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Anyone know anything about hashimoto's thyroidism symptoms?

Anyone know anything about hashimoto's thyroidism symptoms?

Hashimoto's symptoms: Some common symptoms are: fatigue, hair loss, hoarse voice, slower speech, depressed, brittle nails, dry skin, feeling cold, constipation, weight gain... ...Read more

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The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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How does mdma affect hashimoto thyroidism?

How does mdma affect hashimoto thyroidism?

?: No established direct effect, but such deleterious drug isn't expected to be of any benefit in any condition, including psychiatric illness claimed by some to be of value, do yourself, or the person you're asking on his/her behalf, a favor, and get treated right in a detox program, good luck ...Read more

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Hashimoto thyroidism, HGH bld pressure vitamin d sufficient, excess weight gain, feel tired all the time, would amphetamine boost my energy?

Hashimoto thyroidism, HGH bld pressure vitamin d sufficient, excess weight gain, feel tired all the time, would amphetamine boost my energy?

Yes, but: It would be potentially dangerous and possibly illegal depending upon the source of the amphetamines. Why put something in your body that is harmful and can potentially kill you? Also get off the armour thyroid, which is ground up pig tissue and have your doctor put you on brand name T4 replacement, which is better and safer. ...Read more

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I have hashimoto thyroidism, pituitary tumor, seizures, lesion on my brain and had multiple concussions. My calves are hurting bad what could this be?

I have hashimoto thyroidism, pituitary tumor, seizures, lesion on my brain and had multiple concussions. My calves are hurting bad what could this be?

Wow- a lot!: This can either be as simple as muscular if you have had any changes in excercise or even trauma (fall, seizure). Or it can be neurological, neuropathic pain due to your comorbidities or even the brain lesion. Or vascular such as a DVT or blood clot in your veins. I would recommend that you get evaluated at your earliest convenience. ...Read more

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Is hashimotos still present after thyroid removed?

Is hashimotos still present after thyroid removed?

Hashimotos: The anti-TPO antibodies may still be there, but there is nothing for them to do, absent thyroid. Hashi is an autoimmune disease, and such people are susceptible to other autoimmune diseases, so the overall immune phenomena does not completely go away. Hashi and graves can overlap, and eye disease of graves can occur later, but rarely, so don't worry about it. ...Read more

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I have pain and swelling in my left occipital node for over a week now. I suffer from Hashimoto's Disease and had my thyroid removed a couple years.

I have pain and swelling in my left occipital node for over a week now. I suffer from Hashimoto's Disease and had my thyroid removed a couple years.

Not related to thyro: Thi is not related to the Hashimotos. There can be a variety of reasons for this lymph node swelling. It could be a local infection or other reasons. You need to discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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What are some of the side affects of hashimoto disease. I have had the right side of my thyroid removed and take synthroid (thyroxine).

What are some of the side affects of hashimoto disease. I have had the right side of my thyroid removed and take synthroid (thyroxine).

No: No "side effects" or symptoms of hashimoto's are proven outside the possible thyroid enlargement and symptoms of underactive thyroid, some of which dr. Fowler has listed. Once your thyroid levels are normal on your supplement (synthroid) in your case, you should have no symptoms of the hashimotos.
By the way, we use the term "side effects" for undesired effects of a drug. Symptoms are what we experience from an illness or disease. See the links below to learn more. ...Read more

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Could anxiety and memory loss be caused by hashimoto' s thyrodism?

Could anxiety and memory loss be caused by hashimoto' s thyrodism?

Hypothyroid: Low thyroid function can cause both emotional and cognitive issues, and indeed, doctors often consider low thyroid function in explaining memory loss in a new patient. The situation should stabilize once you have thyroid functions under control. ...Read more

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What are the complications involving the thyroid condition- hashimotos disease?

What are the complications involving the thyroid condition- hashimotos disease?

Direct and indirect: Hashimoto's disease is a common cause of underactive thyroid. Complications would include the often experienced symptoms & signs, such as low body temperature, weight gain or inability to lose weight, dry brittle nails and hair, constipation, depression, elevated lipids, fatigue, and lethargy. Since Hashimoto's is an auto-immune disorder, other auto-immune conditions may co-exist in same patient. ...Read more

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Will removing thyroid solve or help hashimotos? Already on thyroid meds and understand that would have to continue.

Thyroidectomy Worse: Thyroidectomy would worsen your problem. Get Broda Barnes' book, Hypothyroidism, the Unsuspected Illness. You should be on Armour Thyroid, or West-Throid--not synthroid (thyroxine). You also should be on herbal anti-inflammatory substances like Boswella and Turmeric. Adjust your dose of thyroid based on your heart rate and temperature--and how you feel. The blood test is a waste of blood. ...Read more

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What is the solution for hashimotos thyroid disease?

What is the solution for hashimotos thyroid disease?

No cure: There is no treatment to stop or cure hashimoto's thyroiditis, but fortunately, we can replace the thyroid hormone if patients become hypothyroid. Close monitoring is needed. ...Read more

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Recently diagnosed hashimotos should I opt for thyroid removal?

Recently diagnosed hashimotos should I opt for thyroid removal?

Hashimotos thyroid: Would recommend discussing your options best for you with a thyroid specialist or endocronologist. ...Read more

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Heteroneous in echotexture thyroid typical of hashimotos disease?

Could be: It is difficult to reliably sonographically differentiate hashimoto thyroiditis from other thyroid pathology. Ultrasound features can be variable depending of the severity and phase of disease.
A diffusely enlarged thyroid gland with a heterogeneous echotexture is a common sonographic presentation. ...Read more

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Since sjogrens can damage the thyroid would tpo be produced because of sjogrens and cause hashimotos, or is hashi always a separate disease?

Since sjogrens can damage the thyroid would tpo be produced because of sjogrens and cause hashimotos, or is hashi always a separate disease?

Separate diseases: There is a significant co-existence of these two diseases but they are separate diseases. Both are auytoimmune in nature but the presence of sjogren's disease does not cause the development of thyroid antibodies nor the development of hashimoto's. ...Read more

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I have hashimoto's disease but have had an episode of thyroid storm. How can this happen?

I have hashimoto's disease but have had an episode of thyroid storm. How can this happen?

Hashimotos: This is unusual. There is a condition called hashitoxicosis that is associated with hyperthyroidism. You may actually have graves disease. The tsi antibodies will confirm this. ...Read more

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I have a hashimoto's thyroid. Which food I can eat?

I have a hashimoto's thyroid. Which food I can eat?

Any: Enjoy any food you like! There are no specific food restrictions for your condition. ...Read more

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Would hashimotos normally be picked up in a blood test checking my thyroid?

Would hashimotos normally be picked up in a blood test checking my thyroid?

Yes: It can be picked up on a blood test but your doctor has to specifically order the test called thyroid peroxidase antibodies (tpo antibodies). ...Read more

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Endo has got my thyroid level to just within the correct range, what else can be done for a hashimotos patient that still has all the symptoms?

Desiccated thyroid: Check out http://jcem. Endojournals. Org/content/98/5/1982.Abstract in which a recent study suggested that some patients feel better on dessicated thyroid extract. This may be heresy so point out study to your doc. It doesn't mean you have to stay on it forever but it might be worth a try. One other issue: which end of normal did you just reach? Many feel better when TSH 1-2 (not 4.49). ...Read more

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Endo has got my thyroid level to just within the correct range, what else can be done for a hashimotos patient that still has all the symptoms?

Maybe increase T4: If the TSH level is in the normal range but closer to the upper limit (2.5 - 5), it may be reasonable to increase the dose of T4 to bring down TSH level to the lower half of the normal range (0.4 - 2.5). This is based on the observation that most young volunteers with normal thyroid function have TSH level < 2.5. However, it is not certain that increasing the dose will improve symptoms. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is a complex thyroid cyst? I had one that was 3mm and 4mm. One went away and now I have a new one. I have subclinic hashimotos. Can that cause?

What is a complex thyroid cyst? I had one that was 3mm and 4mm. One went away and now I have a new one. I have subclinic hashimotos. Can that cause?

Complex thyroid cyst: Https://www. Thyroid. Org/wp-content/uploads/patients/brochures/Nodules_brochure. Pdf

Nodules are associated with Hashimoto's, as is iodine deficiency and family history. The cyst since it contains solid elements should be monitored and if larger around 8-10 mm should be biopsied to check for malignancy. Which easy to treat successfully. F/u/ w/ doc ...Read more

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I had a thyriod test and my thyroid peroxidase reading was 60.6 is there a chance that I could have hashimotos.?

Autoimmune thyroid: Hashimoto's disease is autoimmune condition where immune system attacks own thyroid gland with antibodies (abs) and white blood cells. This eventually leads to damage in thyroid gland and inadequate thyroid hormone production. The earliest blood test that diagnoses hashimoto disease is high levels of abs such as anti-thyroid peroxidase or anti-thyroglobulin abs, even before thyroid hormone is low. ...Read more

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In hashimoto thyroiditis why is there an initial increase in thyroid levels?

Mechanism: The thyroid has 2 months of thyroid hormones stored inside it. When it gets inflamed (thyroidtis), it can't hold on to the thyroid hormones and the hormones leak out into the blood stream. That's why you have high level at the beginning. Once all the hormone is leaked out, there is no hormones left and the body has to make the hormone again which is why you become low. ...Read more

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Is Armour Thyroid a safe drug? 30 mg a high or low dose? Hashimotos.

Is Armour Thyroid a safe drug? 30 mg a high or low dose? Hashimotos.

Hashimoto's: I consider Armour Thyroid a very safe drug. It has been used for decades. 30mg is half a grain. It is next to the lowest dose you can get. Thyroid hormone dosing varies a lot. It needs to be personalized to you and your response. ...Read more

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Does it make sense to have all normal thyroid levels but still have high antibodies (hashimotos) 137? I'm confused

Does it make sense to have all normal thyroid levels but still have high antibodies (hashimotos) 137? I'm confused

Yes, it is a process: Autoimmune thyroiditis (Hashimoto's) is a process where your immune system is attacking your thyroid. At first your thyroid can get stimulated and you produce too much thyroid hormone (T4), then it can balance out and your T4 is normal. Towards the end your immune system destroys enough of your thyroid gland and your T4 levels begin to drop below normal until you don't produce any. Normal is good ...Read more

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Diagnosed with hashimotos in 2012, blood work is normal. Thyroid is perodocally enlarging on left side that I can feel the swelling.

Diagnosed with hashimotos in 2012, blood work is normal. Thyroid is perodocally enlarging on left side that I can feel the swelling.

It is difficult: To palpate your own thyroid. Have your doctor check it out. Are you on thyroid replacement to fix an underactive thyroid or to try to suppress nodules. In any case, make sure your blood tests are normal. Brand name T4 replacement is more reliable than generic. ...Read more

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Hashimotos, thyroid function stable while off Medes past 12 months, antibodies really high, still get symptoms and swelling of thyroid?

That's not uncommon: Hi. Hashimoto's defined by thyroid autoantibodies, with or without a goiter, and normal thyroid function is fairly commonly seen (when it's looked for, that is). The degree of elevation of autoantibodies does not imply how soon thyroid function will begin to be lost. I recommend just follow your thyroid function periodically and anytime new symptoms arise. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the actual range for the thyroid to be outside of to have hashimoto's. Been told by my endo I have this - but levels are just within range?

TSH vs. Antibodies: Although I don't know why someone would have checked for thyroid antibodies, if they were high, that is why your doctor says you have hashimotos. However, even if the antibodies are there, if your TSH is normal, that means your thyroid is still working fine. No meds are necessary. It does not cause symptoms. Your TSH does need to be checked periodically because you could develop thyroid dysfunction. ...Read more

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