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Everything you want to know about Thyroid and thyroidism disease you can find it in the following link:




Mary (aka Flowerchild) says:
  • Low body temps (has to be with other symptoms however)
  • Intolerance to cold...always feeling cold
  • Tired, wanting to sleep a lot (10 hrs a day was not enough for me)
  • Feel run down and like the world is moving in slow motion
  • Large weight gain without a change in diet or exercise ( I gained 10 lbs in a week and had not changed my diet)
  • Depression! (Thyroid disease is often diagnosed as depression!)
Hypothyroidism is much more prevelant in woman and is currently one of the most UNDER diagnosed diseases, often confused with depression and the winter blues. It is easily detected and easliy treated



Blood test + Result

Mary (aka Flowerchild) says:
A TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) blood test is needed to determine if you are hypothyroid, hyperthyroid, or euthyroid (normal). It is a simple test and you will have results in one day and it costs around $42.

Interpreting results: If your TSH is within 0.4-4.5 (values differ from lab to lab) then you are fine. If you are above 4.5 then you are hypothyroid, meaning your thyroi is very underactive and is not responding to TSH being secreted by the pituitary gland. Hyperthyroid would be under 0.4.




Mary (aka Flowerchild) says:
If you are hypothyroid, it is easily treated by taking Synthroid and being closely monitored so that you have the correct dosage.




Mary (aka Flowerchild) says:
A few symptoms of hyperthyroidism...I only know a few since this is what I experienced when I was getting too much Synthroid
  • Feeling hot and sweaty
  • Anxiety and restlessness
  • Rapid weight loss, although eating more
  • insomina or restless sleeping patterns




Suzanne says:
I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism about 11 years ago. The most common form of treatment that I am aware of is the use of radioactive iodine. It can be given in pill form (which is what I had) just one time in the endocrinologist's office. The radioactive then kills off part of the "overactive" thyroid. In the best case scenario, just the right dosage of the radioactive iodine is given to kill just enough of the thyroid so that the thyroid then secretes just the right amount of hormone. However, in most cases, the use of radioactive iodine results in "hypothyroidism", which is when the thyroid becomes underactive. This is corrected by medication. This is what happened to me, so I have been on thyroid medication for 11 years. I have never had any problems, and my required dosage has only changed twice. I monitor the situation by having bloodwork done once per year, at the onset and during pregnancy, or more often if I feel I need it. I did have a dosage change during my pregnancy, but it did not have any adverse affects on my pregnancy.