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   Posted 8/17/2010 7:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone else have issues with their thyroid?
Sorry, I have felt like crap lately and haven't been around.
My BIL that is really more like  a real brother to me is having his entire stomach removed this friday.  He has over 100 tumors in his stomach and at this point we still don't know if it's cancer or not.
So I'm stressed out and not feeling good at all.
I have no energy and don't feel like doing anything.
I haven't walked in a week.  My legs hurt so bad last night I could have cried and I couldn't sleep.
Then my stomach is hurting and am having spasms in my chest.
I go for my regular check up in Sept and with the blood work my dr had to check for elevated THS levels .
I looked that up and this is what I found.
I have almost everyone of those symptoms.
I printed a copy of this off to take to my doctor in sept.
Also, if I could please ask for prayers for my BIL
I would really appreciate it.
Hugs and Blessings to all.

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   Posted 8/17/2010 8:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Maria, First of all your family and BIL will be in my thoughts and prayers. I hope all turns out ok.

I am having thyroid issues myself. My blood work is showing alot of antibodies which I am told means an autoimmune disease of my thyroid. My blood work is showing hyper which would mean Graves disease, but I have all the symptoms of hypo which would mean hashimotos (SP?).

I am getting a nucleur scan done on my thyroid on friday to figure out exactly what is going on. I will let you know. Keep me posted too ok? Take care.
Gentle Hugs>


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   Posted 8/17/2010 9:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Shannon.

Keeping you in my prayers for good results and hopefully it's something that can be corrected.

My mother had her thyroid removed a few years ago.

It's hard some days when you feel so bad. You have to think that something else is going on and all of this just can't be the fibro.

Sept is doctor month for me. I think I hit all of them. :D

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   Posted 8/17/2010 9:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Maria, just wanted to let you know that your BIL and family are in my prayers. Hopefully they are all benign.
I know of someone that swears that fibro is caused by thyroid issues. That is what she says I have never had any thyroid problems myself.
I hope everything works out for you.
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   Posted 8/17/2010 9:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Shirley.

I'm definately talking with my doctor about it.

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   Posted 8/17/2010 9:22 AM (GMT -6)   

Maria, I'm so sorry to hear about your BIL.  That's horrible and I sure can see why you are stressed out.  The best we can do is pray for him.

Many with fibro have thyroid issues.  I'm checked periodically.  I showed that I had hypothyroidism but after a recheck I was fine again.  But, do see your doctor about that.  There are medications that can help and you will feel better if that is what is going on. 


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   Posted 8/17/2010 10:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Sherrine.

My last check up he said that the THS levels were up just a bit but nothing to worry about and we would check them again.
So this visit will be the "test them again".


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   Posted 8/17/2010 11:30 AM (GMT -6)   

Went to my thyroid doctor yesterday, yes I have the symptoms and he said my thyroid has lots of cyst on them from the scan however when he felt it, it felt normal.

Lol, he has me about tremors and then I showed my hands to him, my thumb went crazy with twitching....he goes yup I see that.

In answer to your question I agree with the other gals many have thyroid issues.
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   Posted 8/19/2010 10:53 AM (GMT -6)   

I can so relate to the thumb twitching.
Mine will do that once in awhile.

We are leaving tonight to go to the hospital for my BIL's surgery tomorrow.

I'm having good moments and bad moments but just hoping to make it through the next couple of days so I can be there for my family.

Thank you all for the prayers.

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   Posted 8/19/2010 11:00 AM (GMT -6)   
((( EML )))

Major hugs, hon. All that stress is compounding your health issues. Try to be extra good to yourself, as much as you can. I will be sending all the good vibes and wishes I can for your BIL and for you, too.

I was convinced I was hypothyroid when I went in with a ton of paper work to my old doc some years back. He said, "No, although you're borderline and have a family history of hypothyroidism, I believe you have fibromyalgia instead." The symptoms are sooooo similar. I still think there might be a link - like Shirley's friend thinks. But take your time and get it all checked out. There is a great book called What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Hypothyroidism by endocrinologist Dr. Ken Blanchard. Most libraries can lay their hands on a copy for you within their extended system - you don't have to lay out cash for it. It helps when trying to sort this stuff out. Also - research about what foods and supplements support the thyroid function, and which are detrimental to its functioning. Since I was borderline, I included extra selenium every day from natural brazil nuts and I haven't been borderline since then. Coincidence? Maybe - but it doesn't hurt to eat well in keeping these diseases at bay. My doc was all for it.

Why my username? It is real life nickname. I love chickens. Will have my flock of hens one day! :D .............. DX'd with Fibromyalgia, chronic hives, sensitivities and allergies, migraines with auras, tmj, and IBS. Not sure what else!
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