Patient Comments: Hypothyroidism - Personal Experience

Did you suspect you might have hypothyroidism? Please share your story.

Comment from: somethingwaswrong, Female (Patient) Published: August 23

I'm always hoarse and my neck and shoulders also feel tight. I'm assuming my condition has gotten bad and I have been ignoring these symptoms because my tests were normal, but this has gotten out of control. I jogged every day for 2 weeks straight and didn't lose a pound.

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Comment from: Mary Jane, 13-18 Female (Patient) Published: July 29

Starting at the age of thirteen, I used to have random uncontrollable black-outs. When I would have black-outs, my heart palpitation would be abnormally fast, I would get really dizzy and lightheaded, everything would turn black slowly, and I'd fall to the ground. My doctors didn't know what was going on until they did tests on my blood and they found that I have hypothyroidism. It explains so much, considering if that I don't take my dosage of levothyroxine sodium, I wouldn't be able to finish off the day because of the lack of energy. --IMPORTANT-- If you think you have this condition, contact your doctor to get a blood test done. A lot of the symptoms are similar to other conditions, so most doctors mistake this condition as another.

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Comment from: 19-24 Male Published: July 23

i have sudden attacks of vertigo and involuntary shaking of hands and excessive unsound sleep.

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Comment from: yankeeadrienne, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: July 18

In high school, I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and was put on Synthroid. I went to a specialist and was able to be active in sports and have energy. After college and moving around the country, I stopped taking the Synthroid because other doctors said my thyroid was working fine, but I can tell there has been a noticeable decrease in my energy level. I have severe fatigue, which has impacted my job status. I am looking to get new blood tests and get back on some type of medication very soon.

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Comment from: babita, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 28

I'm a 55-year-old bank employee. I was very active and was going for regular walks and doing yoga. I am also a BP patient on a 25-mg dosage. A month ago my face became swollen and I had bags under my eyes. It was difficult to climb steps and I was very tired and sleepy. A blood test said my TSH level was 86.5. Doctors suggested I take 25 mg for the first week, 50 mg for the second, and the third and fourth week take 75 mg. After that, I will need another blood test. It makes me fully depressed and tired. But I have to accept this and hope for the best. In spite of the medicine, I suddenly feel very tired.

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