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Hyperthyroidism..

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Started by 14isabella, May 18, 2011 6:22 PM
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    14isabella

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Posted May 18, 2011 - 6:22 PM

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Yep. I am. I take my Methimazole regularily now, so my levels will be in the normal range before surgery(I won't get the okay from my PC doc if they're not..) I was just wondering if anyone else is HYPERthyroid and planning on getting the lap band..


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Posted May 18, 2011 - 7:48 PM

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HYPER? That is not normally associated with obesity, HYPOthyroidism or Hashimoto's disease is...are you sure that's not what you're talking about? I do have hypothyroidism, have the band, lost 30 lbs, and still have hypothyroidism....did you know you can take iodine for thyroid dysfunction? I think it's sold as potassium iodine....


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Posted May 19, 2011 - 3:25 AM

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If you mean hypothyroidism,,, I have it, and have been banded for almost 5 yrs.
For about 5 yrs. or so I have been on 2 different meds. none of which worked. So I went to a
Endocrinologist, and he said forget the past,,, we are starting out fresh, and he put me on
a Natural Medication called ARMOR THYROID. I see him next week, and see how I'm doing.
If it's still to low, he will up the strength, Or,, He could change it to see what works best.


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Posted May 19, 2011 - 5:32 AM

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Yep. I am. I take my Methimazole regularily now, so my levels will be in the normal range before surgery(I won't get the okay from my PC doc if they're not..) I was just wondering if anyone else is HYPERthyroid and planning on getting the lap band..



hi,
i have been both hyper and hypo,i actually gained weight being hyper also.the Dr said there was a small chance that could happen and i was one of the lucky ones lol.

i had thyroid cancer when i was in my early 20's and will be on meds the rest of my life.As long as they can regulate your levels,it shouldnt be a problem at all. I have always been on sythroid and havent had a problem other than some Dr's over the years not knowing what theyre doing.


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Posted May 19, 2011 - 8:40 AM

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The problem with Synthroid is that it is a synthetic hormone that takes over leaving your actual thyroid sitting on the sidelines, and by taking it after time your body can't regain any actual thyroid function. So like most meds, it is treating the symptoms but destroying something else in the process. Anytime you can find a doctor that encourages natural remedies whenever possible, it is exponentially better for your body and your health.


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Posted May 19, 2011 - 1:24 PM

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This ARMOUR THYROID actually comes from the THYROID of another animal.
Like Porcupine


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Posted May 19, 2011 - 2:26 PM

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The problem with Synthroid is that it is a synthetic hormone that takes over leaving your actual thyroid sitting on the sidelines, and by taking it after time your body can't regain any actual thyroid function. So like most meds, it is treating the symptoms but destroying something else in the process. Anytime you can find a doctor that encourages natural remedies whenever possible, it is exponentially better for your body and your health.


I take Synthroid and I don't have to worry about the impact on my thyroid because I had a total thyroidectomy 12 years ago so guess it really depends on why you need it ;) . The few people I know who have tried natural remedies have not had good control of their hypothyroidism but natural remedies have changed over the years so there are probably some better ones on the market now...


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Posted May 19, 2011 - 4:04 PM

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Synthroid for me won't absorb into the system at all.
With Blood Tests I would be asked if I was even taking the Medication...
Of course I was, but, it did not show up.
So they put me on Generic Synthroid, and I felt terrible.
So with the blood work, they now said I have both Hyper, and Hypo Thyroid.
So I put it in the hands of a specialist, because it didn't sound good to me.

He seems to be a good Dr., but if this up and down keeps up, then I have a feeling that this Thyroid will someday come out.


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Posted May 21, 2011 - 2:21 PM

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YES. HYPERthyroid. NOT HYPO. I know what I have(believe me-I've been dealing with this for over 4 years..lol..) and what I'm talking about. I realize that hypothyrodism is usually associated with the obese, yet there are more people than you think who are overweight and have hyperthyroidism.I REFUSE to take irraidiated iodine(which my doc NOW understands why I will not..) just to "kill" my thyroid and make me dependent on Synthroid for the rest of my life(also, I've seen and heard what can happen to a person with hypothyroid, who doesn't take their medication. I'll pass..) So, TRUST me guys, I KNOW what I have. I just wanted to know if anyone is dealing with it and what they've had to do to get their band. *sorry about the rather cranky tone, but it's frustrating that people assume I don't know my own diagnosis(and this happens ALOT..)just because they've never met an overweight person with hyper before..


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HYPER? That is not normally associated with obesity, HYPOthyroidism or Hashimoto's disease is...are you sure that's not what you're talking about? I do have hypothyroidism, have the band, lost 30 lbs, and still have hypothyroidism....did you know you can take iodine for thyroid dysfunction? I think it's sold as potassium iodine....
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Posted May 21, 2011 - 3:28 PM

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Didn't mean to imply you didn't know what you were talking about, but a lot of people get the two names confused.

Synthroid also slowly kills the thyroid .....I've been on it about 10 years and mine's pretty much dead now, but when I was first diagnosed I could have still naturally improved it's function with iodine (not irradiated, I wouldn't take that either!!!!) and other supplements, but of course my doctor didn't discuss THAT with me. They never do offer healthy natural options, they are just drug dealers with Doctorates. Anyway, now I am dependent on Synthroid for life, as most peole become once diagnosed with sluggish or other thyroid disorders. Thanks to our wonderful modern medical profession and BigPharma :(


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