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Please help with aggravating medical issue

I have been having a headache-y/migraine-y, sinus-y, fatique-y issue for awhile and am feeling stuck. [more inside]
posted by imalaowai on Jul 6, 2016 - 16 answers

What blood tests should I get for low libido, lethargy and brain fog?

A few years back, I noticed a real dip in energy and libido with additional feelings of brain fog and depression/anxiety. What blood tests are worth checking? [more inside]
posted by deern the headlice on Feb 26, 2016 - 22 answers

Looking for 3D Animations of Thyroid

Am seeking out resources where I can see the thyroid in action with the ability to customize the view. I need extreme close ups and as mentioned 3D. [more inside]
posted by watercarrier on Feb 8, 2016 - 1 answer

All the best parts of hypothyroid & all the best parts of hyperthyroid

For the last 18 months, I have been on a thyroid rollercoaster. Finally, about 11 months ago, my doctor prescribed levothyroxine after my TSH hit 5.8. For the first few months, I didn't notice a difference, but soon I got locked into a cycle of hypo/hyperthyroid. These cycles last for a few days to a month. Now, after months of cycling back and forth, and a TSH bouncing from .53 to 2.8 in a two week span, I am barely sleeping and having terrible hot flashes. Help me make this stop, or at least help me live with it. Please. Teaching 12 year olds is challenging with no sleep. [more inside]
posted by guster4lovers on Jan 27, 2016 - 16 answers

Hypothyroid or hypochondriac?

Please help me figure out if I'm being a hypochondriac or if there is something physically wrong with me, and how to find out. [more inside]
posted by LoonyLovegood on Jan 17, 2016 - 15 answers

I'd be worried but I just don't care enough ...

I haz a big ass bowl of apathy. I've been on anti-depressants for many years (various ones since they tend to crap out after a bit) and currently on Effexor XR 75mg. Was diagnosed with hypothyroid and was put on small dose of synthroid. [more inside]
posted by Mysticalchick on Dec 13, 2015 - 8 answers

Can you point me to a really good endocrinologist in NYC?

I think something's possibly going on with my thyroid. I know thyroid issues can be tricky, so I'd like to see someone good. Can you recommend an endocrinologist in NYC? He or she probably won't take my insurance, but I'll worry about that later. For now, just looking for some solid recommendations. Thanks.
posted by gigondas on Aug 17, 2015 - 6 answers

I need a doctor

I had a really hard week with being really fatigued and I want to go to a doc and get my thyroid checked again, plus I will need to re-up my Synthroid prescription soon anyway. I have a bunch of questions about process for this and also, are there methods for staying awake that I don't know about? [more inside]
posted by bleep on Jun 19, 2015 - 10 answers

Hyperthyroid Kitty: What to do?

My 12-year-old cat Gordon (obligatory photos: 1, 2) was diagnosed hyperthyroid this weekend. I had suspected this was the case, as he'd been exhibiting symptoms. So now I need to decide what to do for his treatment. [more inside]
posted by cowboy_sally on Jun 2, 2015 - 23 answers

Realistically, is there anything else I can try before Metformin?

I've read all the other questions about Metformin, and most about PCOS, but I think this is a slightly new twist, so I hope you can help me. I know YANMD. I have already tried everything I can think of to manage without meds, and I'm wondering if any of you have other suggestions, or if I should just give in and start Metformin. [more inside]
posted by etranger on Dec 7, 2014 - 11 answers

Looking for a Rockstar Endrocrinologist in NYC (Manhattan or Brooklyn)

Hello all - I'm not new to the thyroid game (I've was diagnosed when I was a pre-teen) but after years of VERY steady thyroid numbers (and a feeling pretty decent) I now need to find an endocrinologist in NYC - preferable in Brooklyn or Manhattan (downtown would be great, but I'll go fairly far for a good doc.) [more inside]
posted by carmenghia on Sep 10, 2014 - 1 answer

Life changes for the... difficult brain.

I'm not happy with the way I look or feel. I haven't been for a long time. I'm severely overweight, have high blood pressure with a family history of heart disease and diabetes, wake up with back pain every morning, have zero energy if it doesn't come in the form of an energy drink or shot, and just generally look like hell. What can I do to lose over 80 lbs and get myself to a healthy BMI for a 24yo 5'8' male when my brain acts like it really, really just wants to have me die of a heart attack by 35? Snowstorm inside. [more inside]
posted by marsbar77 on Aug 15, 2014 - 34 answers

Dealing with high thyroid

My doctors (GP and endocrinologist) are currently investigating my thyroid. Historically it's been low then levelling to normal but last blood test was high, and with a follow up 2 week later was high again. I'm booked in for a nuclear scan on Monday. But how do I deal with the symptoms? [more inside]
posted by geek anachronism on Jul 16, 2014 - 7 answers

Vitamins + thyroid

Why am I getting this medical effect from vitamin pills, and should i be worried? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on May 10, 2014 - 13 answers

Any clue as to what is wrong with my period? Thyroid? Perimenopause?

I know you are not my doctor and this question may seem dumb but I could use some experience, answers, something. I'm just lost right now. I'm dealing with issues regarding my period. I got my hormone levels back but they don't point to anything specific or alarming. I'm worried because my periods have definitely shortened and I don't seem to ovulate the way I used to yet I'm running out of ideas as to whats wrong with me. Hormone levels and history included. [more inside]
posted by grablife365 on Apr 29, 2014 - 18 answers

Mystery Diagnosis: Part 2

I'm getting closer to an answer (and hopefully a more normal life) but I'm a little lost at order of steps and the best way to go about seeing specialists. I feel really lost and I KNOW something is off with my body. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 17, 2014 - 21 answers

150 MCG of Awesome in a 75 MCG Bag

In need of an awesome endocrinologist (for post-thyroidectomy medication management) in the Philadelphia area. Difficultly level: most of 'em seem to be either dogmatic curmudgeons OR vitamin-shilling charlatans. Little synthetic-hormone snowflakes within... [more inside]
posted by julthumbscrew on Feb 3, 2014 - 3 answers

hypothyroid desserts that inspire?

I'm in charge of making dessert for a dinner party. My friend is eating for her thyroid, which essentially means no refined sugar or gluten or cow dairy. I'd like dessert to be something she could eat, but also, um, delicious, and dessert-y (i know i could make applesauce, but that depresses me). It is winter in Quebec and berries are six bucks a container. What can I make that satisfies all of these dinner party requirements? Thank you!
posted by andreapandrea on Jan 25, 2014 - 14 answers

Yet Another Thyroid Question

Are there any alternatives to prescription thyroid supplementation? I'm working with a doctor but the process is slow, and in the meantime I'm exhausted. [more inside]
posted by unannihilated on Aug 20, 2013 - 9 answers

How fast does thyroid hormone leave the body?

I realize this is a rather complex question, because there are a lot of variables. IANAD or chemist or any kind of degreed medical professional. But I've had thyroid disease (hashimoto's) for 17 years now, and have done a lot of experimenting with the different types of hormones, synthetic, +t3, Armour. I know from experience that in general it's way faster to lose it by decreasing dosages, to get to a lower circulating amount, than to have to increase it to effect what's circulating in the blood. But roughly how fast? [more inside]
posted by bitterkitten on Jul 12, 2013 - 2 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

Removal of tie rod....err, thyroid. Your experience, if you please.

I've been diagnosed with a multi-noidal non-malignant thyroid. The beast is about 2X normal size = goiter (I divert attention from it with my sparkling personality and feminine loveliness). After 20 years of the goiter with normal hormone levels, it has gone into high-gear with excessive production. I've had the scan and ultrasound, biopsy, blood tests, yada yada. Two wonderful endocrinologists have separately told me, "just get the damned thing out!" I've visited their choice of surgeon and feel confident of his skills. I would appreciate your post-surgery experience: how soon after surgery did you get your replacement hormone? recovery time? any weight gain or loss? how long until you were back to normal? any advice? Thanks very much for your time.
posted by Lornalulu on Jul 9, 2013 - 9 answers

Advice to lessen my dermatographic urticaria aka "skin writing"

I have dermatographic urticaria, also known as "skin writing." It's really problematic because I will scratch an itch on my forehead or rub my chin while I am working and then, without even realizing it, I will look like I am breaking out with an illness or I got into a fight. Even though my skin is going haywire, getting puffy and red from being scratched or rubbed, I don't feel anything bothersome at all so I don't know until I check in a mirror. Does anyone have any experience with this and possibly reducing the symptoms? [more inside]
posted by AppleTurnover on Mar 5, 2013 - 16 answers

Endocrinologist in DC area to treat subclinical hypothyroidism?

After asking this question, I am looking for a new doctor within an hour or so of the DC area who is willing to treat hypothyroidism with medications that aren't T4-only, and treat based on symptoms. [more inside]
posted by picapica on Feb 28, 2013 - 9 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

Thyroid Cancer Question

Thyroid Cancer Question! Seeking advice about TSH (thyrogen) injections instead of witchdrawl/LID before RAI. [more inside]
posted by mrs.pants on Sep 28, 2012 - 7 answers


Ok, so my gf has some sort of thyroid condition? Shes on a lot of natural hormone (like 18 mg a day? 3 pills, I think) and her TSH is low. She says, and I believe her, that the high thyroid is what keeps her functioning, awake, etc. However, doctors seem to find the low TSH alarming and want to lower the thyroid dose. She will have none of this, and gets upset. I have no idea whats going on. help? please? [more inside]
posted by Jacen on Sep 17, 2012 - 24 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

Experience with thyroid medication for depression? (Ugh. What have I done by trying this?)

I'm on thyroid medication for depression -- did I just start a permanent sentence without realizing it? [more inside]
posted by ArgyleMarionette on Jun 26, 2012 - 17 answers

Flu-like symptoms after thyroidectomy -- is this normal?

Flu-like symptoms after thyroidectomy, and my brain is too fogged to sort them out... [more inside]
posted by mdiskin on May 23, 2012 - 8 answers

Cause of thyroiditis?

Can you guys give me any idea of what could be causing my thyroiditis? [more inside]
posted by iz0rz on May 11, 2012 - 2 answers

My strugge: Hyperthyroidism as the source?

I need some guidance/opinions on my situation with hyperthyroidism because I am losing faith in my doctors. [more inside]
posted by iz0rz on Apr 16, 2012 - 7 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

Thyroids for Dummies

I just started taking levothyroxine for hypothyroid issues I didn't really suspect I had: what can I expect? [more inside]
posted by My Top Secret Sock Puppet Account on Dec 28, 2011 - 16 answers

How do I find out if some bigger health problem is causing thus depression?

Depression! But maybe it's hypothyroidism? Dr google tells me it might be cancer (ovarian or bowel) when I add in the other health changes I've had over the last year. Hope me? What do I ask? Who do I see? No insurance. Location and gmail inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 28, 2011 - 13 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

Do I get Thyroid Removal Surgery?

My girlfriend is confused and bewildered about the possibility of having thyroid removal surgery. Of course there's more to it, so the entire extended explanation is in her words. [more inside]
posted by Imperfect on Nov 20, 2011 - 26 answers

Calcium controlled release of PTH and Calcitonin

How does the parathyroid gland actually detect the change in blood calcium levels, triggering the release of PTH? I understand that decreased calcium concentration in the blood/extracellular fluid in the parathyroid stimulates the production and release of Parathryoid Hormone, but what's the mechanism on a molecular/ionic level? Does decreased calcium trigger an action potential of some kind? Does it open a normally calcium-blocked receptor, resulting in PTH release? Bonus points for the same question for the release of Calcitonin from the thryoid gland. Help a fascinated A&P student.
posted by Pantengliopoli on Oct 5, 2011 - 3 answers

The call is coming from inside the house, but not from where you think

Let's say a patient presents with several symptoms of hypothyroidism and the lab finds evidence TSH that is slightly too high. The patient started taking the Synthroid which returned TSH to the "normal" range (2.74), wouldn't you expect the original symptoms to go away if they were really "better"? [more inside]
posted by bleep on Oct 3, 2011 - 10 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

It can't get any worse, can it?

How do I plan my way out of this!? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 25, 2011 - 13 answers

YANMD, but Let's Talk Thyroid

YANMD, but let's talk Thyroid: [more inside]
posted by DMelanogaster on Sep 15, 2011 - 10 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

What's up w/ my Mom's thyroid? Should she find a more concerned doctor?

Thyroid question: For almost 20 years my Mom has been hypothyroid, basically no thyroid function. Over the last year her TSH test has turned 180° to that of someone w/ normal thyroid function. Her D.O. acts unconcerned, has only barely lowered her Synthroid dose, & is only now finally ordering T3 and T4 tests with her next TSH at her insistence 3 months from now. She shows pronounced signs of either hypo- or hyperthyroidism, including fatigue, some hair thinning, & a return to symptoms she had 20 yrs ago before treatment, such as ophthalmic migraines. She wants a new PCP. Should a new PCP show more attention to her situation? What's happening to her? [more inside]
posted by Shane on Aug 6, 2011 - 12 answers

Help finding Thyrogen

Any suggestions on how a fellow might help his favorite girl get access to the Thyrogen she has been waiting all spring and summer for? [more inside]
posted by specialk420 on Jul 28, 2011 - 4 answers

East Coast Thyroid Doctors

Can you recommend an Armour-prescribing physician in the NYC area? [more inside]
posted by pearl228 on Jul 6, 2011 - 8 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

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