low thyroid

@cher913 (25890)
Canada
December 20, 2009 3:43pm CST
i had been dragging around and i finally went to the doctors to see what was going on. after some blood tests, he called me and told me i needed to come in and see him. he then told me that my thyroid was so low that it was 'dead' (certainly not a good thing to hear from your doctor!!!) but anways, i have some questions!! how long does it take to get better? will it ever go away? if anyone else has some helpful suggestions, please let me know!! thanks!
7 responses
• India
21 Dec 09
thyroid is the disease you may have but you maynot know it personally i had this disease but i got my blood checked luckily and i found the symtoms of thyroid. So istarted taking tablets but no one checks blood to detect thyroid, the only other sign of this disease is the sudden rise of weight upto 5 to 10 kgs within a month or so. but once you start taking tablets it can be brought under control so please check the blood regularly in order to save you from THYROID
• India
23 Dec 09
That was very quick and good decision by you, my friend. From whatever I know, thyroid is not incurable. There is nothing to worry.
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
21 Dec 09
you go on medication for the rest of your life from what I know, I have hypothyroidism as well. In some cases they operate, but for me it is the medication. Your glan is not producing enough of the hormone that it needs to.
@madteaparty (2762)
• Japan
21 Dec 09
I have a similar thyroid problem, and I found weird that your doctor din't inform you about the treatment. Or did he? This is treated with a supplement of hormones that you should eat everydays, making your thyroid to work, as it's receiving a supply for the shortage it has. Usually you can never get cured, so you have to keep a treatment all your live.
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
21 Dec 09
Hi cher~ Don't worry! There are all kinds of medications that the doctor can give to you to "fix" whatever is the problem with your thyroid. It sounds like it is "underactive" and I have quite a few friends with the same problem and they are on medications to help them. Just go in and see what he says and he will know what type of meds that you need!
@AmbiePam (49486)
• United States
21 Dec 09
When I was diagnosed with that they just put me on a medication. It was a thyroid medication that only cost me $4 at my local Walmart. It wasn't a big deal for me. And the medicine didn't cause me any weird side effects. Actually, my original doctor put me on a thyroid medication that wasn't on the cheap list at Walmamrt - you know they have a list of medications that they only charge $4 for a month's supply. And of course Target started doing that not long after. But when my insurance changed I have my doctor a list of the $4 thyroid medications under Walmart and he changed me to one of those. He said there isn't much difference between the thyroid medications. At least for people with low thyroid levels, which is what I am.
• United States
20 Dec 09
My wife has had thyroid problems ever since our second child was born. Medication should help to control it, some people are hypo which means low and hyper which means high. Either way, you can control it with medication, if not surgery would be a last resort. Ask lots of questions of your doctor. I did a discussion on having a male or female doctor and who would be better suited to treat you. Check out the results.
@owlwings (39362)
• Cambridge, England
20 Dec 09
These are the kind of questions you need to ask of your DOCTOR ... not here! Your doctor is bound to explain to you what he means by this (and he is the only one who can). You may want to look at the following pages: http://hcd2.bupa.co.uk/fact_sheets/html/underactive_thyroid.html . : http://www.emedicinehealth.com/thyroid_problems/article_em.htm . : http://thyroid.about.com/cs/basics_starthere/a/10signs.htm . : http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/conditions/thyroid1.shtml . All of them will give you information so that you are better informed to understand what your doctor is telling you and so that you can understand what he tells you. It is actually part of the contract that you have with your doctor that he/she should explain the diagnosis in language that you can understand. If you do not understand, then it is your right to ask - and keep asking - until you do.