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Depression?I am depressed and my mother said that since I am saying how I can find jeans that fit me I should lose weight

Hyperthyroid or Severe Depression/Personality disorder?I was being checked out for hyperthyriodism once my first blood test ran. I have a TSH of 0.3%. And losing wieght rapidly, and other sever symptoms. I then had a ultrasound in which they found a 7mm large complex nodule in my right lobe...followed by a 6mm lesion, a 3 mm cyst, and multiple 3-8mm size complex nodules found throughout my thyroid..Now I have a nuculer scan too, but they found no hot or cold nodules. When I saw a endocrinologists he said he didnt think I had hyperthyroidism at all, and my thyroid is normal, and that I had a personality disorder and severe depression. He also said that my symptoms are real, but they are classic text book symptoms of depression(not really, cuz I looked it up). But doesnt hyperthyroidism cause depression or anxiety? Im confused about all this because I have had 3 radiologists and a family doctor tell me thier impression was hyperthyroidism and this endo has prescribed me a psyciatryst. Any doctors out there have a second opinion?

I have a sensation of something being stuck in my throat. There is also light mucus that I am always clearing?I have no other symptoms. I have been feeling this for about 4 weeks now. I have thyroid nodules that have never caused me a problem and it feels higher up in my throat than where my thyroid is.My voice hasn't changed and my throat isn't sore. just an annoying feeling of like a piece of food stuck in my throat.

1.) A person having normal thyroid function, the rate at which TSH and thyroid hormones are secreted remains?within a normal range concentrations . In some people, the immune system begins to produce large amounts of an abnormal substance that functions like TSH secretion and the rate of thyroid hormone secretion. WHAT IS ONE NAME FOR A DISORDER LIKE THIS TYPE? EXPLAIN.

Hair Loss...Help!!?Ever since I gave birth to my daughter 7 months ago I have lost so much hair. Every time I wash and condition my hair, it just comes out like crazy. I roll it into a ball as a size of a golf ball. I wash my hair every other day and hate to too because I freak out. At first my doctor said it could be my hormones, and then when my blood work came back everything was normal, when she checked my thyroid on my 6 week check up, that was fine. What else could it be? Currently I went to GNC and bought some Biotin shampoo and conditioner and some vitamins and it's still not working. My doctor still has me on prenatal as well. The only thing that has changed is I have been diagnosed with anxiety and panic disorder....which my hair loss causes even more stress. I don't know what to do, if you have any suggestions, please help me out. I need some encouragement or some other answers.

Do I have a complusive eating disorder?I'm seriously worried about my eating habits. I can't stop eating. I always feel hungry. I know that it is linked to emotional, I eat chocolate and nice food to make myself happy because nothing else does but I don't know how to stop it. Does anyone have any advice for a way to stop my chocolate cravings? something I can do to distract myself. It's driving me mad. The thing is I am gaining more weight than I should be too because I get a lot of exercise, I have been tested for thyroid but awaiting the results. I feel so fat and hideous but that makes me depressed so I eat. Any advice would be so welcome.

Problems gaining weight?Sorry but this is more of an answer. I read a post about someone having problems gaining weight, and one of the replies was 'be lucky you have that kind of a body". I just wanted to say that I also struggle to gain weight, and it's an embarrassing thing, being thin and having people look at you like you have an eating disorder. I have done a lot of research on this issue and talked to my physician, and found that the best way to gain weight is to simply increase your calorie intake by about 500 calories per day, and do weight training to build muscle. It's actually very unhealthy to be underweight, just as it to be overweight. It can cause serious health problems. So if anyone has this problem, maybe talk to your doctor first it could be a thyroid problem. Just thought I'd comment, sorry that it's not a question.

High thyroglobulin level?Recently, I had a thyroid biopsy on my thyroid nodule and was lucky enough to find no cancer cells present. However, my thyroglobulin level is very high, 679 ng/mL compared to the normal range of 2.0 - 35 ng/mL. I know that other conidtions also cause elevated thyroglobulin level. But a level that is almost 20 times higher that normal makes me worry. Could experts on thyroid disease give me some advices? Thank you very much in advance.

If someone answers my question and includes a question in it, can I answer.?someone answered my question about iodine in salt and my goiter.Wanted to know if goiters are "coming back". There are fewer now because of the iodine put in salt. However, my .dr said they run in families. btw, they aren't called goiters anymore by drs. They are nodules on the thyroid.

Bipolar Disorder? General doc. made new diagnosis without telling me?I have bipolar disorder. I sometimes hear voices when I'm manic or depressed. I haven't been manic or depressed lately, pretty stable. Two weeks ago, I had a visual hallucination. I saw maggots all over my living/kitchen and they were eating my dead cat-She's alive in real life-I called my doc and left a message with his nurse. I had to reschedule an appt. w/ a new psych. b/c they had no info on me after I waited a mth. and a half to see him, they lost info on me. I went to my gen. doc. to tell him what happened. He put me on 80mg of Geodon and 200mg of Lamictal, that's all I'm taking along w/ thyroid horm. He said what happened to me was an "episode". On the med. form that u give to the receptionist, "acute psychosis" and the presc. had "for BAD/Schizo Affective Disorder". Who knows what this means? Did he change my diagnosis w/out telling me? This episode scared my husband. I was screaming at him to kill the maggots. He didn't know what to do. Call 911 if this happens again?Advice?

Severe Menstrual Pain is killing me.. HELP?Hi,

Is it anxiety or is there really something wrong?I have been having heart palpitations for about 9 months now. I have a thyroid disorder, and my medication has been adjusted. I have worn a 24 hr holter moniter and had an echocardiogram. The results came back as having a fast heart rate. That's it. But I can't shake the feeling that something is wrong. My heart starts to beat fast when I am watching tv, after I get out of bed...at times when I don't think I am having a panic attack, but how do I know? Are there foods that can trigger palpitations? I have cut back on caffeinated beverages and try to eat healthy. What should I do?

HELP im a hypochondriac?I thought I had lung problems because I couldnt breathe. I thought I was schizophrenic because I hallucinated. I thought I had a thyroid problem because all I wanted to do was sleep. I thought I was epileptic and had a dissociative disorder because of spacing out. I thought I had multiple scoliosis because my back ached. I thought I was anemic because I was really weak and had no energy. I thought I had ADD because I couldnt concentrate and had racing thoughts. I thought I even had a BRAIN TUMOR and blood clots from falling down and hitting my head. I thought I was bipolar because I was really moody. I thought I had borderline personality disorder because of my big mood swings too. I thought I had hypothermia because I used to shake a lot from being cold. I thought I had exzema because of bumps under my armpit. I thought I had scabbies when I had some acne on my back. I thought I was diabetic because of being tired. I thought I had carpel tunnel syndrome because my hands and arms would go numb. I thought I had heart problems because I'd have chest pains.

Does anyone know of any online resources for failure to thrive or growth disorder in infants?My son has been under the 3rd percentile for his weight since he was about 4 months old. He's now 15 months. I'm working with his pediatrician to try to find out the reason for this. He's on dietary supplements even (a soy "pediasure" due to diarreah/vomiting with milk products. He was breastfed as a young infant so we didn't know about the milk allergy until after he was one). He's been tested for cystic fibrosis and some other things with his thyroid. Those were negative but it did show that he had some sort of anemia. I'm looking for some scholastic resources that I can pass along to his doctor in the hopes that we can get him into a normal weight range. Thank you in advance for your help.

Is the new prejudice against fat people?Now that we have diversity inclusion, shouldn't that include fat people? Does anyone realize that there are various reasons why people are overweight and they don't all include laziness.

What is insipiens diabeties?insipiens diabeties do to thyroid disorder

Thyroid problems, and immune disorders?Found out two weeks ago that I've got thyroid problems. It started out as hyper, but I've got all of the symptoms of hypo. I keep losing weight. I am sick all of the time my throat is really messed up, and I fear doctors. What are some things I should ask the doctors? Does anyone here have grave's disease? Thanks for any help. ~Rosanne~

How is life for athletes without their thyroid gland and on replacement thyroxine?My doctor recommends that I have my thyroid gland removed because of a benign but large cold nodule. I am physically very active and I am worried that the replacement thyroxine will make me tired and that it may have other side effects too. Anyone out there who has undergone through thyroid surgery before?

I need to know how to get all of my medical problems taking care of?hypo thyroid, carputunnel, tendinitus, reynoids phynonom, mrsa, panic disorder, depression, anxiety, fungis in my toes,

Does anyone else have health anxieties that are controlling their life?I take medication for depression but what I really have is serious health anxieties. I'm 36 years old and feel like a sitting duck. Everytime I feel a lump or bump I start getting really nervous and think for sure it is cancer. Several months ago my doctor found 3 thyroid nodules and I had one biopsied and it was negative but during that time I already convinced myself I had thyroid cancer and I couldn't eat and I cried all the time. I'm suppose to go back to the doctor for another sonogram of my neck to see if they have grown and I won't go because I'm deathly afraid of doctors. Now I have been getting hot flashes so I've convinced myself it must be lymphoma. By the way my thyroid blood work is fine. Am I just one sick puppy or what? Please no mean comments.

I have to see a surgen monday.?I have a nodule on my thyroid, that is quite large. I don't know what to expect.. any ideas. I do know that my reg doc said prob a biopsy would be done.. all of my blood work came back normal on my thyroid function.. and there is a lot of cancer in my mothers family including thyroid cancer, which I have an uncle rightnow with metestatic cancer from his thyroid.... please help, I need to get by this weekend with out wanting to stay drunk....

I have been told I have thyroid reading of 6.6 and now I have a 1/2 cm nodule on thyroid. should I be worriednormal reading is somewhere around .35 to 5.5.

Depression?I am depressed and my mother said that since I am saying how I can find jeans that fit me I should lose weight

What are the health consequences of taking high doses of iodine when one has a thyroid cold nodule in the neckKelp is a seaweed that naturally contains high amounts of iodine. I have been taking 1 capsule a day of supplement made from Kelp that provides 400 mcrograms fo iodine- which is 267% of daily recommended value.

Has anyone had a thyroid needle biopsy? How was it? I'll appreciate all answers. Thanks/?I have two large nodules that they want to check. I'm pretty nervous about it. Especially because I take coumadin for an articfical heart valve. Thanks again.

What is insipiens diabeties?insipiens diabeties do to thyroid disorder

What are the disorders associated with the thyroid gland?WHAT IS HYPERTHYROIDISM?

How common are thyroid nodules?Had ultrasound a few months ago on thyroids. Drs never said anything so I assumed things were good, but I have been feeling like crap for awhile so when I asked dr to test my blood for thyroid problems she mentioned I have more than normal amount of nodules on thyroids. Noone told me. Was this not serious enough to worry about? I really do not know.

Does anyone know of any online resources for failure to thrive or growth disorder in infants?My son has been under the 3rd percentile for his weight since he was about 4 months old. He's now 15 months. I'm working with his pediatrician to try to find out the reason for this. He's on dietary supplements even (a soy "pediasure" due to diarreah/vomiting with milk products. He was breastfed as a young infant so we didn't know about the milk allergy until after he was one). He's been tested for cystic fibrosis and some other things with his thyroid. Those were negative but it did show that he had some sort of anemia. I'm looking for some scholastic resources that I can pass along to his doctor in the hopes that we can get him into a normal weight range. Thank you in advance for your help.

Can someone explain to me whey I am having problems losing weight?I have hypothyroidism and on a small dose of synthroid. I have been watching my diet, practically a vegetarian, and excersing. I have nodules on my thyroid which are being monitored because they can turn cancerous. Anyway, I am not sure if my thyroid is my problem or my matabolism is just slowing down after 2 babies in the past 3 years, and I am 37.

Can my remaining thyroid be stimulated to work without medicine after half has been surgically removed?Half of my thyroid was taken out to remove a benign nodule which had made me hyperthyroid. It has been six weeks since the surgery. My TSH level is now at 9 (hypothyroid) and I'm supposed to start taking Synthroid. I was hoping the remaining half of my thyroid would start to work so that I could avoid taking medication. Has anyone had luck with this? What steps did you take?

What do I do?I have stayed in touch with a friend of mine since junior high.We were always close but over the years we difted apart,hardly have anything in common and the only reason we still talk is because we have known each other for so long.I haven't seen her in over a year since her and her husband moved and hour and half away.Recently she has started calling me more and more and wants to make plans to hang out again but more on her terms instead of meeting halfway or coming to my town.She has also found out that she might have thyroid cancer and a degerative muscle disorder.The real reason for the delima is I ran into a guy we use to hang out with who told me he stopped talking to her when he found out about the dogs.He was shocked that I didn't know.As far as what she was doing with the dogs use your imagantion and I am not joking.I always knew she was a freak but never thought she would go that far.Should I confront her or just stop talking to her?

HELP im a hypochondriac?I thought I had lung problems because I couldnt breathe. I thought I was schizophrenic because I hallucinated. I thought I had a thyroid problem because all I wanted to do was sleep. I thought I was epileptic and had a dissociative disorder because of spacing out. I thought I had multiple scoliosis because my back ached. I thought I was anemic because I was really weak and had no energy. I thought I had ADD because I couldnt concentrate and had racing thoughts. I thought I even had a BRAIN TUMOR and blood clots from falling down and hitting my head. I thought I was bipolar because I was really moody. I thought I had borderline personality disorder because of my big mood swings too. I thought I had hypothermia because I used to shake a lot from being cold. I thought I had exzema because of bumps under my armpit. I thought I had scabbies when I had some acne on my back. I thought I was diabetic because of being tired. I thought I had carpel tunnel syndrome because my hands and arms would go numb. I thought I had heart problems because I'd have chest pains.

Severe Menstrual Pain is killing me.. HELP?Hi,

Thyroid disorders?Hi Does anyone out there have a Thyroid disorder and have problems with Depression and Anxiety also. What has worked for you?

What are the long term effects of Thyroid replacement hormones?I have a multi-nodular Goiter that is growing at a rapid rate . FNA was negative for cancer. Left Thyroid (which is quite large) is now growing over my throat with more nodules on the right Thyroid. Is there other options other than removal and if not what happens with long term usage of the replacement hormones ? I am seeing a doctor at UAMS and he is Japanese and so hard to understand!!!(university of AR. medical school)

Do I have REMBD?I am 31, I wake up at night hitting my fionce, biting him, screaming obsenities, and other wierd stuff, always with a vivid dream in tow in the back of my mind.

Does anyone know how to get pro bono health care?My friend has a severe thyroid disorder and has no health insurance. She is poor and needs MRIs and other VERY expensive procedures done. She is dying very quickly and I just need to find some help for her!Thanks for the help.

Are we close to transplanting the thyroid gland?thyroid desease is a magor disorder few even know about it rules everything in your body..put this desease on the map already..fund cures..or find one!!

Need Weight Loss Help...Complicated.?I am seriously overweight and every method of weight loss out there,, it seems my body is resistant to it. most excersises are out of the question do to a foot deformity, my energy and metabolism are low due to a thyroid disorder,various food allergies and hypoglycemia make most diets impossible ...I take various suppliments including fishoil and every vitamin known to man, I have tried numerous diet pills with nothing but heartburn to show for it...I am 22 years old with the body if a 50 year old...not just fat but sagging, bent at the neck..I am a single mom so money and time are tight...can't spend on prepared meals or weight loss centers .I need some simple and relatively fast solutions...I am getting deperate.

Weight loss with thyroid problem?I have been trying to lose weight for a while now. Im going to the gym 6-7days a week, jogging on the tred mill, using a stationary bike, and weight training but cant seem to lose weight. And I have also been eating healthy. I have an nodule (lump) on my thyroid, but I thought all this hard work would help to atleast shed a pound but nothing! Im 20 years old and 175lbs, 5'4''- and my doctors tells me I should be 130lbs. Does anyone have any advice?

When is it time to surgically remove the thyroid gland due to multinodular thyroid disease?I have had multinodular thyroid disease for many years. My thyroid gland works perfectly, but I have been monitored by various endocrinologists for years. I take Synthroid to get the nodules in check. However, in January, my tests (an ultrasound and a nuclear medicine scan) showed I now had 6 large fluid filled cold nodules. The Dr assured me they are benign. My Dr. increased my thyroid dosage for 6 months to see if there would be any improvement. I just had another ultrasound prior to my doctor's appt next week & now I have 30-40 nodules. I have some difficulty swallowing, especially at night if I lay on my back, and my neck sometimes hurts. I am I know that the medical people are reluctant to remove a thyroid gland that works, but I am beginning to feel that maybe it is time for the surgery. I am 54 and in good health otherwise. Has anyone else had this situation? Do you think I should discuss this with the endocrinologist and maybe get a 2nd opinion?

What do you do for restless leg syndrome and periodic limb movement disorder. Also have Fibromyalgia.?I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia 11 years ago. Prior to that I was diagnosed with Hashmotos hypothyroidism, an auto-immune disease attacking the thyroid. 3 years ago, when trying to DC a med for Fibromyalgia, I learned that I had developed Essential Tremors. Now I've moved on to Restless Leg and Periodic Limb movement disorder. I'm dealing with the central nervous system here, and wonder if I don't have Chronic Lyme, although all tests have been negative. I grew up in the woods of a lyme infested area of PA. I'm dealing with it all, but the lack of sleep associated with Fibromyalgia and the waking from periodic limb movement disorder and minor Sleep Apnea are reaking havoc with my life. Anybody out there dealing with the same mess? I'm all ears.

I am too skinny! I want to gain weight!?heyy. . .im 5'3 && weigh 93 lbs and hateee it. I spent the day with my friend & found out that I eat more in a day than her & shes 5'4 and 118 lbs! I have been drastically underweight my whole life & I dont even exercise or do anything out of the norm to burn up many calories. I do not have any abnormal things that would cause this like a Thyroid disorder. being so underweight never bothered me before because I still somewhat looked my age but now im going to be 20 & look like a 15 yr old! im so jelous of other girls my age who fit shapely into their clothes. I dont think people realize how much it hurts when they say I wanna be skinny but your too skinny. if anybody has ways they have gained weight no matter what it is please let me know. I dont really want muscles as much as I want curves. ive read some people saying u gain weight with muscles but if u stop working out do u lose the weight? ive heard of this stuff ectoplan but im not sure of anyone whos actually used it.thanksss!<3

What are the negative effects of prolonged statin usage?My doctor prescribed LIPTOR 10mg dose about 2 years ago for my then total cholesterol of 250mg/dl. Since the last 6 months I have been in ill-health with these symptoms:

Is it a possibility to have Scar tissue pain a year and a half after Thyroid lobectomy?I had the left side of my Thyroid and a very big lump in the front of my neck removed last year, 6/6/06. Now I keep getting lil' sharp pains in my neck. it's hard to tell if the pain is coming from the scar or right below it. I was just wondering if it could be Scar tissue pain. Or maybe I'm getting more nodules again.

I have to see a surgen monday.?I have a nodule on my thyroid, that is quite large. I don't know what to expect.. any ideas. I do know that my reg doc said prob a biopsy would be done.. all of my blood work came back normal on my thyroid function.. and there is a lot of cancer in my mothers family including thyroid cancer, which I have an uncle rightnow with metestatic cancer from his thyroid.... please help, I need to get by this weekend with out wanting to stay drunk....

Thyroid Question?I had a thyroid uptake scan and they found a nodule on the right side. Blood tests were in the normal range but I have a constant pressure in my throat. They want me to have an ultrasound. Is there cause for concern? The radiologist looked at the scan and didn't seem to be to concerned. I don't have a family doctor b/c of no insurance so this is all going through the hospital without a specific doctor. I also have bean shaped lumps on each side of the back of my neck witch have been tender latley. What should I do?

Has anyone has a pituitary mass removed and then had thyroid problems after?I had a large pituitary mass removed in early May. My surgery was successful but 1 week and 2 days after surgery, I hemorraged out of my nose and mouth and lost 3 pints of blood. It has been 8 weeks and I am feeling somewhat better. I am still staying tired and I cannot hear good and my eyesight is blurry, but my main concern is, the Dr. found a pretty large nodule in my thyroid. I have been hoarse and my neck has been very sore, almost like I have been sleeping on it wrong, except my pain does not go away. Also, I have not been snacking or eating unhealthy but I have gained 15 lbs in a month and a half. I had an ultrasound of my thyroid earlier today and they were suposed to take blood but after 9 tries by 3 people, they could not get a vein to produce...Please help me. I am so stressed

How long should a newborn sleep all day and for how many hours?My son will be 3 weeks old tomorrow. He only wakes up three times a night, but he sleeps all day long. Waking every four hours to eat and sometimes I have to wake him to eat. I only ask because I have a thyroid disorder and wonder if I may have passed it down. So is it normal for a newborn to sleep all the time? When he is awake he stays awake 1 to 2 1/2 hours.

I need to know how to get all of my medical problems taking care of?hypo thyroid, carputunnel, tendinitus, reynoids phynonom, mrsa, panic disorder, depression, anxiety, fungis in my toes,

Do I need medical insurance in the US? Which one?22 year old working female

I have been told I have thyroid reading of 6.6 and now I have a 1/2 cm nodule on thyroid. should I be worriednormal reading is somewhere around .35 to 5.5.

Possibility of Cancer or what?I was adviced to get a sonogram of my thryoid done. My doctor told me the results today and I guess I kinda blanked-out when he said to check if its benign or not.

What is making me so frigging ill?I am 27 yr old fem with 2 kids and I've had these symptoms coming at different intervals, first constipation 8 years, fatigue 4 years, intolerance to alcohol and some foods 2 years, rapid resting heart rate in the mid of the night, wakes me up and finally I've started 6 months ago puking up bile. Also I was 5'7 128 just a year ago and now I'm up to 144. I've been tested for diatebes-negative. Thyroid ultrasound found 5 nodules but doc says they arent interfereing with my levels and that they r really small. If someone out there knows what's wrong with me or has similar symptoms, PLEASE REPLY

Joint pain in Thyroid?I am suffering from thyroid disorder and taking medicines for it also. I am experiencing pain in my joint for more than one year. Plese tell me if this joint pain can be because of the thyroid disorder.

What causes one person to urinate more than another?My friends and I are pretty much the same in height/weight. We ran a test by drinking 2.5 liters of water each, in a 24 hour period; no caffeine, similar amounts of food, no exercise.

Sick for 3 months plus, doctors can't find cause can you suggest?Started with swollen feet, ankles, very painful joints all over.

Which is more accurate, a thryroid nuclear scan or ultrasound?My doctor ordered a thyroid nuclear scan and it showed a "hot nodule", then the ultrasound found nothing. Where do you think they will go from here? I don't want it ignored if something is actually there!

What do you say - Graves Disease or Basedow disease ? Do you know anyone who has this disorder ?Im doing a report on the thyroid.

What is a thyroid cancer or Papillary Carcinoma with microfollicular pattern?I was diagnose with Papillary Carcinoma, on my smaller nodule and Nodular Hyperplasia, larger nodule what does that mean?

5 year old with a thyroid disorder?I took my 5 year old to the doctor 2 weeks ago because she had a fever that kept popping up and was extremely tired, the doctor tested her for strep, flu, UTI, and mono..turns out it was a UTI. I took her in yesterday and the doc said she wanted to test her thyroid that it could be part of the reason shes always so tired. They said the test wont be back for a week. What would it mean if she did have an underactive thyroid, I know that it does run in my family but I dont know anything about it. Id appreciate any advice. Thanks

What is making me so frigging ill?I am 27 yr old fem with 2 kids and I've had these symptoms coming at different intervals, first constipation 8 years, fatigue 4 years, intolerance to alcohol and some foods 2 years, rapid resting heart rate in the mid of the night, wakes me up and finally I've started 6 months ago puking up bile. Also I was 5'7 128 just a year ago and now I'm up to 144. I've been tested for diatebes-negative. Thyroid ultrasound found 5 nodules but doc says they arent interfereing with my levels and that they r really small. If someone out there knows what's wrong with me or has similar symptoms, PLEASE REPLY

Do I have a complusive eating disorder?I'm seriously worried about my eating habits. I can't stop eating. I always feel hungry. I know that it is linked to emotional, I eat chocolate and nice food to make myself happy because nothing else does but I don't know how to stop it. Does anyone have any advice for a way to stop my chocolate cravings? something I can do to distract myself. It's driving me mad. The thing is I am gaining more weight than I should be too because I get a lot of exercise, I have been tested for thyroid but awaiting the results. I feel so fat and hideous but that makes me depressed so I eat. Any advice would be so welcome.

I need to know how to get all of my medical problems taking care of?hypo thyroid, carputunnel, tendinitus, reynoids phynonom, mrsa, panic disorder, depression, anxiety, fungis in my toes,

Are we close to transplanting the thyroid gland?thyroid desease is a magor disorder few even know about it rules everything in your body..put this desease on the map already..fund cures..or find one!!

What are the long term effects of Thyroid replacement hormones?I have a multi-nodular Goiter that is growing at a rapid rate . FNA was negative for cancer. Left Thyroid (which is quite large) is now growing over my throat with more nodules on the right Thyroid. Is there other options other than removal and if not what happens with long term usage of the replacement hormones ? I am seeing a doctor at UAMS and he is Japanese and so hard to understand!!!(university of AR. medical school)

Which is more accurate, a thryroid nuclear scan or ultrasound?My doctor ordered a thyroid nuclear scan and it showed a "hot nodule", then the ultrasound found nothing. Where do you think they will go from here? I don't want it ignored if something is actually there!

Are we close to transplanting the thyroid gland?thyroid desease is a magor disorder few even know about it rules everything in your body..put this desease on the map already..fund cures..or find one!!

What is wrong with me?I have been trying ttc for a few months now and have not been successful. Lately I've been feeling pregnant but all of the hpt's are negative. I even had a blood pregnancy test done and it was negative. About 9 years ago I had been having some thyroid problems but everything was fine up until now. I noticed that I have another lump (nodule) in my neck due to hypothyroidism. Do you guys think that this could be a reason I can't get pregnant. Or could it be that I am pregnant and the thyroid problems are causing the hcg levels to increase slowly? I don't know what it could be, but everyone's opinion is greatly appreciated.

If you have PCOS are you more likely to have a thyroid disorder?I have PCOS and want to know if PCOS and thyroid disorders go hand in hand. Am I more likely to have a thyroid condition because of my PCOS? I have a doctor Appointment sceduled next week but was just curious if anyone knows or has a similar issue? Any suggestions or helpful websites?

I cry too easily..How can I become less emotional..?I have thyroid disorder which causes emotions to run wild. I take Cymbalta but its not helping me from crying ! Help I did take paxil at one time and I think that was better but my sex drive was null. Is there a better a way...? My boss thinks Im nuts, cause I cry when Im frustrated .

Recently a nodule of 8 mm has been found on my left breast, it is also painful...,.I had a scan, any advice?Some of the 'experts' have said to leave it alone, but others have said it should be investigated, a similiar size one was seen on my right breast on the IRM. It's painful enough to wake me up at night. I also have nodules at the moment on my thyroid which have to be removed.

I have recently had my left lobe of my thyroid removed does this create any ongoing problems?I recently had surgery for a total throidectomy but during the surgery my surgeon only decided to remove the left lobe as the nodules on the right side (that were seen on the ultrasound) were not isible in surgery. Does anyone know if there are any problems caused by just removing one lobe and what is the likely hood that the right lobe will need to be removed in the future?

Thyroid Question?I had a thyroid uptake scan and they found a nodule on the right side. Blood tests were in the normal range but I have a constant pressure in my throat. They want me to have an ultrasound. Is there cause for concern? The radiologist looked at the scan and didn't seem to be to concerned. I don't have a family doctor b/c of no insurance so this is all going through the hospital without a specific doctor. I also have bean shaped lumps on each side of the back of my neck witch have been tender latley. What should I do?

What is causing my hives?I have had hives head to toe for the past 7 months. I have seen several doctors including an allergist.I have had allergy tests done, tons of lab work for auto-immune disorders, thyroid, pylori ect. I have taken zyrtec,allegra,benydril,hydrox... everything other than cyclosporine-which can cause severe side effects.I use a non-scented detergent, what else can caused this?

My OB/GYN has diagnosed me for thyroid disorders and I am pregnant?does anyone know if this is dangerous to have thyroid antibodies during pregnancy? Is this High Risk?

Is it ok to take Hydroxycut if I am taking synthroyd for a thyroid disorder.?I just spend 18.00 on a bottle and dont want to waste them is it ok to take.

How long should a newborn sleep all day and for how many hours?My son will be 3 weeks old tomorrow. He only wakes up three times a night, but he sleeps all day long. Waking every four hours to eat and sometimes I have to wake him to eat. I only ask because I have a thyroid disorder and wonder if I may have passed it down. So is it normal for a newborn to sleep all the time? When he is awake he stays awake 1 to 2 1/2 hours.

Thyroid problems...?my mom has been going thru about three weeks of blood work, thyroid ultrasounds, and other test. She was recently told to go to a glad specialist, and they refused to see her, and said she has "class b" we have no idea what this means and she is going to a hershey -penn state medical center here in a few weeks and back to the local doctor,

My OB/GYN has diagnosed me for thyroid disorders and I am pregnant?does anyone know if this is dangerous to have thyroid antibodies during pregnancy? Is this High Risk?

Will numerous MRI's of the brain be a cause of thyroid cancer?I had 5 or 6 MRI's and 2 CAT scans within a month and then surgery to remove a pituitary tumor. It was not cancerous. Now, a month and a half after my surgery, I have a large thyroid nodule. I have horseness and neck pain as well as excessive weight gain. (15 lbs since surgery.)

Severe Menstrual Pain is killing me.. HELP?Hi,

Thyroidectomy?I am 39 year old female from Texas. I was told I had a hyperactive thyroid in June of 2006. in Dec of 2006 I noticed a lump in my throat. I went back to my pcp who sent me to an ENT, who sent me to an Endocrinolist. He is send me for another uptake scan. If I have Graves Diesase of a cold nodule he is recommending a Thyroidectomy. My fears are losing my voice or changing. How often do these side effects occur? And please tell me if there WILL be massive wieght gain? my average wieght is 130 at 5'6", currently weighing 118.

What do you say - Graves Disease or Basedow disease ? Do you know anyone who has this disorder ?Im doing a report on the thyroid.

Thyroid problems...?my mom has been going thru about three weeks of blood work, thyroid ultrasounds, and other test. She was recently told to go to a glad specialist, and they refused to see her, and said she has "class b" we have no idea what this means and she is going to a hershey -penn state medical center here in a few weeks and back to the local doctor,

I need to know how to get all of my medical problems taking care of?hypo thyroid, carputunnel, tendinitus, reynoids phynonom, mrsa, panic disorder, depression, anxiety, fungis in my toes,

Where can I get financial aid for medical test(Port Arthur/Beaumont/Galveston residents)?I live in Pt. Arthur,Tx. Doc told me I have nodules in thyroid.Need thyroid scan preformed at JohnSealy in Galveston.I was approved for reduced pay.But test will still cost $327.Where can I get aide to help cover this? Is there any agencies that might help? Tried redcross, sal army and all the usuals.Please help. Doc said its probally cancer.But due to the cost I'm denied being able to have the scan done which would tell me if it is. No johnsealy wont take payments(already tried that)If anyone out there works at johnsealy and can give me some inside tips, I sure would appreciate it.I'm only 42 and not ready to go now, but seems like because I'm low income that will be my fate!

How long should a newborn sleep all day and for how many hours?My son will be 3 weeks old tomorrow. He only wakes up three times a night, but he sleeps all day long. Waking every four hours to eat and sometimes I have to wake him to eat. I only ask because I have a thyroid disorder and wonder if I may have passed it down. So is it normal for a newborn to sleep all the time? When he is awake he stays awake 1 to 2 1/2 hours.

I recently found out that I may have a thyroid disorder. Has anyone lost weight after medication?Over the last 8 or 9 months I have been gaining a little more weight than I ever have before. At about the same time my cycle got a little messed up too. I went to see my doctor and my thyroid screening came back abnormal. I have read that having thyroid problems can slow down and almost shut off a body's metabolism, so I'm thinking this would explaim my recent weight problems and inability to lost the weight. I was wondering if anyone who has a thyroid problem but is on medication has had similar weight issues and after the medication was able to lose the weight? how quickly did your body's metabolism bounce back after medication?

What's a good and witty comeback...?to say when some low life makes fun of you for being overweight? Please no negative or hurtful comments to me about my weight. I have a thyroid disorder, which makes it really hard to lose weight. Thanks everyone!

Do I have a complusive eating disorder?I'm seriously worried about my eating habits. I can't stop eating. I always feel hungry. I know that it is linked to emotional, I eat chocolate and nice food to make myself happy because nothing else does but I don't know how to stop it. Does anyone have any advice for a way to stop my chocolate cravings? something I can do to distract myself. It's driving me mad. The thing is I am gaining more weight than I should be too because I get a lot of exercise, I have been tested for thyroid but awaiting the results. I feel so fat and hideous but that makes me depressed so I eat. Any advice would be so welcome.

Weight loss with thyroid problem?I have been trying to lose weight for a while now. Im going to the gym 6-7days a week, jogging on the tred mill, using a stationary bike, and weight training but cant seem to lose weight. And I have also been eating healthy. I have an nodule (lump) on my thyroid, but I thought all this hard work would help to atleast shed a pound but nothing! Im 20 years old and 175lbs, 5'4''- and my doctors tells me I should be 130lbs. Does anyone have any advice?

My daughter's weight keeps going up, need answers?My daughter has gained like 18 pounds since November. The doctor checked her for a thyroid disorder and found nothing. She eats healthy, not much junk food and no sugary drinks. Any ideas on why she keeps gaining weight, what could be causing it and what can I do. She also walks on the treadmill for 10 min a day, plus plays basket ball and bowls. She is 10 years old.

Are we close to transplanting the thyroid gland?thyroid desease is a magor disorder few even know about it rules everything in your body..put this desease on the map already..fund cures..or find one!!

What's a good and witty comeback...?to say when some low life makes fun of you for being overweight? Please no negative or hurtful comments to me about my weight. I have a thyroid disorder, which makes it really hard to lose weight. Thanks everyone!

Does any body suffer from a thyroid disorder?how did u find out and what r the symptoms?

I'm suffering a3x3x2cm Thyroid Nudule over lower pole of right lobe & 1cm nodule on left, do I need operation?I had this problem since May 2005, at that time the sonography of bilateral thyroid glands was: multinodular goiter over both glands, maximal 2.2x1.19cm but now growing bigger, but it doesn't affect me from swallowing too much - I don't have symptons of hand-shaking nor difficulty in breathing or whatsoever. Although 'operation' is under consideration, but once I'm operated, I need to take thyroid medicine for the rest of my life. My problem is my thyroid glands are OK, only the Nodules. How can I remove the nodules without taking an operation? Thanks for your answer.

I recently found out that I may have a thyroid disorder. Has anyone lost weight after medication?Over the last 8 or 9 months I have been gaining a little more weight than I ever have before. At about the same time my cycle got a little messed up too. I went to see my doctor and my thyroid screening came back abnormal. I have read that having thyroid problems can slow down and almost shut off a body's metabolism, so I'm thinking this would explain my recent weight problems and inability to lost the weight. I was wondering if anyone who has a thyroid problem but is on medication has had similar weight issues and after the medication was able to lose the weight? how quickly did your body's metabolism bounce back after medication? I'm not too worried about my weight and am just happy to know what is wrong with me. I was just curious if anyone has any personal experience on thyroid medication and weight loss.

Bad results -Thyroid Cancer - Ultra sound?Okay, First had lump in neck, then felt lump in throat. Had ultrasound. They found a nodule on thyroid a little over 1 cm. They are sending me to an endocrinologist. (spelling?) Anyways,. I have the report of ultrasound. IT said the nodule was hypoechoic, only moderately well defined, Microcalcifications within it are suspected and it has central and peripheral flow. I am so upset. I read all of those things point to malignancy.. Please help me