Anyone suffer from thyroid problems?

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I've just been diagnosed with Hashimoto's and I was wondering if anyone else has already "been there done that" :D
 

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I didn't have Hashimoto's, but I do have a non-functional thyroid due to multiple endocrine failure. What questions did you have?
 

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No, I thought I did when I went in this spring for testing but it turns out I have PCOs instead.

((Hugs)) though to you.
 

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I'm taking my first dose of Levothyroxin tomorrow. I'm wondering how long others took to see an effect. Also, how bad were the side effects?

It has taken me 7 months and 3 doctors to get the diagnosis... No one was willing to do the antibody test for me and were telling me my TSH was ok when it was 3.13. I've been so frustrated with the whole process... YK?
 

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I know. It is really underdiagnosed. You will notice an imorivement pretty fast, depending on what symptoms you are having. the side effects are minimal if the dose is right, since you are just replacing what is missing. if the dose is too high you get symptoms of hyperthyroidism, rapid heart beat, anxiety, sleeplessnes, weight loss....
 
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My mom had her thyroid removed a few years ago. She is on synthroid. It took her Dr's a while to get the right doseage, but she is doing good on it. I believe hers was underactive.. The recovery from surgery was terrible though. Took her neck a while to heal, but you cant even see a scar now and they cut her ea:yikes:r to ear
 

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