(Closed) frustrated to the point of tears! – thyroid problems :(

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
2522 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

You know, I feel like this sometimes too.  I specifically requested my doctor to a panel a month ago and my levels came back normal ๐Ÿ™

Could you be tested for anemia or a hormone imbalance?

And yeah, I get frustrated like this too.  Being tired and cold and clumps of hair falling out is very disconcerting!

Post # 4
7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I feel the exact same way. I had made some posts about it myself, and I know you were in on them. I am currently on my third week with no bc, waiting to get my period so I can get something that is hormone free, and then get retested. It better be either the hormones in the bc or the tests better show something, or I am going to flip out. I have been feeling this way for months, and it feels like my body is working against me at every turn…


Post # 6
1405 posts
Bumble bee

Get your cortisol levels checked.  Also check estrogen/progesteron ratio.  It can be done with a simple 24 hour saliva test.  Your thyroid, adrenals, and ovaries all work together.  My thyroid had been meesed up for so long it affected my adrenals and estrogen levels.

I found a doctor last October that gave me Armour and it works so well that we actually decreased my dose in July.  Estrogen is balanced again and adrenals are just about there.  You’ll probably have to find a more homeopathic doctor though…  

Post # 8
994 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Some doctors won’t give you thyroid meds even when you are showing symptoms. I have been dealing with this for over 8 years. My levels are too low on some charts, and borderline on others (there are two different charts they can use). It’s depressing. (((HUGS)))

Post # 9
1843 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’ve been taking synthroid for 14 years for hypothyroid.  How long ago were you first diagnosed?  Are you taking Synthroid or one of the generics?  If the latter (generics), there are a lot of articles out there that say specifically with thyroid meds you shouldn’t take the generic because there are differences from one generic to the next and the pharmacy can switch from different generic brands w/out telling you.

Post # 11
3482 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I was diagnosed hypo and put on Synthroid a couple of months ago. After several weeks I was feeling way worse than before I’d started the meds, so I went back to my doc to get retested…and my levels were perfect. But since my symptoms were so bad, she decided to have me cut my dose in half and see how I felt, and three days later I woke up with no aches and pains, a clear head, and only the slightest bit of remaining fatigue. I’m being tested for auto-immune disorders as a precaution to make sure there’s nothing else at work here, but I’m feeling pretty darn good.

The moral of the story is some of us are weird; keep soldiering on until you find a medication and dosage that works for you ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
61 posts
Worker bee

OP, I have extensive personal experience with Stop the Thyroid Madness.  Feel free to PM me if you’d like to hear about it or if you have questions.  

Post # 14
963 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

You need to have your T4 and T3 tested as well.  You can google info about that. Cortisol levels are important just as someone else mentioned.  I take cytomel (T3) along with my levothyroxine and it makes a HUGE difference.  I only take a small amount (5mcg), but I forgot to take it yesterday (got stuck in the pill case) and I was so lethargic and tired yesterday.  When I got home and saw the pill and realized why.

Post # 15
1202 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I suggest going to an endochrinologist and seeing if you have PCOS. These are all symptoms as well. I thought I had a thyroid issue but it turns out it’s PCOS.  And there is no real TEST for it because while women with PCOS have a higher testosterone level than normal, what’s normal for YOU might not be for somebody else…. High for me is normal on a testing scale.


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