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hyperthyroid???

2.5 months ago,i was diagnosed hyperthyroid, I have muscle deteriation, cramps, spasms, extreme fatigue,racing heart,many bathroom trips,no sleep,speech and swallowing difficulty,tremmor
eyesight problems,and anxiety,i feel like i want to die....sorry
the doctors practically insisted that i take radioactive iodine
but I am very nervous about that because i have had radiation for breast cancer 4 years ago. so then I tryed 2 different drugs to 'kill'the thyroid but was quite allergic , then the doctor got frustrated with me when I said that I would just learn to adapt to the symptoms, that I had adapted to many awful things in my life, and was already starting to cope with this, ....so finally the doc phoned me and suggested lugals solution,(potassium iodine), he insists that it is dangerous to ignore an overactive thyroid,but he does not explain well any dangers? I had an uptake test to show him it probably wasn't so bad......my 24 hour reading was 59, if its out of 100, thats not so bad is it. I can not even think straight, i have no friends to get ideas from because i am very very shy, and i am wondering if there are other options, i have relented on taking the heart pills, propanolol, which keep my rate down around 90.i feel that i have most likely had this hyperthyroid for many more years than the doctors recognized, can they not just wait to see of it might come down on its own, and what is so dangerous about just living with symptoms. and, thank you for being a place where i could ask someone with knowledge and no prejudice.          sincerely rainian
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Speaking from experience (dx with thyroid disease a few years ago)..........you really need to listen to your doctors, you need to have your thyroid disease treated.  I am not sure what your doctors have told you or if you have educated your self on thyroid function, but the thyroid function has an effect (and controls) most of your body and it's organs.  You say you were dx with hyperthroidism - which has an effect on your heart - you can develope a heart disease called cardiomyopathy or have other heart problems as well as well as other problems not associated with the heart.  Believe me, I am speaking from experience, you need to listen to you doctors and get this treated before worse things start happening to your body!!!!
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Rainian,
Ive been having thyriod problems for 10yrs. When I 1st went in the Dr doing some exrays on my goiter asked me if I was divorced. (never seen the dr before) and yes I was on the verge. He said it was because of my graves that I was. The thyroid is important to your body and without it or too much is bad for your organs, esp your heart. Chances are it wont go down by itself. If you dont like your Dr go get a second opion form a endo. And see what he/she says. Take Care of yourself hon. Living with it I think would be horrible, make a person really depressed and dangerous. If you are married you WILL turn into a witch from hell, you cant control it. Please get yourself some treatment. You'll feel better.
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I agree with everyone else.  You really need to take care of yourself.  I was diagnosed at 19 years old with hyperthyroidism and now I am 21 and have hypothyroidism.  I sit down and think of when i was first dx with this and I can't believe my attitude.  I was depressed and felt like there was no hope for me.  There was a point when I didn't want to hang out with my friends because i felt as if I was the weird one since my eyes were bulging, this is not the way to be.  I used to abuse the fact that I had this disease.  I missed many doc appointments and I wasn't on top of myself like I should have been.  Now things are completely different I am always on point with my doc appointments and even though my thyroid is not stable yet, all I know is that I'm doing my part to make myself get better and thats whats important.  You have to do what you can to help yourself and what you have control of and if it's one thing we have control of, it's our health and we need to take action because if we don't no one else will.  so, don't slack off and make sure you see a doctor and stay on top of your meds.
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You know linriv7 reminded me of something. I think hyper messes with your mind! I went to my 1st endo and sweared he was trying to molest me!! LOL I was outta my mind, so depressed and on edge, I would rip anyones head off just for looking at me strange. I couldnt make love anymore, I had to stop because I couldnt catch my breath. (then I would rip his head off) Your not alone..PLEASE please take care of yourself. I hope you update us soon.
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thank you, for talking to me. i was feeling like i was in a deep dark cave, far far away from people. and yes this hyperthyroid definitly messes with thought processes. befor, i was not really good mentally, but now is like nothing i ever thought was bad befor is.....because this is so much worse than i could have imagined.i am currently trying potassium iodine....
why am i drinking this 3 x a day? because the cancer clinic just called me in because they saw something on the mammo (again), and if i need a biopsy, they will need to nullify the thyroid. so they are talking now about removing the thyroid while they have me on potassium iodine?!?     i drank it for a week but it makes me vomit .  my little body is shaking, and i cannot keep this batlle up. i have much respect for those of you who have been doing this for years. .............it seems that thyroids really never get back to normal and I do not have the endurance  in me needed for such a battle. In the past 5 years i have already battled cancer twice, and a broken back from getting hit by a car, while riding my bike (part of my 'get strong after cancer program')anyways, i am tired in too many  ways to explain.  thank you again for making me not feel so all alone. the computer is new to me, and i was unsure what to expect.
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Its funny you say that, ("I have much respect for those of you who have been dealing with this for years.")  Every once in a while my friend at work looks at me and says, "I dont know how you deal with this disease and not be depressed."  My response to her is always, "Honestly, I dont know either, I guess I just know that I'm stuck wit this for life and I have to try and make the best out of it."  
It's hard and you sound like you've been through a lot so I cant blame you for having that negative attitude.  This is how i see it, this is life and these are the cards we were dealt.  We can either walk around upset, sad and feeling hopeless or just put a smile on our face and look at the bright side that we do have our lives that we can live to the fullest.  It sounds kinda corny but it's true.  
There's not one night that goes by that I don't pray.  I always ask god to do what he can to make me better and to help me help myself. Take care and hope you get better!
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hmmmmm, i am not used to people giving me support, i am not even used to talking to people,(very very very shy). it is quite
ummm, nice, to have feedback. Thank you soooo much. a new outlook perhaps is trying to sneak into my life. although, i am like an old dog with a stinking old bone. i have this need to live my whole life never needing anyone. ****! i'm probably just nuts, or, i've always been hyperthyroid, my 24 hour uptake results were 3x normal, thats just got to upset your thinking.
thank you again, for talking with me,  I find myself looking towards the computer throughout the day, and wondering hmmmm, wonder if someone is thinking of me, perhaps the right words will be there and i will finally know what to do.
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No problem, we're in this together!
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Support, is pretty darn good medicine!! I got big shoulders, you guys lean on them if you need.
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Have you went to the libary and checked out books about your thyriod? I bet they will answer a lot of your questions.
Take a deep breath. (hug)
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twinkypants.....wish u were here.
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I was diagnosed with Graves disease with hyperthyroidism 3 1/2 years ago.  I had every possible smptom in the world related to being extremely hyperthyroid including resting pulse rate of well over 100 bpm. no sleeping, bad tremors, eye irritation. I was constantly hungry and ate everything in sight yet lost weight every day.  That is when I knew something was really wrong.  At any rate,  I have been on Methimazole to regulate my thyroid opting to not do anything more drastic at this time.  My doctors say that if the thyroid is under control, then there should be no more symptoms associated with an overactive thryoid.  Some people disagree with this.   Basically, I have my thyroid tested on a fairly regular basis and have had to adjust my meds a few times, but my thyroid related symkptoms are gone.
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Have you seen this report?
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Hello everyone.  I am new to this site. Here is a little info on myself. I am 34 female and was just recently told I was hyperthyroid.  I Have had symptoms for as long as I can remember.  About three years ago I got really sick and found out I had a tumor on my adrenal gland.  I was told it was nothing to worry about they just wanted to watch it. I finally seen another Dr that insisted I get it remove asap.  I did have my right adrenal gland completely removed, and felt really good for about a month.  I thought Yes I am finally back to myself again.  No such luck a month later I was back with all the symptoms again.  Dry hair, loss of hair, dry skin, tired all the time, couldn't sleep, headaches just to mention a few.  I thought I was going crazy.  My husband told me to see his Dr and I finally did.  Now recently told about being hyperthyroid I have so many questions.  I was reading that it affects you emotionaly is this true?  Because I am and have been hiding it quite well for the past 5 years...I thought manybe I was just going crazy.  I have never told anyone I have been really depressed, I have 5 children I love to pieces and have always brought me out of my depression just by being with them.  It don't work for me anymore.  I feel emotionaly distant now.  I am tired of feeling this way will it get better once I am on meds?  Any help with this matter would be very helpful.  Thank you so much for listening.
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Hello everyone, new here.  I was diagnosed June on last year with hyperthyroid.  I don't know which of the symptoms are the worse.  I guess it varies.  Right now I am so very depressed I don't know really what to feel.  I just need people to listen, thanks.  I am facing surgury on 8-20.  We have tried everything and nothing is bring down my levels.  My eyes are so bad that my endo thinks surgury is the way.  I hope so.  I start on the lugos solution on Monday. I am a little bit scared of that stuff but my surgeon says that my thyroid is so swollen that surgury would be too risky if we don't shrink it.  I was taking a heart pill for a few months when first diagnosed but stopped that but am now back on it to prepare for surgury, we don't want the thyroid STORM to strike.  That is the most appropriate word for this, right up there with CRISIS.  I feel like ****.  Anyone out there taken the Lugos solution and could give me some info on it?  I have found some stuff on it but I would prefer to talk someone who has taken it. Thanks for any help you can give me.
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