(Closed) Thyroid ultrasound tomorrow.

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

I haven’t been through anything similar, but good luck! I hope it goes well!

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

I also haven’t been through anything similar, but wanted to send some well wishes your way!

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I haven’t been through anything similar, but a friend of mine is on thyroid hormone replacement therapy because of genetics, and I’m in pharmacy school so I have some insight.

IF you do end up needing thyroid replacement therapy, know that it’s an effective and pretty easy regimen once the dose is right (they will probably scale you up until they hit the sweet spot). They give you T4, which is converted to the active form T3 by your body, which is exactly what happens naturally.

Sending good wishes your way and hope that regardless of outcome you will start feeling better.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

Me. I’m having my ultrasound on my thyroid Monday morning. Mine is enlarged too, and I’ve been on thyroid meds for several years. My daughter had a node on hers and had half of it removed when she was 21 and is on meds forever now.

Here’s hoping we both get good results!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

me! mines enlarges too! i take armour thyroid (forever) and im in every 6 weeks for blood work to adjust my dose. its a pain in the ass but you will feel sooooo much better once you are on the right meds.  I also had problems getting pregnant because of it so that was a whole other can of worms. The sooner you get a handle on it the better. 🙂 best of luck to you!

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Me too! I was hyperthyroid with a couple of nodules (but no surgery), went into remission with meds, went hyper again and then did the radioactive iodine so I’m hypo and on Synthroid for the rest of my life. Apparently there’s still one node left, but nothing to worry about.

Getting the meds to the right level is a pain in the butt, but it’s awesome when they do start working the way they’re supposed to. It’s amazing how many symptoms you can have without putting it all together and realizing what the problem is. Good luck with the test tomorrow, and with the treatment!

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I had a thyroid ultrasound on my right side, because I felt a lump but it was my lymphnodes which I just seem to have never noticed until that day…then my anxiety got to me and I had to get it checked out…she also said my right was slightly enlarged but still within normal range.  And my thyroid tests are all normal.

No weight gain, just normal weight loss because of my good eating habits.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

my sister and I have thyroid disease. I have hypothyroid where it was difficult for me to lose weight and I was always tired. After taking thyroid medication, felt normal and did lose a little weight 🙂 …..WHILE my sister has hypERthyroid. Enlarged. Hers is the opposite of mine, loses weight fast, metablism too fast, she’s now taking meds and is back to normal. Thyroid runs in my family. No biggie as long as you take meds, you will be fine 🙂

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

those were my symptons too. After a month of meds, felt normal again. You’re not alone.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I know this is a few months old, but wondering how your results came back?

 

I originally was hyperthyroid w/Graves disease. I was severly underweight and had a lot of issues. Did the radioactive iodine treatment to kill off my thyroid. Now I’m hypothyroid and have been miserable for the last 6 years! I’ve been on several different doses of Synthroid, then added Cytomel (T3) and NOTHING is working! My weight still creeps up, I can’t lose it even though I exercise and eat a restricted calorie diet. I have major fatigue, brain fog, lack of concentration, hair loss, sensitive to heat and cold along with a slew of other symptoms. FOR 6 YEARS! And I’m told by my endo that my levels are normal. I’m hoping my new endo that I see on Friday will let me try Armour (or any type of desiccated thyroid med) to see if there’s a difference. It’s maddening. Last time I went in, they tried to tell me I’m depressed and need an antidepressant. I’m not depressed, I need my thyroid levels adjusted to eradicate my symptoms!

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