Anyone have thyroid issues?

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tjf
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   Posted 1/22/2008 11:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey guys! I've posted about this in the past. about 18 months ago regular bloodwork showed my thyroid was overactive. I has some symptoms (no menstration, shaky palms, etc). I had bloodwook repeated 3 times and it showed my #s were only slightly over the range and I should watch it.

That leads up to the last month. I've had an unexplained weight gain (absolutely no change in diet and I regularly exercise). I'm also beyond exhausted. Went to bed at 8:30 last night and excluding a couple of potty breaks slept until 7:30. I'm still tired. Working out helps some. Oh and for the record not pregnant!


Anyway I'm due for GI bloodwork (since I'm on Imuran). I l/m w/ my GI's nurse asking if they could add on thyroid just to be sure it hasn't gone in the opposite direction. Haven't heard back from her. I'm probably overreacting but I went ahead and made an appt. w/ my primary for Feb. I figure if my GI doesn't want to ck the thyroid I can get her to do it.

I have a feeling I'm being a hypochondriac here though I still have no explaination for gaining weight out of the blue (about 5 pounds). Thanks for letting me think outloud!
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   Posted 1/22/2008 12:02 PM (GMT -6)   
i was hyper thyroid and they gave me that radiation treatment, now i take levoxyl to keep my level up. Having it high is hard and having it low is hard! Hope you get a happy medium soon!
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   Posted 1/22/2008 12:13 PM (GMT -6)   
TJF,

When I went into get a c-scope they also did an endoscope cos my GI said that IBD can also be caused by "up here" pointing at my thyroid. They found no problems with my thyroid but I have my suspicions.

Do you have issues with food getting caught in you throat i.e. little pieces that dont "go down" as good as they should. Do you have any breathing problems when you sleep?

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tjf
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   Posted 1/22/2008 12:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Hmmm no problems of getting food stuck or breathing problems while sleeping. I had my yearly Gyn appt. a couple of weeks ago and he poked around where I assume my thyroid is and declared it fine. I'll be interested to see what the bloodwork says. Hopefully this is all in my head!
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   Posted 1/22/2008 12:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Did you have issues when you were pregnant/BFing with it? I did, but mine went back to normal after I stopped BFing. Maybe yours never regulated again? I don't think you are overreacting. If you notice a change..best to get it checked out!
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tjf
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   Posted 1/22/2008 1:15 PM (GMT -6)   
All my issues started after I had my son and stopped breastfeeding. Well I had to stop breastfeeding b/c I was on the toliet 24/7 with diarhea!

I am sick alot (thank you my little preschooler aka germ machine) and I feel like my primary gets tired of seeing me all the time!
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