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Have hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. My thyroid fluctuates.

By September 17, 2011 - 11:52pm
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At the present time i suffer from hyperthyroidism and have antibodies for hasimotto and graves disease. I feel tired most of the time, and am beginning to wonder if maybe i am lacking iron because i also feel dizzy spells, especially when i am in bed and turn on my side. By the way, i am also a type 2 diabetic finding it very difficult to loose weight. At one time I thought that the chills and hot flashes I felt were because of menopause, but I think its because my thyroid is out of wack. I haven't had a hysterectomy , and my menstral cycle stopped about 3 yrs. ago. I feel hopeless because my Dr. tells me I need to give it another 2 months to see how my thyroid is then before he performs another ultrasound on my thyroid. Is there anything I can do on my own to begin a healing process? My Dr. says that unless i developany other unusual symptoms like extreme shakiness or fast heart palpitations to call his office or go to the ER. I feel depressed and lifeless. Thank you, Barbie

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Hi Barbie,
I am so sorry that you are dealing with this constant fighting of your thyroid. This is actually not very common according to research although it appears that the symptoms or side effects (such as heart palpitations, depression, etc) can be treated with prescription medications such as anxiety pills and beta blockers for heart palpitations.

It appears that exercise, yoga and breathing techniques have been a common thing that people have done to try and control their palpitations although as you explained, you are not suffering from that right now. My best advice to you would to try and get a second opinion since this is not a common disorder and try to find a doctor who is well versed in the juggling thyroid issues. Can you keep us posted?

Good luck,

September 18, 2011 - 9:34am
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