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9 years ago
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I would like ya'll to check in and let me know how you are doing. This is important so we can help you keep logs on your daily activity and how your body feels.

Checking in
9 years ago

Hi.

My health is pretty good today. In addition to being low-thyroid, I have arthritis and degenerative disk disease and a pinched nerve in my right shoulder. Both arms and hands are continually numb, but the doctors haven't figured that out yet. It could be carpal tunnel coming back. I had the operation on both hands several years ago and it was successful in that the pain went away. I also had my neck operated on 2 years ago, and had a plate inserted because 2 of my cervical disks had degenerated almost completely and some of the disk material was pressing on my spine. That was causing me to lose my balance for no discernible reason. I also had muscle tremors in my hands from it. That all went away, with a lot of pain, when the operation was done.

Like many people who are low-thyroid, I am depressed. I have been taking zoloft and trazodone for that, and for me they work very well. I also have minor anxiety attacks now and then, usually when I'm trying to hurry. I hate being late for anything, and that's what happens to me when I'm late. lol

Other than all this and being 61, I'm in great shape. I can still lift 20 struggling lbs of cat (my cat Shadow), and 50 lbs if it's not fighting. Makes it easier when what you're carrying doesn't fight.

I am also looking for a new home.  I'm headed to West Virginia next Saturday to look at some places. It's pretty cheap out there, compared to Washington, DC, where I live now.

Well, off to the doctor to get my meds.

Hugs,

Maggie

9 years ago

Maggie Have you tryed to get massages? I know that I have saved so many ppl from having surg. for CTS and they now have feelings in there hands and arms, now I have several doctors sending me clients with you type of problems there a Massage Therapist that specialize in this you can go to this web site and see if there is one near you! We specialize in Fibromyalgia, CTS, tennis Elbow Headaches and much more

the web site is

www.mrtherapy.com

Massage therapy
9 years ago

My problem with any kind of therapy is that I have to pay for it. I used to get massages once a week when I was working, but I could afford it then. When your income is $1000 a month and your rent is $900 a month, that makes a lot unaffordable.

However, when I move I will have more money. And hopefully then I will be able to go back to a massage therapist.

I don't think what is wrong now is carpal tunnel, but it probably is radial nerve injury. Massage can also help there.

I'll keep the link. Thanks.

Maggie

9 years ago
Well I'm finally over my cold and my Fall and Winter long flare. My Thyroid is still out of whack but that never seems to make a difference to how I feel really.
9 years ago

ok its Thursday

checking in
9 years ago

cute, very cute.

feeling alright, thank you very much.

Maggie

9 years ago

I am glad that you are feeling alright

a star for you

9 years ago

Rev... I am so glad you are doing better colds are no fun

for you...

9 years ago

Hey Mom My homeopathy meds are doing good..I feel real good today Thank you for helping me by setting me up with the Homeopath. I have a appointment with her today for my follow up so I will see you tomarrow..

love you

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9 years ago

Oh Laura that is good sweetie I am glad you remembered your appt cause i forgot to tell you they called 

love you Baby Girl

Today I am great!
9 years ago

I went to look at a house in West Virginia today, and made an offer on it. I sure hope I get it. If I don't, then tomorrow I will probably feel awful. But I expect it to go through without a problem.

Maggie

9 years ago
well maggie i will keep my fingures crossed and lite a green good luck candle for you
9 years ago
ok everyone I pulled a muscke in my back I cant sit here to long but please keep cking in and when i sit here i will ck on ya'll
Irradiated Thymus
9 years ago
When about 2 or 3 years old, doctors, not knowing what they were doing, out of frustration irradiated my Thymus Gland. Unfortunately, radiation was scattered back then so theu damaged the Thyroid. I have been on Synthroid since 1985.
I'm doing great!
9 years ago

Got the house! description in another post with link to photos.

Maggie

9 years ago
My wife, the one with the thyroid problem, has been rather "steady" (as far as we know) for almost a year now. Of course, she has other things going on.
9 years ago

Yo! Yesterday a bloodletting for Neuro, today shrink, tomorrow Neuro. Next week Rheumy and Endo. Oh to have Fibro, Medicare and Health Insurance!!!

9 years ago

Frank I am sorry to hear that how have you felt since you have been on the Synthroid? do you feel any better is your thyroid under control?

Rev do you really do Bloodletting?

Mike I am glad to hear that it is at a steady state.

Maggie yea!!!! I am glad you got the house.

Checking in
9 years ago

Hi everybody.  I go to the dentist tomorrow. At least my teeth will be in good shape for West Virginia. lol

The rest of me is doing pretty well. I have clinical depression (which so often comes with hypotyroidism), but my trigger is lack of money and no place to go. The "no place to go" has been taken care of. Unfortunately, because of that, the lack of money is really being felt. But that's ok, because I have really good friends and neighbors who are helping me get packed and will help me move. Several of them actually work for a moving company. I have to pay them, but when they heard where I was moving the price went way down. Just let them come and stay once in a while. Of course, I said sure. They can camp in the yard. I love the country.

Maggie

9 years ago
Maggie every thing will be ok... I know that is easy to say but I have been there and done that... just try to look on bright side and dont let the little things get you down... money problems will get the best of most people and that is the big cause of illness in the USA Stress is actually the #1 killer in America... Stress is the main cause odf illness and if people can just look thru their problems and look at the bright side of life healing then begins. Mind over matter happiness over stress you can always make the dim look lighter. there is always a good side to the problem lessons to be taught.
9 years ago

ok I am going to make a request I would like you to get a audio book and listen to it and give me feed back on it

the name of it is "Why People don't Heal"

by Caroline Myss PH.D.

Remember I want feed back on this.

Silver linings
9 years ago

                                        

I agree to that. Since my house payment will be going down from $900/month and about $500/month utilities to $350/month and $200/month utilities, the money problems are going bye-bye.

I am a firm believer in silver linings. My shrink calls me an optimistic pessimist. I'm positive everything will go wrong, but I'm happy about it. I figure if you expect the worst, you will never be surprised. And if everything turns out right, then you can party.

Seriously, all my stress right now is attached to getting moved, and figuring out what to trash. The house is so beautiful inside that most of my furniture would look horrible in it (I call my decorating style early junk heap. )

I just sent a bunch of info to the loan officer, and should know really soon whether it's approved. I don't know why it wouldn't be, tho. The house is a gem. I can already see myself sitting in the gazebo with a cup of coffee watching the deer and wild turkey and whatever other little critters run around. I saw a chipmunk near the rhododendron while we were checking the place out.

Maggie

audio book
9 years ago

I can't do this right now because it would never get to me before I move, but I printed it out and I'm putting it in my "To Do" folder for when I get to WV. Amazon.com has a bunch of used copies for good prices. Check them out.

Maggie

9 years ago
Maggie Im moving in with you and sit with you and watch the deer oohhh sounds so nice
Mom, you are welcome anytime
9 years ago

Tell you what, tho. If all the people who say they want to move in with me, I'll have to build a hotel.

 Maggie

9 years ago
How is everyone today????
9 years ago
Hello how are you doing today????
9 years ago
 looking to see where everyone is! how are you doing????
9 years ago

JB...Sometimes it feels like I have the weight of the world on my shoulders...

And the fig leaf chafes...let me tell you! Wink!

REV
9 years ago

I know how you feel that is when you need to STOP do some Breathing Exercise and start back slowly!

and the other problem lol Diper rash cream helps that *wink

9 years ago

Hi Group,

I just joined this group. My name is Erion. I was reading some of the articles  that you posted and I wanted to thank you for them. I found out about 6-7 months ago that I have hypothyroidism. I later found out I was pregnant, but just recently lost them. The doctors couldn't tell me why I have this thyroid problem or why I lost my babies, but they did say my thyroids was causing my MS and other conditions to get out of control. I never knew or took the time to research this condition, but lately I have been educating myself. Thank you so much for this group -it's an eye opener!

Erion

Welcome to Erion!
9 years ago

to Erion! Very glad that you have joined this group. It is sad to hear you lost your babies. It is said that women with hypothyroidism tend to be at risk for PCOS, or PolyCystic Ovarian Syndrome, which can cause a woman to miscarry, if she is pregnant. I would recommend you get with an endocrinologist if you can, or at the very least, a women's health specialist/internist who specializes in endocrinology.

Did your doctor check for Graves or Hashimoto's disease? Or do you recall taking any kind of thyroid meds as a child--if so, you're congenitally hypothyroid (which I am).

Keep us up to date on what's going on...we're here to support you on your discovery.

Also, Erion, I recommend you check out Louise Hay's books at www.hayhouse.com They have helped me discover some of the spiritual issues surrounding my hypothyroidism. This is just a suggestion, though.

Bright Blessings and Good Health,

Kat ^.^

Welcome Erion
9 years ago
I hope you will be able to get to the bottom of things and get it all cleared up for you. Thyroid symptoms often go undiagnosed for years by our doctors.
9 years ago

Thanks so much for the information, and I am glad to have found this group. Frank, it's good to see you here. I look forward to posting and interacting with this group. Again thanks!

Erion

8 years ago

I've been a member for awhile.  Sorry I haven't 'checked in'.

Hello to everyone here.  Something we all must realize is the gravity of this condition.

Thyroid malfunction has as serious affect on our health as diabetes, or other major endocrine disorder.

Failure to comply with the hormone supplementation/replacement can and does lead to the death of brain cells, especially in the area of memory.  Eventually this leads to alzheimers like dementia requiring institutionalization.  It can also lead to psychotic type symptoms and the requirement for institutional phsychiatric care.

I have an aunt who 'didn't like to take pills'.  She was a brilliant woman, but refused the proper treatment regimen.  She has been under permanent psychiatric care now, for over 10 years.  She does not know anyone and is totally dependant on round the clock care of every type.

8 years ago

Hi, Mother Earth.  Feelin' pretty good these days.

Lost a lot of weight.  Went from a size 26 to a 10.

Still taking my synthroid meds daily.  Not tired anymore, lots of energy.

Thank God I found a doctor who believed me when I said I was TIRED all the time.

Love, Hugs and Kisses, Chris

Hi
8 years ago
Got to go for yet another blood test later this week.ARGH!Jenny
8 years ago

Checking in been away for a while - battling thyroid problems and severe pain. I hope everyone is doing ok - Do the best you can - one step at a time!

I am very exhausted lately, so I am not on line much lately, but I will check-in as much as possible.

Take Care,

Erion

8 years ago
Hey I'm Brent and I just found this group looks really good I'll look into the threads
8 years ago

Hello everyone!  I guess maybe I never introduced myself in here?  Besides having hypothyroidism and a nodule on my thyroid, I have Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Depression, lol, too many other related conditions.  I also have MS, but it has been in remission for getting close to 5 years now.  My Fibro/Chronic Fatigue has been KILLING me lately!  I just can never seem to be able to control this awful fatigue...I really need help!  Joan, I sure could use a massage!  Oh, btw, I am fused in my back and neck with rods & plates from having ruptured discs while I was a nurse.  I have been disabled now since 2000.

Hugs, Susan

8 years ago

I'm still here...

Still battling the overly tireds and the other lovely symptoms that I went to the doc back in October for... that one said bloodwork was fine and suggested anti-depressants... ...

Working up the courage to go get a second opinion soon... just tired of being tired...

8 years ago

Satire, please go get a 2nd opinion.  I had to go to several doctors before they found out what was wrong with me.

Please, for me, get that 2nd opinion.

I be here to help if you need me. I promise!!!

Hugs, Kisses and much Love, Christia

8 years ago

Hello Brent & Susan and WELCOME to Thyroid Support Group!

Hello to everyone, I hope that you are doing ok. I am checking-in; been back in the hospital with MS Flare, and Thyroid problems that caused me some pregnancy complications, but I am home now.

I will write more a little later - I am feeling kinda exhausted right now, but I just wanted to check-on the group. Take Care, and I will talk to you all soon.

Sincerely,

Erion

8 years ago

I finally got to see a 2nd doc... he agrees it sounds like it could be my thyroid, so he's having me do a basal temp check for the next month, along with a battery of bloodtests and will be getting my results from the 1st doc to see what there is to see there... I go back in about a month, armed with that info and hopefully we can get down to the bottom of things.

I'm happy just to be taken seriously... I was very worried that I'd be written off again but I wasn't! Well, not so far anyway... good news too is that I'm finding a lot of my friends have thyroid issues too and are full of great advice on the matter... it does seem to be fairly common though... scary too some of what these gals have had to go through in order to be properly diagnosed and treated...

Hi Everyone!
8 years ago

Your very busy, but fearless group owner is here...hehehe...

I am attempting to find a part-time job now that summer is here and my dad's car is more free for use. However, my work history is so sporadic, I am not sure what is going to happen...so I am also concentrating fiercely on the one thing I do best besides music: I'm a writer. I love to write---and I mean LOOOOVE to write...I do not recall a period in my life where I was not writing, apart from before the time I learned to read and print my name.

A Bard I was destined to be,

A musician second

A shopkeeper, #3...

Were it not for a pen or keyboard at hand,

I might surely go mad...

As for all the docs not paying attention to us thyroid people--it all comes of Western medicine being specialized. The more that doctors realize that symptoms often link to each other, the more likely they are to understand what we mean when we say, "i am tired all the time, or I ache constantly and ibuprofen doesn't always cut it."

I am not gonna rant here...I am feelin way too mellow for that tonight...I have fresh ink in the printer, and I am gonna go off to write my destiny, man...

Me too!
8 years ago

It's hard to find work,when you haven't needed to for ages.Jenny

Anonymous
8 years ago

I developed hypothyroidism when I was 17 years old. I am now 56.

My symptoms: very, very weak, weight gain, and loss of a lot of hair. I had a bald spot on the back of my head.

I was so very weak I thought I had luekemia. I could barely cary my books home from school.

Then I went to the doctor and was put on thyroid medication. All my symptoms vanished. I lost 10 lbs the first.

I really don't see any need for extra supplements. I eat an extremely healthy diet.

There is nothing that can make my thyroid  produce any thyroid hormone.  I had antibodies against my thyroid. My body produces zero thyroid.

Taking thyroid supplements are all I need for that.

I am full of energy, feel great and exercise regularly.

8 years ago
Just checking in! hello everyone
Anonymous
Hello everyone!
7 years ago

Hello everyone, I just joined, I recently had some major surgery, so I can't see to well, I am in rehab, so when I am all fixed, I will be giving a lot more to this group, hugs, love, and peace....Robin

Saving $$ on your thyroid medicine
7 years ago
You can get your levothyroxine at www.unithroiddirect.com for 12 weeks for $30. This is better than most copays.
7 years ago

Hello there,my name is Jennifer and I suffer from Hypothyroidism for about 2 years or so now, the usual symptoms, if you know what I mean.  But I also have now been diagnosed Bi Polar Disorder and one of my brothers has it and another one is suspect too.   So things do get a bit confusing at times for me.   I take Thyroxine 75mcgs a day first thing in the morning or when I wake up.  Which can be late in the morning too.   Jennifer

7 years ago
Good day Roy checking in from Wisconsin well my hypotyroidism seems to be under control but the weight is another thing I have gained 80 pounds since my heart attack and subsequent diagnosis of hypo with a tsh of 164.64 no that isnt a typo that is the real number well am on 175 mcg levothroid after starting at 75 mcg last year but finally my tsh is in the normal range 2.20 through all of this have kept working when on somedays you just want to crawl in a ditch and wait. but being only 48 and a devoted father and husband I keep fighting . Take care Roy in Wisconsin