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Re: Hyper to Hypo & Now Having Problems - Please HELP

Re: Hyper to Hypo & Now Having Problems - Please HELP

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Posted by GailD. on October 24, 2000 at 17:16:23:

In Reply to: Hyper to Hypo & Now Having Problems - Please HELP posted by Anna on October 24, 2000 at 14:53:53:

Try to get your records if you can, in the US it is very easy, sign a form and they're yours. You need to know exactly what was done for the hyPEr now for your hyPO condition. It is most important. Did they do a needle biopsy? What are you on? 10 is too high.
Check this out........
: Hi,

: Just wanted to find out if anyone out there has had a similar experience to mine as any advice would be most welcome! (It's a bit long so I appreciate your patience.)

: I was diagnosed with an overactive thyroid gland three years ago, at which stage my neck was badly swollen and TSH value was at 90. Radioactive iodine solved the problem (or so I thought), and as my thyroid gland was now underactive I was put on thyroxine.

: Everything was fine, and I was feeling fine until a couple of months ago I started suffering from palpatations, getting really irritable and being thirsty and hot a lot of the time. My blood test results showed that TSH is high at around 10 (two tests three weeks apart), which my doctor said suggested that my dosage ought to be increased. But as physical symptoms were conflicting with the blood test results, he wants to refer me to a specialist. He also asked me what had been the original diagnosis for the hyperactive thyroid - which is something that I was never told - I was just said that you could not always tell the reason. Matters are complicated by the fact that I was initially treated in Finland and now my current doctor in England does not have access to my medical history.

: I am now wondering whether the doctors should have initially worked harder at establishing the cause for my thyroid disorder and whether that could be the reason for the problems now. Is there anyone else out there who has gone through something similar and could give me some insights as to what is going on?

: Anna

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