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  1. Hashimoto's Thyroiditis (Hashi's Disease) Forum
    Hellol All, I'm 49, male, ~150lbs (consistently), 5'9", and was diagnosed with Hashimoto's at ~ age 15. Antibodies have averaged in the 25 range but at one time went to 51 in 2017. In 2015 for some reason I went very hyper and not really knowing about numbers the doctor increased the dosage...
  2. Thyroid Disease General Discussion Forum
    Group, Here's my question -- Does anyone think adding 5mcg T3 to 75mcg T4 could cause hypothyroid symptoms? Here's the background -- I take 75mcg of Synthroid/levothyroxine for hypothyroidism. I started feeling my thyroid symptoms recur about two months ago, and my doctor allowed me to add...
  3. Hashimoto's Thyroiditis (Hashi's Disease) Forum
    Ok so I'm not sure what to do at this point. I was diagnosed with hypo a few years ago. They put me on Synthroid at 25. I never felt any better with that medication. A few months ago, I was given a thyroid ultrasound which showed I had Hashi even though my TPO is only 1. They upped my Synthroid...
  4. Thyroid Disease General Discussion Forum
    I understand that sometimes taking ONLY T3/Cytomel/liothyronine will suppress free T4 levels, causing hypothyroid symptoms to worsen. Has anyone heard of this phenomenon, and, if so, would you comment on how this works? It's hard to make sense of this because I thought taking T3 would decrease...
  5. Newbie Introductions - Don't be bashful!
    Hello, I was been having various symptoms for a few years, including cold sensitivity, mood problems, fatigue, etc., which made me come across hypothyroidism, something I know little about. I'm a man, by the way, in my early 40's. I was referred to an endocrinologist. He said my labs were...
  6. Thyroid Disease General Discussion Forum
    I have been using cytomel, 25 now for almost 3 months, 2 months of 5mg before that. I have seen alot of improvement to my ongoing hypo symptoms of joint and muscle pain, fatigue, anxiety. I have also been sleeping better than I have in many years. Would love to hear anyone else's comments...
  7. Lab Results Discussion Boards
    Any comments would be appreciated.......62 years old.Been on t4 replacement only for over 40 years. symptomatic always..... Labs from July 17, 2017 on 125 Synthroid only TSH 0.85 (.3 - 3.74) FT4 1.06 (.76 - 1.46) FT3 2.2 (2.3 - 4.2) Labs from August 29, 2017 after 6 weeks on 5 mcg...
  8. Lab Results Discussion Boards
    Hello, all! I am a 24 year old woman of relatively good health. The only persistent problems I have had have been mental illness (diagnosed as Bipolar and with anxiety 14 years ago, with slight OCD tendencies), migraines, PCOS, and GERD. All of these things have been present for at least a...
  9. Lab Results Discussion Boards
    Here are my labs from on July 17, TSH 0.852 (.5 to 5 ref) Free T4 1.06 (.8 as the low end 2.8 upper) Free T3 2.0 (2.3 as the low end 4.3 upper). New labs came back Aug 29 (6 weeks on 5mc g of cytomel) TSH-- 0.274 Free t4 -- 1.05 Free t3-- 2.3 doctor upped the Cytomel to 25 a day. today...
  10. Thyroid Disease General Discussion Forum
    The last year year has been unbearable for me. I am constantly exhausted, no concentration, feeling detached, no sex drive, thinnning hair etc. the list goes on. I also constantly need to go to the toilet to urinate. I suspected a thyroid or a possible parathyroid problem and I just had by...
  11. Hashimoto's Thyroiditis (Hashi's Disease) Forum
    Hello, After finding a good Dr (from a post that I earlier posted \o/), I was able to get T3 recommended for me. As soon as I started T3 (04/19) it instantly gave me an energy boost and I didnt feel as drained and sluggish anymore. Started T3 on 04/19. Next week the following symptoms...
  12. Newbie Introductions - Don't be bashful!
    I'm a 24 year old female with severe fatigue, dry skin, foggy brain, IBS, thinning eye brows, low body temp & heart rate, depression, anxiety, night sweats, terrible PMS (getting worse every month), cold feet...and went to the doctor to get checked out for hormone imbalance. During my...
  13. Thyroid Disease General Discussion Forum
    Hello All! Through out my whole journey, I have noticed at times severe exercise intolerance. Does anyone else have this? If so, what do you do? I love being active and even walking sometimes brings my mood, energy, and speed and clarity of thinking down. My vision also blacks out if I...
  14. Newbie Introductions - Don't be bashful!
    Hello All, I just thought I'd join this site because sometimes you just need to hear from people who know exactly what you are going through! Thanks in advance for reading my long post as I am reaching out because I am feeling very discouraged right now :( My family has a history of endocrine...
  15. Thyroid Disease General Discussion Forum
    So I got my lab results back and have been talking to my endo this morning. The new lab results are in my signature below. He wants to give me Cytomel 5 mcg per day and switch me to an 88 mcg levo tablet (currently taking 75 five days a week and 100 mcg two days). Is taking Cytomel once a day...
  16. Lab Results Discussion Boards
    I have felt for a long time as if I've had thyroid issues. The past two years, my symptoms have continued getting worse. I have many more symptoms, including my hair falling out extreme amounts, muscle cramps, unable to lose weight, fatigue, cold all the time, extreme dry skin where it...
  17. Newbie Introductions - Don't be bashful!
    Hello there, I have never joined a message board before because I guess I haven't needed support or a community support approach up to this point in my life. I am a 35 year old woman living on the west coast who was diagnosed about 6 years ago with thyroid cancer. I had a total thyroidectomy...
  18. Newbie Introductions - Don't be bashful!
    Hello All, I was just diagnosed with hypothyroidism. I've been trying to lose weight for my upcoming wedding, but proved to be very difficult. I also had/have the typical symptoms of dry skin and feeling cold. Had my doctor test TSH and was high. Started at 50 ug levothyroxine, was bumped to...
  19. Thyroid Disease General Discussion Forum
    Hello, Male, 32 y.o, slim with slight belly fat. Hashimoto. Morning temp 95.5 F, border high glucose, excessive triglycerides, diastolic b.p. 85-90 mmHg (I had low b.p. in the past, less than 70. I take approx 140mcg T4. I tried combination therapy several times, I feel better, however my...
  20. Lab Results Discussion Boards
    When I was first diagnosed hypo/hashis, I am pretty sure I had Free T3 measured, but since I went to my endo, it has not been. He's a good guy, and perhaps he will test for it, but thinking I might just want to go out of pocket on this. I like him, I think I can speak with him about it in a...
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