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Thyroid Disorders board


This is my first post here. I'd like to say that this site is very helpful and informative.
A little of my thyroid history....
I am 32 years old. I was diagnosed w/ a goiter and hypothyroid at the age of 7. The diagnosis was made by a good doctor at a very reputable hospital in Houston. I was immediately put on desacated thyroid and was told that I would need to be kept on thyroid med for the rest of my life.
Three years later, after moving out of Houston, my parents took me to another doctor in our new city. He tested my thyroid, took me off of Armour and put me on either Levoxyl or Synthroid. A couple years after that, I was taken off thyroid medication.
To make a long story short, I have been on and off my meds for years. A few months into my medication...I feel GREAT. I lose weight, the HORRIBLE depression goes away......energy comes back...hair stops falling out, ect. So, I go back for a test every few months...stay on medicine...no more problems. Then they take me off my thyroid (that was a year ago...they said my level was normal and that I didn't need it anymore.
Past two months....I can barely pick myself up off the floor. I went in for testing (again, to another doctor)...and my TSH level is at 9.6 . I have been on my medication for 3 weeks now (Synthroid). I guess I'm typing all of this just to vent more than anything else. I'm frustrated that all of the doctors I've been to don't seem to care about my thyroid history. Nor do they seem to know how to treat it appropriately. I know that I will feel better once my thyroid meds start working. (sorry for the long post)
I do have a couple of questions though:
1) Does anyone have chronic diarrhea with their thyroid problem? Everything I eat goes right through me and I'm having constant stomach pain (the doc put me on Prilosec)?? I never get heartburn and I eat right.
2) Does anyone have a funny feeling in their mouth and a stinging feeling when breathing through their nose? I would describe it as a tingling feeling at the back of my throat and on my tongue. I ususally have lightheadedness with these sensations as well.

Thanks for listening :)