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If I miss a dose is it better to just skip it, or should I make it up. My dr. Had my on 10mg twice a day for about a month and a half, then dropped me down to 10mg once a day. If i miss a day should i take two the next day, or just skip it?
Hi everyone, just wanted to share my story to see if anyone can relate. So I did a blood test to see if I had hyperthyroidism. However, the test results showed my T3 and T4 and TSH hormones were in normal levels. But the area where I live lab tests are not reliable at all. I did a second test in another lab and they found out I have hypothyroidism, which doesn't make sense because I don't have the symptoms and I'm not fat, so labs in my area are NOT reliable. Anyways, I noticed I'm not feeling well at all, I can feel something is wrong in my body. The symptoms I had them since I was young(I'm 22 now), which are : restlessness, tremors in my right hand, anxiety for no reason, excessive sweating, rapid heart rate, intolerance to heat I get shortness of breath, low mood and depression, and the one that annoys me the most is unexpected fast weight loss and can't gain weight at all despite eating enough.The thing is I'm really underweight only weight 50kilos(110lbs) and my height is 1.65m(5'4). This is destroying my confidence because I want to bulk up and seems impossible to me. When I gain like 8 pounds, I lose all of it in 2 weeks.However my appetite is really poor and I get easily full when eating but I think that's due to my hiatal hernia(another stomach problem). I'm really sure that I have hyperthyroidism but I don't know what to do because the blood tests here are not reliable at all and I think I should start antithyroid medication.
Hey, I’ve been dealing with a whole bunch of stuff for the past 6 months. I’ve looked up and studied my symptoms, I know it could be anything. But everything seems to match with hyperthyroidism. I’m a shy person and don’t speak up when I should.
I already have a list printed out of my symptoms to give to her (there are new things that I need to add like my throat/neck is sore when I talk like something is pushing on my throat when I talk, is that linked?), how do I politely suggest to do a test on my thyroid levels because I’m concerned it’s that.
Just received my blood work and found out my thyroid is not functioning properly. I'm scheduled for more testing this week. I don't know how long this has been going on but I've not been feeling well for a long time. My symptoms include: no energy, poor memories, anxiety and feeling down, feeling no happiness in anything I do, night sweats, mood changes, high blood pressure. Are these normal symptoms? Will I ever feel happy again?
Waiting for treatment, no insurance. Sweat all night every night and barely sleep. How do you deal with the anxiety from this? Can barely do any activity without breaking a massive sweat. I’m only 28 and feel like I’m 90 with how tired and out of it I am all day now.
I used to have so much energy and now I only seem to have energy when I’m trying to sleep, then slug through the day. My anxiety seems to be based mostly around my symptoms but also random weird thoughts pop up at night like afraid of crap that isn’t rational. This is so weird.
I have Graves disease and currently pregnant. I'm also taking 20mg of methimazole.
The last time I had my labs checked, about two to three weeks ago, my TSH was still low, but at least detectable. My T4 had dropped to below normal. Due to the results my meds were kept at 20mg instead of lowering back down to 10mg.
I've noticed that my heart palpitations (where it feels like I've skipped a beat) is almost completely gone, but my resting heart rate will now go very low. When I'm sleeping it'll be low 40's and sometimes dip into the 30's.
When I'm awake and this happens I count my own beats and they match up.
I can't exactly call or leave a message for my Endo as it's the weekend, otherwise I would have done that.
Was referred to a specialist a few months ago who gave ordered blood work and a 5IAA (or whatever it is) pee test. Before leaving I asked him “am I in the right place? I feel like I keep getting bounced around”. He told me that yes I was and that both sides of my thyroid are enlarged and that I have a growth on my one. Also that it runs in my family and that my symptoms list are almost textbook, he just had to see the tests so he knows what route to go.
I felt good leaving that visit, like it’s time someone actually will help me figure this out.
I went back yesterday on my follow up from all those tests and he walks in and says I looked at all your tests and all your numbers are in the right range so I am referring you back to your primary doctor. I asked “so that’s it? What about my symptoms?”
He told me that he had done extensive tests and found nothing that shows him anything and that he can’t help, and to have a good day.
I felt so useless walking out. I finally thought I could figure out why I suffer with these awful symptoms.