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Hi. I've been reading this board for a bit and have to say it's answered many of my questions. Thanks to all of you for sharing your successes and failures.
Was feeling a bit out of place with being told I was Hypo being a male but I guess age (58) and genetics caught up with me. I was diagnosed about a month ago with a TSH reading of 5.4 (from memory) and no T4 reading. I guess the clincher was the multitude of symptoms (unexplained weight gain, no energy, low heart rate, dry skin, chills, depression) but also my tryglicerides doubled in about 3-4 months from 129 to 254.
My personal doctor, who I trust, put me on 75 mcg of Synthroid and I have to say that after 3+ weeks of being on it I feel better then ever. I have renewed energy and have been able to start a walking routine and have shed 8-10 pounds to boot.
I'm scheduled for a blood test for next week for both TSH and FT4 so we'll see what that shows but if I go just by how I'm feeling today I have to say we're pretty close to the right dose.
After reading this board for a while I'm thinking I must be one of the lucky one. Nonetheless, thanks for the education I'm getting here. I think I'll hang around for a while.
[QUOTE=fullwave2;3287792]Hi. I've been reading this board for a bit and have to say it's answered many of my questions. Thanks to all of you for sharing your successes and failures.
Was feeling a bit out of place with being told I was Hypo being a male but I guess age (58) and genetics caught up with me. I was diagnosed about a month ago with a TSH reading of 5.4 (from memory) and no T4 reading. I guess the clincher was the multitude of symptoms (unexplained weight gain, no energy, low heart rate, dry skin, chills, depression) but also my tryglicerides doubled in about 3-4 months from 129 to 254.
My personal doctor, who I trust, put me on 75 mcg of Synthroid and I have to say that after 3+ weeks of being on it I feel better then ever. I have renewed energy and have been able to start a walking routine and have shed 8-10 pounds to boot.
I'm scheduled for a blood test for next week for both TSH and FT4 so we'll see what that shows but if I go just by how I'm feeling today I have to say we're pretty close to the right dose.
After reading this board for a while I'm thinking I must be one of the lucky one. Nonetheless, thanks for the education I'm getting here. I think I'll hang around for a while.
Hi, glad to hear your meds are making you feel better, l'm a newbie myself, and, from looking on the forums it seems this disease takes us on a roller coaster. good luck. fromruby
Thanks to the nice welcome. Like many others I had a lot of questions I was loioking for answers to and came her and did a lot of reading. Got answers to those quesitons and some. I'm fortunate to have a doc who has patience to sit and talk with me and he has a more progressive outlook on this disease than some others. I see that's not always the case.
Having bloodwork done this week and should have resuilts by the end of the week so we'll see how things look after my first 5 weeks or so on the Synthroid.
Just wanted to say thanks for the service you provide here and recognise you and others for hanging around long after things are going right with you just so you can provide help to others. I think that's great. Thanks.