... Another possibility is poor circulation. (3 replies)
... I'm assuming there's a typo in your post and that ancocytic is actually oncocytic, Oncocytic cells are another name for Hurthle cells which are commonly seen in a number of thyroid conditions like hashimoto's thyroiditis and in rare cases, thyroid cancer.
They're saying your FNA was inconclusive, The change seen in hurthle cells was of unknown significance though not... (1 replies)
... If you are in menopause, that may explain it too. I know quite a few post-menopausal women who say they no longer need to shave their legs or don't need to nearly as often. Not the case for me though. :( (3 replies)
... How long have you been taking thyroid medication?
I had very dark, coarse hair on my legs and dark hair on my arms until I was diagnosed and started medication. A couple of years later I realized that the hair was far less coarse. The hair on my arms is now almost undetectable. Maybe that's what's happening? (3 replies)
... Hello - with the nice weather I've just recently realized that I don't have to shave my legs. Granted this saves time but it's somewhat worrisome. Any ideas as to what is lacking in my system? (3 replies)
... My name is Holly, I have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism for 3 years. My TSH has never been stable and has been climbing drastically over the last year or so. I am on levothyroxine 175 mcg and my last TSH was 47.3 fasting. I was diagnosed last year with Hashimoto's. I also have GERD and a restricted esophagus. I sometimes get the feeling that my throat is being compressed... (4 replies)
... Yes it makes sense. With a TSH over 3 and low end of range T3 and T4, your thyroid is probably fizzling out, and that is likely causing the weight gain. A + ANA often occurs in Hashimoto's thyroiditis, so I would repeat those antibodies (thyroid) in six months or so. In the meantime, you'd probably feel better on thyroid supplement, but you'll have to show these labs to your... (1 replies)
... That subject is addressed in this small study of patients taking LT4 that were then started on a PPI.
Several months after starting the PPI TSH began to rise and an increase in LT4 was needed in some patients. The thinking is that the decrease in stomach acidity interferes with LT4 absorbtion. I don't know which came first in... (4 replies)
... Generic levothyroxines can be problematic for anyone, regardless of GERD or pill-swallowing difficulties. Replacing it with a branded product should be your first move.
If you can't find a brand that you can both swallow and your gut can absorb, try Tirosint. If that poses a swallowing challenge, the only other option I can think of is levothyroxine in liquid solution. ... (4 replies)
... Yes I follow the directions completely I don't take my omeprazole which is a capsule in the afternoon about 6 hrs after my levothyroxin and i can only take certain brands because they swell up in my throat so i have to be very specific with brand and I don't take any extra medications that are not prescribed to me to avoid interaction. My levels have never stabilized no matter... (4 replies)
... Are you careful about following the instructions for taking the levo?
First thing in the morning, at least an hour before eating or drinking anything? If you want to eat sooner than that, consider taking the pill in the middle of the night. Keep the levo well apart from calcium, iron, or estrogen supplements... at least 4 hours but 6 is better.
It sounds as if you're... (4 replies)
... Sadtosay or anyone else, do you know of ANYTHING homeopathic that works for depression and anxiety. I have struggled with this for years and have been on numerous antidepressants. I have been off them for several years now.
I am now hyperthyroid and am on week 8 of methimazole and atenolol. I'm tapering off the atenolol now but when I'm off it I desperately need help on... (5 replies)
... I found by eliminating bread, gluten and dairy that they slowly declined. I did not test positive for celiac but eliminating it has helped with my hashimoto or autoimmune thyroid. ... (3 replies)
... Yes, depression can absolutely be a symptom of thyroid disease.
Many of us spend years receiving psychiatric meds before we are finally diagnosed. I was told I was "lazy and crazy" by numerous doctors and sent to psychiatrists for over 20 years before someone finally though to run a simple blood test.
Most doctors simply do not have the knowledge to recognize thyroid... (5 replies)
... Hashimoto's can exist with other autoimmune problems, and a rheumatologist is the type of doctor you need to see. Give the Dr. a concise list of all your symptoms, and they should do blood and urine tests, possibly xrays to do some initial screening, then more extensive, specific blood tests to zero in on any clues that show up. Your PCP should be able to refer you. (1 replies)
... Hello all. I am new to the board and new to having thyroid issues.
I recently had an MRI done on my C-spine for chronic neck issues, and the radiologist noted an incidental finding: an enlarged thyroid.
After getting an ultrasound, I was referred to an ENT to review the results. My appointment was yesterday and I was told my thyroid is 2.5 larger than normal, I have... (4 replies)
... Well yea you definitely have hashimoto's. Your body is attacking your thyroid with antibodies thinking it's foreign to the body. It seems like you don't have a conversion issue so that's good. Inactive T4 gets converted to active T3 and some people have conversion problems and when they take levo/synthroid/t4 only they don't get better because their t3 doesn't go up.
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... What a "great" endo blaming hypothyroid symptoms on depression, anxiety, and stress. Your TSH is high enough that you're officially hypothyroid not just subclinical hypothyroid. There's a lot of people on here and other forums that have trouble getting diagnosed because their TSH is below 5 and lot of crappy doctors only look at TSH. So I guess you have that going for you.
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I was recently referred to an endocrinologist due to 'abnormal' blood test results. The results were not shared with me. The endo gave me a full exam & at the time concluded my thyroid was fine & I was just stressed from work & maybe a psychologist would help. He took a blood test anyways.
A week later I got a call to say a prescription was in the post for 125mg of... (4 replies)
... Hey all,
I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's and Hypothyroidism 4 years ago. At the time, I was pregnant with my 3rd child, and had my test done at 12 weeks. Even though both my grandma and mom had hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's, I never remembered to include them on my health history until I was pregnant with number 3. So, at 12 weeks, they tested my TSH, peridoxase... (0 replies)