thyroid symptoms and medication questions?

so i thought that there might be some thing wrong with my thyroid
so i went to the doctor and he did some tests.
the office called me back about one week later and now wants to see me.
that means that they found some thing right?
and if i do have to take meds what are the side effects or restriction.to being on these pills.

6 comments

  • rosieC

    Your thyroid gland is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located just below your Adam’s apple. The thyroid produces hormones that affect your body’s metabolism and energy level. Thyroid problems are among the most common medical conditions but, because their symptoms often appear gradually, they are commonly misdiagnosed.

    The three most common thyroid problems are the underactive thyroid (Hypothyroidism), the overactive thyroid (Hyperthyroidism , and thyroid nodules

    Go to the site below for more info: on this thyroid gland disorders. Hopefully , this will allay your fears.

    Remember it’s easier to treat Hyperthyroidism than Hypothyrodism.

    http://www.endocrinologist.com/thyroid.htm

    Remember it’s easier to treat Hyperthyroidism than Hypothyrodism

  • Please don’t jump to conclusions – your doctor may want to discuss other issues. If it is your thyroid, it’s one of the easiest endocrine issues to manage. And no, there are really no side effects from treatment. Relax! Everything will be okay.

  • stephanie

    ok i have found some info for you. all you have to do i click on the drug(s) and then each drug will show the side effects and so on for the drug. hope this helps. good luck!!

  • Scout

    It really depends on the type of thyroid condition you ‘might’ have. If you do, you have to take a synthetic thyroid hormone pill every day on an empty stomach 1 hr prior to eating – for the rest of your life.

    There are no side detectable effects with the exception of a bit drier skin and sometimes an extremely slight change in your coloring. There are no contraindications that i know of with other meds or alcohol.

    If you go off of the med, you will notice side effects of the disease. This could be a goiter, bulging eyeballs, cold extremities. In my case, if I go off my med, I tend to fall asleep (uncontrollably) in the middle of the afternoon and this can happen on the freeway or in the middle of an exec meeting…not a good thing.

    Thyroid disease is usually hereditary and can be brought on more quickly by extreme diet changes.

  • QUEEN

    Don’t worry if you take some medication it will help you to prevent the symptoms. Aside for the medicines you take up it also help you to cure your sickness. If your worrying in the office please you be afraid mybe the can give you also advice what would be your second steps to prevent the sypmtoms. In my experience my auntie have a thyroid but she’s working, she is our General Manager. You see how the do their life. Take your medicines to prevent immediately your sickness.

  • poohbearlovesheavymetal

    Some symptoms of hypothyroidism: Coarse and thinning hair. Dry skin. Brittle nails. A yellowish tint to the skin. Slow body movements. Cold skin. Inability to tolerate cold. Feeling tired, sluggish, or weak. Memory problems, depression, or difficulty concentrating. Constipation. Heavy or irregular menstrual periods that may last longer than 5 to 7 days.

    Treatment of hypothyroidism: A thyroid replacement hormone is perscribed. Man-made (synthetic) hormone replacements are best.

    Me: I have hypothyroidism and have been taking pills for 10 years now. I feel much better though I’ve never lost the weight I gained. I figured out about 5 years after I started taking them that I’m allergic to the generic forms of the drug especially Levoxyl so I only take Synthroid they original form.

    Some symptoms of hyperthyroidism: Feel nervous, moody, weak, or tired. Have hand tremors; have a fast or irregular heartbeat; or have trouble breathing, even when you are resting. Sweat a lot, and have warm, red skin that may be itchy. Have frequent and sometimes loose bowel movements. Have fine, soft hair that is falling out.
    Lose weight even though you are eating normally or more than usual.

    Treatment for hyperthyroidism: Treatments for hyperthyroidism include antithyroid medication, radioactive iodine, and rarely surgery.

    My Aunt: She has hyperthyroidism and hyperparathyroidism. Even though she has had most of both glands removed she continues to have sympotoms. Including osteoporosis so bad that she has had shoulder and foot surgery, and now at only 56 years of age needs a hip replacement.

    To sum up you can definitely live with this disease, whatever it is, but you must go to the doctor. As far as restrictions go there are only the ones you put on yourself.

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