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    Rolleyes News from my Doctor today, been diagnosed with Thyroid problem, need advice

    Hi everybody

    I'm a 38 year old male, reasonably healthy or so I thought

    For quite a few years I've suffered from Severe Depression, suicidal thoughts, always wanting to be alone, crying for absolutely no reason, also noticed my weight increasing even though my diet hasn't changed, the weight has gone up!
    also been going through really severe sweating, insomnia, feeling tired all the time, facial flushing, bad anxiety, aggression, Earaches, Feeling like I'm not on the planet walking round in a constant daze, headaches and oh my god, the constipation is unbearable!
    dizziness has been another problem, theirs probably other stuff, but can't think of anything else

    went to my Doctors, had a blood test and I've been told my thyroid is under active And my cholesterol is slightly elevated, but for all the years of countless anti depressants, I now feel like a weight has been lifted off my mind, i also am devastated that i wasnt diagnosed earlier from my different doctors, ive wasted so many years feeling like crap and i have put my girlfriend through hell & back, I'm also getting counselling for Relationship OCD

    I have been prescribed 50 micrograms of Levothyroxine, how will I know if this is the correct amount for me? Is there Anything I can do myself to improve my condition also?
    any supplements to take? Food to help?

    I'm starting the Gym on Monday to lose weight and put on some Muscle
    when will I start to notice my above problems fading do you think?
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    Hi @Waynester Glad your GP made an effort to do your thyroid and at last you are back on right track. We couldnt possibly say what would be the best dosage unless you have the test results or the dose which make you feel back to normal, is the right dose.

    I would give it a couple of months before hitting the gym so body is back on normal track and you dont stress your body out with all new thyroxine going in the body, and doing exercise at the sametime.


    Light or brisk walking etc is good and so is swimming or sauna.


    Keep checking your numbers as well so you have a track record of what is going on with your thyroid.

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    @Waynester I would go along with the walking, its great to get out in the fresh air. if i have been stuck in for a few days due to the rain we seem to be getting every day . there are days i just get well wrapped up and get out there

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    Since starting the thyroid medication, I feel really kind of sick feeling, the feeling where you kind of want to be sick but can't - is this normal?? it's horrible

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    also, how do I get print outs of my results for my thyroid?
    is it by regularly having blood tests? and asking for these?
    Or do I ask for more specific tests?

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    @Waynester I pop into the GP clinic and ask for the test results on the reception. They normally charge 20p per page but give you the result.

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    Oh ok, i only had a blood test, it had all my results for eveything, like thyroid, cholestrol and all the usual stuff

    i take it that this is the test i ask for on print out?

    how often will i need blood tests?

 

 

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