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post #41 of 1011
Well apparently if you have no tonsils your thyroid takes over the job of your tonsils and your thyroid "forgets" how to do it's original purpose.
post #42 of 1011
So do those of you who are hypo have a problem with weight gain? I've gained 18 lbs in just over 2 months and it's getting depressing
post #43 of 1011
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Originally Posted by babygrant
I've been doing some research and I'd like to know how many of you mama's with thyroid problems have had your tonsils taken out.
Mine were taken out at five years old.
post #44 of 1011
I still have my tonsils. Hashimotos/Hypo thyroid runs in my family. It goes back 3 generations that I am aware of.
post #45 of 1011
I still have my tonsils but struggle with a huge thyroid and am hypo
post #46 of 1011
How long did it take some of you to feel "better"? I'm hypo..diagnosed in Jan..was better but a little down again...Dr is testing hormone balances too. I am sick of this.
post #47 of 1011
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Originally Posted by Mooney
Also, those of you who adjusted your dosages during pregnancy, did you need more or less Synthroid pregnant?
My pregnancy dose has increased from 100 to 112 to 150. I'm currently at 30 weeks and my last tsh at 27ish weeks was 0.57.

To the person that asked about tonsillectomy- mine were removed in early childhood. I have often wondered how that has affected my immune system.
post #48 of 1011
Here is a good link to try!
http://www.ithyroid.com/
I am a little hyper with antibodies. Im not taking medication and just treating it with food and supps.
~Angela~
post #49 of 1011
My WAPF leader just recommended Stephen Langer's book on using dessicated thyroid supplements. Has anyone read this?

Solved: The Riddle of Illness
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...592631-6806458
post #50 of 1011

Oooh, my first post!

I started suffering the effects of hyperthyroidism about 8 months or so after giving birth to my daughter. In hindsight, man, I should've known that excessive pooping, eating 80 meals a day, losing weight, high pulse rate, inability to sleep, wasn't normal! I've never had my tonsils removed, but my thyroid was also related to loss of pigment in parts of my skin (vitiligo) which is only currently being restored (gee, I'm sunning myself and probably getting skin cancer to help restore pigment in some of my vitiligo-ed areas). I don't have any history of it in my family....after getting diagnosed in May of 2005, I apparently had a very quick turn around and have been off meds since December of 2006. Most likely (but not positive) it has to do with the postpartum, but who knows? We'd like to get pregnant again, and I think I know what to recognize if my thyroid flares up again, but dang, its a scary scary thing!
post #51 of 1011

Hashimoto?

Hi All. I am hypo, and after some recent tests, my ND is supsecting autimmunue--Hashimoto? I have read quite a bit on thyroid but it would be helpful to hear from a "lay person" the difference between hypo and hypo with Hashi.

Thank you!
post #52 of 1011
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Originally Posted by babygrant
So do those of you who are hypo have a problem with weight gain?
So far I haven't had issues with weight gain.
post #53 of 1011
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Originally Posted by sraplayas
...it would be helpful to hear from a "lay person" the difference between hypo and hypo with Hashi.
Hypo is just an underactive thryoid. Hypo with Hashi is where your body is actually attacking the thyroid and you'll have thyroid antibodies in your blood.
post #54 of 1011
subbing, just too damned depressed to write out the whole story right now.
post #55 of 1011
OMG, I killed the thread!!!
post #56 of 1011
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post #57 of 1011

Thyroid

I am hypothyroid, and I've been on Armour thyroid medication for 10 years now. Armour is a natural form of thyroid extract taken from a pig's thyroid. If anyone is concerned about using synthetic thyroid medications, I would ask your doctor about Armour. Before being diagnosed with it I felt like I had fibromyalgia. Every joint in my body ached, I was very tired all the time, and just felt run down. Now that I'm taking Armour, I feel so much better!!
post #58 of 1011

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Edited by lotusbeans - 3/16/14 at 10:15am
post #59 of 1011
Has anyone here tried bio-identical thyroid hormone? I'm on Armour now but would like to switch and don't want to take a synthetic hormone. If you've taken a compounded formula, I'd love to hear about your experience!
post #60 of 1011

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Edited by lotusbeans - 3/16/14 at 10:12am
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