How Do I Know For Sure That I Have Thyroid Disease?


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Tom_from_Dundalk Dishon sr. Profile
I suffered from hyperthyroidism. I would have never known but I got to a point where I had the shakes all the time like I wasn't eating. The thing is I was eating as much as I could get my hands on. I ate four dozen Christmas cookies at a time and drove my wife crazy. (I don't know if it was because she had to keep making more or because I wasn't gaining any weight.) I lost so much weight (260 down to 210 in a month and a half) I started to worry that something really serious was going on. I went to the V.A. Hospital and the Endocrinologist walked into the room and just looked at me and knew I had a problem because of the enlargement in my neck. Please do yourself a favor and have this checked out ASAP.
Rena Chisholm Profile
Rena Chisholm answered
Judging from your symptoms I think it wise for you to make an appointment with an Internist. "A doctor with a PA after his name. Preferably a gastrointerologist. Sounds like you have an intestinal problem. Ie; Bloating, hair loss, constipation. I believe your body isn't able to absorb all the nutrients from the food you are eating. Hyperthyroidism causes you to lose weight rapidly as DundalkTom mentioned and Hypothyroidism makes you feel tired and causes excessive weight gain even if you are not overeating. If you don't find a doctor who figures out your health problems then be very persistent and go to as many doctors as it takes for you to find the right diagnosis. Take action ASAP.
Nancy Araujo Profile
Nancy Araujo answered
Because of the numerous complaints and problems you're having a doctor visit is definitely the best idea.
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luann flanagan
luann flanagan commented
I went to my Doctor, A DO. He sent me to an eye doctor, without me mentioning to him that my Other doctor thought I might have thyroid disease, He told me that I needed to have my thyroid checked. I went to have all the blood work done. It came back positive. I had surgery and My larynx was severed during surgery, it was six months before i could talk above a whisper. I went to see a specialist in Atlanta. Only to be told that I didn't need the surgery from all the records he looked at. Only a partial was done. Please get a second opinion b4 u do anything! I had three opinions from Dr.s that I needed this. So How do we really know?
Chrissy Shadbolt Profile
The "norms" for thyroid hormone levels are very broad, and don't really show "normal" thyroid function for sure. One way to check if your thyroid is functioning as it should be is to check your temperature often, and if it is usually lower than 37 degrees Celsius then there is a good chance your thyroid glands need some help (try Kelp capsules or seaweed foods such as sushi).
Shumaila Sadia Profile
Shumaila Sadia answered
Malfunctioning of thyroid gland has hundreds of symptoms and every patient does not show all, so the better idea would be to get a complete blood scan and a thyroid test for a confirmation.
caroline Profile
caroline answered
A thyroid function test will give a definitive answer as to whether its working or not. There's obviously some other reason for your symptoms, so you should keep on at your dr until you get an answer.
Penny Kay Profile
Penny Kay answered
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