Posted 6/22/2009 11:08 PM (GMT -6)
Hey redrose, have had subclinical thyroid, was actually in the mental hospital from my thyroid, and also have related pituitary and adrenal issues. Prednisone is not kind in this regard, it messes with them. I also take metformin. I would try to see if you can get an abdominal ultrasound to check for fatty liver. Metformin is a good med for fatty liver, it saved my life and my dads. I didn't get weight loss from it but my weight stabilzed and my sugar and blood pressure stabilized. It may help keep you from gettng more fat in your liver, I don't think it has been proven to remove the fat already in your liver. It hasnt in mine. A good hepatologist can help if you have elevated liver levels with diabetes and obesity or have fatty liver on an ultrasound.
These meds did improve my life greatly. I am often euthyroid, though my antithyroid antibodies can be extremely high. I have less than half of my thyroid functioning, hough my bloodwork has always been fairly normal, borderline, except for the antibodies. This is because my pituitary and adrenals are also messed up, pred can cause them to alter the thyroid tests. Also, I was told thyroid tests should be done first thing in the morning, you should not drive and should not take your thyroid meds until after, and you should be fasting. In other words, I need to be my normal, half awake zombie person that is falling asleep in the car and stuff. This shows them the worst case I guess. I usually forget though and get it done in the middle of the day because I have to drive myself.
I'm sorryyou are going through so much and my heart goes out to you. This doc sounds good, like she really cares andwill go the extra mile. A psychiatrist thatwill test your thyroid and other medical stuff? Awesome! For most obese people like myself, these meds really help.
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus cond., AI polygland. dysfunction 2, hyper/hypopigment, scoliosis,kyphosis,stenosis, deg.,O.A.,spine surgeries, salivary/lymphectomies, NASH, COPD, RLS, UT/GI bleeds, hystero, brain/nerve damage,TB
Meds--INH,Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, HRT and Lidocaine patchs, Voltaren gel, Klonopin, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol, steroids