(Closed) Any other bees at war with their thyroid?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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466 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’ve been hypothyroid for years and I honestly don’t remember how it felt right when I went on meds.  I do know that I can usually tell when my meds need to be upped, because I get excessively tired (and I already love to sleep!) 

Meds have worked well for me, so I think as soon as you get on the right dosage, you will feel like yourself again.  Don’t be afraid to call your doc, though, if you don’t feel better soon.  Hang in there!

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

yep. Meds totally work and I see results way faster than 6-8 weeks, more like a week, but that’s me.  But yeah you have to get the dosage right, so maybe yours is too weak. I take about 80mg a day.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

I had WAY hyper and then went WAY hypo when they removed my thryroid.

It’s usually pretty quick that your numbers get back into range when you take your meds… I know that I went quite awhile not taking mine and my TSH got WAY high.. I was back in range after taking my thyroid meds for 2 days.

I would definitley give your dr. a call and see if your levels can be checked again… Generally they check you almost weekly when you first start so that they can monitor you levels and know if they need to adjust of not. (I know my endocrinologist did)

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

I was so tired all the time when I was hypo and on Synthroid.  I finally found a doctor that would prescribe Armour and it is a different world.  I am actually a tiny bit hyper now so we are decreasing my meds.

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I haven’t been diagnosed yet, but I am pretty sure that’s what I have, going on Wednesday of next week to find out for sure.  Thanks for the info on Synthroid vs Armour, will definitely have to bring that up when he talks about meds. I certainly don’t think I could feel any worse than I already have.

can I ask a question….I am filling out the 10 page questionnaire they sent me, and they are asking about headaches and what part of the head they are on. When I get them, they are always on the right side, between my forehead and above my ear. Anyone else?

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

@linguo42:  My Endo REFUSED to discuss other options except Synthroid.  He tried to tell me that I had sleep apnea and needed a sleep study.  Um, no.  My SO still combats sleeps so if I snored or stopped breathing he would know…

The first time I went to my new doctor, she looked at me and said she could tell something was wrong.  Heck, even my dentist told me one time I was having thyroid issues.  But my endo was the “best” in town.  So glad I left!

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

I take the generic levothyroxine and it’s worked great for me! So you might want to ask about that as well…

From what I’ve heard there’s enough difference in all the medication options that some work great for some but just don’t work well for others =)

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Can someone explain thyroid problems to me?  My mom has issues with it and I had an Aunt recently tell me that I should probably get checked out.  I just don’t know what to look for with it though.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I’ve had hypo for about three years now, and it blows. The meds help with fatigue, but my hair is definitely thinner now, my nails are more brittle, and any weight I gain? Yep, it’s there for good. Can’t shed the pounds, even though my TSH is totally normal and I eat right and exercise.

 

@jessjess: Just go to an endocrinologist or your GP and ask for a blood test–given your family history, they’ll probably check out your levels and make sure everything is normal. Watch for the symptoms linguo posted as well.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

@jessjess I had hyperthyroidism and had a whole slew of symptoms… pretty much everyone you find in a medical dictionary.

Excessive weight loss, high bp, high hrh, insomnia, losing my hair, sweating profusely (like dripping down my face when it was 30 degrees) muscle weakness to the point I couldn’t stand up from a sitting postiong, exhaustion, heart palpiations, increased bowel movements, dizziness, anxiety & depression, a VERY long cycle, and it effected my vision as well as my short term memory.

It was great! I had all of those for 8mths without them being able to stabilize my vitals SO… I had it removed. lol

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