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Dr. won't diagnose Hypothyroid....Any help?

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  • Posted By: AUGILA
  • March 3, 2007
  • 00:48 AM

I had a goiter on my thyroid that was removed 4/06 (only took half of my thyroid). After surgery Dr. said my blood work kept comming back normal even though I stated I have been really tired. I thought maybe just post surgery. Now almost 1 yr later I am still struggling with the same symptoms as hypothyroidism. I have changed diet and began exercising, but I still have the same symptoms. I'm not sure what to do now because I know I don't want to live the rest of my life tired and I'm sure my hubby and kids don't want that anymore either! Any suggestions or help out there?

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  • Maybe a different blood test. You could have a test that says your thyroid doesn't need to produce more, but maybe your body isn't using the amount it is producing, properly.My suggestion: find a different endocrynologist, and start from scratch.Shula
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  • It was diagnosed as a Hurthle Cell Tumor. When they took the thyroid out the decided it was not cancerous. It all started in the Lymph nodes when I got sicka nd went from there. But all of that is over now and I am still having symptoms of hypothyroid. But the Dr has said several times that my numbers are good.
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  • Even though your numbers may be good and you are experiencing fatigue....has the Dr. attempted to perscribe synthroid to compensate for your tiredness. I was tired, irritible and cranky and suffering from heart papitations and my numbers on the test were fine...I was perscribed synthroid and WOW what a difference....I felt like a normal person again.
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