I have nevered research any medical topics online but I have to search out knowleagable people who are living with this illness for question,my husband was diagnosedwith hypothyroidism 5 weeks ago and was put on 0.05mg of levothyroxine, his doctor said he have to start at a small dose take another blood test in 6 weeks and maybe increase. My husband was first diagnosed as depressed,which I understand anyone can be depressed but then came confusion so his doctor order a ct scan of his head to look for tumors,cancer,strokes or signs of dementia but nothing was found so we are back to the hypothyrodism, he now suffersfrom severe constipation and stay cold,he have not exprienced any weight gain and he is bald already so no hair loss. He is 62 years old diabetic and a diaylsis patient which he has been doing very well with his treatment. He will now sleep all night and all day if I dont make him get up. I have had to take a leave of absence from work to help care for him because he seem so confused, I sit up every night crying not knowing what to do to help him, his primary doctor said these are symptoms of hypothyroid and to be patient it will get better, his diabetes doctor and kidney doctor said these are not symptoms and hypothroid does not make you confused but they said it could be from so many different things and they have ruled out the most common causes,his TSH is 9.94 which they say is very mild. Can anyone tell me if they have ever exprienced any kind of confusion or memory problems, any help will be gladly appreciated.
I was put on T4 about 4 yrs ago and added T3 about 1 yr ago. T4 did very little to alleviate many symptoms, but T3 has improved my quality of life by 1000%. The problem is, I continue to have memory problems and am having a lot of trouble at work with errors which cost my company money.One bit of information I've gleaned through my self-education is that T3 carries oxygen from the blood stream...
i have had an underactive thyroid for just over a year now, im only 21 but recentlytook myself off the medication. my levels are still fine but the symptoms have returned. i didnt like the way i felt on them should i start taking them again or just see what blood test results state?
I think my body clock is all wrong. I don't sleep well at night, am exhausted during most of the day and just now this evening I'm starting to wake up a bit. Does anyone else have this kind of problem? How do I get a more conventional sleeping pattern, or am I just a night owl?
We get heavy here a lot and that is necessary in a support group but sometimes you just want to chat about ordinary things.So, we're from all over the world..How's the weather where you are this month - August 2017?Here in the New England area of USA it is Summer. It's temperate for August in the mid to high 80s F (30 C) daytime and high 50s F (14 C) at night. We get a bit more rain in the form...