chronic fatigue or thryoid

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Date Joined Dec 2014
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   Posted 12/3/2014 3:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm getting very frustrated. It's been a year now since I found a multinodular goiter and have been on this roller coaster of up and down fatigue. Last year my T4 showed abnormal but the doctor said it was because I am on birthcontrol. Just took my test again hoping for good new meaning i could get synthroid and now everything is normal! And im still taking my birth control. I am wondering if the dr mis-read my results last year. I am very tired of going through debilitating fatigue and no one knows anything. I am trying the Rhodiola now and ordered Maca powder and b12 Meth. supp. Do yall know of anything else that can help? I am wondering if I should start taking thyroid supplements? All drs can say is exercise or eat right or sleeping pills or antidepressants when we all know what the culprit is! Help! wITH NO drs helping me and my bills going up and not able to maintain work yes that makes me depressed! but drs fail to realize that I was not depressed until after my thyroids started acting up.

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   Posted 12/10/2014 8:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Please ask your doctor to run a basic thyroid panel - TSH, free T4 and T3. If these are abnormal, you should then be tested for thyroid antibodies.

Ask your doctor for a copy of the lab report. It should show your level plus a "reference range." If you post these results on the thyroid board here at HW, the members there can help you understand them.
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   Posted 12/11/2014 8:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Goiter are the result of low iodine levels. They discovered this year ago and started putting iodine in the salt, bread and milk. They removed it from the bread and started using bromine which replaces iodine in the body. They also removed it from the milk so now if you use the right kind of salt you are getting a small amount. Iodine is very important to the thyroid and along with other functions in the body. I use Lugols iodine to make sure I am not deficient. You might check with your doctor since there are ways of testing iodine deficiency.
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