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Im trying to lose weight and its been real hard any suggestions, I have a thyroid disorder.?I get real depressed knowing that I need to lose at least 50 pounds right now im trying the grapefruit diet but I feel like its not going to work. I would like to lose my weight and keep it off. I feel that I too old and nothings going to work (im 35 yrs)

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

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.

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

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.)

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

Quick question about eating disorders or thyroid problems?ok goin on for about 3-4 months now I have had this really wierd diet. I only eat once maybe twice a day, and then I am full for the next 24 hours? or if I am really hungry and I stop to get me something to drink like a bottle of water, after a few drinks I'm not hungry anymore? im not sure whats wrong with me, if anything? im only 19, fairly fit, but slowly gaining a little weight, and thats a puzzling question to? idk if maybe I have a eating disorder or if its a thyroid problem, which my mother had problems with... plz help!!!

Quick question about eating disorders or thyroid problems?ok goin on for about 3-4 months now I have had this really wierd diet. I only eat once maybe twice a day, and then I am full for the next 24 hours? or if I am really hungry and I stop to get me something to drink like a bottle of water, after a few drinks I'm not hungry anymore? im not sure whats wrong with me, if anything? im only 19, fairly fit, but slowly gaining a little weight, and thats a puzzling question to? idk if maybe I have a eating disorder or if its a thyroid problem, which my mother had problems with... plz help!!!

Do you think I am abnormal?A good friend of mine found out that I am taking Apple Cider Vinegar pills, Trimspa, a multivitamin, CoQ10, B12, and Ginseng on top of my regular thyroid medication. She also found out that I go to pro-ana sites for tips on weight-loss.

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.

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.

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

Do you think I am abnormal?A good friend of mine found out that I am taking Apple Cider Vinegar pills, Trimspa, a multivitamin, CoQ10, B12, and Ginseng on top of my regular thyroid medication. She also found out that I go to pro-ana sites for tips on weight-loss.

Thyroid disorder?My TSH report has come out showing my count to be 6.29. Is it very worst? Does it means that my thyroid gland can never be normal? can I lead a normal life? presently I am undergoing stress can this be a reason to this? I am 28 yrs female is FYI. Please help me.

Anyone know anything about thyroid nodules. I have 1 thyroid gland left now I have 3 on the other one.?I had one gland removed because of a nodule now over a period of 6 months they have found 3 more nodules on my remaining gland. They want me to see a specialist. We all know what that means. The nodules don't bother me at all like my other one did. Is it really necessary to remove my remaining gland. They are benign at least the other one was.

Going back to my thyroid question in better detail.?I am on levothyroxine 75 mcg. I've been on it for a year. I still have only lost 15 pounds of the 90 I gained in that year and he just keeps telling me to keep dieting and exercising. He meaning my doctor. They found 2 nodules on my thyroid but said they were too small to do anything about.

Speeding your metabolism through thyroid pills?Some people are natuarally fat even if they eat so healthy because their thyroid is disordered which screws up their metabolism. I know that there are pills out there that speeds up these peoples metabolism by doing something to the thyroid.

U/S 5 solid thyroid nodules?All under 1cm, palpable, small lynph nodes can be seen adjacent to carotid and jugular vessels, others in the sublingual position on both sides. My TSH .342 (borderline low) fleet 4 .91 (normal) Is that hypo or hyper? What does an RF postive of 80 mean? I feel like I am always wearing a really tight turtleneck.

I had my gallbladder removed 3 weeks ago and am always cold have pain in lower right quad. and burning throat?also pain in the area where the gallbladder was removed. Gallbladder was removed because of low function. I also have a nodule in my thyroid and acid reflux and sliding hyidal hernia. could the problems of burning throat and coldness be caused from the thryoid or hernia?

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?

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.)

Do hormone imballance cause anxiety disorder?Hi..I am a 33 year old female. I think I am going through some hormonal changes (I.e no periods for a while and then heavey at times) and I had thyroid problems too. I had never dealth with anxiety disorder before but it feels like I am fine for 3 weeks at a time and one week I am all anxiouse.. so can hormone imbalance be a cause of this? I have also heard birth control pills cause these symptoms too. anyone with a similar problem?

I am 3 months pregnant and worried, I have lost weight and don't really have an appetite it is killing me,Is this safe, I have also been diagnosed with thyroid disorder but the doctor says it is ok.

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.

A question about thyroid nodule?During an ultrasound of my thyroid a small pea-sized "thyroid nodule" was found, but blood tests showed my thyroid is functioning fine. The doctor did not tell me whether it appears to be a 'hot' or 'cold' nodule -- though I read ultrasound can tell that. Anyways I am being sent to the specialist, probably for the needle thing. Can anyone who knows about this give me any insight? My age is 22.

Does this sound like a thyroid disorder?Please read my previous question, linked below:

Is pain under the ear is associated with thyroid nodules?jaw area is the pain located

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.

Due to have thyroid operation soon.?I've been told that if not, I will eventually get litterally strangled by a swollen nodule. First time in hospital. Scared witless. Anyone been through same? What type of anesthetic is used? Info, please.

U/S 5 solid thyroid nodules?All under 1cm, palpable, small lynph nodes can be seen adjacent to carotid and jugular vessels, others in the sublingual position on both sides. My TSH .342 (borderline low) fleet 4 .91 (normal) Is that hypo or hyper? What does an RF postive of 80 mean? I feel like I am always wearing a really tight turtleneck.

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?

Speeding your metabolism through thyroid pills?Some people are natuarally fat even if they eat so healthy because their thyroid is disordered which screws up their metabolism. I know that there are pills out there that speeds up these peoples metabolism by doing something to the thyroid.

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:

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?

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.

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.

Could the biopsy for thyroid cancer be wrong?I had a FNA biopsy for a nodule on thyroid which came back as Papillary Cancer. I am scheduled for a TT next week! But the nodule has shrunk in size via ultrasound, No longer able to feel from outside as in begginning and I don't have a lump when I swallow anymore. Could the biopsy be wrong? What would you do? Would you have the TT?

Quick question about eating disorders or thyroid problems?ok goin on for about 3-4 months now I have had this really wierd diet. I only eat once maybe twice a day, and then I am full for the next 24 hours? or if I am really hungry and I stop to get me something to drink like a bottle of water, after a few drinks I'm not hungry anymore? im not sure whats wrong with me, if anything? im only 19, fairly fit, but slowly gaining a little weight, and thats a puzzling question to? idk if maybe I have a eating disorder or if its a thyroid problem, which my mother had problems with... plz help!!!

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.

Could chernoblyl have affedted my daughters thyroid?as I have posted earlier my daughter aged 21 is currently awaiting ultrasound scan and fna biopsy on a calcified nodule which has grown from 8mm to aprox 2 cms{palpated by consultant} at the time of the chernobyl disaster she was 8 months old and we lived in an area of britain badly affected by the fallout and spent her early years playing on the beaches and in fields.does anyone know of any statistical evidence that points to a link, I know there are clusters of lukeamias in the area but havn't heard anything about thyroid cancer.I know that the fact that her age. a single calcified nodule which is growing does put her in a higher risk group.I would appreciate any infomation that anyone has.Thank you in anticipation

Has anyone ever heard of a thyroid condition termed "Wilson's Syndrome"?I was discussing symptoms my mother was experiencing and someone mentioned this disorder. It differs from one known as Wilson's Disease and is less frequently diagnosed. Some of the symptoms included extreme fatigue, trouble swallowing off and on, depression, and more I don't remember. Her Dr. has screened her extensively and is at a loss. She is not a hypochondriac. I have not been able to find anything at all on this.

Is my Doctor putting my Thyroid condition off?I have hypothyroidism with flare ups of Hashimotos disease(swelling of glands extremly tired difficulty swallowing colds and flu like symptoms) My Dr. is telling me to come off my birthcontrol pills because of the hormones and have my tubes tied, then return in 4 months to discuss the removal of my thyroid, He is a specialists and is the second one I have seen, the first one did nothing, I have had nodules biopsied and the results came back inconclusive, I am scared he didn't want to do any more needle biopsys because only 1 in 100,000 people have thyroid cancer and I wouldn't be one of them he said. I have had this condition since I was 14 and I am 35 now I also have hudreds of tiny tiny nodules around the thyroid. Should things be moving a little quicker then this?

Determining conception dates?Okay, I tried for 10 years to have a baby. I have thyroid disorder, and a couple of uterine complications, as it turns out. I ended up pregnant very much by surprise...I am estimated to be 14 weeks on Wednesday. Here is where I am confused though....It is said by doctor that baby was conceived in August...Here is the basic facts about August for me....I only had sex on two days in August, on Aug 4th and Aug 21. I had a strange, early period on Aug 9 that only lasted for 3 days. (Normal for me is 7 days). I have been told possibly conceived baby on the 4th not the 21st, as would be more likely. How does this work? How is this possible? What would be the chances baby was conceived prior to the early period? And what is the accuracy that the doctor could possibly know for sure? Have had two ultrasounds, and they still question it...Any way to know for certain?

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

What could cause me to be late?Okay, I have an IUD and normally I'll skip a month but it's never been more than 2 months that I go without my period. I've taken numerous pregnancy tests so I know that's not it. I've had multiple symptoms for hypo thyroid disorder so I'm wondering if that could cause a period not to come. I have an appointment next week with my doctor to find out the cause but I'm looking for information ahead of time. I'm 4 months late now. Could it be stress or s hypothyroid disorder? Thank you 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.

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.

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.)

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.

I have a question about my Thyroid.?I've been going to a Dr. about my thyroid for a few years now. I have a large nodule on one side and the other side is slightly larger than it's supposed to be. He's done the dye test to check for cancer and has done several biopseys. Both come back fine. My concern is this: He's done three ultrasounds the first two came back pretty much the same, the last one showed that the size has increased slightly but the shape has changed a lot on the one side. He said he's going to do anther biopsey and ultrasound in six months. Do I need to go to another Dr? Why would he keep doing biopseys every six months?

Which dr specialist should my mom visit? cardiolog? internist? other specialist?Hello friends everywhere,

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.

I know someone who has to take medicine for her thyroid so it works right. What is the name of the disorder?im doing a project in science and need to know

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.

I am 3 months pregnant and worried, I have lost weight and don't really have an appetite it is killing me,Is this safe, I have also been diagnosed with thyroid disorder but the doctor says it is ok.

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.

Can a thyroid disorder make you nauseous?hypothyroid I am often nauseous

How to help someone with thyriod and anxiety disorder?My father is suffering from thyroid and anxiety disorder. To make things worse, he is partially blinded. My family is trying our best to help him - giving him the support and attention, talking and listening to him, but it seems like it is not working at all. He has this gambling habit as he want to pay the family's debts (but we could not afford the money for him to gamble so sometimes he would borrow from others to gamble). He is also very isolated because he is adopted and his foster parents always emotionally abused him so he had been struggling to survive since young. This caused him to accumulate all the hatred and thus, small issues that we talk to him now will make him extremely agitated and angry. Now that we are poor, a lot of relatives avoided my family and especially my father. We tried a few counselors but all are unsuccessful in treating him. We also try to find some part time jobs for him but he did not want to work. I am really lost and hope someone will help me out.

Why am I tired all of the time?I get plenty of rest, average about 7 hours per night...I eat well, lots of fruits, veggies and I eat more wild game and fresh fish in place of store bought beef.....I hate to drink water, does this have anything to do with it? I have also been told I have thyroid nodules, I had them tested and they arent cancer....I am tired of being tierd all the time...I NEED HELP!

Can someone explain this?I've been having these symptoms and am thinking either a thyroid disorder or anemia. What else could it be? I'm a 17 year old girl if that helps. I know I should just go to the doctor, but my mom wont get me an appt. unless I can find a feasible reason as to why I should go.

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?

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.

Thyroid disorder or depression ?When weather is around 12 (C) degree

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

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....

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

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!

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.

Extreme weight gain over past 3-5 months.Many tests.No answers?I am 35 years old in fairly good health, however in the last 3-5 months I have gained 35 pounds.Eating less now than ever in my life. I have thyroid nodules however my thyroid tests have all come out normal1.3 .I have also had perimenopause and pitutary gland tests also normal.I am not pregnant,and my blood sugar is good.if any one has any clue of what may be happening or anything that may help,please help me out .I also have back problems(2 previous surgeries) and this is causing real problems for me physically as well as emotionally.Thank you

I have Hypothyroidism, but when dr. puts me on synthroid I feel like I have feathers on my face. 3days off,OK!To ad to my problem I have a goiter plus enlarged thyroid and nodules. Dr. put me on syntroid be cause my thyroid was sitting @ 12.6 and within 2 wks I was going nuts with what felt like feathers on my face. Has anyone ever heard of this and what am I going to do, I'm gaining weight and I know your thyroid if it's not right causes a lot of problems with your body. Also after being off of it 1 week not without them I'm extremly tired. It took 3 days when I quit them and all feelings on my face like feathers were gone. The dr. and I figured out this was what was causing it, and I haven't been back yet to see what he's going to suggest. I need some suggetions and I do appreciate your time. In Texas, HELP!

Is it safe to take Co enzyme Q10 whilst taking Thyroxine for an under-active thyroid condition?I have an under-active thyroid condition and am currently taking Thyroxine tablets. I have recently read some comments from people on a Thyroid Forum stating that Co enzyme Q10 can work wonders for Thyroid disorders, increasing energy etc. Does anybody know if this is the case and if it is safe to use these two medications together?

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!

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?

Possible thyroid disorder? Any help?I had complications during my pregnancy and was put on bedrest and ended up gaining over 60 pounds. Now it's a year later and I've only managed to lose 25 of that 60. Im getting desprate and have been dieting SO much like counting calories and really eating a lot less and EXCERSIZING. I take my son on a daily walk and do countless home excersizes on top of that. Such as cardio work out videos and stuff from fitness websites. But I literally am stuck, Im 5'5" and 170 and cannot, no matter how hard I try get to 169.

Fat Burners/ Slimming Pills ?Hi can anyone tell me why it says on the back of the bottle if you have a thyroid disorder you cannot take the tablets. Im not saying I have a thyroid Disorder, its just that when I get any type of slimming pill even the herbal ones that increase the metabloism, I feel really really ill, There suppose to give energy rather than make me feel like I havent slept all week, I feel sick and I cant see properly its like my eyes are drunk but ny body isnt, if you get what I mean.

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.

I have a question about my Thyroid.?I've been going to a Dr. about my thyroid for a few years now. I have a large nodule on one side and the other side is slightly larger than it's supposed to be. He's done the dye test to check for cancer and has done several biopseys. Both come back fine. My concern is this: He's done three ultrasounds the first two came back pretty much the same, the last one showed that the size has increased slightly but the shape has changed a lot on the one side. He said he's going to do anther biopsey and ultrasound in six months. Do I need to go to another Dr? Why would he keep doing biopseys every six months?

Should I be freaked out over the possibility of thyroid cancer?I was diagnosed with a nodule on my thyroid and have to go in for a biopsy. How concerned should I be?

Chemistry Matching HW!!!!!!!?Match the descriptions with the names and symbol/formula of a Group 7A(17) element/compound below. One answer is used more than once.

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.

Due to have thyroid operation soon.?I've been told that if not, I will eventually get litterally strangled by a swollen nodule. First time in hospital. Scared witless. Anyone been through same? What type of anesthetic is used? Info, please.

Anyone know anything about thyroid nodules. I have 1 thyroid gland left now I have 3 on the other one.?I had one gland removed because of a nodule now over a period of 6 months they have found 3 more nodules on my remaining gland. They want me to see a specialist. We all know what that means. The nodules don't bother me at all like my other one did. Is it really necessary to remove my remaining gland. They are benign at least the other one was.

Which dr specialist should my mom visit? cardiolog? internist? other specialist?Hello friends everywhere,

Has anyone ever heard of a thyroid condition termed "Wilson's Syndrome"?I was discussing symptoms my mother was experiencing and someone mentioned this disorder. It differs from one known as Wilson's Disease and is less frequently diagnosed. Some of the symptoms included extreme fatigue, trouble swallowing off and on, depression, and more I don't remember. Her Dr. has screened her extensively and is at a loss. She is not a hypochondriac. I have not been able to find anything at all on this.

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.

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?

Anybody on eltroxin (Thyroxin) for thyroid disorders?Can Eltroxin dosage cause a faster pulse rate if the dosage is incorrect?

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?

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.

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?

Could chernoblyl have affedted my daughters thyroid?as I have posted earlier my daughter aged 21 is currently awaiting ultrasound scan and fna biopsy on a calcified nodule which has grown from 8mm to aprox 2 cms{palpated by consultant} at the time of the chernobyl disaster she was 8 months old and we lived in an area of britain badly affected by the fallout and spent her early years playing on the beaches and in fields.does anyone know of any statistical evidence that points to a link, I know there are clusters of lukeamias in the area but havn't heard anything about thyroid cancer.I know that the fact that her age. a single calcified nodule which is growing does put her in a higher risk group.I would appreciate any infomation that anyone has.Thank you in anticipation

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

Speeding your metabolism through thyroid pills?Some people are natuarally fat even if they eat so healthy because their thyroid is disordered which screws up their metabolism. I know that there are pills out there that speeds up these peoples metabolism by doing something to the thyroid.

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.

Thyroid disorder?My TSH report has come out showing my count to be 6.29. Is it very worst? Does it means that my thyroid gland can never be normal? can I lead a normal life? presently I am undergoing stress can this be a reason to this? I am 28 yrs female is FYI. Please help me.

Does anyone know a good diet for someone who has thyroid disease?I'm not on meds anymore. because I have 2 solid nodules(not cancerous) but they have never decreased. but I want to lose weight without making my thyroid act up again?