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    Re: first labs since starting levothyroxine

    Thats fine, glitterbug, and I hope you do get on well with this regime, but do remember if , perhaps in a
    few weeks time you begin to feel a bit hyper, ie. racing heart, a bit hot and sweaty,...
  2. Thread: dizziness

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    Re: dizziness

    Hi CAROL ANNE, so sorry to hear you have dizziness it can be most distessing. Have you checked your
    blood pressure? A high BP can cause this
    Do you get dizzy when rising from sitting or lying down?...
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    Re: first labs since starting levothyroxine

    Hi Glitterbug, I am sorry to hear you are not doing much better on your Levothyroxine, and it is only a
    small dose; It does look as thgough you are due for an increase.
    A 50mcg pill is a lot to...
  4. Thread: NEW HERE

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    Re: NEW HERE

    Hello Carol and welcome to the forum, though I am sorry to learn you have thyroid disease. You cant
    do better than to see Dr. P and be guided by him, but you have to realise it takes a long time to...
  5. Thread: Vitamin D

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    Re: Vitamin D

    I think that most British Subjects are lacking in Vitamin D, scare mongering about skin cancer leads to people slapping on the Factor 60 when we do have a bit of sun, but really one only needs about...
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    Sticky: Re: New members, say HELLO here!!!

    Hi joy, and welcome to the forum hatoff .
    Have a good read of all the information on here, and if you have any questions ask away and someone
    will try to find the answer for you.
    Are you fully...
  7. Thread: Weight Loss

    by Ginny
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    Re: Weight Loss

    Hi Wes, 14 lbs = 1 stone, so you need to lose 2 stone. It can be done, I lost 2.5 stone in total over the
    last two-three years, as I became better medicated. Largely due to coeliac diagnosis, and...
  8. Thread: Foggy Headedness

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    Re: Foggy Headedness

    When you increase your dose you may feel another dip for a while - or not - but if so stick with it, the
    body has more adapting to do to the increased dose but you should feel another improvement...
  9. Thread: Foggy Headedness

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    Re: Foggy Headedness

    Hi, Wes, How's it going, do you see your doctor soon? If you still have symptoms, let you doctor know

    about it and ask for a dosage increase.

    Ginny
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    Re: first labs since starting levothyroxine

    Hi again glitterbug. It is not at all unusual for people just starting on thyroid meds to feel a bit worse initially
    before the hormones kick in properly. Levothyroxine (T4) has a very long...
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    Re: Need advice on coping

    Your endo sounds like a typical toe-the-liner who judges by blood results alone and does not even look at
    the patient, you should ditch him. You doctor seems to be a bit more thinking and helpful....
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    Re: Need advice on coping

    Hello again Munbeam, sorry for the hurried exit earlier.

    Well I do find your swings a bit puzzling, on the face of it, it seems you probably have autoimmune
    thyroditis which does cause swings...
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    Re: Need advice on coping

    Hi munbeam, and welcome to the forum.I am sorry but Ihave to go out right now, but will get back to you later today.
    Have a good look around the forum in the meantime, there is plenty to read.
    ...
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    Re: first labs since starting levothyroxine

    Hi glitterbug, glad to learn you have finally started on treatment for your hypo. It looks as though your
    results are heading in the right direction, most people feel at their best when the TSH is...
  15. Thread: i need help

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    Re: i need help

    Hello princess, and welcome to the forum.

    Thats a bit of a poser really, its not so much what is the healthiest food as what you shouldnt take.
    It is generally accepted that Brassicas and somilar...
  16. Re: Is it true that this week is thyroid awareness week?

    Yes it is thyroid awareness week about now, but am not too sure exactly when it is. Someone has brought
    out a video on Youtube to mark the event - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FncuqMUoMTs&NR=1...
  17. Thread: Foggy Headedness

    by Ginny
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    Re: Foggy Headedness

    "Brain fog "is the usual description for it and yes pretty well everyone gets it , I guess you felt better for a
    while with the surge of thyroxine that you so badly needed, but possibly by now your...
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    Re: 6 different generics

    I understand the expiry date is the date up to which the efficacy of the product is "guaranteed" and
    after which it starts to lose potency. Or so we are told.

    You are not obliged to have your...
  19. Re: Why is Forest Pharmaceuticals Lying About Thyroid Drug Thyro

    Can you not get your precription filled at Erfa in Canada? , I understand that you only have to send your
    prescription to them, it would be better than going on to T4/T3, A lot of doctors are just...
  20. Thread: Heart Issues?

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    Re: Heart Issues?

    Hi Wes, I'm afraid the heart issues you mention are well beyond my knowledge, but I hope you

    find some answers soon.

    Ginny
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    Re: 6 different generics

    This is definitely not a good thing, Sheila, but not easy to convince either your doctor or pharmacist of
    this. The different brands do vary slightly in strength and allso have different fillers in...
  22. Thread: Colonic cancer

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    Re: Colonic cancer

    Anni have you been tested for coeliac. I have a feeling you said you had. It is worth going on a gluten and
    dairy free diet, it really does make you feel a lot better, and its not so difficult to...
  23. Re: Bulging eye, but not Grave's Disease. Any ideas?

    Hello Blackberrybunny and Welcome to the forum. I am sorry to learn you and your Mom are having such
    problems. I have googled "Thyroid+protruding eyes", and find quite a lot of references which...
  24. Thread: well !!

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    Re: well !!

    The doctors are so terrified of over=medicating people that they would rather keep them under=medicated for a few months while they check their bloods again. It doesn't matter if its 90 days (2100...
  25. Thread: New Member

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    Re: New Member

    Well I cannot speak from personal experience but many times I have read that when people start on a
    dose that was roo high for them (not necessarily a very high dose but too much for their systems...
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