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Hyperthyroid..any input or ideas PLEASE HELP!

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  • Posted By: justkay
  • October 19, 2006
  • 04:14 AM

My dr has done every test imaginable and my thyroid levels are all "normal". However, I have heart arrhythmia, have lost 30lbs, am so weak most of the time I can't do normal functions without extreme fatigue. An ultrasound detected 2 solid nodules, one on each side and something small, unidentified in the center of the thyroid. Also, now I am having new, stranger symptoms like a burning pain in my legs and my finger tips feel like they have been pricked repeatedly and are too sore to touch anything. Anyone out there know if the leg or fingertip things could be related? I am so exhausted physically and mentally from this. I have been living in ***l for the past year begging for some help and all I have managed to do is put my family into the poor house with medical bills and no resolution for my health. One day I was active, healthy, never slowed down and now I feel like I am going to die any minute and the docs are wasting precious time figuring out what could be wrong with me.

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  • You say you have "heart arrhythmia", perhaps you might consult a cardiologist on what may be causing the irregular heart. From the sounds of it ("burning pains, sore finger tips,) fatigue, -I'm no doctor but sounds like its due to possible blood flow problems. Question: Are you, or have you ever been on any kind of medications related to thyroid, and if so for how long? If so, Its possible that they have not gotten the proper balance of medication, and with thyroid pills, i've read that it can take some time to get back to normal, 1-2 weeks, unless doctor can prescribe B-inhibitor-type-medication. My dr has done every test imaginable and my thyroid levels are all "normal". However, I have heart arrhythmia, have lost 30lbs, am so weak most of the time I can't do normal functions without extreme fatigue. An ultrasound detected 2 solid nodules, one on each side and something small, unidentified in the center of the thyroid. Also, now I am having new, stranger symptoms like a burning pain in my legs and my finger tips feel like they have been pricked repeatedly and are too sore to touch anything. Anyone out there know if the leg or fingertip things could be related? I am so exhausted physically and mentally from this. I have been living in ***l for the past year begging for some help and all I have managed to do is put my family into the poor house with medical bills and no resolution for my health. One day I was active, healthy, never slowed down and now I feel like I am going to die any minute and the docs are wasting precious time figuring out what could be wrong with me.
    jjpeterspa 2 Replies
    • October 19, 2006
    • 02:27 PM
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  • I go to an endocrinologist next week . I have never been on any thyroid medications. I have to wonder if the burning/tingling etc is related to the thyroid or if it is seperate perhaps cardiovascular or neurological. I have been seeing a cardiologist to rule out that possibility. After my visit with the endocrinologist I will have to see about a neurologist. Has anyone out there with overactive thyroid had these types of sensations????
    justkay 1 Replies
    • October 19, 2006
    • 06:29 PM
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  • There is a very good website http://www.womentowomen.com/ that Im reading. Most important part I get from it: It Recommends having your health practitioner do a hormone panel. A simple saliva test, and possibly a blood test, will show whether or not you have a serious progesterone deficiency or not. I like the website because they mention they want to use natural remedies over prescription synthetic drugs.
    jjpeterspa 2 Replies
    • October 19, 2006
    • 06:51 PM
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  • Goodness! What are you waiting for, find another doctor! Get your blood test results from your doctor, have him make a copy for you (it's the law, he has to give it to you.) "Normal" range does not mean it is normal for YOU. Some people feel good with a High normal result and others only feel good smack in the middle of the range, and others feel good at the lower end of the range. We are all different.You have symptoms of Hyperthyroidism. Your new symptoms indicates you need to see a doctor who knows what the heck he is doing.You need to be on an ATD, (med) ASAP. Blood tests you need are FREE T3 and Free T4. If you are Hyerthyroid, it is very dangerous not to be on an ATD. Do yourself a favor, get a new blood test and get the results in your hands. You need to be tested every 4 wks. in the beginning, while you begin your ATD and then you adjust your med according to your lab results and pay attention to your symptoms.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 22, 2006
    • 05:13 PM
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  • you could have hyperparathyroidism. have your Dr. check your calcium levels and your pth levels to see if they are high.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 24, 2006
    • 05:48 AM
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  • One thing to remember - ALWAYS !governments create problems to solve them justifying taxesdoctors do the same but they suck you dry in the process before abandoning youlook into alternative medicine, don't listen to anyone who's got no idea what they're saying or who wants to touch you with a knife - never. Your body is a temple, nobody is allowed in with weapons.Your hyperthyroid problem is pure iodine deficiency, as 25% of this plant population. Don't let these doctors (killers) cut off your gland, you'll drastically reduce your life span being hypothyroid.Get all possible vitamin suppliments you can possibly afford (E, D, C, essential fatty acids, q-10, iodine (norvegian sea kelp), fish oil, C courses), get all possible relaxation herbs, herbs for heart rate reduction and, also very important, eat a lot of green food, cleanse your body, take a brake, exercise but don't overdo it, don't hurt yourself.good luck
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 13, 2006
    • 08:46 PM
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  • I have been hyperthyroid for about seven years now and have been experiencing the symptoms that you describe (even when my levels are supposedly normal) for just over a year now. It may be that we are experiencing what is known as a 'thyroid storm' when every tiny medical problem that you have is magnified, especially at night. In my case the burning pain in my fingers and hands has been diagnosed as carpel tunnel syndrome and the pain and soreness in my legs as arthritis, although x-rays show that this is only in my left leg which leaves the soreness and pain in my right one unexplained. My problems started when I was put back on Neomercazole medication after a relapse, have you been on any thyroid medication and if so did the problems occur at the same time? If so please reply as you are the only person I have found with these symptoms. As you have lost so much weight I am assuming you aren't as I cannot loose weight when on the medication and have gained about 37 lbs. I am due to come off my thyroid medication today as my levels are at a normal level but I still have night problems especially after alchohol, even one glass of wine can initiate the pains and two glasses of sparkeling wine sent me into ***l the other night. Also if you smoke you must stop that as well. Alternative medicine has proved to be of no use either. Let me know if you find relief from all this.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 14, 2006
    • 00:14 AM
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  • I forgot to mention that my thyriod specialist recommended that I stay away from seaweed (kelp) and Jenny Craig diets.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 14, 2006
    • 00:24 AM
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  • when i was about 23yrs old I didnt have a regular family dr. just a neighborhood dr who serviced all of the low income. .I was very naive. he said something about elevated calcium levels and surgery.i was depressed and tired all the time and he said i wuldnt have to worry about the nagging symptoms after a parathyroidectomy. unfortunately he didnt tell me i should be taking a calcium suppliment. now i have problems loosing weight, my legs cramp almost everyday', fainting spells and when i'm nervous anxious, or have any changes in mood my body releases a horrific smell. this smell can fill a room. when i go to bed i dont know what i may smell like when i wake up. I check myself all the time but i cant tell. They make jokes at work calling me names like "pig pen" they laugh behind my back and walk past to smell me as a joke.I'm not sure what the heck removal of my parathyroid was supposed to help but i feel worse than i did before they were removed. I dont have insurance andI cant afford a dr.we have 2 endocrinologist in my city and you need a referral to see either one of them and they are extremely expensive. I am miserable and ashamed. How do i make the ridicule stop. I bathe excessively and i just want to be able to sit somewhere everyone dosent move away from.H E L P!!! Sighned STINKY.
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  • I go to an endocrinologist next week . I have never been on any thyroid medications. I have to wonder if the burning/tingling etc is related to the thyroid or if it is seperate perhaps cardiovascular or neurological. I have been seeing a cardiologist to rule out that possibility. After my visit with the endocrinologist I will have to see about a neurologist. Has anyone out there with overactive thyroid had these types of sensations????Read the following websites:http://www.endocrineweb.com/hyper1.htmlhttp://www.endocrineweb.com/tests.htmlhttp://www.thyroidmanager.org/Chapter 10This last one is especially helpful because it does into great detail about the symptoms of hyperthyroidism. You'll need to find a medical dictionary to decipher some of the terminology and also you'll want to scroll through the medical mumbo jumbo, but the web site is worth the read.You can have cardiovascular involvement with either hypo or hyper T, this includes arrythymias, heart palpitations, and hypertension among other conditions.
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  • Hi! The fingers because mine are right now feeling the same. Sound like edema Google it. Do they swell and do the legs and feet swell? If so you need to speak up and say I think I have edema.
    ithurts 12 Replies
    • September 10, 2007
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  • when i was about 23yrs old I didnt have a regular family dr. just a neighborhood dr who serviced all of the low income. .I was very naive. he said something about elevated calcium levels and surgery.i was depressed and tired all the time and he said i wuldnt have to worry about the nagging symptoms after a parathyroidectomy. STINKY,I take it that you never did the surgery? What your doctor was telling you about is called hyperparathyroidism. You have an elevated calcium level and an elevated parathyroid hormone. That is the diagnosis for it.You wouldn't be deficient for calcium after surgery. You'd just need to get you daily requirement of calcium a day - like everyone else.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 10, 2007
    • 05:12 PM
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  • when i was about 23yrs old I didnt have a regular family dr. just a neighborhood dr who serviced all of the low income. .I was very naive. he said something about elevated calcium levels and surgery.i was depressed and tired all the time and he said i wuldnt have to worry about the nagging symptoms after a parathyroidectomy. unfortunately he didnt tell me i should be taking a calcium suppliment. now i have problems loosing weight, my legs cramp almost everyday', fainting spells and when i'm nervous anxious, or have any changes in mood my body releases a horrific smell. this smell can fill a room. when i go to bed i dont know what i may smell like when i wake up. I check myself all the time but i cant tell. They make jokes at work calling me names like "pig pen" they laugh behind my back and walk past to smell me as a joke.I'm not sure what the heck removal of my parathyroid was supposed to help but i feel worse than i did before they were removed. I dont have insurance andI cant afford a dr.we have 2 endocrinologist in my city and you need a referral to see either one of them and they are extremely expensive. I am miserable and ashamed. How do i make the ridicule stop. I bathe excessively and i just want to be able to sit somewhere everyone dosent move away from.H E L P!!! Sighned STINKY.I would sue them for harrasing me and that would help me with the medical bills. Im low income too and thats not right the harrasment. Just a thought its a crewl world on both sides..
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 11, 2007
    • 04:22 PM
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  • Did you ever find out if the stinging soar fingertips was normal for hyperthyroidism?? I hace them for a few months now, but on a gap year so will not see my specialist for a few months, I too am taking neomercazole after a relapse. Nor can i lose any weight while on the medication, even with good eating and excercise, I am usually naturally skinnier this, even before the condition mad eme lose weight. I cannot get back to my original weight.I have been hyperthyroid for about seven years now and have been experiencing the symptoms that you describe (even when my levels are supposedly normal) for just over a year now. It may be that we are experiencing what is known as a 'thyroid storm' when every tiny medical problem that you have is magnified, especially at night. In my case the burning pain in my fingers and hands has been diagnosed as carpel tunnel syndrome and the pain and soreness in my legs as arthritis, although x-rays show that this is only in my left leg which leaves the soreness and pain in my right one unexplained. My problems started when I was put back on Neomercazole medication after a relapse, have you been on any thyroid medication and if so did the problems occur at the same time? If so please reply as you are the only person I have found with these symptoms. As you have lost so much weight I am assuming you aren't as I cannot loose weight when on the medication and have gained about 37 lbs. I am due to come off my thyroid medication today as my levels are at a normal level but I still have night problems especially after alchohol, even one glass of wine can initiate the pains and two glasses of sparkeling wine sent me into ***l the other night. Also if you smoke you must stop that as well. Alternative medicine has proved to be of no use either. Let me know if you find relief from all this.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 4, 2009
    • 02:56 AM
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