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2004/03/01 07:47:56 (permalink)
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Hypo thyroidism

My doctor is giving me something for my thyroid.... [V]
I've always been extremely active, fast metabolism, and sometimes even quite nervous and restless, so it's rather weird that my thyroid is now NOT producing the necessairy hormones (I've always thought it would be the contrary!).
Does anybody know somebody else like that?

By the way, I've read that a long time abuse of fat burners (ECA) and low carb diets can lead to hypo thyroidism, BUT I've never done any of these..... [:0]
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    James
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    RE: Hypo thyroidism 2004/03/02 01:07:48 (permalink)
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    Hi Philia

    So you have an underactive thryroid is that correct? Are you not producing enough of all thyroid hormones or just thyroxine?
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    RE: Hypo thyroidism 2004/03/02 05:17:45 (permalink)
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    why did you get tested if you had no symptoms?

    i was diagnosed with the same thing about 3 years ago, i had all the classic symptoms. tired, cold, dry skin etc.

    before that i had always been active, although there were some symptoms which have gone, (such as cold feet) since taking thyroxine that i had always had but didn't realise were symptoms.

    i think i had mild hypothyroidism for a long time but managed okay, then my thyroid failed completely so got full symptoms. being active can but a strain on thyroid function, which may have been what happened to us, i hadn't taken anything either.
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    RE: Hypo thyroidism 2004/03/02 07:52:07 (permalink)
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    James, I'm not producing enough T3 and T4 but I'll have it more specified with another blood test I need in one month.

    Levi, no I don't have any symptons........
    I had some other health probs (nothing to do with my thyroid) and I had a blood test takin and then I asked to make it complete -vitamines, minerals etc AND the thyroid.
    Well, and it was there we found out.
    I don't know if I should really worry though........
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    RE: Hypo thyroidism 2004/03/03 15:58:18 (permalink)
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    Have a read of

    http://www.ithyroid.com/

    Good site for thyroid related illnesses I have recently come across!
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    RE: Hypo thyroidism 2004/03/04 00:41:13 (permalink)
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    Phil - dont worry yet, it maybe tht your levels are just slightly subnormal, It is also very treatable. Have they also tested for TSH? was that low?
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    RE: Hypo thyroidism 2004/03/04 07:25:22 (permalink)
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    No I think that my TSH is too high (does that make sense?)
    Anyway, I'll know a lot more after the second blood test in April. Thanks.
    And thanks Kitty, I'll take a look!
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    RE: Hypo thyroidism 2004/03/04 13:42:22 (permalink)
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    Yes it does. Though (and Im not expert here) this could be the underlying problem rather than T3 and T4 as it stimulates the release of these 2.
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    RE: Hypo thyroidism 2004/03/04 14:37:02 (permalink)
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    The problem is with the thyroid, ie hypothyroidism.

    The body senses the low blood levels of thyroid hormones and thus tries to correct this by increasing the output from the thyroid gland by producing more TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) which acts on the thyroid.

    Hence why you have a high TSH.

    However despite this extra stimulation by TSH, it seems your thyroid gland has become unresponsive and not increasing its output of thyroid hormones.
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    RE: Hypo thyroidism 2004/03/05 07:10:42 (permalink)
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    Now I know that all kind of health issues, stress, diet etc can change the thyroid hormone production so instead of taking Thyroxin can other things be done to help the T3 and T4 production?
    I mean is this something for life or is it just something for a certain period since I have been quite stressed and tired lately (and the blood test was taken early in the morning and the T3 and T4 are lower then?). [:o)]

    I got other hormonal problems right now (my contraceptive implant is getting strange..... I haven't had my period for 14 months and now suddenly I've had it 4 times in 2 months!) so I wonder if it's not simply a way my body is trying to protect itself by lowering its "machine" ........ [?]

    I'm just wondering....... [:0]

    Thanks for your help!
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    RE: Hypo thyroidism 2004/03/07 08:52:56 (permalink)
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    Hi Philia, I was also told that my thyroid is slightly underactive. And the doctor explained to me that the measure of the thyroid is an expodential measure which basically means that the possible results increase/decrease at an increased rate. So you can have a slightly underactive T and still be fine but the next move down the scale would be a large move - does this make sense? He just told me that it was nothing to worry about until it gets in the much lower levels and that it was not uncommon.
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    RE: Hypo thyroidism 2004/03/09 07:35:42 (permalink)
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    quote:
    Originally posted by Nikki

    He just told me that it was nothing to worry about until it gets in the much lower levels and that it was not uncommon.



    Well, let's hope. Thanks dear. [:I]
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