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Hashimoto's disease: Hashimoto's disease is an autoimmune condition in which your body makes antibiodies against your thyroid gland. This often produces inflammation, sometimes tenderness, and an overactive gland initially, but eventually the chronic inflammation leads to thyroid failure and the need to take thyroid hormone. ...Read more
Correct hypothyroid: When women have hypothyroidism, a common problem is increase of another hormone called prolactin. Causes less release of lh, and a loss of Progesterone receptor site sensitivity, and a loss in sensitivity to fsh in the follicle. All of these losses lead to problems with ovulation, and they also mess with the communication to the pituitary gland. If hypothyroidism under control conception occurrs. ...Read more
Research: I can get you started. Most folks have the signs and symptoms of anyone with hyperthyroidism at the beginning. At some point these folks usually develope hypothyroidism and the signs and sympotms of that. Research the signs and symptoms of both hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Thyroid: I will try to be non-technical. Hashimotos is a type of thyroid condtition where the thryoid builds up anti-bodies and sort of attacks itself. Usually it starts out with the thyroid being very overactive. Tests are usually done to prove or disprove this and tumor. If this is the case, a thyroid blocker is used to reduce the production of thyroid hormone. Low thyroid usually follows later..... ...Read more
Thyroid replacement: Hashimotos is an autoimmune condition that inflames and damages the thyroid, causing a low thyroid condition. The usual treatment for hashimoto's thyroiditis is simple thyroid hormone replacement. An elevated TSH indicates insufficient replacement. If the TSH is too low or your free T4 blood level is too high, then your thyroid replacement is excessive. Talk to your endocrinologist for guidance. ...Read more
Remember:: Diseases cause symptoms, but symptoms don't necessarily mean a disease. Your pcp should be able to help you our or get a referral to an endocrinologist. ...Read more
Can you have hashimotos but th1 th2 immunity is balanced? My tpo is high but immunity test shows normal
Hashimoto's: You can certainly have the antibodies which would suggest an antibody-mediated thyroid disease, but that disease may not be manifesting itself. Yet. If the antibodies are there, the condition may very well be on the horizon. The thyroid function tests will be the ones to tell you that it's time to treat. ...Read more
What are the most important facts about Hashimotos disorder? I was diagnosed 2 years ago, haven't understood it well at all...
It's an common: inflammation of the thyroid, which can lead, over time, to the development of hypothyroidism. If you're thyroid has been removed, the Hashimoto's is gone. Make sure you're on the correct amount of BRAND NAME thyroid replacement to keep your levels in a range to help prevent cancer recurrence, which is slightly different than the normal range for people without a cancer history. See endocrinologist ...Read more
Overmedicated Hashimotos. Feel crazy. Scared. How to get through the symptoms waves hyper-hypo-hyper-....anything to ease the suffering?
You MUST check with your primary doctor regarding your Hashimotos. If that is not OK you should be referred to see an Endocrinologist.
If there is no apparent Hashimoto's issues your primary doctor should refer you to a Psychologist. That doctor will carefully listen to your medical concerns and then decide how best to control your concerns.
Please keep me posted. ...Read more
Have hashimotos, have gained weight, but because appetite is out of control. Always looking for something to eat to make me feel better. What is up?
I see you're on: Topamax-can stimulate appetite & cause wt gain. Otherwise, get more exercise, outdoors preferably. Be patient-will need to work up to 45-90 mins aerobic exercise 4-5 d/wk to see wt loss & appetite regulation. Consider wt training &/or cross training too. Treat any depression (some meds can cause wt gain, but some do not). Increase fiber intake, esp of veggies & beans. Avoid processed food. ...Read more
There is no magic:
If you are on an appropriate dose then you have the same problem all of us have.
Increasing the thyroid dose to above normal will only result in muscle mass loss. ...Read more
EndoKknowAndDontMISS: Endocrinologists know about Hashimoto Diseasea and will know how to diagnose and will not miss Hashimoto Disease ...Read more
Very safe: In my opinion, probably far safer that standard prescription sleeping pills, and does not cause sleep walking. But before starting it, please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
How do I get my PCP give me a referral for an Endocrinoligist...He said EVERYBODY has Hosimoto's?
Can insist: If your health insurance coverage mandates that you need a referral to a specialist by your PCP, insist on getting one. However Hashimoto's throiditis is quite common and easy to diagnose and treat by an internist or any primary care physician who has experience in treating such cases. ...Read more
I was just diagnosed with hashimotos, but I'm also wondering if I might have adrenal insuffeciency. How to find out?
See endocrinologist: If you have hashi, the risk of adrenal insufficiency is higher. But it is still quite low. There are a variety of useful tests, from simple electrolytes to a more definitive acth stimulation test. But how often do you test? Most important would be to see an endocrinologist who can help guide you in this. ...Read more
I have hashimotos. I heard that once you develop one autoimmune, your chances greatly increase to develop more. Is this true and what is the chance?
True: Autoimmune diseases tend to run in packs, so where patients or family members have conditions such as hashimoto's, vitiligo, type 1 diabetes, arthritis, or lupus, other autoimmune conditions are more likely to occur. The risk is not extremely high, but there is an association with other autoimmune diseases. ...Read more