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Old 06-20-2008, 11:18 AM   #1
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what causes your thyroid to fluctuate up and down

what causes your thyroid to fluctuate up and down, sometimes I do great, and sometimes I feel like my heart is going nuts and my anxiety is horrible then just out of the blue it will settle down. Im almost sure that is the problem, the last time I got like that I was told I had Hashimotos,the antibody I for get exactly what is was called but they said it was high 15. So would someone give me some answers.

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Old 06-25-2008, 01:21 PM   #2
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Re: what causes your thyroid to fluctuate up and down

I have no answer, but I wanted to piggy back on this cause I have the same problem. I have hashimoto's with normal TSH. Sometimes I feel great, other times I seem to crash with really bad fatigue, food sensitivities, sinus issues elevated blood pressure, gastrointestinal problems and this really wierd eye twitching problem. If its my thyroid going back and forth, I figure I must be doing something to trigger it. Probably something I'm eating or not eating, but I can't figure it out. Any body have any ideas on what can trigger episodes of symptoms.

Old 06-25-2008, 01:44 PM   #3
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Re: what causes your thyroid to fluctuate up and down

Certain foods ~ like really high fiber foods eaten too soon after taking your medication can really affect the asbortion of it. Oatmeal, walnuts, etc. can cause you not to absorb the full extent of your dosage. However, doing that once in a while shouldn't effect the way you feel that much. You would have to be in the habit of eating those type foods too soon on a regular basis or doing it for several days in a row.

Old 06-25-2008, 04:42 PM   #4
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Re: what causes your thyroid to fluctuate up and down

i'm in on this post too. man, i don't feel well either. i have hashi's and do get that roller coaster effect from time to time but not as long as this one. it's been like a week now that i've been feeling this constant tightening of the throat...and it's always lingering there. like someone has their hands on my throat 24/7. at nite when i lay down,'s real bad. i feel so lightheaded and anxiety kicks in that i feel really sick. ugh! i too have "normal tsh" and i'm on 75mcgs of synthroid. could it be that im overmedicated? you think? i don't think i am. but man, i don't feel well. and it started when i decided to eat healthier. i also have anemia and have these constant headaches. any input would help. you're not alone, but yet...we do seek some answers. and if no one really knows....please God please hear us out because we would surely like to feel better. Thanks.

Old 06-26-2008, 05:47 AM   #5
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Re: what causes your thyroid to fluctuate up and down

Well, I'm not on any medication and I have trouble with high fiber foods. Especially whole grains and wheat. Not sure why this happens, but I did read about a connection between hypothyroidism and gluten intolerance.

There is also a list of foods that people with hypo shouldn't have. These are foods that contain goitrogens (sp?). There are also certain supplements that you can take that are supposed to stabilize your thyroid. I'm still experimenting with this because lots of stuff I can't take because of my thyroid problem.

I did switch my multi-vitamin last week and I'm not sure if that caused the lastest 'crash' or if it was something I ate. I do suggest creating a log of how you feel everyday including what you ate and how you slept, tummy problems etc. It has really helped me figure out some things. Not everything. I did figure out there is a ton of stuff I can't eat.

I don't have many problems with anxiety anymore (usually). I take a calcium/magnesium supplement and a high quality stress B complex and that seems to keep the mental problems that come with thyroid issues in check. I still have the physical problems from time to time.

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