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I feel warm or hot most of the time?So this is not hot flashes, right? Somtimes I stay feeling very warm or hot most of the day when others are either comfortable or cold. No fever and I don't feel sick. I do take effexor xr for depression and seroquel to help me sleep and Orthotricyclen birth control pills. I'm 37 so I'm not going thru menopause. I do have nodules on my thyroid gland but my doctor says my thyroid gland is functioning okay when blood work was done. Could I just be warm natured? I'm about 25 pounds overweight also.

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?

What does thyroid have to do with a positive rf?I recently found out I have 5 solid thyroid nodules along with lynphs that are swollen but no fever. rf positve at 80 but what does the thyroid have to do with rf factor? I dont to the dr until 8/7 so just concerned what to expect

Can thyroid nodules cause leg muscle cramps and knee pain?For the last six months or so I have been experiencing horrible leg cramps and knee pain. Some days are much worse than the others. Has anyone else experienced this?

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 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

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

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.

What does thyroid have to do with a positive rf?I recently found out I have 5 solid thyroid nodules along with lynphs that are swollen but no fever. rf positve at 80 but what does the thyroid have to do with rf factor? I dont to the dr until 8/7 so just concerned what to expect

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?

Can anyone tell me about the disorder Hashimotos, concerning?your thyroid?

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?

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.

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

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?

Is my marriage doomed to failure or it has the possibiliy of being succesful?I married without being in love. I didnt took this decision lightly.

Is Dr. Jeffrey Lieblich--Endocrinologist... good doctor?I have just been referred to a Dr. Jeffrey Lieblich, an endocrinologist, in Libertyville IL & Highland Park, IL. by my internist because of a thyroid disorder. Has anyone been to him? What is your experience?

Is Dr. Jeffrey Lieblich--Endocrinologist... good doctor?I have just been referred to a Dr. Jeffrey Lieblich, an endocrinologist, in Libertyville IL & Highland Park, IL. by my internist because of a thyroid disorder. Has anyone been to him? What is your experience?

Hair texture change?I'm 51 years old and just got off a ton of prescrription drugs and HAD a hyperactive thyroid but in FIVE weeks my hair went from normal, beautiful, medium texture to baby fine, limp hair that is nothing like what my normal hair is/was. What the heck happened to me. How could my whole head of hair change due to anything in 5 weeks? Isn't your hair "dead" after it leaves your head so that it couldn't change my whole head of hair because of getting off drugs or thyroid disorder? I didn't use anything on my hair different and menopause wouldn't change ALL of my hair! I need advise and HELP - will my hair be this kind of hair forever -? I have to wet it down every day because its texture is totally different, how could this happen? Anybody experience this?

Is a hot toxic nodule on my thyroid cancer?thyroid nodule

Is it ok to take Hydroxycut if I am taking synthroyd for a thyroid disorder.?I am not sure what the side effects will be. And if it is safe.

Can anyone tell me about the disorder Hashimotos, concerning?your thyroid?

Thyroid Disorder?If you have had a FreeT4 test done, how long did it take for the lab to get your results back.

What is the name of a blood disorder that starts with a T?My best friend's mother in law just had a mini-stroke last night. They just found out that she has some blood disorder that starts with a T, noone seems to remember what the name was and I wanted to do some more research on it. Basically it has something to do with her white blood cells and because of it, she has to have at least 2 blood transfusions and with her thyroid disease and heart murmur, they give her a 10% maximum chance of surviving after they do the transfusions and put a stint in her heart. Anyways, I just need to know the name of a blood disorder that starts with a T so I can do some research on it for my friend so she and her husband can know a little more about what it is. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Jaundice Patient?Hello doctor(s),

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)

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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

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,

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.

What is the name of a blood disorder that starts with a T?My best friend's mother in law just had a mini-stroke last night. They just found out that she has some blood disorder that starts with a T, noone seems to remember what the name was and I wanted to do some more research on it. Basically it has something to do with her white blood cells and because of it, she has to have at least 2 blood transfusions and with her thyroid disease and heart murmur, they give her a 10% maximum chance of surviving after they do the transfusions and put a stint in her heart. Anyways, I just need to know the name of a blood disorder that starts with a T so I can do some research on it for my friend so she and her husband can know a little more about what it is. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

I have a nodule on my thyroid that appears to be hypoechoic with a rim of calcification? It's a cold nodule. ?It's a cold nodule with 2 others present.

What is insipiens diabeties?insipiens diabeties do to thyroid disorder

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?

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?

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.

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:

Jaundice Patient?Hello doctor(s),

I went to the doctor today......?She told me that my thyroid level was very low.....What does this mean? Does this mean that my thyroid is underactive or overactive.....hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidsm ? I just don't understand. She said she felt a nodule on one side of my throat. I have to have a thyroid ultrasound. What does all this mean?

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.

Has my daughter got thyroid cancer?at eighteen years old my daughter developed a goitre and had an ultrasound scan which showed an8mm nodule on her thyroid she was supossed to go every six months for a blood test but didnt go finally last month she went to the doctors for an unrelated problem. he examined her neck and referred her to the hospital the consultant things the nodule has grown to about 2 cms and we are now waiting for and ultrasound scan and FNA biopsy she is now twenty one and I am very concerned

I went to the doctor today......?She told me that my thyroid level was very low.....What does this mean? Does this mean that my thyroid is underactive or overactive.....hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidsm ? I just don't understand. She said she felt a nodule on one side of my throat. I have to have a thyroid ultrasound. What does all this mean?

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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!

Anyone had experience with thyroid disorders?I just found out that I have a thyroid disorder. In the last year I have gained some weight and couldnt lose it no matter what I did. I've joined the gym and eat very healthy......when I get my thyroid regulated, will the weight come off? Can anybody share some experiences with me on your thyroid probs, such as mood swings, weight problems, etc. Thank you

If we are "evolving" as a species why are there so many more....?mental illnesses? Why are people more depressed & schizophrenic? Why are we seeing bi-polar disorders & malfunctioning thyroids, osteoperosis, acid reflux, Chron's disease, Alzheimers, anxiety attacks, narcolepsy, as well as an increase in autism & ADHD in our children? Why is our cancer rate climbing? Why is AIDS wiping out so many people? Why do we have thousands of new medications on the market each year to combat the newest & latest malfunction of our bodies and/or our brains?

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.

Is my marriage doomed to failure or it has the possibiliy of being succesful?I married without being in love. I didnt took this decision lightly.

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?

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.

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 my marriage doomed to failure or it has the possibiliy of being succesful?I married without being in love. I didnt took this decision lightly.

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!

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

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.

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

Thyroid Nodules?The docs have found 3 nodules in my thyroid and tomorrow I am getting a needle biopsy. Has anyone had a needle biopsy in their neck before?

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?

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

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?

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.

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.

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?

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?

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.

Do you know a website for holistic medicine for thyroid disorders?I need websites for special diet, herbal, or holistic medicines for a thyroid disorder.

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.

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.)

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.

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 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....

Hair texture change?I'm 51 years old and just got off a ton of prescrription drugs and HAD a hyperactive thyroid but in FIVE weeks my hair went from normal, beautiful, medium texture to baby fine, limp hair that is nothing like what my normal hair is/was. What the heck happened to me. How could my whole head of hair change due to anything in 5 weeks? Isn't your hair "dead" after it leaves your head so that it couldn't change my whole head of hair because of getting off drugs or thyroid disorder? I didn't use anything on my hair different and menopause wouldn't change ALL of my hair! I need advise and HELP - will my hair be this kind of hair forever -? I have to wet it down every day because its texture is totally different, how could this happen? Anybody experience this?

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.

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.

If we are "evolving" as a species why are there so many more....?mental illnesses? Why are people more depressed & schizophrenic? Why are we seeing bi-polar disorders & malfunctioning thyroids, osteoperosis, acid reflux, Chron's disease, Alzheimers, anxiety attacks, narcolepsy, as well as an increase in autism & ADHD in our children? Why is our cancer rate climbing? Why is AIDS wiping out so many people? Why do we have thousands of new medications on the market each year to combat the newest & latest malfunction of our bodies and/or our brains?

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 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 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

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 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?

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?

What is the growth rate of a thyoid nodule?I was diagnosed with a thyroid nodule about a year ago. Since that time I have had several tests including a biopsy which came out fine. The thyroid nodule measured at 1.3 cm in Sept. 2005 when the first ultrasound was performed. I had a follow up ultrasound done today that measured it at 2.6 cm. I am taking synthroid for a underactive thyroid which should also be suppressing the growth of the nodule as well. I was just wondering if the growth rate is common or not?

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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....