Breathing problem


Got another question for you guys. I'm trying to get the money together for private BT at the moment but not there yet sadly. I have read about breathing problem when you are hyop. Last year I had a chest infection and needed steroids to breath properly. They tested me for asthma and as they concluded what I already knew, that I was not asthmatic, they said it must be down to my weight. Got the usual eat less exercise more crap! The last few month when I go to bed I find it difficult to breath when I lay down and today when I was walking dogs I was so out of breath. I should be fit I walk 1-4 hours a day! I noticed I had trouble taking a big breath and I really had to work at doing so. My breathing was very shallow and fast. It didn't make me panic just wonder if it was a hypo symptom. For you who suffers with it is it bad all the time or does it come and go? Does it get worse with exerciser etc? Just want to know in case my dr tries to fob me off next time I see them. Thanks :)

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  • Hi have a look into NAC- N-Acetylcysteine for lungs, infections...etc i herb stocks some good brands just check reviews.

    Its upsetting to hear that your medical prof is very dismissive of you, I have experienced the same thing year in year out but after bottoming out with my health and dose after dose of antibiotics and predisone I started to look and read online. I am having an over ph consultations about once 3 months with an integrative Dr, I utilise my general practitioner pretty much for getting blood tests, I am not sure how much they appreciate being told I need a full thyroid panel including t3, etc etc just about everytime I go there but I want to montior, then I send my tests to the integrative doc electronically.

  • One things that causes breathing difficulty is low iron levels.

  • Low iron, low B12... Ask your doctor to test vit D, vit B12, folate and ferritin.

    But, yes, it is a hypo symptom. You might also need to take vit A if you start taking vit D3 - but get tested first! :)

  • that it what I have just been told!!! Supposed to get to see a specialist at the Hospital sometime!! I wait for the appointment 😀

  • Are you taking Levothyroxine or a natural desiccated hormone ? When I switched to NDT I was able to walk up 2 flights to apartment without having to stop for breath or puffing all the way which was the norm on 15 years of Levo.


    side effect no.3 - I just cant believe they are allowed to sell this stuff

  • "Hemoglobin is an iron-rich protein in red blood cells. It helps red blood cells carry oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. Anemia also can cause shortness of breath, dizziness, headache, coldness in your hands and feet, pale skin, chest pain, weakness, and fatigue (tiredness)." Mar 26, 2014

    What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Iron-Deficiency Anemia ...

    Lack of adequate iron (as well as other vital vitamins and minerals) keep us from receiving and making full use of thyroid hormones our bodies produce as well as any thyroid replacement hormones we ingest. Lack of stomach acid (a common hypothyroid symptom) exacerbates the problem. Very difficult to get vitamins and minerals from foods and supplements if absorption is diminished due to inadequate stomach acid.

    Excellent article below:

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