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What can I do about hypothyroid symptoms?

By December 16, 2011 - 9:41pm
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Hi, I'm 28 years old and almost all my life I've been very intolerant to the cold and recently I see I can't really handle it any longer. I'm afraid it become some kind of problem for me after awhile. I have been to an endocrinologist awhile ago not only for the reason of being intolerant to the cold weather but for reasons of hair loss, dry skin, fibrocystic breasts, brittle nails, and feeling tired during the day. I had blood test done by the endocrinologist for many reasons and told me everything is normal.

Even though everything is normal I did not get solution to these problems. I spoke to a certain doctor and I'm waiting to hear from him, he gave me a bunch of different information about how thyroid and Iodine are important and said to me it is highly possible that I'm defficient in Iodine.

I'm thinking of seeing my endocrinologist again about telling her what this doctor told me about thyroid and Iodine and I want to tell her something useful to understand my situation. I really can't handle this cold feeling, I feel worse and I feel like I'm losing it. I really don't know what to do like this.

I want to know do you think it is best that I tell my endocrinologist to do testing for Iodine? I purchased something called kelp which is Iodine in 150 mcg I really want to take it but I first want to be sure about how much and how often I should take. Do you think these are best that I mention to my doctor? Please let me know soon.

Thank You,

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Thanks for your reply. I have been to an endocrinologist for all these symptoms and when I had blood test done she told me everything is normal. I didn't know what more to say and I didn't get solution after that.

When I spoke to another person about this he is actually a doctor who specialize in thyroid but he's not from New York. One of my relatives told me about him and I've been in contact with him many times. He told me that it is possible that I'm defficient in iodine and when I have enough iodine it helps to build thyroid hormones. He said to me my thyroid has no hormones which is why I'm hypothyroid.

I haven't been diagnosed with hypothyroidism but I've been experiencing all these symptoms for a very long time. What bothers me the most is I'm very intolerant to the cold I can't handle cold weather at all. Recently I can't do anything out of how much cold weather bothers me.

Do you think it's better that I go back to my endocrinologist and explain all this and to do testing for iodine? I'd appreciate your opinion.


December 17, 2011 - 3:36pm
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Hi Melissa,

You are diagnosed with hypothyroidism? This is what your concern is with your inability to deal with cold? If you went to see another physician and have questions, I would certainly take your medical records from the new physician and show this information to your treating physician.


I was trying to follow all your concerns but it appears that you are having a lack of adapting to cold and I am assuming cold weather but unsure.


Hope this helps. Let us know what your doctor tells you.

December 17, 2011 - 9:30am
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