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Thyroid Disorders board


I belive i had a pituary MRI about 3 years ago actually and it came back normal...Im hoping what your saying is right and its just my body changing without, well, without a thyroid gland in it...my doctor tests all of these things every 6 month checkup and constantly says they are fine but each year things have gotten drastically worse...i really dont know what he is thinking...i've recently tried to find a new endo but since i can only see a pediatric Endo at 16 there isnt much choice...espesically in my area...i always thought it was my calcium being out of control and never thought twice about my thyroid however when it makes no sense that my levels are perfect every test in the high range...it really cant be the calcium making me feel this horrible.

what does this 'brain fog' everyone talks about really feel like?...i was constantly telling everyone that asked me what i was feeling like i didnt know what was going on or where i was alot of the time..just like things around me where cloudy and made no sense and i knew it was something i felt and wasant just imagining..my endo never said anything like this was a symptom people with Hypothyroidism go through...i really want to post my lab results up asap and see what everyone thinks of them.

ive been on the same dose of synthroid for probbably about 3 years now...and in the past 3 years i've grown from being pre-puberty to near adulthood...so my levels must be changing in someway?
anymore advice would be appreciated...sorry for just rambling but im at such a lost point in my life with this.
Quote from AFFU434:
I belive i had a pituary MRI about 3 years ago actually and it came back normal...Im hoping what your saying is right and its just my body changing without, well, without a thyroid gland in it...


There is no question in my mind that this is what the issue is.
[quote]it makes no sense that my levels are perfect every test in the high range...it really cant be the calcium making me feel this horrible.

That's because your thyroid levels are not "perfect" or "fine". To me, based on the little information you provided, you appear to be under-treated. This of course leads to having symptoms and not feeling well.

[quote]what does this 'brain fog' everyone talks about really feel like?...i was constantly telling everyone that asked me what i was feeling like i didnt know what was going on or where i was alot of the time..just like things around me where cloudy and made no sense and i knew it was something i felt and wasant just imagining..my endo never said anything like this was a symptom people with Hypothyroidism go through...

Brain fog is a symptom alright, and a very real one, that I am sure almost everyone one this board has experienced at one time or another. Some other symptoms that you might be experiencing: Cold all the time (or cold wehn others aren't), grades slippinng, tired or lacking energy often, lack of motivation (you may be accused of being lazy by peopel who don't understand), and others...

[quote]i really want to post my lab results up asap and see what everyone thinks of them.

Bring 'em on! If nothing else we can explain what they mean and how they relate to what you are feeling.

[quote]ive been on the same dose of synthroid for probbably about 3 years now...and in the past 3 years i've grown from being pre-puberty to near adulthood...so my levels must be changing in someway?

That is exactly what I was afraid of. Now that you are physically larger, you need more thyroid hormone. Ideally, yourr doctor should try to keep your levels optimized (TSH low or even completely suppressed, though TSH is quite variable, and T3 and T4 in the top 1/3 of their lab ranges) rather than "normal" or "fine". Right now yours may be "normal" but they are not optimal for you.

[quote]anymore advice would be appreciated...sorry for just rambling but im at such a lost point in my life with this.

ramble on, if you must. What is important is that you are learning how to take care of your helath, which is a VERY important life skill. Feel free to come back and ask all the questiosn you want. If there isnt' someone here who knows an answer, there is someone who knows where to look for an answer--if one exists, and I, for one, enjoy the search and sharing of what I find.
also if your thyroid has been removed.. shouldnt you be on armour which provides both t4 and t3? not synthroid? that only provides t4.
i eat pretty healthy when it comes down to it. i really havent experienced much of a problem with weight gain which is suprising..actually i find its rather easy to maintain my weight...reguardless of what i eat. i've been trying to drop a few more pounds and get some more definition so i've been eating alot of chicken salad, fruits and that type of a thing. i've been on healthy diets and periods of not caring what i eat in the past couple of years and dont seem to feel much different either way.

did you have a full tyhroidectomy or a partial? were you on just synthroid before you started taking the armour...and if so how much of a difference did you feel when you switched to armour... i see alot of people saying they do and feel so much better and it makes me want to choke a perscription out of my doctor for it. almost everywhere i've been i never really hear too much good about synthroid...espescially compared to armour so i was wondering if you had experience with both.

-john