... Hyperthyroidism can happen early in Hashimoto's which can cause shortness of breath, fatigue, and weight loss. It can also cause diarrhea, sweating, fast pulse and/or palpitations, anxiety, insomnia. Eventually this turns into hypothyroidism, but that can take 1-2 years to become underactive. I'm glad they checked your thyroid. It can also cause a + ANA. Cough is not usually a... (3 replies)
... Some autoimmune diseases pop up soon after childbirth, Hashimoto's (autoimmune thyroid problems) and lupus in particular. You have an impressive family history as well. Certainly checking the thyroid is warranted, and both antibodies to thyroid (anti-TPO and anti-TG) are needed in addition to hormone levels. You can have lupus with JUST a + ANA plus 3 other "criteria" on the... (3 replies)
... I have been through severe depression (induced by an unwarranted hysterectomy). I am sorry you are going through this! "Borderline" hypo for one person may not cause symptoms but for another may cause severe symptoms. And if you have thyroiditis (such as Hashimoto's), the symptoms can "wax and wane" which may explain your current "crash." But even without thyroiditis, the... (6 replies)
... Midwest- Thank you so much for all this information. I have spent the last 16 months educating myself about my hypothyroidism and being able to ask you has helped me further that knowledge!
I suspected that when you said full replacement you were referring to a destroyed or removed thyroid, I just wanted to confirm.
It took me a year to find my optimal dose of T4,... (4 replies)
... Sorry I missed your follow up questions.
"Wired" or "energized"... People perceive it differently, probably since they've become used to being run down all the time as normal. You must understand the adjustment period and the way these things settle over time.
You use most of the pill's T3 in any given day, but some of it binds to globulin and goes into storage the same... (4 replies)
... Your Dr clearly doesn't understand this problem and I would strongly suggest finding another Dr who understands autoimmune thyroid disease, hypothyroidism, and the treatment for it. Hashimoto's disease will continue to destroy your gland, and you will need thyroid replacement for life, with regular monitoring of your hormone levels and dose adjustments to feel your best. You... (6 replies)
... The nodules are a separate issue from the blood labs. My knowledge of nodules is limited. Yours are substantial size. If they're growing quickly, they should probably be removed. If you can feel them now to the point of being bothersome, and if they're growing fast, there might be future issues with airway restriction or becoming too large to remove with simple surgery. ... (4 replies)
... Is that free or total t3 and what is the lab referance range (4 replies)
... y doctor did some thyroid tests and my TSH was 77.61. So he added a T3 and TPO Ab to the blood. My T3 was 51. My TPO was 114. So, it looks like I have autoimmune Hashimoto disease. He also want to do an ultrasound of my thyroid next week. I see a internal medicine MD. Should I ask to be referred to an endocrinologist? ... (4 replies)
... Glad you were able to post your labs.
Yes, you are hyperthyroid but, you have not had the right test to confirm the cause.
Please know that TSH stands for "thyroid stimulating hormone" and is produced by the pituitary gland in response to the body's need for thyroid hormone that is used by every single cell of the body for proper function. Thyroid hormone is a bit... (8 replies)
... Hello, I am new to this board, but thought maybe somebody could explain my thyroid numbers to me. Back ground history: I have Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism DX in 2000. I have tried most of the thyroid medications, but feel that Armour works better for me. I have bounced around from different endocrinologist, not really feeling any better or getting any great advice for why I... (4 replies)
... Hi there! I am new to the forum and just looking to gain some insight regarding a medication change I will be making tomorrow actually!
I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's over 2 years ago and put on 50mcg Synthroid. That dose believe it or not made me HYPER and my TSH was almost a 0, insomnia through the roof. The endo dropped me down to 25mcg and I have been on that for 2... (1 replies)
... Hello :wave: Welcome to Thyroid Board :)
You're right, people usually don't go hyperT with just 50 mcgs but it does happen. You may have better luck with NTH. Don't be too scared of Armour, NTH can be gentler to your body (I think one of our senior members had similar issues with levothyroxine but currently does fine on NTH). There shouldn't be any problems with starting with... (1 replies)
Please know that a low TSH in and of itself does not confirm a hyperthyroidism diagnosis.....neither does an ultrasound.
Now, if that "further blood work" included FreeT4 and FreeT3 tests.....and either/both level was above the high end of the reference range, then and only then is hyperthyroidism an accurate diagnosis.
It's appropriate for the endo to... (3 replies)
... There is some link to hypothyroidism and low d levels i'm sure. My d was way low and I am freshly diagnosed hashimotos I had alot of body aches and pain especially in my neck. (1 replies)
... Is this common? I just got my lab results back from my last checkup, my thyoid function is good and being controlled well by my Armour, but I have a severe vitamin D deficiency (8.9 with a range of 30-100). Is this pretty normal? My doctor recommended that I take a D supplement. Should this fix the problem or is there an underlying issue? This also seems to explain a lot of... (1 replies)
... You'll most likely need Synthroid in the future - you may need it after your hyperT has been dealt with or you may go hypoT "on your own" (this HyperT may be a short phase on your way to hypoT). Your high Abs are commonly seen with Hashimoto's and HypoT so that may have effected your nurse's statement. (9 replies)
... It is most likely the lupus causing you to feel so bad, and you apparently are on no treatment for it. Your TPO antibody level is a little high which may indicate you are developing Hashimoto's, an autoimmune disorder that eventually destroys the thyroid gland and makes you hypothyroid. Your T4 level is on the low side, and it might be worth trying a low dose of thyroid... (1 replies)
... Okay... More information is good. There's lots there to address, but I'll try to hit the key points.
As I read along, I too was thinking it must have been the pharmacy's mistake. But clearly, this MD does not understand the difference between "low" and "high" doses of Armour! It's not unusual for a doctor to have minimal understanding of conditions they don't regularly... (6 replies)
... Hi FinnMaid! Thank you for your quick reply. Actually, my sister has Hashimoto. I have had a lot of thyroid systems (temp sensitivity, hair changes, infertility followed by a miscarriage, etc.)
My TSH was 2.03 iu/mL with a range of .45-4.5 considered normal. My FT4 was 1.19 ng/dL with a normal range of .82-1.77.
I'm such a worrier, so automated emails with labs are... (4 replies)