Does anyone have hyperthyroidism?

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

i wish i had advice, but i have the opposite problem- my thyroid is underactive. my mom has the same issue. she’s been on meds forever, and i was on them for a while, but went off due to other medical things.

the treatment for both issues is medication, i’m pretty sure.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Wish I could help!  I’m hypo.  When I was diagnosed, I had long episodes of heart palpitations, so I understand how disconcerting that is. 

Looked at WebMD for symptoms, and it seems that some of the symptoms are pretty simliar, though.  Obviously, some are exact opposites, as makes sense (I’m always cold; if you’re hyper you’re typically warm, weight gain instead of weight loss, etc).

Hang in there, and hope you hear back from the doc sooner than 2 weeks.

Just here to commiserate that misbehaving thyroids are the worst.  🙁

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@MrsBudz2Bee:  Thanks for the link!  I really haven’t educated myself properly (I bought a book on the subject after I got diagnosed and then never read it Undecided) and don’t feel as well as I think I should.

 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

BakerBee16

 

I was dx with hyperthyroid about 5-6 months ago. I’ve ALWAYS had a high pulse rate especially when doing cardio. Very high 130-140/minute – Before meds, I could lose 10-15 lbs without even trying so hard because our thyroid levels are so high which means our body metabolism is crazy high, we can eat and exercise less and lose weight with no issues.  It does run in the family – my grandmother had hers taken out surgically.

As far as after being dx with hyper, I now take meds in a daily basis to keep my thyroid levels to a normal level – I’m having to change my eating habits and exercise because now that my levels are coming down – so is my metabolism. I gained 15-20 lbs after taking the meds.  Most common side effects are your eyes, if you don’t get it checked out or taken care of it will bulge – yikes. So def get an endocronologist to check your levels. Expect to give blood every 3-4 weeks for a routine level check up. I was told that it would take roughly 16 months to be on remission. 

 

 

 

 

 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@BakerBee16:  What all did they test?  Was it just TSH or did they test more then that?

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

That’d be awesome if it included t3 and t4, check to see if it was free, or total, and see if they tested you for any thyroid antibodies (TPO and ATA in particular) because while my free t4 was high and my free t3 low they were within bounds and my tsh was normal.  However I not only had TPO Antibodies, but they were elevated – clear indication of Hashimoto’s.

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