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

Thyroid Disorders Message Board

Hello from the UK...

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-22-2009, 04:30 PM   #1
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 1
theresaw HB User
Hello from the UK...

I was diagnosed (finally) as hyperthyroid last year. Once the medication had kicked in, I felt better than I had done since I was about 18 (I'm now 35). Over the years I had been to see my GP with almost every symptom of hyperthyroidism and I had a couple of tests for this condition, which came back in the normal range.

Having now 'recovered' and been off the medication for several months, I now have all the symptoms again and again my blood test has come back normal. However, this time, I know that I am hyperthyroid and my consultant has agreed to give me a low dose of medication (almost a miracle). What I have come to realise is this; I am outside of the standard deviation, i.e. what is Joe and Jane Blog's normal range is not mine.

My lab resut for the first T test they do here in the UK was 0.9 (in the UK, if this T test is normal they will not do the other T tests!).

I think the misdiagnosis of essential tremor has probably been the most devastating to me - and was made by my GP, not a Consultant. When the tremor dissapeared once I had been on the medication for a while, well, I can not describe the joy. Plus the fatigue is pretty miserable too. Now that I have had a period without these symptoms (and the many others - profuse sweating, palpitations, eye problems, muscle weakness, breathlessness, lump in throat, always on the loo - I could go on and on), there is no way I am going to accept them again, just because my blood test results are in the normal range.

I would just like to mention that my Consultant said that low ferritin levels (which I have) are not linked to the thyroid - yet I have read that this is not true. Mind you, my GP once told me that the reason my eyes shook in the mornings was because I lacked potassium - this was without testing my potassium levels, yes really!!! Also, I am sure I have Grave's disease but have never actually been told what has caused me to be hyperthyroid. Oh well, you have medical insurance we have the NHS!

Sponsors Lightbulb
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Hello tammykinz Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 10 09-13-2009 05:17 PM
Hello To All The New People cmpgirl Pain Management 8 05-07-2008 06:10 AM
Hello all kkmom2 Back Problems 4 02-24-2008 04:19 PM
hello my friends hello! Yossarian22 Addiction & Recovery 24 12-21-2007 01:44 PM
Hello everyone!! Good news and bad news!!! It has been a while since I posted here!! skych Addiction & Recovery 6 10-28-2007 10:51 AM
When the past says hello to you Fabat40 Relationship Health 6 09-05-2006 11:47 PM
hello pursie here pursie Thyroid Disorders 5 07-17-2006 09:15 AM
NEver had a chnace to say hello to everyone battling on Lyme Disease 153 03-20-2006 12:34 PM
Hello everyone! onyR Addiction & Recovery 2 10-22-2003 12:10 PM
Hello Mokita shaukc Back Problems 7 09-23-2003 07:38 AM

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 01:59 AM.

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