Asthma from Hypothyroidism

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jomomma1
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   Posted 7/7/2014 10:35 AM (GMT -7)   
I had Asthma for about 8 months.

There was not wheezing. My membranes were swollen and many doctors said my lungs sounded fine.

However, I felt like I couldn't get air and fingers would tingle, and I would see black dots after laughing or saying a long sentence.

Finally, my doc just went along and gave me an inhaler and I was saved. It was a catch 22 though as the inhaler caused acid reflux.

But it turned out the newly diagnosed Hypothyroidism caused lax muscles and ligaments, which allowed acid reflux, leading to microscopic aspiration of acid when I laid flat in bed to sleep... thus Messing up my lungs. I learned all this myself after extensive research. I wish my doc would have just told me.

After taking thyroid meds and sleeping upright, it went away.

I hope this helps folks.

Alcie
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   Posted 7/7/2014 1:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to the forum, jo.

I'm glad you found a solution that works for you.

Is your doctor a general doctor or an allergist? Sometimes it's possible to get some relief from asthma if you get treated for allergies. I get weekly shots in the summer and have no breathing symptoms.

jomomma1
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   Posted 7/7/2014 3:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I Am just a doctor wanna be. I love to do research on diseases and understand the human body. And I hate to see people suffer. These are my understandings from the research I have done and my personal experiences. So I hope maybe someone can find relief like I did.


I have general family practice doc that use bio-identical hormones where needed. He seems to be pretty modern.

As I studied all my conditions I read that doctors are starting to associate a great deal of asthma to acid reflux.

I found this interesting and noticed that my young adopted brother with asthma had terrible reflux as a baby and was diagnosed with asthma by the age of 4.

If it is caused by acid it is something that seriously needs to be addressed as this can damage lungs, likely permanently.

My theory is that this damage can lead to pulmonary fibrosis, the disease that killed Marlon Brando. Being overweight can contribute to acid reflux and he was. I can imagine that chronic reflux could permanently damage lungs and we know it can cause Esophageal cancer.

So IN MY CASE-- the asthma was from acid -- from a loose stomach sphincter-- from Hypothyroidism.

Post Edited (jomomma1) : 7/7/2014 4:55:16 PM (GMT-6)


Chartreux
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   Posted 7/9/2014 10:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Hope you don't mind me asking a question, But, does the hypothyroid make it harder for you to lose weight? My daughter was dx with hypo and she has gotten bigger since this dx it seems...I really wish she could be at a healthier weight...
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jomomma1
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   Posted 7/9/2014 4:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Omg yes! At 5'2" (before all this 5'3") my chubby weight was around 130 lbs.

I got hypo and it went up around 10 lbs.

Then synthroid added 7 lbs

Eventually I ended up about 150. Hardly ate. I dieted. Did hcg. That all weight came back.

But then Last year was nauseous for 1 month and could hardly eat a bite. I lost 20 lbs. Yea!!!! But it was the hard, miserable way.

That first week of starvation though I only lost 2 lbs but then after that they started just falling off. I was shocked.

Strangely I eat and exercise the same as when I was 150 but I am still 130 lbs.

It is my new normal.

Post Edited (jomomma1) : 7/9/2014 6:12:07 PM (GMT-6)


Chartreux
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   Posted 7/14/2014 6:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm glad you got some of that weight off, sorry that you had to starve to do it...I guess I'll try to google it for a safer weight loss...
Thank you
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