Patient Comments: Thyroid Blood Tests – Hypothyroidism Diagnosis

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Comment from: redeckchick, 13-18 Female (Patient) Published: October 06

I went on for a long time not knowing what was wrong with me I couldn't gain weight and I was really hyper and I couldn't sleep and that's when they finally found out that I have hyperthyroidism. I have been on methimazole now for almost 20 months and the doctor said that it has worked on everybody else and it has not worked on me I have to go back and they are going to use radioactive dye to kill my thyroid. I am only 18 years old and they say it usually doesn't affect people under 20 and i have had it since I was 16.

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Comment from: Jane, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 25

My doctor ordered two types of thyroid blood tests because I had gained a lot of weight, despite exercising and diet. I also had very flaky skin, puffy eyes, legs, and hands. I was constantly tired. I could sleep all day if I didn't have to work. The tests revealed I was hypothyroid. I have been on Synthroid for about a month and feel a lot better. I am supposed to have another blood test to assure the level of Synthroid is correct.

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Comment from: 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 27

I recently (5 weeks ago) started levothyroxine for underactive thyroid. I am a 54 years old, and run 50-60 miles per week, more during marathon training. I was told my problems were related to my age, my running, etc. Finally, I insisted to my family doctor that something was just not right. Having previously been diagnosed with WPW he did pay attention. I am thin and in good shape no one listened. If you feel something is not right, do your research. I now have even more energy and I feel like I a completely different person.

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Comment from: Miserable in PA, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: November 14

I just keep gaining weight. For example, I have gained 7lbs. in the last 6 weeks. I am tired and my blood pressure is high. I was told my thyroid is dead. I was put on Synthroid. I hated it. I would sweat all the time. I felt dizzy.

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Comment from: emmajane, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: November 14

My thyroid was surgically removed in 1997 and I have been on Synthroid ever since. I have blood work every 6 months. I can easily tell when my TSH levels are not "normal."

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Comment from: darcy, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 15

Having been diagnosed at the age of 25 with hypothyroidism, it has been an up and down situation with medication adjustments every six weeks to three months. It can be frustrating; although after all this time I can pretty much tell when things aren't right. I really don't want to go without my medication, so I continue to become very well acquainted with the lab techs and my physician.

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Comment from: 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: October 15

If you have high thyroid levels in your blood and it goes undetected for a long time, it causes a lot of pain, confusion, brain fog and I need help. They are telling me they cannot do surgery until the levels go down or I will bleed to death during the surgery. God have mercy. My head is closing in on me, I am bloated like air has been pumped into me. I am in a brain fog.

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Comment from: 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 15

Can you be hyper and hypothyroid? I have symptoms of both, I've been diagnosed with hypo and put on Synthroid, I was reading about hyper and seen I have about five of the symptoms for that, like chest pain, tremors, increased heart rate, weight loss, headaches, insomnia, and extreme fatigue and brain fog,{I know some symptoms are for both}I am also fibrocystic and have had tingling in hands, when I get a cold or sinus infection it's really bad, it's the heart that's worrying me the most, I'm miserable.

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