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If you've had thyroid issues...

When did you realize something was wrong? What did your doctor say and do? How has it affected your lifestyle and did you overcome it without drugs?

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Asked by BluDog at 2:00 AM on Sep. 25, 2010 in Health

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  • Actually, I didn't. I was going to the doctor for a physical or something like that and my doctor noticed something was weird with my thyroid. I have hypothyroidism.

    Answer by SparklingHope at 2:09 AM on Sep. 25, 2010

  • I gained ALOT of weight within a short amount of time ( again its taking a long time to take it off ) and I had a blood test done.

    Im on meds for it now. I have hypothyroidism as well.

    Answer by LilyPondOasis at 2:12 AM on Sep. 25, 2010

  • I was having depression issues, gained a lot of weight, felt weird, my nails and hair were off and the doctor did a thyroid panel. My results were extremely abnormal. My TSH alone was 38. Normal is below 5. It was more of a pregnancy induced thing because over the past few years, I was getting too much medicine each time it was tapered down and now I am not on anything. I had my labs drawn a few weeks ago and all were normal. It was a rough few years and I can't imagine having to go through life with hypothyroidism.

    Answer by Izsarejman at 10:30 AM on Sep. 25, 2010

  • It has been about 15 years since I was 1st diagnosed I would get up in the morning just so tired and I would go to work come home and sleep for a while get up and do a few things get supper done and sleep the rest of the evening then go to bed I did this for about 3 months before going to the dr and that's when he did tests and found out I have hypothyroidism the weight gain came a few years later for me while i was going through all of that my ex was I think but never sure having an affair and left me a month after I found out. I take meds and have always taken them I have for this. For this last year I can not get my thyroid regulated I go in every 2 months for a recheck and he adjusts my meds I get to where I am really tired then I get my meds adjusted and I get some energy


    Answer by Moms_Angels1960 at 10:42 AM on Sep. 25, 2010

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