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Is all due to hypothyroid?

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  • Posted By: determined9
  • October 16, 2007
  • 01:21 AM

I have been taking a thyroid replacement for 25 years. My Dr said my level is normal, however I have no energy at all..I have a jumpy feeling inside at times..I have gained @ 9 lbs in the past 6 weeks or so (he changed my dosage of Synthroid @ 2 months ago). My skin is so dry, I can't think, I want to sleep a lot ,I make myself stay up or I fall asleep as soon as I sit down. My face is puffy and the constipation is miserable, bloated (lucky if I go every couple weeks even with medication), strangely if I have a migraine, I go immediately. My fingernails are flat (like a platapus bill) and then curve under. The Dr said it was due to stress. I am hypoglycemic and now it seems more frequent, daily a lot of times in the morning and it drops rather quickly. :confused:

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  • You need to be proactive in your treatment. Ask for a copy of your test results. Then compare them to the recommended and ideal TSH level, Free T3 and Free T4 levels. Your doctor should be testing all three every time they test.You can find this information at:http://www.thyroidmanager.org/The website is written by doctors for doctors treating patients. It's rather technical but you can dicephor the information you need to know if your doctor is following the newest recommended protocol.Your symptoms are indicative of under treated hypothyroidism which is very common.I had the hypoglycemia and many other symptoms when I originally got diagnosed. However, I had hypothyroidism for almost 30 years when I did get diagnosed and it was never treated.I would also print off the information and hand it to your doctor. If they bristle when they read the information and say it's bunk show them who writes it. If that doesn't work, find another doctor.I was not educated on the current treatment protocol when I first got diagnosed and I suffered greatly for it. I continue to suffer right now for my lack of insight then. I now have several serious illnesses which stem from severe under treated hypothyroidism.I am educated now. I keep on the current protocol and where my TSH should be. I've had to change doctors 5 times in order to find a doctor who knows about where the TSH should be maintained. Of course that is subject to the patient's ability tolerate a TSH that low, which is 0.10. Right now mine is 0.50 and that feels okay for now.
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    • October 18, 2007
    • 10:18 PM
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