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Increase in snoring

My friend has been told that she has a cyst on her thyroid that needs removed. She is ok with this but has been laughed at when she mentions that she thinks the cyst seems to have made her snoring much much worse. She's had alll the tests & been told that she doesn't have sleep aponea or anything wrong with her nasal passages. She was told that her thyroid blood test results were ok but may cause problems in the future. Me thinks why say that............

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Has your friend got raised antibodies indicative of hashimoto’s but ‘normal’ or in range thyroid function tests? If so the antibodies will eventually destroy the thyroid and she will develop hypothyroid symptoms.

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I'm not sure if she has raised antibodies I will ask her. I some think that she will have given the comment made about her blood test results. Thank you.

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People can be so mean sometimes. Nobody wants to snore for fun!

Here is a possibility: does your friend have a swollen and/or "scalloped" tongue? If you stick the tongue out you can see indentations where the enlarged tongue is against the teeth. I had this pre-diagnosis and I snored like a train according to my hubby. Apparently it's not so bad since I've been on Levo so sanity is restored! Swollen / scalloped tongue is a well-known symptom of hypothyroidism.

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That's right I forgot about that! I will ask her. Thank you.

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A swollen scalloped tongue, eg an enlarged one, is a definite sign of pantothenic acid deficiency (vitamin B5). Vitamin B5 is a very important anti-stress factor, symptoms often include low blood pressure and adrenal gland problems, plus sometimes general depression. All B vitamins are synergestic and need to be taken together but the body needs 10 times the amount of Vit B5 and Vit B3 (Niacin, nicotinomade, and I think also called nicotonic acid.) In addition some families have a much higher genetic need for vitamin B6 and can need anything up to 10 times more than ordinary people. The tongue problem will clear up with B5. Cheers! - Maje

PS I didn't know a swollen tongue was associated with hypothyroidism - thanks for that info 😊

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I think it's all interconnected. If you have a problem absorbing nutrients because of a compromised gut (as is the case of Hashi sufferers) then it's open season for all sorts of symptoms! :) It all goes round in circles......joining up the dots.

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Mega snoring was a symptom I had before being treated for hypothyroidism but there are other causes.

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Your friend should get copies of her bloods done and post them on here and people will advise, never take a doctors word for it "there fine". And to say you could have problems in future years- i wouldnt trust that remark!! ☺

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