Thyroid stuff



  • Doc said my thyroid was running quite slow. I’m pretty sure I’ve none of the symptoms.

    I wake up at 4, at work absolutely gittin it (gotta show up the young cats). Home to three kids and home owner duties. By 10:30 I’m wiped out. But that seems legit

    I’m going on 41, my hair ain’t as thick as it once was but again this seems normal

    Weight gain? In winter yes, in the summer it gets worked off



  • The thyroid also plays a role in mood.



  • Sometimes the "thyroid" running low is just a numbers thing. The most important number is the TSH. If that is in the normal range and your T4 is a bit low, it's no big deal, it's just your body's way of saying it doesn't need a lot of the hormone for the cells to kick in at effective metabolism. In this case if you're feeling well, I would not take it further at this time.

    If your TSH was normal, I would do nothing else other than follow it up in a couple years OR if you do experience symptoms of:

    Fatigue
    Depression
    Memory slowing
    Weight gain
    Thick, dough like skin
    Hair loss
    Low body temperature
    Pulse is low - Slow heart beat
    (for women, menstrual irregularity or infertility)



  • @Vulgano-Brother said in Thyroid stuff:

    The thyroid also plays a role in mood.

    Yes, especially after my patients get my bill for their thyroid work up!



  • Yaaay for the American pharmaceutical and medical system!



  • @Kehaulani said in Thyroid stuff:

    Yaaay for the American pharmaceutical and medical system!

    Hey, we have some control. You know how to make a hormone? Don't pay her!


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