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Thyroid Disorders board


i want to make this first post pretty short so....

i have been battling debilitating symptoms since around Jan. getting worse. GP more meds...getting worse..anxiety, nervoud, insomnia, fatigue, palptiations, hypertension. anyway back to the dr again wed...my best friend has thyroid issues and has been begging me to ask for labe (my dr. didn't think of that i guess) so FINALLY i broke down and ask to have labs drawn...yesterday my nurse called and said my thyroid labs were abnormal..she said my number was 5.627 and normal range is 0.4-4.0....they are starting me on synthroid (sp?)..then draw in 6 wks...heres my question .....and its dumb i know but this is new to me....WHAT exactly is 5.627 t3. t4...i've been reading but its all foreign...so i'm hyperthyroid?...i know you can't diagnose...but can you tell me what # that is so i can read more??? i'm scared!!...thanks in advance for anyhelp you can give...and if anyone else had whatever i have is it controllable???...thinking of you all...love and prayers...kelly
good morning rach my friend,

so sorry about all you trouble!!! makes mine seem small, humbles me!!

the reason i asked about how long is because i have had these symtoms for so long...did i mention i'm 40?? this is don't tell lots of people (so post it on a board kel) but these people don't know me and i want you to know so.......

i was sexually molested as a child...my grandfather was a pediphile (sp?) i'm wondering if post traumatic stress triggers it...i'm going to look it up...

so...i HAVE got to stop with the whys and what its and move on...God has given me the labs results..now i have to follow through...i'll keep in touch....i have enjoyed talking with hope and hope we can stay in touch....

by the way isn't mulitiple miscarrage a sign of thryroid problems??

have a great day!!! took my synthroid already today ....1-3 before improvement it said...
love and prayers kel