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Flat affect on thyroid meds

In addition to the physical symptoms, my overall affect is flat. I just seem to be existing. Is this common? If so, will it improve when my thyroid gets right side up? Thanks

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I think you might be under a bit of a misconception, here. You are not treating your thyroid, so your thyroid itself is never going to get 'right-side-up'. Or did you mean your thyroid status?

Levo and T3 are thyroid hormone replacement, replacing the hormones your thyroid can no-longer make itself, and never will be able to. And, what you have to do is optimise those hormones, so that all your hypo symptoms disappear. And that takes a long, long time. You are only just beginning on this journey, so not really surprising that you feel 'flat', generally just not yourself. but, everything should improve as the levels improve. But, it's going to take time. Your body has probably been without enough hormone for a long time, and has probably shut down some of the T3 receptors. It will need to be on the right dose for a while before it will feel confident enough to reopen those receptors. And, until it does, you are going to have a certain amount of symptoms, because you'll be firing on two cylinders, so to speak.

So, stop worrying and over-thinking it all, and just relax and meditate. :) Let nature take its course. You'll get there, in the end.

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GG, you always make me feel better! It’s a journey. I’m learning as I go. 😀

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Yes, we all have to go through it. :) But, as I said, you'll get there in the end.

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Appreciate you

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Thank you. :) It's nice of you to say so.

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Keep testing and posting your results as you go along, it's a slow journey but as GG says you will get there but it takes time.

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Thank you for supporting me.

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My thoughts are the same as yours...exactly, just existing not living.

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Marymary, We need to listen to our friends on this forum. Time , we will get there. They remind me frequently that I need to exercise patience. Best to you!

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Thank you. Having a bad day today for some reason. Must try harder!! Teachers always said that about me. Being in a ‘sink’ school didn’t help.

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I’m in the US. What’s a sink school? I’m not great either but, like you, trying!!

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I’m 65 now. It was just the ‘must try harder’ thing that made me think to throw that in.

This makes us depressed this thyroid problem we have to manage. In my case the dr doesn’t even acknowledge Hashimoto’s as he only did the tpo anybody test. I self treat. Cant afford too many blood tests so I plod on hoping I’m doing things correctly.

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Thanks for clarifying about the schools. We have the same issues in the US. Often, those schools are taken over by the individual states but don't seem to do any better.

I am your age and totally understand. These are supposed to be our golden years and here we are fighting this terrible disease. What I can say is that it is manageable. Our problem is that we aren't there yet. It's good you found this forum since you are managing on your own. I find folks to be very helpful, knowledgeable and supportive. I take advantage of every bit of information. Sometimes, I ask the same question over and over. Everyone has been kind and patient with me. I hope you are experiencing the same.

We have to believe we will get there.

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Thanks for the pep talk. I agree I would be lost without all the kind knowledgable people on this forum and the b12 deficiency one too.

I can't retire until I'm 66yrs the government robbed me of my pension with no notification, I've no private pension I'm on my own so I will need to work on past 66. So unfair. The changes brought in and then sped up by a successive government are so unfair and rob us 1950s women of more than forty thousands poundss plus in pensions...

I'm sure I will bounce back just bad today. Sorry it must not be any help at all to you 😀

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No need to apologize. I have many fears about retirement, too. My country isn’t stable either. One day at a time. Im in bed today with chills, nausea, and weakness. Hoping things will improve. Hang in there!

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Have a listen to this guy, I think he's onto something. He's from the US. I'm thinking of seeing if my library will get his book in, this sounds so feasible as a cure of so many problems.

You sound a lot worse than me sorry to intrude. Keep your pecker up and we will get there! 😎

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I think it's great that HealthUnlocked support so many medical issues within groups so we can get help and support. The admins don't just keep us in line but have a wealth of information as well. As we know we have a problem in which the help given can be quite sketchy but there is always help and support from our fellow members which in turn makes us stronger in mind and body. I can't remember now how I found this group but I'm forever thankful that I did. It's good to talk!

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Yes!!!!

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