- I have this gurgling in my throat in the area of my adam's apple, and my thyroid hurts. I take an Iodine tablet and it stops gurgling and doesn't hurt anymore. I will be going to the doctor very soon to find out more about what I need to do, but it probably won't be an MD. I have many of the sympton's and been to ER twice. They tell me I'm fine.
- —Guest Desiree Kassab
- I have been losing weight and my current weight is 47kgs. I am worried that I may have a thyroid problem.
- —Guest Audrey Abayasundra
I was told my "symptoms aren't really
- Just want to say that if you are in the Alabama Gulf coast area, you are limited as to picking an endocrinologist. There is only one near me, doctor, Judson Menefee. I went to him desperate for help with my utter exhaustion, thin brittle nails, hoarse voice, panic and anxiety and depression, and history of thyroid disease in both parents. He informed me that my "symptoms weren't really symptoms, now are they?" And told me I should be seeing my psychiatrist instead. He also "doesn't believe in" chronic fatigue syndrome. And although my serum sodium and serum chloride had been low in my last five years worth of labs, they happened to be borderline on the one he took (at my insistence only). So he told me "they aren't low. Here's proof." He is a polite sweet man, I think and means well. But maybe a refresher course would be in order. Does anyone out there have an alternative to suggest?
- —Guest Marsha
Thyroid and High Blood Pressure
- Since my thyroid operation, my blood pressure has sky rocketed and I am constantly tired. Dizzy, lost weight and cannot function. Doctor says its all in my head, but it's not. I use to go out all the time but now I don't have the energy to leave the house. I need help.
- —Guest Joan
Tired of Struggling
- I was on thyroid medications 13 years ago and they worked great, when Armour got reconfigured I went downhill. I am currently about 50 pounds overweight, exhausted, emotional, having tons of symptoms. Was just recently diagnosed wtih Fibromyalgia, but not convinced. I work out (water aerobics) three times a week, eat healthy and small portions and am still not losing - gaining as a matter of fact. I am so desperate for help.
- My thyroid glands were already removed but as years past. I'm still experiencing palpitations and lack of energy. I'm just worrying because I feel I'm dying and it's not good for us. I have 4 children that need my guidance and support. Please help me. I'm single working mom that can'tsupport all financial expense.
- —Guest Dimple
- I was sluggish with a low body temperature of 96 degrees 10 years ago before I went to a holistic doctor. With no blood tests, he said I had hypothyroidism. He gave me Armour Thyroid. I was against bovine thyroid medications, so I asked a new doctor to switch me to Levothyroxine (Synthroid), which I took for 10 more years (50 mcg). I recently learned that Synthroid demineralizes the bones and causes osteoporosis, so I stopped Synthroid and waited to see the blood tests. The TSH is normal even though I am not on Synthroid. My advice is if you are on Synthroid, or a like medication for hypothyroidism, see an Endocrinologist and be checked once a year. I feel I obviously didn't need to spend 10 years taking a medication that could possibly cause me thinning of the bones. It is Sodium Levothyroxine is the full name. I now take kelp to help my thyroid and... so far so good. I am trying to treat this with supplementation instead of taking a thyroid medication. I think its working. I have no hair loss and the blood tests are good.
- —Guest P. Linton
- I have had my thyroid tested since I was 18 and recently found out that my thyroid levels are slightly high. I'm now 26 and when I asked the doctor if it's a thyroid problem he said yes it could be, but it may not be that serious. I am skinny and underweight. I lose a lot of hair everyday and my underarms constantly smells even with deodorant. I can't tell you how many deodorants I used. I'm gonna go back to the doctor and get it tested again and see if I could be put on the right medications. For those of you still suffering, don't give up! Keep the faith. God knows and understands your pain. Trust in him and he will answer your prayers. He will give you blessings you never even imagined.:)
- —Guest sarah
- I have taken Armour Thyroid for 50 years, 60mg now I have hair falling out brittle nails and dry skin. My blood test shows I am low on T4 TSH. I don't know if this is normal?
- —Guest Margaret
Still Not Right
- I have been on Levothyroxine for 15 months and after a year I am still tired after 12 hours of sleep. I was put on Vitamin D 10,000 and 5mg Folic Acid. After 4 more months, I'm not tired, but now get earaches, neck swelling (I suppose this is the goiter) and my TSH is normal. The deafness and earaches and sweating bother me along with the weight gain. How does anyone ever feel better with this condition?
- —Guest promogirl
Its Been a Year on Levothyroxin
- One year ago I was diagnosed with hypothyroid. My hair has fallen out and I'm depressed because of headaches, lack of sleep and heart palpitations. Like everyone else here the doctor says that my thyroid is on the right level because of the medicine I am taking. But my symptoms are the same. The heart palpitations and joint pain, tiredness and sleep apenea are driving me crazy. I'm crying most of the time and really need help.
- —Guest denise
Confusion and Losing Strength
- This is correct that thyroid patents are facing a lot of issues, like hair loss, depresion, confusion etc. I lost my hair, have been getting bigger day by day, confusion is one bad part and strength. It looks as if I am doing little heavy work I feel tired and am sweating alot. I don't know what's going on. I am taking medicine on time daily, but have been patient the last 4 years. I am not going for a regular checkup, but I am not misssing taking my medication, which is necessary for a thyroid patient . I get my TH3,4 and TSH tests taken every quarter or half-yearly.
- —Guest Arun Mishra
- I had my TSH and 4 checked and it was 40. 2 weeks later it came down to 22.1, but my chest pain and breasts were so painful. My doctor says that the pain is not thyroid related. I know the last time my levels were 27 I had these same symptoms. She thinks it could be hormones, pre-menopause that is creating the breast pain, but possibly my heart for the heavy feeling in my breathing and chest discomfort. I wonder if anyone else have these symptoms? I'm sooooo tired all the time but sometimes can't sleep for the aching in my joints. I went back today to have labs and chest x-rays done and will find out results tomorrow, hopefully.
- —Guest avins4
Painfully Tired 24/7
- I feel as if a ball bat was taken to my body. One of the best doctors gave me Phentermine and IT WORKED BETTER THAN ANYTHING with my levothyroxine. Then a new doctor came along and took me off everything!!!! He laughs at me and treats me like I'm an idiot. I now have to save money to see another doctor. The office help is HATEFUL!!! so take note that DR. TEREL Newton/GCS, FL is not a first choice. He stripped me of all medications and gave me stuff that DOESN'T WORK. I pray everyone with thyroid problems. Try to find every little thing that GOD put here for us to be happy. Look around you and pray, God will show you things unsearchable!
- —Guest evon harrison
- I feel nauseous. I am too weak. I can't eat. I am tired and feel as though I am about to faint.
- —Guest charlene