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hypothyroidism? test came back normal but still have syptoms

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 22, 2008
  • 00:07 AM

Ive been reading a lot about hypothyroidism and always knew something was wrong with me. I finally went in to get blood work and the doctor said the test was normal. I have all the symptoms and dont know why? can anyone with experience or that has is help?

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  • Hi there I to had the same problem.. I had all the symptoms and all tests came back normal so I went to my Gyn and she told me she was going to find out what was wrong and she ran a comprehensive blood pannel and my Thyroid antibodies came back very high like 557 when normal is less then 60 my TSH and everything was with in normal limits but I was diagnosed with Hoshimoto's I was started on T3 replacement and feel better then I have in a long time.. Do some searches and talk to your Dr.. Hope this helps....Cindy
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 22, 2008
    • 06:27 PM
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  • are you menopaused?? How are your periods/ sleep ??Dr G
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 23, 2008
    • 02:47 PM
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  • I had the same problem. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's in 2001 due to the presence of antibodies but I had normal thyroid tests. At the end of 2007, my symptoms spiraled out of control and my TSH shot up. They started me on Synthroid and it has been amazing. They are still fine-tuning my dose. I have also read articles about people that have normal tests but still have symptoms and they are put on medication. Good Luck!
    tweety790 1 Replies
    • August 23, 2008
    • 03:43 PM
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  • Have you considered that you have another illness with the same kind of symptoms as hypothyriodism. You may get some more replies with ideas here if you share ALL your symptoms.
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies
    • August 25, 2008
    • 06:59 AM
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  • Thanks for responding to my questions,I have irregular periods... not menopause im only 20gained 50 lbs for no reasondry skinwake up a million times a nightim weak im usually really strongtierd all the time could sleep all day and nightlose a lot of hairhaving a lot of muscle achesI wouldnt say im depressed but im not happy by any means but everythings great in my lifeextremely irritablenever want to have sex with my boyfriend and used to alwaysthis all was textbook thyroid when i looked all my symptoms up and the tests were normal i want to feel better and have regual periods again!!! someone help pleasse!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 27, 2008
    • 00:44 AM
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  • weight gain, extremely irritable with irregular periods.. sounds hormonal. I suggest you go to a doctor who knows is very familar with polycystic ovulation syndrome and other female issues (maybe a gyno) and have your hormones checked. (Needs to be done with someone who specialises as they could be in the normal ranges but at wrong ratios!! .. hence you need one who specialises in this kind of thing to help pick up abnormalities). Also a scan of your ovaries.. should be done to rule this out. PCOS is a VERY COMMON female issue and hence you could easily have this as well as something else going on. (As it's also sometimes related to other issues too, if you have this you should be aware of it)..................... With your tiredness.. has it bad enough to have forced you to cut back on your daily activities?? Is that why you aint interested in sex??? too tired?? Is it post exertional eg worst after activity mental or physical??? ........... Also think about possibly some kind of vitamin deficiency going on.. Those too can cause a lot of different symptoms. ........... First thing thou.. i suggest going to gyno doctor over the irregular periods and see if anything can be found out there.
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies
    • August 28, 2008
    • 01:13 AM
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  • Test for EBV and Lyme disease. Cleck your iron level. Also heavy metal poisoning. Mercury can cause hair loss and tiredness. Look at environmental toxins and talk to a dietician. Can be more helpful than doctors.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 28, 2008
    • 09:25 PM
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  • hello all thanks for your posts,I got results back from my gyno and I have PCOS poly cystic ovary syndrome and metabolic syndrome. thanks for all of the input all.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 13, 2008
    • 09:17 PM
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  • Have you had the all the thyroid tests? T3 T4 and antibodies as well as TSH. Also your levels can fluxuate. I had about 5 tests spaced approx. 2 weeks apart and every other one registered really high. Kind of tricky to treat because of the fluxuations. Right now for 6 days out of the week I take one pill and on Sundays I take 2 pills. It seems to be keeping my levels on track that way.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 22, 2008
    • 08:03 AM
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  • Now that you have the diagnoses... make sure you do know a little about these illnesses as they do make you more susceptable to some things.. so more care needs to be taken. (and doctors often dont tell you this).
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies
    • October 26, 2008
    • 05:57 AM
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