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underactive thyroid

Postby sparky630 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:29 pm

Hi hope ur day has not been too painful so far.
Has anyone been diagnosed with an underactive thyroid and if so did medication ease the fibro symptoms?
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Re: underactive thyroid

Postby penfriend » Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:40 pm

Dear sparky, I am borderline on underactive thyroid, and was given thyroxine years ago by the hospital, but my then doctor went mad, especially when I told him how it affected me - like a roller-coaster and a big dipper at the same time. He told me to stop it immediately. I take occasionally some kelp tablets and make sure I have an iodine salt, and recently had blood tests, and they came back o.k.

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Re: underactive thyroid

Postby whoami » Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:06 am

I have no thyroid (cancer)...therefore underactive,LOL

Symptoms for both conditions are much the same. I take a high dose of eltroxin daily. I would not say it has changed any fibro symptoms My thyroid levels were always normal, even just before surgery. I just happened to get thyroid cancer that never effected my levels.

Talk to your Dr and have all thyroid levels checked not just a tsh test. Go with those results

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Re: underactive thyroid

Postby Flaw » Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:02 pm

I have an underactive thyroid and take levothyroxine. When I had my bloods a while ago Dr though I'd feel loads better with those meds and my vit D was super low so I had prescription pill for that and I had anaemia. They didn't change my fibro symptoms at all :(

I hope it helps you though! Fingers crossed!
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Re: underactive thyroid

Postby Salgor » Mon Jun 24, 2013 4:23 pm

HI Flaw, I also have underactive thyroid, but this has been for many years before I started with fibro symptoms. What I can say is that when my underactive thyroid was diagnosed I felt loads better after about 2 weeks later. Hope this helps for you. I can't speak for it making any difference to my fibro symptoms because I have had it so long.
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