(Closed) Under-active thyroid?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I thought I had an underactive thyroid for very similar problems. Turns out after have my bloodwork done, that I was vitamin D deficient. I now have to take 1500 units each day and it’s helped for most of the issues that I had. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Unfortunately, the only way to really know if you have an under active thyroid is via a lab test.  For example, if someone has depression, they may have changes in weight, constantly feel tired and achy, etc.  In that case, counseling or an anti-depressant would be appropriate.

if you are diagnosed with an hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid), you will likely need thyroid replacement medications, which are available via prescription and are pretty inexpensive.  The generic medication is $4 at places like Walmart.  Is there a walk in clinic you could go to and get tested?  It may be less expensive than a doctor’s office.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I have been tested and my thyroid is slow, but not enough for medication. I improved my condition by slightly increasing my iodine consumption (I now use iodized sea salt) and taking the amino acid tyrosine and also selenium. Has really helped me a lot! People who have hypothyroidism should avoid raw cruifer veggies (like broccoli, cauliflower, etc.) and especially soy.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@DesireeAnne: you should go talk to your dr. and, if possible, get tested.  My thyroid is normal, but I have a lot of signs that could point to a hyperactive thyriod (aka over-active).  It’s the only way you can know.  Plus, there could be something else causing the problems, other than the thyriod.

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