Hyperthyroidism Support Group

Hyperthyroidism (or "overactive thyroid gland") is the clinical syndrome featuring weight loss (often accompanied by a ravenous appetite), fatigue, weakness, hyperactivity, irritability, apathy, depression, polyuria, and sweating. Additional symptoms may include palpitations and arrhythmias (notably atrial fibrillation), dyspnea, loss of libido, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

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  • Hi all! A few years ago I was diagnosed with Graves' disease and took medication until I was leveled out. I just went to my PCP yesterday because I am having panic attacks and chest pain. Many of the same symptoms as last time. Hypothyroidism runs in my family. They did my blood panel yesterday and am waiting for my results. What are the key things I should look for when I receive my blood work...
  • Lola.Fries90

    Hyperthyroid or self-destructive?

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    Hi everyone, I am Lola. I have been diagnosed with hyperthyroid recently. My thyroid is getting bigger but there were not much activity. The doctor gave higher dosage of meds and its torturing me. I feel angry, upset and depressed for no reason. I cried and yelled at my family because for petty things. When I look in the mirror, I dont see myself anymore. I dont feel like myself anymore. 3 hours...
  • MelissaDNP

    ?? Graves / Hyperthyroidism

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    Hi all...I have been suffering with symptoms of hyperthyroidism since I was about 13 years old.  The "episodes" have always come about after times of severe stress or extreme hormonal changes (after pregnancy); I have a diagnosed multinodular goiter, and while pregnant, my thyroid numbers were off.  I also experience these hyper episodes after any type of immunization such as a flu shot.  My...
  • mvasz89

    Er dr suggested a psychiatrist , 2in cyst on thy

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    Hello all!I'm just wondering if any one has cyst on their thyroid.In an ultrasound they found a 2in cyst on my thyroid. My gp said it shouldn't be the culprit of my hyper symptoms.Palpitations, chest pain, feeling like I can't breath, or swallow right. sweatiness, tightness of limbs, near syncope. Flushing of body, constant shakes, tremors, Hoarseness of voice & weightloss.She did 1 thyroid test...
  • slow.blue.ocean

    Graves' Disease and DT1

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    Hi everyone! I was diagnosed with Graves' when I was 14 and 12 years later, still battling with it until today. I've been taking anti thyroid med (thyrozol) ever since.It took me a long way until my body finally responds well to the med; my FT4 came back normal on last month's check up. My TSH still has a long way to go (0.066) but luckily not rock bottom as it usually was. I'm starting to gain...
  • Devon32

    My hyperthyroidism is becoming nightmare

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    Between the sweat , joint pain, no sleep, no interest ,can't walk long distance  get tired easily and tremor , discharge ,long period I don't know I coming and going. Especially  in sex department.  Anybody got in suggestions 
  • Ashleystired

    Confussed

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    I'm 23 years old. I'm 5ft and i weigh 82-92lbs!! I've tried everything to gain weight even drinking ensures but nothing seems to work. I have terrible cystic dry acne. I wash my face 2x a day with black African soap, and use witch hazel as a toner. I'm always nauseas and move my bowels like 6x a day.. I always feel constipated and like I have to have diarrhea at the same time, I pee at least once...
  • Wildflower1233

    So Confused! Help!

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    Ok so here are my lab results from the endocrinologist. TSH 0.589  Range 0.450 to 4.500Thyroxine T4 6.1  Range 4.5 to 12T3 Uptake 24  Range 24 to 39Free Thyroxide Index 1.5  Range 1.2 to 4.9T3 101  Range 71 to 180TPOAB Thyroid Peroxidase 13 Range 0 to 34Thyroglobulin Antibody  
  • debwis39

    Question about labs

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  • Jack.A

    Hyper I am

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    Hi everyone, I am 25 years old and currently living in the Philippines. I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism for a year and a month. I got a bulging eye, always palpitated, shaking  hands, and can't have enough sleep. I took the meds but cant stop drinking coffee due to the nature of work. I felt like frustrated and disappointed with myself since i felt like i was not cured but got worse
  • Wildflower1233

    Scared

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    I have all the symptoms of hyperthyroidism but I'm not sure if I do actually have it. I have an endocrinologist appointment this coming Friday. I'm really scared as to what they might find.
  • Wildflower1233

    Thyroid Test Results

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    Can anyone give me insight on these tests results I had done last month? T3 Utake is 24 Range is 24 to 39TSH is 1.020 Range is 0.450 to 4.500Free T4 is 1.35 Range is 0.82 to 1.77I feel I have all the symptoms of a thyroid problem but not too sure about these results. These are just from my primary doctor. Not an endocrinologist.
  • Wildflower1233

    Scared and don't know what to do

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    I have been having health issues since the beginning of this year. From anxiety, panic attacks and depression to loosing almost 20 lbs in 4 months and not having an appetite to loosing intereat in daily things. I'm scared that if I continue this way I am going to die. I've researched hyperthyroidism a ton and believe that I suffer from all the signs and symptoms. Am I wrong? Is something else...
  • tfjack

    Newly Diagnosis and Overwhelmed

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    Good day,I have been riddled with health issues for the last year and a half and no one could find the "culprit".  I have had heart catherization, lung and muscle biopsies, and all things in between.  If you were to stick a water hose in my mouth, I would probably turn into a sprinkler.One of 3 cardiologist discovered that my TSH was extremely low and referred me to an endo dr.  My endo dr...
  • feelingblah

    Feeling anxious, looking for someone to talk to.

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    I recently went to an urgent care and had some blood tests done to determine if I have hyperthyroidism. I've been feeling very anxious ever since. I've had issues with anxiety for awhile and this is making it so much worse. They said it'll take a day or two to get my blood tests back. They actually got them today and I'm just waiting for the doctor to get in and review them. I was prescribed a...