Patient Comments: Thyroid Disease - Describe Your Experience

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Comment from: patient, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: March 04

I"m always feeling tired and sweaty and I have memory loss, dry hair and extremely dry skin because of thyroid disease.

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Comment from: Stacy, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 09

I've been told that I have Graves Disease. We are looking to do a Iodine test to see if my growths are Cancer or not and how bad my Thyroid is doing. Anyone do the Iodine test and how did it go?

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Comment from: Stephanie Roestel, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 02

I have a thyroid disorder. I was always super tired, constipated, my hair falls out, I get depressed, have dry skin, rashes, weight gain – the list goes on. I am going to try to see an endocrinologist and hopefully this doctor can help. I wish there was a cure. I am tired of not feeling well.

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Comment from: slb, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 06

i just found out i have hypo thyroid and now i am haveing trouble with my eyes floters,flashes scary do not want to go blind . pains in my chest down my arm

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Comment from: cleo, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 21

I finally was diagnosed with thyroid disease, after a year of suffering with sinus and throat problems. I was put on Synthroid. Now I am having twitches throughout my body in my neck and legs. I had every type of doctor trying to find out why this is happening. It may be that I have an allergy to this drug, and they are looking into putting me on dedicated thyroid. For people who are lactose intolerant it may be important to know that Synthroid has lactose in it. I hope this will make a difference for me. For now the twitching in my body goes on. I am also in my menopause and reading some literature the twitching could be a factor.

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Comment from: dondonnlady, Female (Patient) Published: August 17

When I started thyroid medications for my low thyroid several years ago, the nurse said, I would have so much more energy. I am diabetes II and have lab work every few months. I always ask my GP about the thyroid and she says it is okay. Now in talking to 2 different women, one of whom lost a lot of weight quickly, their doctors increased thyroid medications and they got better. Tomorrow I have an ultra sound of my thyroid. Maybe cancer, maybe not. Since I am having L mastectomy on Aug. 21, the cancer surgeon is covering all bases to make sure she knows what else is going on. I am tired a lot, sometimes worn out by supper and can't cook. I have to fix simple things. The daily naps my GP suggested, I am 76, don't help the tiredness. So if I need more meds for it I know the cancer surgeon will prescribe.

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Comment from: ausbro, 25-34 Female (Caregiver) Published: August 10

My daughter suffers from fatigue, hair loss, constipation, and being cold all the time. She has thyroid disease on both sides of her family with three Aunts and one cousin, both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. Tests have been mostly normal, some borderline. Her hair loss is getting severe as well as her fatigue.

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Comment from: qc_angel, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 15

I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism over active thyroid in March. This year for a year and a half I was just putting weight off and could not understand why, I went from 120 pounds to 96. It was good for me because I was also trying to lose weight, until one day, I new this was not right, I went to my doctor and told her why was I was losing too much weight. I had blood work done for thyroids, so I was told I had graves diseases. Now I'm taking synthyroid 75mg. I've been on it since June 2nd. I can't seem to get the weight off. I pee a lot. I can't go to the bathroom like normal I have to take miralax to go in the mornings.

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