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BonusMom (02-18-2011), Nonna (05-05-2010), ritzbit (03-21-2011), Saysusie (02-19-2011)
Bumped for all the recent thyroid questions.
As long as this body works, I am going to enjoy life to the fullest for each second of every moment that I can.
Thanks for posting (and bumping) this great info Sandy. My docs finally ordered thyroid testing. I'm hoping that this will explain my hair loss.
Just a quick note...right before my Lupus came to light, my thyroid numbers went crazy. I've had hypothyroidism since my son was born 16 years ago but in the past year I've changed drug strengths probably four or five times. And yes, hair loss is definitely a sign. When mine first started to grow back in after my dose was adjusted, it looked like I had a new set of bangs.
Thanks for bumping and for all the great links!
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
Questions? The links are great, i've been dealing with thyroid problems since my son was born in '77. Best to have an endocrenologist, GPs trust too much on the ranges of the tests. Some patients require levels higher than the norms.
Last edited by Nonna; 02-19-2011 at 03:02 AM.
I have had Hashimotos thyroiditis for 18 years it is very hard to keep my tsh in a good zone and on top of that I have to be very careful about my TSH not getting to low or it will cause be to have more heart papitations and SVT( tachycardia) So that site about new quide lines on TSH levels I don't agree with, Just like Nonna said everyone is different some people can't do the lower levels'
I have hashimoto's also. I didn't think much about it; I just dealt with it. When the Lupus diagnosis came along I discovered that it is also an autoimmune disease. Hashimoto's attacks the thyroid. Those of us who have this also need to be aware that the other glands are also subject to this. I have lost both ovaries also and we are watching the pancreas.
Originally Posted by michelefish
Another thought, your breast are glands also. I have spent a lot of time in the cancer section for further tests and biopcies. BE AWARE
Last edited by Nonna; 02-19-2011 at 01:55 PM.
Reason: Another thought
Originally Posted by Nonna
For me, the adrenals take a bad hit when the thyroid is off.
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Forgot the adernals; anyone know of anymore to name