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Classic hypothyroid symptoms, self-treated naturethroid, 2 grain daily, miraculous result. Specialist insisted i reduce to 1.5; bloods ok but tired, weight+ dry skin, constipation, fog, coldness back.

Classic hypothyroid symptoms, self-treated naturethroid, 2 grain daily, miraculous result. Specialist insisted i reduce to 1.5; bloods ok but tired, weight+ dry skin, constipation, fog, coldness back.

Risky use of thyroid: There is significant risk in self treatment based on symptoms. There are many causes of "fog/coldness". Is it even thyroid? You need blood tests to sort this out. You should not use "pig thyroid extract", but levothyroxine. T4/t3 combinations can make you hyperthyroid easily. Although you may like the "buzz", the cardiac arrhythmias it causes can be deadly. ...Read more

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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Adrenal issues? Had neck steroid inj & felt like old self. Short lived. Went Hyper to Hypothyroid, sweating, nervous, no energy, nausea, stool dia&con

Adrenal issues? Had neck steroid inj & felt like old self. Short lived. Went Hyper to Hypothyroid, sweating, nervous, no energy, nausea, stool dia&con

Possible: Definitely worth checking pituitary adrenal axis. Iatrogenic induced adrenal insufficiency has become the most frequent cause for this condition. Your symptoms are suggesting adrenal insufficiency and history is typical. ...Read more

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Men with hypothyroid can have baby?

Men with hypothyroid  can have baby?

Thyroid: Absolutely. You need to take your medication to keep your thyroid function normal. There should be no problem. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroid go away after a while?

Can hypothyroid go away after a while?

No: It generally stays stable or worsens, it can, however, be treated vey efficiently by the proper amount of brand name T4 replacement with a daily safe and inexpensive pill. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can i treat undiagnosed hypothyroid by myself?

Can i treat undiagnosed hypothyroid by myself?

No: Undiagnosed hypothyroidism means that hypothyroidism may not exist. For symptoms compatible with hypothyroidism, a thorough medical evaluation is necessary because other illnesses may present with the same symptoms. Taking thyroid medication without proven hypothyroidism isn't safe. Rapid heart rate, heart attack, stroke, etc. Are possible side effects when too much thyroid hormone is taken. ...Read more

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How can I control hypothyroid as i suffering from since ten yrs?

How can I control hypothyroid as i suffering from since ten yrs?

Take your med: The only treatment for hypothyroidism is to take your thyroid med. Take it as directed and follow your doctor regularly to get your level tested. It takes time to find the right dose. See a specialist if needed. Good luck. ...Read more

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What diet should someone with hypothyroid follow ? Avoid what foods?

What diet should someone with hypothyroid follow ? Avoid what foods?

Iodine good.: foods from the sea have iodine good. ones that bind up iodine bad (these are all the healthy broccoli family foods like broccoli, kale, cabbage). Just have more good than bad and don't do silly amounts of either ...Read more

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