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Do i have a right to be upset about this? Landy's Mama <3 1 child; Ashland, Kentucky 1413 posts
21st Aug

3 months ago i was diagnosed with hypothyroidism/thyroiditis plus i have an enlarged thyroid with 2 nodules, one on each side and finally got into the specialist yesterday. My family dr. wouldnt put me on any medicine. I am constantly tired and im gaining weight which i am most concerned about. My weight has always been important to me. And apparently my levels are fine and the specialist says my thyroid is doing what it's supposed to. So how in hell can i have thyroid disease if my thyroid is functioning fine and says she won't put me on anything until the needle biopsy is done. I need something now!! I don't know what else to do..

mom of three 3 kids; Missouri 5080 posts
21st Aug

You have a 'right' to be upset about absolutely anything... but it sounds like your just going to have to play the waiting game for now :(

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
21st Aug
Quoting ~*Kelz*~:" 3 months ago i was diagnosed with hypothyroidism/thyroiditis plus i have an enlarged thyroid with 2 nodules, ... [snip!] ... and says she won't put me on anything until the needle biopsy is done. I need something now!! I don't know what else to do.. "


If your levels are fine, how can you have hypothyroidism? Do they mean they are not optimal, so they diagnosed that?



What levels did they take? TSH or also free t3/t4? The last ones are more accurate. THey probably don't want to treat anything until they figure out what the problem is exactly.



They may think the weight gain doesn't have to do with it. Have you also had iron checked for the fatigue?



I guess I am confused as to how you can have hypothyroidism and still have good levels? Do you know your actual levels?



I know I have a thyroid disorder but my thyroid is still working. It just means they need to watch it and make sure it keeps working, because it likely won't at osme point.



If your thyroid is producing the right hormones then adding more of those hormones won't help. So if your levels are okay, then adding more isn't going to fix anything, you know?

Landy's Mama <3 1 child; Ashland, Kentucky 1413 posts
21st Aug
Quoting she nan igans:" If your levels are fine, how can you have hypothyroidism? Do they mean they are not optimal, so they ... [snip!] ... adding more of those hormones won't help. So if your levels are okay, then adding more isn't going to fix anything, you know?"


I just don't understand why i am staying tired all of the time and gaining weight. She said my TSH levels came back fine. I barely have enough energy to take care of my 2 year old. I hardly have enough energy to even work out. It seems like the doctors aren't even seeing it from my point of view and yet they want to do absolutely nothing.

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
21st Aug
Quoting ~*Kelz*~:" I just don't understand why i am staying tired all of the time and gaining weight. She said my TSH levels ... [snip!] ... work out. It seems like the doctors aren't even seeing it from my point of view and yet they want to do absolutely nothing."


Well there are a LOT of things that can cause that. Iron. Vit D. Vit B. A host of other illnesses. Ask to have a free t3 and free t4 done. Those are more accurate in seeing how your thyroid is functioning. However, finding out a cause is important, you dont' want to start medicating when you don't know what is wrong yet.

gin_1976 Due March 25; 4 kids; 2 angel babies; Arkansas 134 posts
21st Aug

I have a chronic problem with Vitamin D deficiency, which makes me feel exactly like that. But you should make sure they have done more than just a basic TSH.

Landy's Mama <3 1 child; Ashland, Kentucky 1413 posts
21st Aug
Quoting gin_1976:" I have a chronic problem with Vitamin D deficiency, which makes me feel exactly like that. But you should make sure they have done more than just a basic TSH."


They tested my T3 and T4 as well.

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
21st Aug
Quoting ~*Kelz*~:" They tested my T3 and T4 as well. "


And they were fine too? Then I'm sorry, but I don't think treating a thyroid hormone issue you don't have is going to help. Your symptoms can be other issues, but if all your thyroid tests are coming back fine, then it appears it is functioning. Giving you synthetic thyroid hormones wont help is your thyroid is already supplying those.

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
21st Aug

I looked at some of your older posts, and I'm going to suggest some things that may seem mean, but I really don't mean them to be.



It doesn't sound like you're overweight at all. You've gained some I guess, but you also say you've never had to watch what you eat or exercise. Most people DO have to do these things, especially as we get older. Your thyroid may be working fine and the weight may have to do wtih other things.



It almost seems like you're relying on this idea of something to blame, something that can be fixed with a pill. You don't want to have to deal wtih diet and exercise, so you want them to give you pills to fix the problem. The issue is, it seems your levles are fine. That they aren't causing this.



Maybe I'm totally wrong, but it's worth really considering. Normal people have to watch what foods they eat, how much they eat, and to be in good shape. Needing to do those things doesn't mean you have an issue or illness, those are things that are important for basically everyone to do for our health.