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Thyroid Disorders board


I think you can to the right board for help...sounds typical of a thyroid problem! If you had half your thyroid removed, I might guess you need some thyroid replacement. You need blood work for FT4, FT3 and TSH to start. Many doctors only test TSH, but insist on the frees (F) as well as those are the actual hormones the body uses to give you health and energy. All the symptoms you listed are typical of someone who needs replacement. If you are already on replacement, than I suggest you may need more.

I also have a partially functioning thyroid for a different reason than yours, but my "previous" doctor said the left over thyroid could handle all the care my body needed...he was wrong and I got many symptoms. I am now on synthroid and doing better than before. If you get the blood lab don't settle for the doctor telling you you are in the "normal" range. Everyone here will tell you "normal" numbers are highly specific to the individual within that range...and it really DOES make a difference in how you feel. By law, you can get the results of your lab test and the ranges and if you post them here we can give you some ideas about where to go from there. Hope this helps...you CAN get better! :) Pixiek
I have had my Thyroid labs done a thousand times, l hade ultrasounds, iodine uptake and even tried lovoxyl and synthroid, both these drugs made me feel worse, alot worse. My latest labs look like this:

TSH 1.32 (.40-5.5)
T4 Free 1.2 (.80-1.8)
T-3 Free 317 (230-420)

I have read that alot of Hypoglysemia is caused by hypothyroidism, l however dont seem to have it. Can hypogylsemia be doing all this to me or is the Thyroid playing games with me.

Thanks:

VAN
I will need to check and see if those tests were done, l believe they were. You mentioned your TSH was real high, my TSH is in the normal range. I have also tried to take Synthroid and Levoxyl and thats when l really get sick.
You talked about how it messes with your mind what do you mean by that, l have noticed that when l get feeling real bad my mind goes crazy and its difficult to even function. Its so difficult to describe the feelings l have but when l wake up in the morning l can feel that something isnt right, like chemically something isnt right. I just can feel that l am out of wack. Dont know if that makes any scence.

VAN
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I will need to check and see if those tests were done, l believe they were. You mentioned your TSH was real high, my TSH is in the normal range. I have also tried to take Synthroid and Levoxyl and thats when l really get sick.
You talked about how it messes with your mind what do you mean by that, l have noticed that when l get feeling real bad my mind goes crazy and its difficult to even function. Its so difficult to describe the feelings l have but when l wake up in the morning l can feel that something isnt right, like chemically something isnt right. I just can feel that l am out of wack. Dont know if that makes any scence.

VAN

Hypoglycemia can make you feel really funked up in the head, esp in the mornings.brain fog, nervousness, nausea, sweating, fast heart rate,weakness, dizziness and feeling faint..So If you feel your thyroid is up to par it may just be plain old hypoglycemia sometimes it can hit you no matter what age in life w/o a cause.. try eating 6 small meals a day to keep your sugar level at a steady pace..Hope you get to feeling better..Take Care
I will have to admit that the worst part of what l go through is the mental part. Whatever it is that messes with my emotions and mind is enough to make you want to die. If Hashi is the problem then l guess l dont know how to fix it because l get worse on Synthroid and Levoxyl. I have heard about T3 and Armor. Where to go from here?

VAN