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    Default Hypothyroidism, T4 only

    Remember the post about how long after starting on thyroid medication you went back to feeling normal? Well, I've been diagnosed for 10 years now, and (especially lately) I don't feel normal. I've been researching on the internet, trying to find some answers so I can discuss it in my physical appt with my doctor coming up next week. I know the ling here is a long letter, and I'm certainly not as bad as that poor woman, but every day I'm more convinced this is the issue for me.

    Letters to Oprah About Thyroid Disease

    I just hope my doctor will be ocnvinced to and we can get some tests to see if I need more than just T4.

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    Have you seen any specialists? I have graves disease so I am Hyperthyroid. I find with thyroid it is sort of hit amd miss with doctor's and often times a specialist will get to the bottom of it before a reg. doctor.

    I have also found many support groups that will actually help and tell you what to ask for and what to tell them. The one I belong to is for Graves but I can ask around for a Hypo support forum if you want. I just know that I can post my labs and they are good about deciphering things and also have helped me with questions to ask.

    Let me know if you are interested and I will try to get you some info.

    Take care!

    ETA: If your doctor does order all the blood work make sure it is for FREE T3 and FREE T4 as well as the TSH. I had it done recently and they did total, those numbers are not the same so I ended up having to go in again. If it is the same as Hyper those numbers should tell you how hypo you are and what needs to be done. TSH is the basic guideline but the other 2 tests will tell you how off you are.
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    Thanks for your reply. I had no idea there were support groups for something like this, if you could point me in the right direction, I would appreciate it. I'll get some blood work done this week, I'll ask her to be thorough, and hopefully get an answer soon.
    Thanks again!

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    Yes , a true picture will come from all 3 tests being run. Thyroid disorders are becoming an epidemic in my opinion and so many women are suffering with the resulting symptoms. When you are dealing with the thyroid you also MUST support the adrenals as well as they work closely together, as well as the pituitary gland.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lulismommy View Post
    Thanks for your reply. I had no idea there were support groups for something like this, if you could point me in the right direction, I would appreciate it. I'll get some blood work done this week, I'll ask her to be thorough, and hopefully get an answer soon.
    Thanks again!

    No problem! I have found great support in many forums. I like how when I post my blood work I get feedback that I don't always get from my doctor. They general know more then my doc too since they have all BTDT and not just learning by reading. I have post in the forum I belong to asking if they can direct me to one that pertains to Hypothyroidism, once I get a reply I will let you know

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    Very interesting read. Gives a new perspective on a few things. I gained about 25 lbs during my last pregnancy vs 30-40lbs with previous. I thought it was weird that at my 6 week post baby checkup my weight was below my pre-pregnancy weight. I then gained 20 pounds while breast feeding.

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    So I posted on this board: Living with Graves Disease -> Graves' Disease and Thyroid Discussion

    The person that got back to me said you should sign up there and they can answer hypo questions as well. Just post your questions there and you should get some pretty god feedback. Once you get your blood work done post them their and they can help with that too.

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    Thanks!! I'll post as soon as I get my results.

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