Hypothyroidism Support Group

Hypothyroidism is the disease state caused by insufficient production of thyrohormone by the thyroid gland. There are several distinct causes for chronic hypothyroidism, the most common being Hashimoto's thyroiditis and hypothyroidism following radioiodine therapy for hyperthyroidism. Advanced hypothyroidism may cause severe complications, the most serious one of which is myxedema.

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  • loobyloo

    New Results. TSH has risen but T3 stayed the same.

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    HiI have just joined and was recommended to come here by someone on a U.K. forum. I am from the U.K. so all my results are U.K. measurements.I was daignosed hypothyroid six years ago but was kept on the starting dose of 50mcg. of levothyroxine for 18 months. I then increased and worked up to 125mcg.I felt O.K. when taking 125mcg. of levo. but felt there was room for improvement. My Doctor then...
  • Sally3

    Having trouble with medication decrease

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    Hi I am new to this support group. I have had medication induced Hyperthyroidism for the past few years. I orginally have Hashimoto's disease since I was 20. I felt pretty good on the higher dose and the only symptoms I started expieriencing was a little insomnia. But my numbers were so low and my thryroid was so stimulated that they began bumping me down last year in January. Well I ended up in...
  • allmarie23

    Hypothyroidism and coffee

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    Does anyone else have energy fluctuations after drinking coffee? Hi, It it nice to meet you all. I am new to the group and was diagnosed with hypothyroidism in June of 2015. So being a coffee drinker for most of my life, I noticed that I am no longer able to tolerate it as good I used to. My heart starts beating fast which results in my energy level depleting and I have to rest while my energy...
  • deleted_user

    fluctuating tsh - what can ido

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    hello everyone,well its been awhile since I lasted posted. Am still suffering from intermittant severe fatigue and breathlessness, anxiety disorders and depression. Infact today have cried most of the day.Has RAI fro Graves Disease back in Jan 2009 and after many months of being very HYPO I have has blood tests in normal range for five months. However in that time all three of my numbers have...
  • rebelmoon

    Hello.

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    I am a 22-year-old female, and I was diagnosed in December. I know it has not been that long and maybe the medication isn't making its effect, but lately, I feel worse than what I did before I was diagnosed. I start getting a sore throat but it feels different than that. I went to the urgent care because I felt my throat closing up. I get dizzy, I have passed out in the beginning, and most...
  • Eating can be fun and enjoyable, but you must know the recipe...first! If you are struggling with a thyroid gland disorder, especially if that disorder is called Hashimoto’s Disease (make sure your doctors are running your thyroid antibodies to determine this), I can guarantee that certain foods will make your health condition worse.I have put together some easy to make, tasty, dinner recipes...
  • Ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon.  I left a very lengthy post to the group a short time ago that I was not able to edit as I can tell or find under the new DS format so thought being this topic is one that should have some additional attention anyhow and us with thyroid issues might have a shorter attention span as I had a couple years back...  In that previous post I mentioned; diet,...
  • Ladies & Gentlemen of the thyroid support group.  First off, hope you all are doing well and feeling better. Second, I wanted to share some positive info as well as some resources that have helped me personally that I felt compelled to share with you all.  A few things I have done but won't get into all the details is learned to diminish my symptoms and reduce my levels as well as...
  • dawnrose0004

    Can everyone say Hi??

    Hi everyone!I have been missing the regular posts from people before they changed the format on the website. So I was wondering...can the regulars just give a quick hi??? I'love go first!!! Hi everybody!!!Dawn
  • Denay

    New and confused

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    I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism over the phone last week after having my labs drawn. I received no answers or anything just told to take Synthroid and have my labs redrawn in a month. My TSH was 17.17 and my free Thyroxine was .70I am not sure what to do or if I need to ask for any different labs I just need help 
  • grandmama1

    Anyone here?

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    just wondering if anyone still uses this message board? Seems it s pretty dead lately, or has everyone moved to another board? 
  • HipHappy

    Eltroxin vs Synthroid with T3

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    Now I went off all meds for 6 months due having an RT3 reading of 600. I then started Increasing my T3, and now my T4 is up to 100mcg, so Im taking 45mcg T3 and 100mcg T4. The Dr thinks due to me dumping a lot of drugs that were pounding my liver, I maybe able to convert T4 better now so Im looking to drop 15mcg T3 (can only get it in 15mcg capsules, which makes compliance at first hard).Now...
  • bhappie

    disability and hypothyroid

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    I have not responded to meds since my entire thyroid was removed eight yrs ago. Its made my life a living hell! hypo effects your entire body and its killed any chance ive had at a real life for me and my son. Not that being a struggling single parent is bad enough my health is absoulutely horrible. i try to work and it will last about two months and im near death..... really hoping i can find...
  • ralpert

    Feeling better on T3 may only be temporary?

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    I've been reading the Recovering with T3 blog. The below link leads to a post which states that the benefits of T3 may only be temporary for some people. Adding the T3 may cause a decrease in T4-T3 conversion in their body. After a few weeks they will find they begin start feeling bad again. They increase the T3 dose, feel better for a short time, and then degrade again.Has anybody here...
  • fallingleaves

    Sinus problems?

    I've been having awful sinus problems for the last 6 weeks.It just wont clear up.I was reading online and read that sinus problems can be connected to thyroid problems.Wow! i didnt know that! I'm not sure how that is connected,but it could be.Anyone else a chronic sinus sufferer? have any tips for chronic inflamation?