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Under-active thyroid? Please Help!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 21, 2008
  • 11:17 AM

Hi guys, Id really appreciate some advice,
Im 17 and ive not been feeling myself for some while now, on and off for a few years, but its really become a problem in the last 4-5 months. I just completly lack any energy and just constantly want to sleep (need a good 12hrs just to get up), sometimes i feel like im going crazy because i seem to have a complete lapse in memory and concentration, everyone says im completly lazy and moody all the time, they seem to think im pretending because every so often i have a 'good' day.
I finally went to the doctors and they did a blood test which they said i was very borderline for having an underactive thyroid. They want me to go back in a month for another blood test....I dont understand that if i feel this ill how can I only be 'borderline', also what happens if they dont find it again? Its really getting me down now, and im sick of feeling like i cant do anything.
Is there anyone who has any advice on how long this process could take or any other diagnosis or anything??

Thanks Guys

Charlie x

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  • Hi,I have an under active thyroid and wasn't diagnosed until early 20's, but I had the same level of fatigue as you describe throughout my teens.My thyroid levels are constantly changing, I get bloodwork every 90 days as my levels always fluctuate hence requiring a new prescription.Perhaps what is borderline today, may be different a month from now for you. The only way to know is through the blood test.Also keep in mind that the symptoms for hypothyroid are contradicting to one another that they almost don't make sense...and not everyone with an underactive thyroid has wieght issues...I have always been on the thin side, and found it hard to gain healthy weight.You might want to have your iron levels checked also, as low iron contributes to fatigue symptoms as well.Take care
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