hypothyroidism since highschool. I am currently on 250mcg. It seems like such a large dosage after reading other forums. I have had goiters before and had the radioative test and ultrasound in 2006. I am wondering if having my thyroid removed could possibly help my situation. I am overweight, with no strength or energy to exercise. I gain weight when I am eating healthier. There are some days, lately many, where I feel depressed, so foggy headed and cannot concentrate, and so tired, after only 2 hours at work, I return home to sleep. I need help. I don't know what else to do. When I go to the doctor, they only check my TSH and then up my dosage. I want to feel normal. I have forgotten what normal feels like.
Hypothyroidism- Obese- Cannot Concentrate- SO TIRED, unable to do daily tasks?
- 26 Jan 2013 by linengoose
- 29 Jan 2013
- hypothyroidism, dosage, ultrasound, goiter
Added 26 Jan 2013:
Goiters have not been mentioned in recent dr visits. Main reason for post is finding out more information on having thyroid removed, and if that could help me feel better.
I cannot answer your question directly but want to add something that may or may not be helpful. I have two other friends and myself that suffer from hypothyroid. One friends dosage is 150mg and the other 225mg. All three of us have found relief from the symptoms you are experiencing with these dosages. May I suggest that there maybe another reason that you are feeling this way. I see by your post that you are a member of several groups surrounding hypothyroid but maybe you should join a few other groups to broaden the perspective. I know by having fibromyalgia that chronic fatigue is a common symptom. I am sorry I cannot answer your question directly, but hopefully if you decide to broaden your support groups someone might be able to help you with your question. God Bless and Good Luck!
What is your most recent TSH reading and when was that?
Are you taking levothyroxine or another med?
Do you take the med first thing in the morning with a full glass of water and wait at least half an hour before you eat or drink anything else?
Did you have a needle biopsy? We're cells ok or did they have problems getting a biopsy?
Have you had a tumor TSH evaluation? This is a blood test than can be done when you get your TSH.
Are you working with an endocrinologist? General physicians may not always be as helpful with complicated cases.
Let us start with these questions and then we can narrow down if surgery might be a good option or not. Feel free to ask more questions. Karen
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