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Was shocked

Was shocked

Hi i am 45 and just been diagnosed with a under active thyroid b12 and high colestral been feeing so down exhausted anxious could not think straight forgetful the list gos on but last 3 weeks could not eat constipated and was getting up then having to go back to sleep , anyway went and got checked as I suffer depression and a anxiety already thought it was that playing up had blood tests in total shock so ill start my meds today any advice would be welcome still cent believe how ill I feel thanks in advance

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Don't let them put you on statins for your high cholesterol. It's a symptom of low thyroid. It will go down as your hormone levels come up. In any case, it's not any sort of a problem in itself, it does not cause heart attacks or strokes, it's just a symptom like any other. On the other hand, statins can cause all sorts of nasty side-effects. :)

Take your levo on an empty stomach, with a large glass of water, and leave an hour before eating or drinking anything other than water; two hours before taking any other medication or supplements; four hours before iron, calcium, vit D or oestrogen.

Make sure you go back for a retest six weeks after you started the levo. Make the appointment for early in the morning, fast over-night and leave a 24 hour gap between your last dose and the blood draw.

Ask them to test for antibodies if they haven't already been done. What is the doctor doing about your low B12?

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. :)

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Thanks so much for your reply on meds for my under active thyroid and just over the counter b12 as doc says I don't need injections as yet 😀

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Are you taking sublingual methylcobalamin (B12)? You have to be careful with OTC vitamins, because they're often the wrong form.

If you're taking B12, you should also be taking a B complex, because the Bs all work together and need to be kept balanced.

If I were you, I would get a print-out of those results, just to make sure. Because a lot of doctors don't really know what they're talking about where nutrients are concerned.

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I will do thank you for advice I am suffering really bad restless legs and it's driving me insane 😓

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Restless legs can be caused by low thyroid, low iron or other nutrient deficiencies. For example, magnesium. Try taking some magnesium and see if it helps.

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Hi, it is a horrible way to feel, I was diagnosed hypothyroid in January and later found out myself with advise from here, that my b12 was too low. I felt so very ill, as do so many of us, but I am starting to feel much better now so don't give up hope. Take your medication how greygoose said, keep reading this site and take your time, getting better takes time.

Sending you best wishes x

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Thank you very much for your wishes sending some back x

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