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Hypothyroidism has ruined me

First I tried to laugh it off my hair fell out I lost muscle my marriage broke down due to my mood swings I felt old and tiered piles cramps itching my meds went up then down overactive underactive became solitary then a few months ago I’d had enough so I threw a rope over a joist in my garage and jumped off my weight bench my new partner found me hanging cut me down smashed my face off the floor I came round she was going mental at me I was sectioned they said I had severe depression I had done it with no emotion at all I was tiered so sick of catching every cold twice and being grumpy with kids my last blood test came back fine and 1 week ago I looked at my girlfriend and said I feel fine what I’m trying to say is it might get really bad but when it gets better it’s like winning the lottery cos I feel 21 again and am so happy I hope you all get better I have for the minute glad I was found xxxx

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Hi, just to let you know that I have been an in-patient in a psychiatric unit once, after I begged my GP to send me in. Then a few years later I was an out-patient (through choice) at another hospital. This vile illness - Hashimotos or Hypothyroid - certainly made me go crazy when I was very under medicated.

Have you had thyroid antibodies checked? I'm uncertain how much research you have done and how much you know. Have you actually been diagnosed with Hypothyroidism? Hashimoto's Thyroiditis is hypothyroidism plus over range levels of one or both thyroid antibodies. - Peroxidase &/or Thyroglobulin.

As you have once already felt so ill you felt suicidal, you may go downhill again. So sorry to sound negative but I have been up and down more frequently than a yo-yo. Keep reading and learning.

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I was diagnosed 2 years ago hyperthyroidism I completely lost who I was since my attempt the nhs has stepped up big time for me but I lost most of the things that were important to me sorry to hear about your admittance it was a horrible place

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Next time you are due a blood test - if you haven't followed the procedure below do so as it might prevent wild fluctuations in your results.

All blood tests for thyroid hormones have to be at the earliest possible, fasting (you can drink water) and allow a gap of 24 hours between dose of thyroid hormones and the test and take afterwards. This helps to keep the TSH at its highest as GPs are apt to look only upon the TSH and adjust doses accordingly, which we do not want.

You need a Full Thyroid Function Test, i.e. TSH, T4, T3, Free T4, Free T3 and thyroid antibodies. Antibodies check are very important.

What treatment did they give you for hyperthyroidism?

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Levothyroxine dose 25 up to 100 up to 150 up to 175 down to 137.5 down to 100 it’s now 100 four days a week 125 three days a week my body hair is starting to grow back steady moods all symptoms gone

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I hope they don't make more adjustments according to your TSH result.

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I have a good doctor now and doesn’t skip through like I’m a time waster and a hypochondriac

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You need a sympathetic and knowledgeable doctor who you can trust.

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I will definitely hold off taking my Levo b4 a blood test that’s the only thing from your post untried

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Thank you

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JayKanes,

I'm glad you survived and didn't suffer permanent injury. Best of all is that you are now feeling much better and glad to be alive.

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Thank you tomorrow isn’t as scary as it was

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JayKanes,

I hope it won't ever be that scary again but it sounds as those it was an impulsive and desperate action, in which case it was sheer luck you survived. If you do feel despair and desperate again please contact the Samaritans who are totally non-judgemental if you are no longer under the care of a mental health team or if the MH team aren't available or even the people you want to talk to.

google.co.uk/search?q=samar...

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Thank you clutter you where there from the start

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