic. If I am in the attic, which only has a roof window, I cannot automatically point to the front and/or back of the house, I really have to think about it, and often get it wrong at my first attempt!!

    I think the main thing with a thyroid problem is just to accept it as being part of your life, as opposed to trying to fight against it and/or trying to keep it away. This does not mean that you have given up and given in to it, it just means that you accept it for what it is, and also being able to smile and/or laugh at yourself helps a great deal too!! Especially when getting into wacky head states!! You must also try to train yourself to go a lot slower, as your mind is often wanting to go a lot faster than your body can cope with!!, and that unknowingly can bring on anxiety and panic attacks. This is where you're thinking about all you have to do in the day, where your mind is continually going from this and that task. I try to just think about the task I am doing and forget about the rest. In otherwords what gets done, gets done, what doesn't, doesn't - there's always another day!!

    No, as you can see, Viclyn has not posted back a reply, as I was concerned I quickly checked to see if she had been posting elsewhere, and it turns out that one of her main problems at the moment is trying to get off Effexor. If you type in the search bar:- Stopping Effexor you will get the gist of it all. I just hope that the reason why she has not posted since is because she is now trying to get off it.

    My health is non too good at the moment, so I may not be able to visit this site on a daily basis, but I will reply to your next post as soon as I can!!

    Take Care

    xx luv Babi xx

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    Old 08-20-2005, 02:29 PM   #11
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    Hi Babi lm sure you can read my mind lol (brain goes faster than the body LOL) well very disappointing test results as they did not do ALL the tests l requested! however my t4 looked good at 17.1 lab range 9.0/20.0 Tsh (waste of time tut) 0.01 lab range 0.2/3.0 and that was it!! However lm sure she said my ft4 was 17.1 too!! I am feeling better than l did thankfully and l really hope you pick up soon hun what you taking? Have you ever felt good yet? Will watch out for Vic too just another quickie you know how it is lol take care xx luv niecsey

     
    Old 08-22-2005, 05:43 PM   #12
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    Does a thyroid problem cause stabbing, sharp pains in bones? I thought I read that in someones reply here. I have a friend who has hypothyroid( i think) and she's on synthroid, that I do know. Anyway, her very first symptom was that she was irritiable, so much so thatshe was hitting her two young kids. Then she started telling me that she was losing her hair and she felt like she was losing her mind and control of her life. She was getting forgetful. Lazy. Tired. She couldn't lose weight. She was hot and cold. And now, here I am, feeling cold most of the time, and I cannot stand the heat, and my hair is falling out, but my weight, well, I can stand to gain 5 pounds...I lost weight without trying...my nerves kept me from eating basically...so I was wondering, the pains I feel, the sharp pains in my bones...my hands, my arms, my shins, my thighs, my elbows, could it be from a thyroid problem? It is the one thing my friend doesn't have, and never had.

     
    Old 08-23-2005, 10:47 AM   #13
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    Hi Fidgety sorry l cant be a good help but l do get stabbing pains!!! Mainly rib area and yesterday both sides ached (bottom of rib cage) l aint got a clue what it is...... l can remember getting stabbing pains as a teenager too loads of yrs ago sigh lol why dont you ask your doc for a blood test? good luck before l was dxn with graves l could eat whatever and loose weight :0 ) its all going back on now and its really hard to loose

     
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