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Created On 1/16/05 7:26 PM by SUSAN


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SUSAN
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1/16/05 7:26 PM
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I was deignosed a few years ago with a slow thyroid.Whats intersting about it is the way i found out about it .
After i gave birth to my youngest daughter I didnt feel well all the time I was tierd and all my body was acking especiallymy lower back. i ran from one doc to the other and no one thought of giving me a blood test
they gave me different excuses for my problem one doc even told me that i am a hipochondriac and that i am just lazy and that nothing is wrong with me. but i knew better so the next time i went to my gynocoligist and told him my problem he immedietly told me that it could be hipothyroid and when tyhe blood test came back he couldnt believe how low it was and immedietly put me on medicaition levithyroid , once i started taking the medicaition i started feeling better the tierdness was gone and the lower back pain also left.
Although every once in a while i have days when i am tierd and get pain back but i am doing muck better the only thing that bothers me is my metebolisim is very low i am having a very hard time with loosing wieght and i dont know if it is connected with the thyroid.
iwonder if anyone out there has the same expierience , please write about it and let me know what they r doing.


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1/16/05 10:10 PM
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this ailment is a lot more common then most people think, and often surfaces after childbirth. Have you seen an endocronologist?
 
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1/17/05 12:40 PM
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Hi
i was wondering what type of a doc is that and what do you think that he could help
please let me know. who knows maybee some of the symptoms that i feel that r like panic attacks could be connected to the thyroid i defently would be interested in finding out more.
please let me know
thanks


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1/17/05 1:11 PM
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the type of doctor that you sould be seeing is an Endrocrinologist, they deal with hypothyroidism.

if you want more information you could go to the site below and scroll down to the title Thyroid Problems After Pregnancy
http://www.endocrineweb.com/pregnancy.html

I hope it anwsered your question if you would like more detail information you could e-mail me via private message


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1/18/05 7:48 AM
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An Endocrinologist is a doctor who specializes in hormone functions, and the glands that secrete them (i.e. the thyroid).
 
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Aside from seeing an endocrinologist, you should try adding regular cardio exercises into your day. it will make you metabolism move faster naturally and will keep you in a better mood. thyroid disease messes with emotions and exercise fight those bad feelings. good luck.
 
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hi, my name is torsalicious 613. i had hyperthyroidism, as a result of taking lithium and losing weight too quickly, as my doctor said. but eventually, after about a year and many bloodtests later, it petered out and became hypothyroidism. then, it just disappeared. baruch hashem! but i hope it doesn't come back. anyway, my point is, it's all tied un. i have bipolar disorder, which can be related to an overactive thyroid, and i shudder to think what might happen if i get pregnant (i am 22 and unmarried and obviously have not given birth yet..) but i am scared, rightly so. pregnancy can be a scary thing. right now, i'm just trying to find the right guy. trying to find a guy wehile you're bipolar is not nessecarilly always the easiect thing. there's stigma, you know? but if you're curious about that, go to "mental illness/ health" on this website (i forget which one it is), but i'm on there too in case you're curious about me from that standpoint. one thing is clear: hashem doesn't make life easy for any of us: we all have our struggles. which ultimately maskes us better people. and as i've heard many times before, and will say again to you, as i am starting to believe it, hashem doesn't give us anything we can't handle. and btw, if anyone is farmilliar with hyperthyroidism, i took atenelol. it didn't quite eliminate my illness, but controlled the symptoms to some degree (rapid pulse, sweating, dizzyness, etc.) just in case any of you were wondering, i didn't take synthroid. that is for those with hypothyroidism, not hyperthyroidism. (slow vs. fast thyroid) you know the scariest point? after i had taken a radioactive pill and had an x-ray of my neck, which didn't take the iodine and didn't thus show a clear picture/reading afterward, t5he doctor said i might have to get my thyroid taken out, if it didn't go away, since my thyroid couldn't be destroyed internally from a stronger dosed targeted radioactive pill because, i didn't uptake iodine. that was sccaaaary. but baruch hashem, that never happened. so here i am, fine today. thank g-d. if anyone can relate to my situation, please do. i'm all ears! thank g-d for recovery. victory!

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4/12/05 10:59 AM
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i just skimmed your post so I may have missed some points, but seems to me that you have a few things going on. i would definitely make sure there is no underlying pituatary problems. this is b/c what can happen is that a pitutary problem is slow growing so peope start with symptoms of bipolar and are only years later diagnosed with the pituatary problem. and since the pituatary is the master gland, it can affect any of the other glands/hormone levels.
i don't in any way mean to alarm you, just to give you some food for thought.
 
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the previous post was addressed to Torsalicious613
 
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Torsalicious613
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chanif, thank you for your message. and yeah, i will consider bringing it up with my doctor. i'm just curious, what can petuitary gland problems cause later down on in the road? symptoms? also, if it is a problem (which i hope it's not), what do you think i can do about it ?treatments?

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chanybraun
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12/22/05 10:22 PM
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HOW DO I KNOW IF I SHOULD CHECK MYSELF FOR THROID DISORDER.
WHAT ARE ALL THE SYMPTHOMS.
I LOST ABOUT 20 POUNDS, BUT I THINK IT IS FRUM NURSING MY BABY, I FEEL A LITTLE UNFOCUSED, SOMETIMES DEPRESSED, EASILY UPSET,
PLEASE LET ME KNOW!
THANK YOU!
A CONCERNED MOTHER
 
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Please try not to type in all CAPS. This makes it hard to read and it looks like you are shouting.

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chanieF
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12/24/05 9:42 PM
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att chany:
you didn't go into specifics about your symptoms...depending on other symptoms, how old your baby is etc it may be post partum depression.
in any event, you may want to schedule an evaluation with a very good endocrinologist to do some basic bloowork and make sure that all hormones (including thyroid) are OK. don't go to just any endocrinologist; ask around to see who others recommend. for ex,a very knowlegable dr will NOT rely on outside labs and lab norms....
 
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chanif, could you maybe try to answer some of these qusetions, if you could? what are some of the problems a messed up petuitary gland can lead to? what are some of the syptoms? what are some of the treatments?

atara (a.k.a.torsalicious613)


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p.s. if it is messed up, what can i do about it?

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the pituatary gland is the 'master gland' . it affets how all the other hormones in the body work. i would see a good nuerologist who would, if applicable, run some neuroimaging tests (such as MRI, CAT) to see if there is anything going on with it. if there is a small growth (it's not uncommon and not dangerous so don't worry) they may give some meds or try other threatments to shrink it.
 
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hi, i wanted to know more details (what the sympthoms are) about slow thyroids.
i am a mother of 2. the older one is 3-has some behavioral problems, goes to a special ed school for that. the younger one is now kh 15 months, very active, full hands bh. i suffered from 2 panick attacks when he was 9 months old ( i was at that time a little more moody, got a little depressed for no major reason, ) and from then on i still feel a little different. moody from time to time, unfocused-from time to time, i just stopped nursing and got my period for the first time since after birth.i still fear from time to time of another panick attack. i just talk to myself that it want happen and that is what is keeping me going. i do not want to spend money for pysco. i did not go to any dr,pyso or specialist regarding this matter, i just took general blood work-and everything came out good. is there any possibilities of thyroid testing in this case. is it okay if i get pregnant now. bh i am handling my kids very well, without any help. it is not easy, but my older one goes to school full time and i only have one at home so i do not know if i should go on birth controls, they to can make you moody. i usually get pregnant right after mikvah which is taking place any day.i never take medication, unless i have a strept.
any ideas.
please reply.
to chanybraun@yahoo.com
 
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I have hypothyroid and i was ok until las week the doctor told me i'm 5 kilos more and that ads to the 25 kilos that i gain while they didn/t know that i was hypothyroid so now they gave me more syntroid and i'm so depress that i can't stop cryning like two weeks now.
i'm wondering if it could be the thyroid?
 
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