- I have had a thyroid problem since I had my son who has just turned 2. It is a terrible thing and very hard for other people to understand how you feel. I had to have my thyroid taken out in June so I am very scared. It is very over active. It has given me so much drama. I even lost a baby, cause it was too over active. It just scares me soooo much. Well, I just want to say that I know how you are all feeling, hopefully things will get better with us all. XX! Luv to u all! Cheers, Lily
- —Guest Lily zannon
Thyroid Removed 5 Days After
- I had an overactive thyroid and after 3 years I finally got it removed. No pain, just feels like a sore throat to be honest. My head feels too heavy for my shoulders and I am very tense. It feels like I have a rope round my neck and my back is beginning to ache, but this is due to me holding myself stiff. It's hard to relax 5 days after my operation. I feel sick and have no appetite. I am taking calcium tablets, 2 for next few days. I am constipated a little and have a tension headache. Unsure if this feeling sick is the normal reaction. There no real advice on the net about this.
- —Guest Gin
Primary Care Giver for Handicap Senior
- I didn't know that I was sick with a thyroid disorder and kept pushing myself to take care of my handicapped mother after work or now that I am unemployed full time. I kept getting sick! The worse thing was when I had the flu and my mom would also just lay in bed because no one would help us. Now I thank God I no longer live in that situation. Mom is in a temporary senior living facility and my siblings are taking over so I can try to get healthy.
- —Guest Maria Wong
- I have been hypothyroid for almost 9 years now. I was feeling very tired, foggy, achey, brittle nails, brittle hair, depression. I have been on armour for a while at he same dose. If my thyroid is DEAD, then why is there a need for increase in my armour? If increased but now feel very dizzy.
- —Guest Wantaspa
- Hi, I am 47 male and have been ill since I was 17. I have a gaunt face and am too thin (doctor says I am in normal range). I am labeled as depressed and have been fed anti depressants all my life. Other symptoms are as follows: pounding fast heart (treated with proproponol), extreme difficulty swallowing, random night sweats, random shortness of breath, confusion and generally looking and feeling like death. I had thyroid checked and told it was within range. Some friends are convinced it's my thyroid. I also suffer from bouts of extreme fatigue. I don't know how I have made it this far to be honest.
- —Guest Gus
Thyroid Medication Problems
- I went from 114 to 130mg. of Nature Thyroid because my blood test showed 7.0 instead of 4.0. Bad symptoms - sweating, lips swelling, sore throat, left eye swelling, nervous, palpitations in the chest, increased appetite, itchy burning skin, my teeth even felt like I had a bad absess or they felt like they were going to fall out. Headache and rash or hives on chest. My PH even got out of balance. Can anyone tell me if this is an allergic reaction or too much thyroid medication.
- —Guest Tracy K.
Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism Cancer
- I was diagnosed with HH at the age of 13. I had three large nodules on my thyroid, so a biopsy was performed. Everything came back clear, and as a 13-year-old, that was a good thing. I was overweight for my teen years and I took Synthroid daily. Wen I was 20, I started working out heavily, and I lost about 60 pounds. I finally felt normal until three years later when my nodules had tripled in size unexpectedly. I underwent a total thyroidectomy, and the surgeon reported to me that the thyroid was extremely abnormal-looking. After a tissue inspection of my thyroid, they discovered cancer. I was taken off of the Synthroid to prepare for my radiation treatment, which was two weeks of hell. The radiation made me nauseous and I was in isolation for three days away from all people and pets. Everything I touched had to be bleached due to the radiation coming out from my skin. I have blood tests every 3 months and the doctors are currently testing various mcg of Synthroid to see what will work.
- —Guest Heather
- I am 14 years old and am 5 ft 6. My normal weight is 115-117 pounds throughout the day, but lately it has risen to 120-121 pounds. My hair has been thinning, my skin bruises easily, my whole body has been sore, especially my back, and I've been exhausted. I fall asleep every class period in the second half of the day and when I get home, I pass out. I am diagnosed with depression and I take medication but lately I've been feeling worse. I can not stay focused, I can barely keep a conversation. My body temperature has been fluctuating; I will be freezing one second and sweating the next. I am getting a blood test soon to see if it is a thyroid problem. If it's not I have no idea.
- —Guest Morgan
- I think i have a thyroid problem. I have major depression and nothing feels good on my skin. Plus, I experience body pains.
- —Guest bunny
- I have been to doctor and to doctor. They keep sending me elsewhere. My muscles hurt. I'm weak and experience burning sensation and sharp pains. Bump the doctors! I'm believing in Jesus the physician.
- —Guest denise
Is She OK?
- My little sister has been have a lot of issues sleep, depressed and her throat hurts too. I wonder if there is anything wrong...
- —Guest Jasmine
Sick, Tired, and Scared :(
- I as recently diagnosed with Hashimotos and Hypothyroidism. I have been sick for close to 10 years and everyone kept telling me I was just depressed and had anxiety disorder due to my husband being in the military and deployed often. My hair is thinning and very brittle and dry. I am SO bloated, puffy, and swolllen. I have gained 60 pounds in the past few years. I have severe anxiety attacks. I am so weak that my hands and legs feel like bricks and I barely have the energy to function. I cannot go into a store to shop because I feel like I will faint or collapse. I am on Levoxyl and just started a month ago and my anxiety is worse than ever. My heartrate is in the 50s/60s yet I have severe panic attacks and anxiety. My muscles and joints ache sooo bad. I get heavy periods and awfuol migrained. This is NO quality of life. If doctors only knew how we felt. Now I am scared to take my medicine because it makes me feel crazy. I am scared to even be alone because I feel so sick.
- —Guest Sad Mommy
- Hi! I was just diagnosed with primary hypothyroid. I feel tired all the time, depresseed, my legs hurt bad, palpataions really bad now I feel like I am smothering, like something is blocking my air way . My hair is coming out. I am gaining weight even and I had gastric bypass . If anyone is having this problem it's probably your thyroid. I was also told I have osteoporosis my bones are in worse shape than a women older than late 50's and I just turned 34.
- —Guest kristy
- I understand how you feel, Dana. I'm 25 years old. I have been dealing with dificulty swallowing since April 2010. I have been experiencing extreme weight loss, discomfort with things around my neck, even dificulty breathing, anxiety, high cholesterol and heart problems. I have been in and out of the hospital. I have seen doctors and specialists and they all tell me I'm fine. Well after 2 years of hell and torture, crying most nights because I can't eat solid food. Now I have an absent period. I went to this new gynocologist and he is testing my thyroid and a few other things, but it seems like all doctors want these days is their pay check or they are not learning well anymore.
- —Guest jessica yates
Trying to Hang On
- I have all the classic symptoms. Went to see a doctor. He really wasn't interested in my symptoms but felt my thyroid and sent me for a scan and blood work. The scan showed multi-nodular goiter with sub clinical sized nodules. Blood work came back in the normal range. He refuses to treat based on the blood work. I am left knowing something is wrong and a doctor who doesn't care. Yea me :-(
- —Guest Joanne