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SOOOOO Tired

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  • Posted By: tiredwoman
  • September 16, 2008
  • 07:31 PM

I am 31 years old, when I was 26, I was diagnosed with Graves Disease. I did not respond to the meds so I had radiation to "destroy" it. It has taken years for my levels to finally become balanced and I had been great for approx 1 1/2 years. For the past few months my symptoms have started to return, the forgetfulness, increased heart rate and especially the lethargy (severe tiredness). My husband actually has to ask if I am well enough to walk around our neighborhood, which is only .3 miles. This tiredness is effecting every aspect of my life, including work. My endo Dr. says that my thyroid levels are within normal limits, so I don't know what to do. I am non-functional and can't seemingly live a normal life. I am afraid to have children in fear that I can't physically deal with them. I can't beleive that all this is wtill my thyroid, something esle has to be wrong. I went to a Neurologist and had a battery of tests and everything was normal. ANy suggestions. I need help!
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  • Have they tested your B12 level?I am 31 years old, when I was 26, I was diagnosed with Graves Disease. I did not respond to the meds so I had radiation to "destroy" it. It has taken years for my levels to finally become balanced and I had been great for approx 1 1/2 years. For the past few months my symptoms have started to return, the forgetfulness, increased heart rate and especially the lethargy (severe tiredness). My husband actually has to ask if I am well enough to walk around our neighborhood, which is only .3 miles. This tiredness is effecting every aspect of my life, including work. My endo Dr. says that my thyroid levels are within normal limits, so I don't know what to do. I am non-functional and can't seemingly live a normal life. I am afraid to have children in fear that I can't physically deal with them. I can't beleive that all this is wtill my thyroid, something esle has to be wrong. I went to a Neurologist and had a battery of tests and everything was normal. ANy suggestions. I need help!Thanks,
    dizzy lizzie 192 Replies
    • September 16, 2008
    • 09:25 PM
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  • I am 31 years old, when I was 26, I was diagnosed with Graves Disease. I did not respond to the meds so I had radiation to "destroy" it. It has taken years for my levels to finally become balanced and I had been great for approx 1 1/2 years. For the past few months my symptoms have started to return, the forgetfulness, increased heart rate and especially the lethargy (severe tiredness). My husband actually has to ask if I am well enough to walk around our neighborhood, which is only .3 miles. This tiredness is effecting every aspect of my life, including work. My endo Dr. says that my thyroid levels are within normal limits, so I don't know what to do. I am non-functional and can't seemingly live a normal life. I am afraid to have children in fear that I can't physically deal with them. I can't beleive that all this is wtill my thyroid, something esle has to be wrong. I went to a Neurologist and had a battery of tests and everything was normal. ANy suggestions. I need help!Thanks, B12 deficiencies could cause this. It is easy to test if that's the case. Come on over to the b12 thread to find out how to test that. Only certain types and brands of b12 will do the trick.
    Freddd 3576 Replies
    • September 20, 2008
    • 11:59 PM
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  • It is very unlikely that you are hyerthyroid now that you have been threw radiation. Most likely you are having hyposymptoms, so you should try and up your medicine little by little. I do this all the time. Start with 0,25 ug and stay on that for 7-10 days and see how you feel. If you need more then up the same amount and stay on it for 7-10 days. I usually just ask for my results and then retest when I am finished upping my dose. Also, many ppl do better on armour, so if you arent on that.. you might wanna give it a shot. Just because the docs say your levels are normal, it doesnt mean you can't have symptoms. Kiera
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 21, 2008
    • 08:00 PM
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