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I have gone from hypo to hyper and now back to hypo in 15 months. Also had my thryoid removed. I htave hasimotos thryoid, addisons and being tested for Conns syndrom now

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Well my experience with this condition is pretty extensive. I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism in 2003. I was on Synthroid 50mcg for a year and chose not to take it because it made me very sick (nauseous, lethargic). In 2008 I wanted to see if I could get on medicine again because I got insurance and I hoped there were new ways to not make me feel sick on it, I was told I no longer had Hypothyroidism and had low B12. I now take alot of B-complex and a multivitamin. However, in July 2009 another doctor said I had Hypothyroidism when I went in because I ballooned to 260 from 240 the previous year and I gained from 200 lbs that I weighed in 2003. (Kinda funny seeing that i was a district champion wrestler twice in 1999 and 2000 at 171 lbs)I exercise and eat well but never lose. This time I was put on Levothroid 50mcg. However, I still felt lethargic, tired, skin all over was dry and almost like I had psoriasis it got so bad on my scalp. I was told every appointment that my levels are fine so I must be lying about exercising and eating right. I feel its hard enough to have motivation but then to be told that I am lying is not helping it. I found recently information about using dessicated porcine thyroid extract as a supplement to help my thyroid convert T4 hormone to T3 better because it is harder for some people. In one week my dry skin went away and I have tons of energy. I was told your energy levels throughout the day stay up better if you split your dose in half and take the other half in the afternoon. This works and I learned to figure out whether or not I am taking enough dessicated porcine thyroid by taking my basal temperature in the morning and temperature in the afternoon. You are supposed to be somewhere between 97.2 to 98 degrees basal temperature upon waking up and near 98.6 during the day. I experimented and the days I take only the levothroid my basal temp is only 95 and near 97 in the afternoon. the days I take the dessicated thyroid with the Levothroid I am usually at or above 97.2 basal and 98 to 98.6 during the afternoon. I havent lost any weight so far but at least energy is back, im not feeling depressed, i am not as fatigued after doing an activity, and my skin and hair are healthier. I read that doctors are not taught much about natural sources of thyroid hormone in school so they perceive those treatments as antiquated or ineffective. There are prescription dessicated thyroid medicines out there but you have to find a doctor who isnt narrow minded to prescribe. I found my source over the counter though through a web site. I also take dessicated bovine adrenals to give my thyroid the adrenal support I need. I went through a period of depression upon getting laid from teaching last year and I was unemployed for 6 months so I am pretty sure all of the stress on my adrenals from the stress has fatigued them. So hopefully the dessicated adrenals will help. I am curious if anyone else has tried the alternative treatment I have and have any more tips about losing weight.

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4/8/10 9:13 A

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I have just discovered this site and am so thankful for it. I am hypothyroid after having Graves disease. Have put on 50 lbs in one year and gone from a 2 to a 12. Not fun. Just from yesterdays introduction of myself, I have found hope and strength from all of you. Thank you!

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3/29/10 12:44 A

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I am 33 and I also have hypothyroid. After my third child was born, I had a difficult time losing the weight. I was tired. My hair was thin and brittle. We had moved 8 times in 6 years and doctors told me it was stress. Finally, after living in the same place for a while, I was able to see the same doctor regularly and was diagnosed with hypothyroid. About 16 months ago, I had knee surgery on both of my knees. I was in good shape and at a healthy weight before the surgery because I loved to workout. Now, I have since gained over forty pounds and NEED to lose it. I am embarrassed about the weight gain. I hate to run into people I haven't seen in a while. It is hard to get motivated this time because it is going so.....slow. So, here I am on SparkPeople to get motivated and connect with people who are having the same hurdles to jump over. Best wishes to all of you! Keep on keeping it up:)

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3/21/10 11:06 P

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I was recently diagnosed with hypothryoid and I'll be reading up on the sparkboards and internet to find out more about it. I'm on levothyroxine 88mcg - second week of it.



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Well howdy new members! Here are a few pointers, as it sounds as if some of you have not been taking medications for long: There are little receptors in our bodies that absorb things like calcium, iron, thyroid meds. And it is a small receptor, and all three of those need to fit. So, spread out what you take throughout the day. Most of us take our thyroid med first thing in the morning - then wait an hour before breakfast, and even 2-4 hours before taking calcium or iron. I take my thyroid med, wait at least an hour before breakfast, usually wait another hour before taking my multivitamin, and I take my iron at night.

With no real thyroid function, it's harder to lose weight than with one, but it is still possible. I do the best when I focus on being the healthiest that I can be -- eating fruits and veggies and whole grains, avoiding sweets and processed foods, exercising - I try for 300 minutes a week. My weight loss is very slow, but I know that the good things happening on the inside are much more important than what I weigh on the outside, and that attitude keeps me going on the days when the scale would make me give up.

I used to be hyper, and am now hypo, and along with losing my thyroid, as my tsh went up, so did my cholesterol. That seems to be fairly common, which is yet another reason for me to really focus on eating well.

And the better I eat, the better I feel - it's kind of like the thyroid problems have really forced me to take better care of myself, because if I don't eat well or sleep well, the adverse problems seem magnified for those of us whose thyroids aren't working well.

Once I got my head around the need to treat my body better, it hasn't been hard to stick to it -- but it took me months of denial and pouting and rebelling against this before I changed my attitude and took charge of my health.

I HATE the zocor my doc put me on for the Chol, and that is a good motivator to keep up the exercise and good eating so that I don't have to take it.

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3/10/10 12:16 A

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Hey Rustey, I'm just on plain old levothyroxine. I'm still pretty much on the low scale of it all. My doctor keeps giving me pointers on how to lose the weight while working with my thyroid levels, too.

I'm tired of living on the sidelines...I'm ready to get into the race!!!!!

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3/10/10 12:14 A

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I too have a family history on both sides of my fanily of Hypthyroidism. I have been sick with throat and stomach problems since I was younger. I would gain alot of weight and always retained fluid. I was recently diagnosed and am being treated for it my TSH was 7.1. I had gained 35 pounds in one year and was severely depressed. I admit I drink caffeine to get energy but I am slowlt trying to wean myself off of it completely. I was wondering I do have joint problems as well and was thinking of an exercise bike so I could sweat the fluid out and strengthen my joints. I am hoping it does help. I am glad I found this forum. NIce to meet you everyone and thanks for making this forum it inspires me.



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Hello, I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism in 2005, and so far it has been fine. I do have some bad days when I feel exhausted, but for the most part I am just myself! I remember the time when my hair was falling off like crazy, I was super tired, irritable, my nails brittle, and my poor husband clueless! I take Levothyroxine, 75mg and my MD (Internal Medicine) is terrific! The first year i saw him every three months, and now I see him every year.
I have been wanting to start eating healthier particularly because the weight, althought I have not gained any since, I have also been unsuccessful at losing it. The most I have lost was 10 lbs doing Weight Watchers. My husband and I will start TTC this year so I also want to be healthier. I trust everything will be fine during a pregnancy but is a little scary at the same time!

What helps you all when you feel very tired in the afternoons?



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I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism in 1995. My numbers are stable with 100mg Levoxyl (another brand name for Synthroid). Losing weight is another thing. It is definitely tougher in my 40's. I have tried E-Diets for one year and Weight Watchers three separate times.

Do you know there is a Spark Team for Hypothyroidism? I joined.

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Hi everyone! I am new to this club and everything I have read from the members thus far is so inspiring. I have been dealing with hypothyroidism for 30+ years and have tried everything in those 30 years to lose weight. I was very successful with LA weight loss then they went out of business. Then tried every fad diet out there. NO SUCCESS. So now I am learning from Spark on how to reach my goals. My TSH levels have never been maintained always up and down. My doctor just increased my snythroid level to 150mcg. I am feeling a difference, but have so many health issues this weight has got to go to help with those issues. I told my doctor that I have all the "fat people" diseases and he got very upset with me. Told me that everything I have I got from my heritage. Everyone in my family has hypothyroidism, one sisters to lose weight had gastric-bypass done, but that didn't cure the disease. True she lost almost 2 people, but it has caused her alot of problems physically. So that is not the route I want to go. As for exercising, now that the weather is clearing up in Southeastern Ohio I can go back to my walking. Would love to live in area that has a gym but the nearest one is like 30 miles away. So, I do the exercises recommended by Spark, try to walk 3 miles week for now. I have changed my attitude that I can do this thanks to Spark. Things to the messages the team has left I am more knowledgeable about what foods I need to stay away from, my energy level is increasing and I found out that I like yogurt!!!! Thank you!



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2/28/10 4:21 P

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Hi everyone, I am newly diagnosed (within the last 30days) with Hypothyroidism and am just learning all kinds of things about this. I am taking synthroid at the lowest dose right now and go back to get my levels checked this week. I have no idea what my levels are because initially I went through lots of tests to rule out cancer and was just focusing on that at the time. I plan to get more involved at this appointment and have made a list of questions to ask about foods, etc. I am planning on living my life as normally as I can, I continue to exercise and eat right so nothing has changed for me. I had no symptoms from this and feel no different on the medication so I guess we will wait to see what the doctor says.emoticon

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2/28/10 10:29 A

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First time I have been on this site, I too have a thyroid problem and am now on medication. I thought all my problems were due to menopause and now I know it was my thyroid also. I have now gone from 166 to 147 since I started trying to lose the weight I had gained. I have to go back in to the doctor soon and have my thyroid test again. Thank all of you for the insightful information.

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2/28/10 10:22 A

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I take Sythroid........my doctor started me off on 25mcg, then 50mcg, then 75mcg now i take 100mcg...it is working....

before i started taking the synthroid, i was soooo tired, my hair was falling out and i was always cold, and of course i was gaining weight....


now i feel much more energetic, my hair is not falling out, i don't feel so cold and on my diet i have lost 7 lbs in the past 6 weeks. loosing weight is slow but it is working at least.

i am 48 female.

good luck!

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Dear Music2hisears,
May I please ask what meds you are on for your hypothyroidism? I sooo want to get back to exercising regularly!

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Thank you for any info that has helped you & might help me. I'm desperate to get my energy back & will take this med's name to my endocrinologist.

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emoticonWelcome Karly47! I'm 63 also & wish you lived in DE so I could have a walking partner! LOL Truthfully, if you read the input here there's a lot of info to learn & perhaps you could take to your endocrinologist/doctor. Hypothyroidism seems to be an ongoing learning situation. I'm in that same rut...however just diagnosed with parahyperhypothyroidism & need surgery.

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Hello All,Just joined the message board.I am Carol almost 63 in April.I am taking SYNTHROID also and I can't tell any differs in taking or not taking it .I have no pep or want to do anything around the house.I guess I am in a BIG RUT,Can any one think of some thing.My weight is going up not down. HELP.I hate this feeling. Thanks for reading this.



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This groups has been a tank full of information & inspiration to me, acquainting me with symptoms I have & don't have. It's wise to be aware of what may be...it contributes to a positive attitude & gives you info to take to the doc if you have questions.

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I was diagnosed as hypo back around Halloween and now take synthroid. I'm like a sponge regarding this as it has been a huge hinderance for me to lose weight. I went from 185 to 215 in less than a month because of it.

I'm tired of living on the sidelines...I'm ready to get into the race!!!!!

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emoticon---Please send the link you said you'd look for. I want to take the info to my endocrinologist. It's so nice to read everyone's input here. Glad this site is available.

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I just wanted to throw the idea of Pantethine out there. Not pantethenic acid (as the body converts that into only 1 thing, but pantethine into 2 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pantethine ).
I'm taking 100mcg of synthroid..and all my numbers were good, but I just didn't have energy. I started taking 300mg of Pantethine 3x a day..and I can't tell you the difference! It's given me the energy to work out, better sleep/better ability to wake up in the morning. I went off of it to see if it really made a difference, and I noticed right away.
It's kind of pricy, but luckyvitamin.com seems to have the best price (but you have to buy 2 or more to make the shipping worth it).
But it's helped me so much just to feel normal and enjoy life I wanted to offer the idea out there.
(I sound like an add..I PROMISE I'm not..just a real girl with a real problem looking for answers.)

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I'm looking forward to a blood test next month.



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1/28/10 6:12 P

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My GP is very non chalant about any fluctuations in my levels which finally drove me to a endocrinologist who is very serious about keeping my levels stable. When I first saw him my GP didn't want to increase my synthroid just because my TSH was 5.2 - normal for me is 0.1. By the time I got to the endo. my TSH was 54.34 - that's right 54.34. I was a mess and understandably so. It took several weeks to get me straight again. Over the course of 6 years I have gained 35 pounds. It has been very discouraging.



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1/28/10 3:10 P

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Hi,

I've been a sparkpeople member for a while but haven't ever really used it... so this is pretty much me being the new kid.

I got diagnosed with hypothyroidism last august. It runs in my family. my TSH score was 5.4 and jumped to 5.8 in a month at which point my doctor put me on the lowest dosage of synthroid. I work in a pretty stressful job (newspaper/marketing and advertising) so I'm pretty sure that helped my situation get worse.

I've been on synthroid since then and am taking herbal remedies as well. I got tested again about a month ago and have managed to bring my TSH score down from 5.8 to 2.5. My weight had jumped from 107 to 115 and is finally starting to plateau but I'm desperately trying to shed the extra pounds.

I have a back condition that doesn't allow me to lift weights too easily so my husband (biggest support system i have!) and I go to the gym every day (started last week) and do about 10-15 mins of cardio on the elipses/stair master and then I try to use the rowing machine, leg curl machine and the ab weight machines... so far the going has been slow and its hard to believe that this will work.

But I'm trying to stay on track with my goal.

FYI: during this time I've learned that soy products and gluten are really detrimental to people with hypothyroidism. If possible, try to avoid foods with those two products in it. I buy spelt bread from whole foods since finding gluten AND soy free bread is really hard. I also read that kale, spinach, broccoli and brussel sprouts also work against you. will try to put the link up here if I can find it again.

Thanks to everyone for posting about themselves... it helps to know I'm not the only one dealing with this.

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You can count me in as a member, I have had Hypothyroidism for several years and have been on medicine. My doctor just had to increase my dosage a year ago. I have to work very hard at losing weight but I did it and I am going to keep it off this time.

Pat from Kansas

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Thank You so very much everyone for sharing about yourself and for sharing info that you have. It has been very helpful! emoticon

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Good Evening, Team! I had a Dr appointment today and my TSH is 5.8. It had been stable for nearly 25 years with .125 Synthroid till about two years ago it started going up and down. And my synthroid dose changes, too. My Dr doesn't seemed concerned and just increases or decreases my meds and retests in 6 months. Has anyone else has this fluctuation after so many years of stability?

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I found out I had a Thyroid problem when i was in the hospital having major back surgery..Totally explains my brain fog. My energy level was poor,depressed and I couldnt and still have troubles remembering things which I use to have such a keen memory. I gained 30# and want to reduce again felt better before my body forsake me...

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It is amazing to me how many women suffer with hypothyroid. I had 1/2 a lobe removed because of a suspicious growth. I am learning that many of my other issues were caused by the thyroid even before it was removed.
Thank everyone for sharing their experiences and your support. I feel like with Spark People I can address the total me and learn to live healthy and get fit. emoticon

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Sparkle-Shine: I totally hear you on the "woah, that was my thyroid?!?!" thing.

We couldn't attribute my weirdness to age (I was only twenty eight) but I was racking up lots of "syndromes" (IBS for instance) that all turned out to be my thyroid and cleared once we got me on sufficient thyroid replacement.

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yes, doctor says its been the same for 6 months now, one more checkup in april, if the same, I can start going once a year, instead of every 3 months. emoticon

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In addition to listing all your symptoms, it might be helpful to pull up a list of symptoms and check off the ones you are experiencing. I found that many of my symptoms came on so gradually, that it would have been easy to overlook them. And I actually didn't realize that some of them were a result of my hypothyroidism until years later when I saw a list. It would have helped me to know what was causing them and not just assume it was because I was getting "older".

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Be sure to make a list of all the symptoms you are noticing. It's easy to blank out on them when you are asked. This will be helpful too in terms of comparison later: it's nice to have a list so you can see what is still a problem or has been resolved later.

Thyroid replacement, as my endo told it to me, is half an art. Some endos will just give you enough to knock your TSH down to "normal"...but that may not be sufficient to resolve your symptoms. Keep that in mind.

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I am going to the endocrinologist for the first time in 2 weeks...any suggestions?

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AngelCrab - thanks for the info - I've always wondered whether losing weight might affect my TSH and thyroid function.



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This is great information. so it seems that there can be a real difference between the synthetic and the name brand drugs. I have never been happy that the synthetic is working very well but the Dr. is convinced my levels look good. I am trying to loose at least 15 pounds which is stuck like glue.
I am often tired and by late afternoon I am completely exhausted.
I am so happy that you are all sharing your stories and successes and information about living with hypothyroidism. I love Spark People.emoticon

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Hmm. I just found out I am hypothyroid and haven't started medication yet. Over the past few (or more years) I have added about 20 pounds that I thought were just age related. Over the past 6-12 months I have been more sluggish/tired/insomniac than typical, even though since the summer I have added more daily activity (walking 2mi during my commute round trip). Hoping to start 2010 with a concerted focus on me and my health.

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Weight loss affests the hormone levels in your bloodstream so make sure your docor is aware of this. Tsh sored in your fat cells enter your bloodstream along with your present dosage of Synthroid which can make it seem as though you are over-active. Your Synthroid may be decreased but your levels must be monitored because once your weight stablizes your Synthroid may need to be adjusted



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I am going to have to find a new Dr., too. Mine is retiring and he is a good one and will be hard to replace.

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I have Hashimoto's. I'm on 125 mg of Levothyroxine. I actually take a generic--that seems to work fine. I'm one of those relatively fortunate people that seems to respond equally well to the generics as I do to a brand name.

Interestingly, I didn't gain much weight initially when I was diagnosed. I put on the weight when we knew I was hypothyroid and were trying to get my dosages right--that took about six months, during which time I gained 25 pounds. My TSH never got astronomical, but it took a LOT of synthroid to knock it back down to a normal range and resolve my symptoms.

This is a good reminder that I need to find a new doc and get tested--I haven't been since I graduated from grad school and I'm due.

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Kelly - nice to learn that we can stabilize. And that diet and exercise can help affect this.



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Yes, I was diganosed 8 years ago and my dosage has been up and down as well as switching between generic and brand name prescription. It's been hard having my arm poked every 8 weeks to get my does regulated, but I am happy to say that for the past 18 months I've been stable on the same dose of 75mcg. A healthier diet and exercise have been really helpful to acheive this goal.



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No, but my daughter has it.

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Where did you get the information on this? I'm interested



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I just found this site and even after 25 years of hypothyroidism I leaned a lot by reading the posts on this site. The information about coffee is new to me. I usually take my Synthroid with coffee in the morning, but will change that in the morning. I already wait at least 4 hours to take my vitamins and supplements and don't drink milk at breakfast any more. I also don't use soy products.

I just finished the SPARK Article,"Eating with Hypothyroidism" which had lots of good information. It also validates a lot of what I experience. Thanks for a wealth of information.

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i gained 75# within 2yrs then was diagnosed with hypothyroid. i currently take armour for t3 and synthroid for t4.
my goal is to shed some weight and i thought the thyroid would level back out.
has that been the experience of anyone else? i do not have hasimoto's.
thanks,
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I was diagnosed with Hashimotis over 25 years ago it seems people have two things in common genetic predisposition for autoimmune disease and/or a serious health event which triggers the disease. Hashimotis can offer a period of remission, my brothers was permanent mine lasted six months. It is very important to have regular labs done. Improper medication levels can cause heart damage. Because of early detection my sisters were able to be treated with Armor Thyroid for years before going on the Synthroid. Good luck!

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Just wanted to thank all for this interesting and informative topic, hope theres more, i am in this boat too, wrote down the book titles, and will check out Sparkpeople A_Z hypothyroid article. Thanks again for sharingemoticon



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I've had hypothyroidism for several years and really knew nothing about it. I just came across this board today. Hopefully we can share somethings to help each other out. I feel like I am at my wits end with no energy.



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