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Old 04-19-2006, 01:47 PM   #1
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Question Looking for input?

I have not been diagnosed with hypothyroidism yet, but in the past my levels have been borderline. I am seeing my doctor next week and I will be getting him to check again. I am going to list all my problems and see what people have to say: muscle twitches in my legs, headaches, feeling tired, depression(was being treated before pregnacy 4 years ago), nausesnous, slight weight gain despite exercise and reasonable eating, hair loss and either constipated or diarhea(sorry for tmi). I was also wondering if people who have been diagnosed and been given medication have managed to lose weight? Thank-You to all in advance.

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Old 04-20-2006, 06:11 AM   #2
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Re: Looking for input?


Yes those symptoms "could" be thyroid related. But they could also be from other things.

Have you considered finding a new dr? With your history I would think a trial of meds wouldn't be too much to ask. If it helps with symptoms then great. If not then you know to move on. Just request your dr to help shift your levels "within" the normal range. Hoping to find "your" correct level within that wide range.

Hope that helps some...
Hyperthyroidism 11/05
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Old 04-20-2006, 07:30 AM   #3
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Re: Looking for input?

Hi barcardi ~
My sugestions for you are:

1) get copies of ALL your bloodwork, every time! SPECIALISTS in the field are still arguing what "normal" range IS. Therefore, how a patient FEELS & symtoms they have should have more weight than the *bleepin* numbers on the labwork.

2) Educate YOURSELF - my short experience being on HYPOthyroid medication, tells me that we are our own best advacats. Do extensive research on line.

3) Don't be affriad to switch Dr's for whatever reason. A week+ after my old pc-doc told me " NO " to Armour, all while knowing the HORRIFIC side-effects Synthroid bestoed on me, yet made no offer of DIFFERENT med, I called my medical group in search of a new PrimeCare-Dr. New Dr whom I was VERY upfront with, had no problems switching my medication. I feel like ME again.

Good Luck!

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