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Post: hi im new on here just joined today.i knew a few months ago that i have a very underactive thyroid,i went to see my gp today and he said i have hyperthyroidism.which is really worrying me.ive put on a fair bit of weight and its really getting me down.it doesnt matter how much exercise i do im not getting anywhere and now i know why which in one way is a big relief.my hair is really falling out.he also said something about diabetes which is also worrying me too.its just really getting me down.if anyone has any advice on a particular diet or something i could try i would really appreciate it.thank you.
Reply: Hello there and welcome to Thyroidtalk. I've had a lot of answers from this site and I hope you do too. I believe that stress and poor diet are huge contributing factors to a lot of conditions incuding Hyperthyroidism. The more you worry, the worse you'll feel. Do drink plenty of water and exercise for 20 minutes each day. The natural attributes of these two alone will help your stress levels, weight and state of mind. Try and limit animal fat and high protein foods. Take a look at my recent posting in the 'Thinning hair' section. I hope this gives you a few options. All the best,
Post: Hello. I have most of the symptoms of hyperthyroidism, but I was tested for it and I tested negative. What else should I be tested for? Please help.
Reply: Hi Walt. When you say your test was negative I guess that means your doctor looked at you test results and your thyroid levels were in the 'normal' range. But you can still have a thyroid problem as the levels maybe at the top of the normal range or at the bottom of it. Do you know what your results were?
If not it might be worth phoning your doctors and asking what they checked for and what the levels were.
As an example I have hypothyroidism and I alway have my T4 and TsH checked. No matter how much I ask they very rarely check T3 or others. Let us know what they checked and what the levels are.
In response to: Sammi. They checked my TSH, T4, T3, Free Thyroxin Index, and "T3 Uptake". All were near the center of the range.
Post::Please help: I have an 18 yr old daughter who was diagnosed last year with hyperthyroidism. While she has continued to take the meds and have her levels checked (which were normal last time) she hasn't gained any of her weight back. She has a healthy appetite but still no weight. She has the body of a 10 year old.
But the real issue is her sleeping pattern. She works as a server and gets in around 1-2 am. It's nothing for her to stay up until 4-5 am and sleep until 3-4 pm. Is this related to the hyperthyroidism or does she just have her days and nights messed up? She was taking Trazidone to help her sleep but says that this takes too long to work and if she has to get up early the next morning for school she can't wake up when taking this.
She has failed her senior year primarily due to her sleeping issues. I am very frustrated and I feel that she isn't doing her part to try to get herself on a schedule. But then again I don't have Hyperthyroidism and that's why I need your help. What can I do? Is this related?
I would say it could be a little of both of these. I had a real problem trying to sleep when I was hyperthyroid. Sometimes feeling like I could go for days without it, and then when I did being so tired that when I did sleep it was for hours and hours. I see the way people look when there on speed, and I always compared myself to that, because everything seemed to be in such a fast motion, and my brain would never slow down. It was really hard to even carry on a conversation with someone then.
Also as to the weight gain, she may never gain it back. Her matabolism is different than it once was, and unless she goes into a hypo state shouldn't gain the weight back. I couldn't function when I was hyperthyroid, but I forced myself to do the things I had too. She may just need to endure a bit. How long has she been on meds?
There are so many things that go on when your hyperthyroid it could really make you think your loosing your mind, give her a bit of time(but don't let her mess around either)I had two children, worked more than 40 hours a week, and took care of my home and bills, while my husband drove a truck for a living and was never home, all while hyperthyroid. It does take it's toll, but if she isn't pushed a little she may never get stronger.
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