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You cetainly sound like you are hypo. I had many of those same symptoms. It was the weight one that really bugggggged me the most though. I have about 20 pounds to lose and it drove me nuts that I couldn't budge no matter what.The tight turtleneck thing also sounds sooooo very familar.

There are several things you can do in the meantime to help yourself while you are waiting to start meds. 1) if you aren't already it would be a good idea to start supplementation; taking selenium will help to shrink the goiter and help with the conversiuon of t4 into t3. I take 200mcgs. Vitamin E and zinc should be taken with the selenium as they all work together. I take 400 i.us of vitamin e and 30 mcg of zinc. Tyrosine will also help with t4 into t3 conversion, it will help your circulation in your hands and feet and it supports your adrenal and pitituary glands. 2) eliminate all soy from your diet (make sure it isn't in your vitmain e or multi.) 3) eliminate all processed foods and refined foods from your diet and these foods can also cause fatigue and brain fog. 4) one of the most important thing is to learn all you can about thyroid disease. Be sure to learn about the various treatments available, there are several different meds available not one (synthroid). Look up Dr. Lowe and Dr. Blanchard, they are endos who go against the conventional doctors who want to treat lab numbers, but instead strive for optiminal health.

Good Luck to you. :angel:
Quote from girlygirly:
You cetainly sound like you are hypo. I had many of those same symptoms. It was the weight one that really bugggggged me the most though. I have about 20 pounds to lose and it drove me nuts that I couldn't budge no matter what.The tight turtleneck thing also sounds sooooo very familar.

There are several things you can do in the meantime to help yourself while you are waiting to start meds. 1) if you aren't already it would be a good idea to start supplementation; taking selenium will help to shrink the goiter and help with the conversiuon of t4 into t3. I take 200mcgs. Vitamin E and zinc should be taken with the selenium as they all work together. I take 400 i.us of vitamin e and 30 mcg of zinc. Tyrosine will also help with t4 into t3 conversion, it will help your circulation in your hands and feet and it supports your adrenal and pitituary glands. 2) eliminate all soy from your diet (make sure it isn't in your vitmain e or multi.) 3) eliminate all processed foods and refined foods from your diet and these foods can also cause fatigue and brain fog. 4) one of the most important thing is to learn all you can about thyroid disease. Be sure to learn about the various treatments available, there are several different meds available not one (synthroid). Look up Dr. Lowe and Dr. Blanchard, they are endos who go against the conventional doctors who want to treat lab numbers, but instead strive for optiminal health.

Good Luck to you. :angel:

Thank you for the great input. I take the vitamins/supplements you mentioned, except for zinc and tyrosine. Getting older sucks!