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High TSH of 28 after complete thyroidectomy four months ago, but I don't feel any hypothyroid symptoms beyond a little weight gain. What is going on?

High TSH of 28 after complete thyroidectomy four months ago, but I don't feel any hypothyroid symptoms beyond a little weight gain. What is going on?

TSH 28: You can be surprisingly asymtomatic with hypothyroidism but on a cellular level the body is not at optimal performance and over a long time it will take its toll. Please f/u w/ you endocrinologist and take your thyroid medicine. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

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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43 yo healthy F, thyroidectomy 2012, on Synthroid (thyroxine) & Cytomel with continued hypothyroid symptoms. Would like to try Naturethroid. Will dr consider rx?

43 yo healthy F, thyroidectomy 2012, on Synthroid (thyroxine) & Cytomel with continued hypothyroid symptoms. Would like to try Naturethroid. Will dr consider rx?

Of course: B"sd Naturethyroid and Armour thyroid are made of dessicated livestock thyroid — I believe manufactured at the same facility. Accordingly, they contain the mix of thryoid hormones found in barns and pastures and have a bit more T3 — cytomel, (liothyronine) relative to T4-synthroid. Much more convenient than split does replacement, but on the other hand allow for less flexible dosing plan s. Glad to discuss ...Read more

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Might a thyroidectomy resolve the problems I have due to my hypothyroidism?

Might a thyroidectomy resolve the problems I have due to my hypothyroidism?

Not likely: If you are having problems related to the size of your thyroid, such as choking symptoms, trouble swallowing or breathing, then thyroidectomy might help. If you are hypothyroid, your thyroid does not function well. Taking it out will not change that. Most people with hypothyroidism do not need to have their thyroid removed. ...Read more

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I am hypothyroid from a partial thyroidectomy. I have recently adopted a pescatarian diet. Should I avoid goitrogenic fruits and veggies or are they ok to eat? Thank you. Diet and hypothyroidism

I am hypothyroid from a partial thyroidectomy. I have recently adopted a pescatarian diet. Should I avoid goitrogenic fruits and veggies or are they ok to eat? Thank you.

Diet and hypothyroidism

Diet: Does not alter your thyroid level unless your the iodine in your diet is insufficient which is unlikely in developed countries where salt is fortified with iodine. Have your doctor monitor your TSH. Enjoy any healthy diet of choice and take your thyroid medications as prescribed ...Read more

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I'm hypothyroidism, thyroidectomy 3 years ago, is it normal to have cold clammy feet? I had this before I got it taken out.

I'm hypothyroidism, thyroidectomy 3 years ago, is it normal to have cold clammy feet? I had this before I got it taken out.

Could be: Thyroid disorders can cause several issues, including but not limited to cold or heat intolerance, etc. Other conditions, unrelated to thyroid can be a causative factor such as raynaud's syndrome, where a person can get cold feet and even cold hands at times. If the symptoms cause a major problem in your life, seek an evaluation for possible causes, as there can be tx to help. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I am hypothyroid after having a total thyroidectomy in nov 2012. When will my hair loss stop?

I am hypothyroid after having a total thyroidectomy in nov 2012. When will my hair loss stop?

Under control: Your hair loss should get better once your thyroid hormones are controlled, this is normally achieved via taking a thyroid hormone pill and getting bloodwork, if not, other reasons for hair loss should be checked. ...Read more

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I'm hypothyroidism due to having a thyroidectomy 3 years ago, my levels are very good but why do I have cold hands/feet and tip of my nose constantly?

I'm hypothyroidism due to having a thyroidectomy 3 years ago, my levels are very good but why do I have cold hands/feet and tip of my nose constantly?

Common: Hard to explain, but common finding. Many people with normal thyroids and circulation complain of this. If your TSH is normal there is no contribution from the thyroid. ...Read more

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How severe can hypothyroid symptoms be?

How severe can hypothyroid symptoms be?

Big spectrum: Thyroid hormones are some of the most important hormones in the body. People with low thyroid cane experience symptoms of: fatigue, sensitive to cold, dry skin, constipation, hoarse voice, weight gain, high cholesterol, muscle ache/weakness, joint pain, heavy periods, brittle nails/hair, depression... In severe cases, especially in the older population, hypothyroidism can lead to a coma/death. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of hypothyroidism in teen males?

What are symptoms of hypothyroidism in teen males?

The same as in other: People:
fatigue
increased sensitivity to cold
constipation
dry skin
unexplained weight gain
puffy face
hoarseness
muscle weakness
elevated blood cholesterol level
muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness
pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints
heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods
thinning hair
slowed heart rate
depression
impaired memory
check aace. Com for more into. ...Read more

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Is lumbago a symptom of hypothyroidism?

Is lumbago a symptom of hypothyroidism?

Not necessarily : Patients with hypothyroidism can have back pain and viceversa. Hypothyroidism can lead to generalized pain, not necessarily just back pain. Visit your doctor for an evaluation. www.otwithmd.com. ...Read more

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Is itchy shins a symptom of hypothyroid?

Is itchy shins a symptom of hypothyroid?

It can be.: Thyroid acropachy may complicate graves' disease and subcutaneous infiltration is seen in myxedema. So, the answer to your question is that itchy shins can be associated with thyroidopathies. See your internist or family physician to obtain endocrinology referral. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism?

What are signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism: Please refer to diagram & also my previous response. ...Read more

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What's the signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism?

Many: Some common symptoms are: fatigue, sensitive to cold, dry skin, constipation, hoarse voice, weight gain, high cholesterol, muscle ache/weakness, joint pain, heavy periods, brittle nails/hair, depression. Many other conditions can share these symptoms so if you suspect it, get a thyroid blood test. ...Read more

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Will kelp really help the symptoms of hypothyroidism?

Will kelp really help the symptoms of hypothyroidism?

No: Kelp is a type of seaweed that is high in iodine is required for the body to synthesize thyroid hormone, but. If you have hypothyroidism, however, your thyroid is unable to produce thyroid hormone no matter how much iodine you take in. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism symptoms come back after many years?

Can hypothyroidism symptoms come back after many years?

Yes: If your thyroid level is in the hypothyroid range (for any reason be it missing thyroid pills, not faithfully taking it, gaining weight this requiring higher dose, absorption problems...), hypothyroid symptoms will/can come back. ...Read more

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Hypothyroidism symptoms and when to go to the emergency room?

Hypothyroidism symptoms and when to go to the emergency room?

Hypo: Hypothyroidism can be usually diagnosed on an out patient basis, your dr can do that. ...Read more

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Does hypothyroidism cause fibromyalgia or just the symptoms??

The symptoms: Hypothyroidism can cause muscle aching and fatigue but not the characteristic trigger point tenderness of fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Hypothyroidism-how long can you have symptoms before gaining weight?

Hypothyroidism-how long can you have symptoms before gaining weight?

A long time.: Depends on severity. Most of the patients I put on thyoid ask me will they loose weight quickly, they do not. Many patients with borderline low thyroid levels do not gain much, or little weight. ...Read more

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How would I know if my symptoms are from hypothyroidism or menopause?

Test hormones: I suggest you ask your doctor to check all of your hormone levels, including thyroid hormone. Too high or too low levels of hormones may make your hot flashes worse. In addition, thyroid hormone is intricately connected so adjusting that may be important as well. Here are some tips on optimizing thyroid function http://doccarnahan. Blogspot. Com/2013/05/mthfr-gene-mutation-whats-big-deal. Html. ...Read more

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Is there anything else with the symptoms of hypothyroidism? Menopause?

Is there anything else with the symptoms of hypothyroidism? Menopause?

Depression: Depression can mimic the tiredness, change from outgoing to withdraw personality, and weight changes seen with hypothyroidism. It would not usually cause constipation, dry skin, or having longer, heavier periods seen with hypothyroidism. Menopause can cause swings in mood or energy, but not the chronic tiredness & apathy sometimes seen with hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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Should a partial thyroidectomy end the unwanted symptoms of thyroid issues?0

Should a partial thyroidectomy end the unwanted symptoms of thyroid issues?0

Not necessarily: If your hemithyroidectomy was done to remove a thyroid nodule, the other side will still need to be monitored by an endocrinologist, particularly if it also contains nodules. Thyroid function will likely also be followed. ...Read more

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I wanted to know when you get a common cold, can that set off hypothyroid symptoms?

I wanted to know when you get a common cold, can that set off hypothyroid symptoms?

Probably not: Severe illness or injury can induce thyroid disease, but a cold cannot do that. ...Read more

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How long does hypothyroid treatment usually take to kick in and take away the symptoms?

How long does hypothyroid treatment usually take to kick in and take away the symptoms?

it depends: The doctor will usually start you on a low dose of replacement and increase it until your thyroid function tests are in the normal range. It depends on how long that takes. ...Read more

Dr. Brendan Stack Jr.
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