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question for the doc on hypothyroidism

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  • Posted By: kesaiserris
  • September 21, 2009
  • 08:29 PM

I got my tests results back for the thyroid test. I was being tested for hypothyroidism (again). My mom has hypothyroidism, as does her sister, my grandmother, and dad have hyperthyroidism, my great grandmother actually even had a full blown goiter. Every time I go to the doctor they test me for this and I probably will be tested for my whole life, I even had the doctor before this one say my throat was showing some signs. My TSH level was 3.8 and the doctor said based on the other tests its overworking and I have to be monitored but still no treatment yet. I have many of the signs of it already including much to my great dismay massively heavy periods, really the only thing I don't have is high cholesterol. I read that the range is changing so they are starting treatment at 3.0 in the states now (I'm in Europe) is that true? Since I can't yet be on meds is there anything I can do to alleviate the symptoms? I am a bit scared though because my mom nearly died from it they kept delaying treatment too. In the past my thyroid has been in range for treatment but I got pregnant it went down and its been climbing back up since but still not to treatment level. I am really tired of this though. My doctor says I will likely have to be on the meds at some point but what should I do until then? I am just very frustrated with this, for a a 2 year period I actually had hyperthyroidism instead and went down to 90 lbs. Since my thyroid is so unstable will I have to have it removed at some point?

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