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How does hypothyroidism feel?

I saw the doctor the other day because I've been easily fatigued lately. They ran tests and found that my TSH is 16.9. [more inside]
posted by bunderful on Dec 4, 2014 - 11 answers

Hypothyroidism and gluten free diet.

Looking for resources about gluten intolerance and hypothyroidism. [more inside]
posted by futureisunwritten on Jul 10, 2013 - 4 answers

How can you learn to live well with chronic illness?

I have thyroid disease (hypothyroidism) and have been struggling for weeks as my body adjusts to a new medication. How can I keep my spirits up? [more inside]
posted by raintree on Mar 9, 2013 - 18 answers

YANMD, but.. does it have to be Thyroxine, forever?

I have recently been diagnosed with hypothyroidism. I've been tested for this annually over the last five years ( standard health MOT tests, its not something I've been anticipating although my maternal granny has hypothyroidism since her 60s) In January it emerged that my TSH tests are borderline abnormal and the antibodies test actually gave a strong positive . My GP explained that this indicates it may not be a big problem right now, but that it is something I will inevitably have to deal with sooner or later. Frankly the thought of having to take medication every day is really depressing me and I'm reluctant to start it now if I can put it off till later in life. May not seem like a big deal to some folk to have to take one pill every day but for me to be dependent on any type of medication is such a grim thought. I plan to go overseas at the end of this year to Asia and last thing I want is to have to be worrying about a daily medication. [more inside]
posted by kudra23 on Feb 2, 2013 - 35 answers

Anxiety symptoms overlapping with hypothyroidism medication side-effects?

Anxiety symptoms overlapping with hypothyroid medication side effects? [more inside]
posted by drd on Jan 3, 2013 - 10 answers

I got what I wanted but the doctor is a quack and I don't trust him. Help?

The doctor I just saw is a quack. I knew he would be, but I set up an appointment anyway. I've been dealing with fatigue and chronic pain, and regular doctors haven't had an answer. So I set up an appointment with a doctor that practices "functional medicine" as a last ditch effort. How do I reconcile what this doctor told me with what I know about real medicine and the load of bullshit I was just fed? [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] on Oct 14, 2012 - 31 answers

Newly diagnosed with hypothyroidism, and overwhelmed with how much I don't know. Bonus: help me find a doctor in Washington, DC who I can trust?

Newly diagnosed with hypothyroidism, and overwhelmed with how much I don't know. Bonus: help me find a doctor in Washington, DC who I can trust? [more inside]
posted by picapica on Aug 17, 2012 - 25 answers

So, no Synthroid for me. Now what?

First test: thyroid fairly normal, TSH elevated. Second test comes back with no antibody activity and normal thyroid function. No treatment planned, but I'm still feeling like a ton of bricks has hit me. What now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 23, 2012 - 16 answers

Pregnancy Present for a lady with Hashimotos

A friend of mine has Hashimotos and just (happily) got pregnant. She's super worried about her pregnancy and I'd love to send her a care package, but I know there's tons of exclusions of food for both pregnancy and Hashimotos, so I'd love some input on what would make her day!
posted by anonymous on Mar 21, 2012 - 7 answers

Chronically ill over 40 and trying to conceive. Is it more than we can handle?

Help my partner and I feel less anxious about combining pregnancy with chronic illness after 40 - or should we not even bother? [more inside]
posted by Melusinewave on Jan 14, 2012 - 18 answers

Is it normal to enjoy food and drink more on thyroid meds?

I think my thyroid medication is making food and water taste super-delicious - is this normal? [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Nov 25, 2011 - 7 answers

Bunch of symptoms, maybe hypothyroid, what do I do next?

Bunch of symptoms, maybe hypothyroid, what do I do next? For the past several years, I’ve had a bunch of nagging symptoms that together have been very frustrating, and at times debilitating. The onset of the symptoms was about 7 years ago. My GP initially thought hypothyroidism, but the tests came back normal. As the years have gone on, the symptoms have waxed and waned but never gone away, and I keep getting retested for hypothyroidism at my doctors suggestion, but the tests always come back normal. After looking at the actual values from the lab, and a bit of research, I’m wondering if it isn’t in fact hypothyroidism, and what to do next. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 30, 2011 - 15 answers

Help me help my thyroid

Am I being a paranoid android or do I have valid concerns regarding my thyroid? [more inside]
posted by CZMR on Sep 5, 2011 - 20 answers

My thyroid is rubbish.

I've just found out my thyroid isn't working right and I've made an appointment with my GP for treatment. However, it's not for several weeks, and I would like to start feeling better now! [more inside]
posted by ArmyOfKittens on Aug 11, 2011 - 15 answers

Whats causing all this neck pain?

Could my enlarged thyroid (goiter) be causing muscle pain in the back of my neck? [more inside]
posted by gilsonal on Jun 17, 2011 - 3 answers

Subclinical hypothyroidism during pregnancy?

I'm a little over 8 weeks pregnant, and other than the insane morning sickness, feel like I'm in good health. However, my thyroid results came back with normal free T4 and elevated TSH. Neither my regular doc nor my midwife seem concerned... so should I relax? [more inside]
posted by allisonrae on Apr 28, 2011 - 3 answers

Color Sensitivity

What is "color sensitivity", in the context of it being a symptom of hypothyroidism? It appears on this list of symptoms, but I can't find anything else that will tell me how someone with hypothyroidism might experience color sensitivity. [more inside]
posted by amethysts on Mar 26, 2011 - 7 answers

I would like my brain back, please

I had symptoms of hypothyroid that went away when I started taking vitamins; now they've returned. Is this hypothyroidism or something else? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 7, 2011 - 15 answers

Calling all hypothyroids

Hypothyroid-filter: What can I eat? Please help me eat delicious, healthful, creative meals and snacks without having an anxiety attack because I'm so worried certain foods will interfere with my thyroid medication. [more inside]
posted by Faraday Cage on Oct 25, 2010 - 41 answers

My brain is broken.

I think I may have a thyroid disorder. What now? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by relucent on Nov 25, 2009 - 15 answers

An ADD-like condition helped me screw up at work big time. How can I protect myself?

Serious mistakes made months ago at work have been uncovered. Facing possible discipline (even termination), I'm wondering how (or if) I should disclose mental health issues that likely contributed. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 16, 2009 - 18 answers

Hypothyroidism - general questions

I'm in the usual boat (at least from what I've seen sifting through the relevant tags on here): a hell of a lot of hypothyroidism symptoms, and a doctor insisting I don't have it. History and actual questions inside. [more inside]
posted by sailoreagle on Jul 2, 2009 - 17 answers

How reliable is the thyroid test?

My thyroid test came back normal, but I have a bunch of symptoms that seem like hypothyroidism. How reliable is the test? [more inside]
posted by The Dutchman on May 11, 2009 - 27 answers

Is there something wrong with me? Or am I just lazy?

I exhibit many, if not all, of the symptoms of ADHD-I AKA "ADHD predominantly inattentive". After further research I also exhibit many of the symptoms of hypothyroidism. Should I see an endocrinologist, a general practitioner, a psychiatrist? Or all of the above? Long explanation follows. [more inside]
posted by thegmann on Nov 20, 2008 - 10 answers

What is wrong with me?

I have been to 3 GP's and 3 specialists over the last three years and no one can tell me what is wrong with me. My main complaint is shortness of breath, fatigue, very itchy skin with no rash and congestion/ringing in the ears. I'm at the end of my rope. Can anyone help figure out what is wrong with me? [more inside]
posted by i_love_squirrels on Aug 12, 2008 - 23 answers

Fluctuating TSH / thyroid - normal or weird?

[Thyroid/CFS-Filter] Do TSH and thyroid levels typically fluctuate within a period of weeks? If so, how much fluctuation is normal? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 4, 2008 - 9 answers

I'm not fat and lazy, it's metabolic?

MedicalSymptomsFilter: Hypothyroidism or something else? [more inside]
posted by LunaticFringe on Apr 18, 2008 - 15 answers

Hypothyroidism: What can I expect?

TSH level of 4.67 = diagnosis of hypothyroidism. Seeing a specialist in 30 days, trying to hold onto my sanity until then. What can I expect? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 3, 2008 - 12 answers

Running on two cylinders

Chronic health challenges and relationships. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 22, 2006 - 10 answers

No Thyroid, Synthroid and Soy?

No Thyroid, Synthroid and Soy? [more inside]
posted by Shane on Feb 20, 2006 - 15 answers

Treatment options for hypothyroidism?

I am researching different options for treating hypo-thyroidism. I personally have been taking Synthroid for a long time and would like to know what other routes, if any, are available. [More inside] [more inside]
posted by vacapinta on May 11, 2004 - 7 answers

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